Toyota is planning to reintroduce the Crown as a Sportback crossover SUV in 2023. This news had infuriated fans for a time, but newly released patent images have provided some insight.
Crown’s streamlined appearance is far less obnoxious than other bulbous-looking Sportback crossovers like the BMW X6, Mercedes Benz GLE-Coupe, and other similar SUVs, despite not being a stone-cold knockout.
The Crown crossover is expected to be a compact crossover SUV coupe based on Toyota’s new TNGA-K platform, which also supports the Toyota RAV4 and Lexus RX.
Crown will have a naturally aspirated (NA) 2.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engine linked to a hybrid electric motor and a CVT gearbox, as well as a turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder petrol engine mated to a hybrid electric motor and a six-speed automatic transmission, according to details.
The NA hybrid powertrain produces 250 horsepower and 316 Newton-meters (Nm) of torque, while the turbocharged hybrid powertrain produces 373 horsepower and 550 Nm of torque. Depending on the variant, the SUV will be available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
It will come with the most recent version of Toyota Safety Sense, which incorporates a number of cutting-edge driver-assistance systems. While the price isn’t set in stone yet, the 2023 Crown is expected to start at seven million Japanese yen, or Rs. 10.8 million in Pakistan.