New Toyota Crown luxury sedan debuts in Japan with two hybrid variants
It’s the sedan’s 15th iteration since it debuted in 1955
The Toyota Crown has walked a long path and is not showing signs of stopping as Toyota unveiled the luxury sedan’s 15th generation in Japan with what it calls ’24/7 vehicle connectivity.’
Toyota says the powertrain sits lower inside the new Crown for a lower center of gravity while the aluminum hood fenders lend a hand when it comes to weight distribution between front and rear. Also, a multi-link suspension system is present on all four corners.
Speaking of powertrain, the new Toyota Crown can be had as a hybrid, powered either by the 2.5-liter Dynamic Force hybrid system (166 kW or 223 hp overall) or by the 3.5-liter V6 multi-stage hybrid setup (264 kW or 354 hp overall).
Additionally, customers can opt for a 2-liter direct-injected turbo unit making 180 kW (241 hp) and 350 Nm of torque.
On the inside, the new Toyota Crown bags a new dual display setup composed of two screens (8 inch and 7 inch).
On range-topping G-Executive and G-Executive Four models the cockpit is decorated with wood panels and inserts as well as LED door lighting and rear air conditioning.