The Toyota crown has only been sold in the Japanese and Asian markets as an executive sedan, it was first launched in 1995. It debuted as the Toyotas first mass produced passenger vehicle that includes its own domestic technology.
The Toyota crown is set to be sold in 40 countries, including South Africa, it will be released in the country during the first quarter of 2023. The crossover model will blend the sedan and SUV into a sleek, coupe-like design.
The crown crossover will be available in12 body colours including distinctive bi-tone combinations, and four interior colour combinations. One will be able to choose between two power train options which are a 2.5-litre petrol hybrid engine producing 172 kW with a four-wheel drive system and CVT gearbox, or a 2.4-litre turbocharged petrol hybrid engine, which is more powerful and produces 254kW paired with all-wheel drive and a six-speed direct shift automatic transmission.
With regards to safety, the luxurious crown can respond to a wide range of accidents and it has Toyota’s Safety Sense 2 as standard and it is equipped with driving assistance that includes remote controlled parking.
The exterior is 194 inches long. The base Crown XLE has 19-inch wheels but the the top two rollers ride on 21 inch rollers. It comes with a black roof, leaving you with the choice of the exterior body colour.
The car’s interior comes with standard power adjustable heated seats, emphasising luxury. The seats are ventilated as they have limited and platinum trims. Black fabric upholstery comes standard, the standard car comes with synthetic leather seats and the Platinum comes with the real leather seats.
The Toyota crown’s competitors are the Toyota RAV4 prime, which is an SUV that offers quick acceleration and a usable electric range.