Toyota Windom is a high-end front-wheel drive sedan that matches the model class of cars like Toyota Mark II. Toyota Windom was conceived as a high-end car supplied to the American market. It was sold in America under the name Lexus ES300. A feature of Toyota Windom are powerful spotlights, which were very popular at that time. The name of the car means "victory." The origins of the style and color scheme of Toyota Windom lie in the design of the first generation Toyota Celsior. The design decisions of the rear of these machines are particularly similar in detail. Under the hood of the Windom is a 3.0 V6 engine with 200 horsepower, and since 1993 a 2.5-liter 175-horsepower unit has become available.
The complete set, exterior and interior of Toyota Windom of the first generation correspond to the premium level. Windom standard equipment includes full power accessories, front seats electric drive, tilt and reach adjustable steering column, wood trim panels, climate control, alloy wheels. For a fee: leather interior, premium audio system with a CD changer and high-quality speakers with additional speakers, a rear wiper, a sunroof, a remote key, even a built-in telephone and much more. 1993 added a modification option with a 2.5-liter engine and slightly simpler equipment.
Based on the front-wheel drive Camry, the Toyota Windom sedan is equipped with a 3-liter 3VZ-FE engine with 6 cylinders, the power of which reaches 200 horsepower (at 5800 rpm) and a torque of 275 Nm (at 4600 rpm) min). When the first changes were made to the model, a 2.5-liter V6 engine was added - the 4VZ-FE has 175 hp. (at 6000 rpm) and a torque of 224 Nm (at 4800 rpm). Both engines have a DOHC type design with a 24-valve gas distribution mechanism and consume high-octane gasoline - its consumption is 11.2-13.2 l / 100 km, depending on version. The engines were equipped with a 4-speed automatic transmission with electronic control ECT-E, which controls the engine torque during gear changes, providing smooth and inconspicuous gear changes. The Toyota Windom chassis includes a fully independent suspension of all wheels, on suspension struts, with coil springs and anti-roll bars. Front ventilated disc brakes, rear disc brakes. A slight increase in the wheelbase relative to the Camry (by 20 mm to 2620 mm) and the width of the body (Windom is 90 mm wider) improves the stability of the car and its dynamic characteristics, and in addition, has a positive effect on the interior. Body length 4780 mm. Interior dimensions: 1880 mm in length and 1500 x 1150 mm in width and height. Trunk volume 370 liters. The back of the rear sofa is one-piece, but there is a hatch under the reclining central armrest, which can be used for transporting skis.
As standard safety solutions, Toyota Windom generation V10 offers an anti-lock brake system and driver airbag, which is standard for 3. 0G and an option for lower versions. Top-end equipment will also offer cruise control, anti-theft system, fog lights. In 1993, a passenger airbag (option for 3.0 G) appeared on the list of optional equipment. For Windom with a 3.0-liter engine, a traction control system was offered with traction control (standard for 3.0 G).
Toyota Windom stands out for its luxurious equipment. The strength of models that have Lexus brand analogues, in addition to good driving performance, is sound insulation. When choosing a car of this generation, it is preferable to pay attention to cars produced after restyling in 1994, the equipment of which has become even better. If we talk about the shortcomings, then the owners include decent fuel consumption and higher costs when servicing the V6 engine, low clearance.