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The Toyota Progrès (pronounced "Prog-Ray") is a mid-size luxury sedan which was sold in Japan from May 1998 to June 2007, replacing the Toyota Corona EXiV. The engine which the Toyota Progrès used is an inline 6-cylinder of 2.5L or 3.0L with VVT-I. Since April 2001 Toyota put in Progres direct injection (D4) engines 1JZ-FSE (2.5L) and 2JZ-FSE (3.0L). It was exclusive to Toyota Japan dealerships Toyopet Store, while its twin the Brevis was exclusive to Toyota Store locations, and shared a marketing approach used on the Toyota Vista Store alternative, called the Toyota Verossa. The width and engine displacement exceed Japanese Government regulations concerning exterior dimensions and engine displacement, and therefore it classified in the larger "passenger car" tax bracket. Two engine sizes were offered to allow Japanese buyers which annual road tax they were willing to pay; the larger engine did offer higher levels of standard equipment and luxury features.

Toyota Progrès series G10
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Overview
ManufacturerToyota
Production1998–2007
Body and chassis
ClassLuxury car
Body style4-door sedan
LayoutFR Optional AWD
PlatformToyota XG platform
RelatedLexus IS
Toyota Brevis
Powertrain
Engine2.5L 1JZ-GE I6
2.5L 1JZ-FSE I6
3.0L 2JZ-GE I6
3.0L 2JZ-FSE I6
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,780 mm (109.4 in)
Length1st version:4,500 mm (177.2 in)
2nd version:4,510 mm (177.6 in)
Width1,700 mm (66.9 in)
Height1,435 mm (56.5 in)
Curb weight1,550 kg (3,417 lb)
Chronology
PredecessorToyota Corona EXiV
SuccessorToyota Sai (Japan)

The name "progrès" is French for "progress".

Available with such luxuries for 1998 as 6 airbags, voice activated GPS system called G-Book, NAVI AI-SHIFT world first GPS-guided car transmission (mechanics),[1] full wood and leather trim, gilt or silver analogue clock and full soft touch plastic interior, dual zone air conditioning and automatic head lights and wipers, the Progrès had an equipment specification that not only surpassed European sedans of similar exterior size, but could match much larger cars such as the BMW 5 series of the era and the Mercedes-Benz E Class. Interior size was also generous, offering the best cu. ft. of space in its class, despite its Lexus IS underpinnings – yet, unlike the Lexus IS, the ride was "willing and ready" rather than the sort of ride expected from a sport sedan, as it was installed with double wishbone suspension at both the front and rear wheels.

The Progrès was discontinued in Japan in June 2007, while the slightly smaller Toyota Premio continued as an affordable luxury car offering.

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  1. ^ "Technical Development Electronics Parts". Toyota Motor Corporation. 2012. Retrieved 14 January 2015.

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