The new Toyota Crown is coming, and a new teaser video further confirms the new design direction of the model. The short video reveals more of the Crown’s styling and has splashy text flashing across the screen asking if the new Crown is a sedan or an SUV.
The style elements in the video match those seen on the vehicle in a patent image discovered late last month. The new Crown will occupy the odd space between being an SUV and a sedan, with a fastback-like rear end and a sizeable footprint.
According to previous reports, the new Crown is expected to use Toyota’s TNGA-K platform and measures 4,930 millimeters (194 inches) in length, with a wheelbase of 2,850 mm (112.2 inches). The Crown is expected to measure 1,840 mm (72.4 inches) wide and 1,540 mm (60.6 inches) high. This is the same platform that supports the new Toyota Highlander, which measures 5,699 mm (195 inches) in length with a 2,850 mm wheelbase, but the Highlander is 203.2 mm (8 inches) taller and 101.6 mm (4 inches) wider. of the new crown.
Powertrain details remain a mystery, but rumors suggest a range of powertrains for the new Crown. The platform can accommodate hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains, which the new Crown will offer. There are also rumors of a pure electric variant in development. Toyota could also offer the Crown with front- or all-wheel drive, which would be a departure from the model’s typical rear-wheel drive configuration.
The increase in the size of the Crown should allow Toyota to bring it to the US market. If Toyota does, it could be the brand’s most expensive model, sitting above the Sequoia in the automaker’s lineup, but it should have all the bells and whistles one would expect from a high-end model.
Toyota will reveal the new Crown on July 15, at which point we should have more information about the model and when it will go on sale. Current rumors suggest that the new Crown will go on sale next summer in hybrid and plug-in configurations. However, Toyota may limit plug-in variants to the domestic market in Japan. The all-electric crown is expected to arrive in 2024.