The 4th-generation Majesta was launched on the basis of the 12th-generation Toyota Crown model seven months later after a complete replacement of the Crown lineup. Together with the basic model, Crown Majesta completely changed its platform, the main components of the chassis system and all equipment in general. On the eve of the start of sales in Japan of prestigious Lexus brand models, which was planned for 2005, the Toyota Celsior sedan (an analogue of the Lexus LS430) was excluded from the list of model lines manufactured under the Toyota brand, after which the question inevitably arose: which car will play the role flagship Toyota passenger cars in the domestic market? The answer was obvious - it should be Crown Majesta. This circumstance, among other things, obliged a lot and, of course, influenced the developers of the Majesta project. Still not to influence if there is an opinion that this particular car was to become the standard of the Japanese sedan of the "elite" category. What is important - there was a separation from the former image of an imposing and sedan sedan. Externally, the car looks a bit different than the basic Crown model. It is just as active in appearance, but due to the raised rear trunk and due to the greater relief of the front, it looks more solid.
In the literal sense, the rebirth of the car is supported by even greater luxury and comfort. Majesta impresses with an abundance of high-quality interior materials. The steering wheel is trimmed with a combination of natural wood and leather. Incredibly comfortable seats were designed specifically for this car. The driver's seat has eight adjustments, the steering column - with electric drive, adjustable for tilt and reach. This car will not surprise anyone with an electric drive, seat heating and massage, three-zone climate control with a rear air conditioning remote control integrated in the armrest of the rear sofa, a premium audio system with a subwoofer and a CD changer, a refrigerator. The trunk of 521 liters has a wide opening, and the lid that opens more than 90 degrees with a convenient closer. Crown Majesta’s equipment includes all the most modern and advanced technological solutions, for example, surveillance cameras, active cruise control using millimeter-wave radar, Hands-free system and much more.
The power line of the machine is similar to the Celsior model: an 8-cylinder V-shaped engine with a displacement of 4.3 liters, coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Without speaking about this engine in detail, it is impossible to describe the nature of the machine. For example, power 280 hp (at 5600 rpm) - is it a lot or a little? If you take into account the weight of the car 1760 kg and compare with the power of the power unit, then such an indicator as specific power will be only 6.29 kg per horsepower! Not even every lighter car can boast of such a value. And if you add here a maximum torque of 430 Nm (at 3400 rpm), it is not surprising that the new Majesta is not only elegant and graceful, but also sporty. The air suspension of the new design did not affect the handling of the new car, since its adjustment was made with the expectation of ensuring the maximum level of comfort during riding. The adaptive operation of the electronically controlled air suspension allows you to avoid deep rolls during cornering and dampens the displacement of the body along the longitudinal axis with sharp acceleration or, conversely, braking. The back of the car seems to be pressed against the surface of the road, which ensures greater traffic safety. In the lineup there is also an all-wheel drive modification.
The abundance of security systems is an integral part of the flagship sedan. If earlier, in the Majesta of the previous generation, the VSC system was turned on only after the start of wheel slipping, the new car is equipped with the high-tech VDIM system (integrated dynamics control of the car), which allows you to more fully realize the potential of the car - it maintains an optimal ratio of handling and traffic safety, predicting in advance occurrence of a dangerous situation and in advance including restrictive mechanisms. In addition to standard ABS, EBD and Brake Assist, it is worth noting the presence of the Night View night vision system, the Pre-Crash Safety seat belt control system, which responds to sudden braking. The set of airbags includes frontal, side, as well as curtains and knee airbags for the passenger and driver.
The name Crown Majesta itself has always been associated with luxury, outstanding interior decoration and a wealth of trim levels. With each new generation, the car is a contemporary embodiment of such qualities as comfort and speed. The new status of Crown Majesta has played a role in further improving the filling and comfort. Unfortunately, in this generation, Majesta offers an uncontested engine option, but with a choice of four-wheel drive modifications.