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Toyota Windom V10, 1 generation, restyling 08.1994 - 07.1996

1 generation, restyling
(V10) 08.1994 - 07.1996
E-VCV10, E-VCV11
1 generation, restyling
Windom is the top model based on the front-wheel drive Camry and an analog of the Lexus ES 300 - under this name, the sedan was sold in the United States. It is distinguished not only by increased dimensions, but also by improved interior cabin options, as well as technical equipment, including traction control and stabilization systems. In 1994, restyling took place. Changes were made to the design of the head optics (new headlights, angular "fog"), the design of the rear lights. Windom nameplates disappeared from the wings under the turn signal repeaters. There are small changes in the cabin. And the 3.0-liter engine is now equipped with the new, more “intelligent” 4-band automatic transmission ECT-iE.
 Inside, Toyota Windom changes include better interior decoration, with new materials and texture, an enlarged central armrest, and an additional glove compartment. The interior has more “wood-like” finishes, including now the door armrests. Preserved interior color schemes - beige, gray and pinkish. The model’s equipment includes full power accessories, remote control of the central lock, electric front seats, a steering column with adjustable tilt and reach, climate control. A standard cassette player or CD player could be supplemented with a 180-watt amplifier and an 8-channel audio system, as well as a CD changer. The options also included a sunroof, a folding antenna, an air ionizer and more. In general, models with a 3.0-liter engine are richer than 2.5-liter ones, and the full-featured version 3.0G occupies the top position. In 1995, a special 2.5 Lexter was launched based on the 2.5 model.

 Toyota Windom has front-wheel drive and comes with two V6 engine options - after restyling, these are the same engines: 3VZ-FE (3.0 L) and 4VZ-FE (2.5 L). The power of the “senior” unit is 200 horsepower (at 5800 rpm), and the torque is 275 Nm (at 4600 rpm). "Junior" has a power of 175 hp (at 6000 rpm) and a torque of 224 Nm (at 4800 rpm). Both engines have a DOHC type design with 24-valve timing and consume high-octane gasoline. The younger model travels on one liter of gasoline to 8.9 km (11.2 l / 100 km), while the older model increased this figure from the previous 8.4 to 9 kilometers (11.1 l / 100 km) due to the new 4-speed automatic ECT-iE gearbox, which best adapts to the actions of the driver and driving conditions.  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 4785 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 a standard safety solution, Toyota Windom generation V10 after restyling offers a driver's airbag (standard for 3. 0 G) and a pillow for the front passenger (option for 3.0 G). The list of available equipment also includes anti-lock brakes, cruise control, anti-theft system, fog lights. Windom could also be equipped with traction control (standard for 3.0 G and optional for 3.0 and 2.5 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. Restyling in 1994 raised the image of Windom to a higher level. If we talk about the shortcomings, then the owners include decent fuel consumption and higher costs when servicing the V6 engine, low clearance.