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The last paragraph of this article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Cressida says that Toyota has Cressida/Crown/Chaser prototypes, and that they might consider bringing the cars back. Has anybody heard about this, and are there pics. This would be awesome if the brought the Cressida back.
 

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From the article:

"Currently, Toyota of Japan is considering bringing back the Crown/Mark II/Cressida, and has already shown completed prototypes and designs at car shows. Only time will tell if this new concept becomes a reality..."

Bold for emphasis.

They may have been referring to the Mark II, which was brought back as the now current Mark X. The Crown also exists now in Japan, as it's most recent gen just came out a few years ago.

As for the Cressida, it may be redundant to bring it back, seeing as the Crown and Mark II are both RWD, and both already fit specific market niches where the Cressida would have been.
 

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Well, they should bring back the Cressida because it was hard to get when the last gen was out. It they ever do revive the Cressida, I'll buy it if: its RWD, I-6 (maybe V6), fun to drive just like the old ones, comfortable, extremely reliable, and carries its sexy emblem.
 

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CACressida said:
Well, they should bring back the Cressida because it was hard to get when the last gen was out. It they ever do revive the Cressida, I'll buy it if: its RWD, I-6 (maybe V6), fun to drive just like the old ones, comfortable, extremely reliable, and carries its sexy emblem.
The Cressida always shared it's basic platform with the Mark II. I'm guessing the Mark X would be a car that would suit you really well, but they're not sold here in North America.
 

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The Mark X continues the X chassis (hence why it's called "X-body" in Japan) code, while also sharing its platform with the Crown Athlete/Royal, Lexus IS, and GS.
 

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CACressida said:
Well, they should bring back the Cressida because it was hard to get when the last gen was out. It they ever do revive the Cressida, I'll buy it if: its RWD, I-6 (maybe V6), fun to drive just like the old ones, comfortable, extremely reliable, and carries its sexy emblem.

CACressida... you forgot... NO BHG!!!! :D
 

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Have Toyota bring the "REIS" from CHINA. (it's already LHD) bring it over, crash one for safety purposes.. and rebadge them as Cressida... done.. =)

(oh price it lower than the Avalon... it's getting expensive.. can't afford it if it's more than an Avalon.)
 

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My grandpa bought a '90 Cressida brand new, and his head gasket never blew. He's friends with the owner of the dealer, and he traded it in for a '97 Avalon (8 years ago). The owner gave it to his kids, who still have it, and it's gone 260,000 miles (more than my '84) problem free.
 

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CRESSIDA!!!
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CACressida said:
Well, they should bring back the Cressida because it was hard to get when the last gen was out. It they ever do revive the Cressida, I'll buy it if: its RWD, I-6 (maybe V6), fun to drive just like the old ones, comfortable, extremely reliable, and carries its sexy emblem.
Yeah, Toyota would almost ruin it if they made it FWD, and put like the 1MZ-FE in it.:disappoin :lol: I want RWD, 6 speed auto, lots of luxury, and a revive M motor, Toyota.:thumbup:
 

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woudn't the cressida be entering in the avalon market?

they might have to find some niche with it...other wise it's a redundant product if put along side the avalon...in my opinion and i dont' think Toyota likes selling competing products from it's own line


i say so because a fully loaded camry v6 xle is up there near a lower avalon already...how will the cressida fit?
 

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WOuld be ahrd to bring the Cressida back when you consider the Avalon was it replacement for the most part. Like others said it would be hard to bring it back. Where would you put it. IF you go higher than the avalon you might as well buy a LExus and if you go lower there are low end Avalons and high end Camrys. But like others said you do have th option of going for the IS or GS.
 

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The Cressida is a sporty luxury sedan. Somewhat like a GS. Toyota can put a Cressida back in the market if they made it alil bigger than what it is now, but smaller than a Camry, i'm sure customers would want a personal performance sedan witha Toyota badge. And a I6!!!
 

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I would love to see them bring the Cressida back and place it between the IS and the GS in price and looks, that way its not competing against the LS.
 

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Well the Avalon is FWD and Toyota could position the Cressida for people that want RWD 4 door sedan. Just don't make it as expensive as the GS.
 

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Yes.. I agree.. just like the ES and IS. 2 cars in roughly the same price range.. 1 for the more luxury folks.. the other for the more performance folks.

SO yeah an Avalon and a Mark X can co-exist. =)
 

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The Crown is still listed as a concept at Toyota's site, so perhaps they're researching a return for a RWD vehicle in the Toyota lineup. Marketing the Avalon to older people, and the Crown to a younger crowd makes sense to me.

The Crown Athlete in Japan was recently refreshed, and now includes the 2GR-FSE found in the IS350. The Crown Royal did not receive the engine, but instead, uses the 3GR and 4GR (3.0L, 2.5L, respectively).
 

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A RWD sedan in the 20s would be a hit. Simple as that.

Either make it a cressida or a smaller IS to whomp the TSX since the Lexus/Toyota will be RWD!

Unfortunately, I see any of this as pretty unlikely :(
 

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all in all, i think is a bad idea if they decide to bring cressida back to state side. We really don't need another segment for the avalon class (regardless of the drivetrain). Rather, i'd would personally want to see another car between corolla and camry (like maybe avenis??). That would be a better contended IMO to make toyota more money in the long run.
 
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