Power came from a 2.6-liter 4M straight-six engine, rated at 110 horsepower. In the 2,851-pound Cressida (about the same weight as a 2017 Corolla), that was decent power by 1979 standards.
This one has an automatic transmission, air conditioning, bucket seats, AM/FM radio, and many of the other options that luxury-car shoppers wanted during the late 1970s.
Thermostat-controlled air conditioning was the sort of futuristic technology that you saw only in the highest-end luxury machinery during this era. The main power button for my Junkyard Boogaloo Boombox is the blue A/C button from a Cressida of this vintage.
The Cressida continued to be sold in the United States into the early 1990s (eventually receiving a chassis closely related to that of the Supra), but the advent of the Lexus LS400 meant the end of the North American Cressida sales.
The two-door version of the '79 Chaser was never available in the United States, so we never got to see amazing television advertisements such as this one.