Toyota announces four body styles for the new Crown, details one
The new Toyota Crown will be available as a standard sedan, a lifted sedan, a hatchback and an SUV that the manufacturer insists on calling a wagon. The lifted sedan will be the first to reach the U.S. dealerships this fall – here are its full specs and prices.
The car is 4,930 mm long, 1,840 mm wide and 1,540 mm tall with a wheelbase spanning 2,850 mm (inches: 192.6 x 71.9 x 60.1 and 111.3). New exterior elements include massive bumpers, unusual quad-unit headlights and a rugged body kit. A peek inside reveals two separate displays 12.3 inches large, a three-spoke steering wheel, a bulky transmission tunnel and a fixed-position gear lever.
Paid options listed so far include HUD, digital rearview mirror, and premium-grade 10-channel audio. There are four trim schemes to choose from.
Powering the SUV-like sedan is a hybrid system based either on a 2.5-liter normally aspirated engine or a 2.4-liter turbocharged one. The former makes 186 PS (183 hp / 137 kW) and 221 Nm (163 lb-ft) of torque, while the latter is good for 272 PS (268 hp / 200 kW) and 460 Nm (339 lb-ft). Both use NiMH traction batteries and benefit from the E-Four AWD system.
The standard spec already includes an optimized Safety Sense Suite with added safety features and assists, notably including remote self-parking.
Prices for the high-riding saloon in Japan will start from 4.35 million Yen and reach 6.05 million Yen with all boxes ticked. This corresponds to U.S. $31,300 – 43,500. Toyota will export the Crown to a total of 40 markets worldwide, including the USA after a six-decade hiatus.
The specifications and pricing for the remaining three body styles have yet to be announced.
Editor Andrew Raspopov