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.’

Prior to launch, the new Crown was put through its paces on the Nürburgring. The sedan sits on Toyota’s new TNGA underpinnings also found underneath the new Prius, Camry, Avalon, RAV4 and Corolla.

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.

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