The presentation of the new family was held under the slogan “Crown for a new era” (“Crown for a new era”). Only one of the cars of the new line will remain a classic sedan: the rest will have the “genes” of crossovers.
The Crown Series family will include a cross-sedan (it will be the first to market), a regular sedan, as well as a “raised” hatchback and station wagon.
The 4930 mm cross-sedan (that’s 45 longer than the Camry) is built on the proprietary “global” TNGA platform; McPherson struts are used in the front suspension of the car, and a “multi-link” is in the back.
The interior of the new Crown is decorated in a corporate style recognizable by modern Toyota and Lexus models.
The dominant place on the center console is occupied by a 12.3-inch display of the multimedia system, in front of the driver’s eyes there is a digital instrument panel of the same diagonal. Climate control, heated front seats, a 6-speaker audio system, and a wireless smartphone charging system are standard on the car.
The new Crown will be powered by two hybrid powertrains. The first will include a 2.4-liter turbo engine and the eAxle system, the second will be based on a 2.5-liter “aspirated”; both systems use nickel-hydride batteries.
Power 2.4-liter “hybrid” – 272 hp, 2.5-liter – 186 forces. Both modifications are all-wheel drive by default, with the E-Four system.
In Japan, sales of the new Crown in the Crossover type (this will be a cross-sedan) will begin this fall. The starting price of the model will be 4,350,000 yen. In the future, the car will enter the market in about 40 countries and regions of the world.