Toyota is gearing up to reincarnate the 2023 Crown as a Sportback crossover SUV. For a while, this revelation had enraged the enthusiasts, but its recently leaked patent images have offered some clarity.
While not a stone-cold stunner, Crown’s sleek design is much less offensive than other bulbous-looking Sportback crossovers such as BMW X6, Mercedes Benz GLE-Coupe, and other similar SUVs.
Crown crossover will likely be a compact crossover SUV coupe that sits on Toyota’s new TNGA-K platform, which also underpins Toyota RAV4 and Lexus RX.
According to details, Crown will have a naturally aspirated (NA) 2.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engine, mated to a hybrid electric motor and a CVT gearbox, as well as a turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder petrol engine which will also be paired to a hybrid motor and a six-speed automatic transmission.
The NA hybrid powertrain makes 250 horsepower (hp) and 316 Newton-meters (Nm) of torque, while the turbocharged hybrid powertrain makes 373 hp and 550 Nm. The SUV will have front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations, depending on the variant.
It will include the latest version of Toyota Safety Sense which includes various modern driver-assist features. While the price is not final yet, 2023 Crown is likely to start from seven million Japanese yen, which equates to Rs. 10.8 million in Pakistan.