The Toyota Comfort, released in 1995, was designed for use as a taxicab in Japan. Its primary competitor was the Nissan Crew (discontinued in June 2009) and its secondary competitor was the Cedric Y31. A long-wheelbase version, called Toyota Crown Comfort is available in Japan and it was also exported to Hong Kong and Singapore. The Crown Comfort is popular among taxicabs in Japan and Hong Kong. It uses a rear-wheel drivetrain. Some versions can be licenced to carry 5 passengers (excluding the driver). The six-seater version uses column gearchange whereas the five-seater version can either have column or floor gearchange. The Japanese model has fender mirrors and an automatic (driver-activated) rear door (also standard in Hong Kong). The Comfort is also used as an instructional vehicle for people learning how to drive. Since 2005, Toyota has sold 36,400 Comforts. The car is popular with taxi companies and driving schools in Japan.
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