The raised sedan is just days away from an official reveal.
Earlier this week, it was confirmed that the new Toyota Crown will be fully revealed on July 15 - or late July 14 in the US. The car is one of the Japanese brand's more interesting reveals for several reasons. Chief among them was the belief that Toyota wouldn't continue selling a large sedan in the USA once production of the Avalon ceases. Sporting a raised ride height and with most of the design leaked via patent images, we now have another look at the Avalon thanks to a partial teaser image shared by Toyota in Japan. The teaser confirms the design cues from previously leaked patent images.
Showing the front half of the Avalon and the text "discover your Crown", we can see a sleek headlight and a hood that gently tapers downwards. From this specific angle, the look is not hugely dissimilar to the new Honda Civic, but the rest of the Crown deviates from the traditional sedan look with its raised ride height and liftback-style rear end. Even Toyota itself is enjoying playing around with fans as to what the new Crown actually is, asking on Twitter: "Sedan? SUV?"
The logical answer is that it's more of a sedan but perhaps with a hint of additional capability. Then again, this is likely Toyota simply pandering to consumers' affection for a hint of SUV-like ruggedness, even in a large sedan. In the teaser, the Crown is featured in a shade of Bronze with black accents that look quite good.
According to information from Creative 311, the new Crown measures around 194 inches in length, 72.4 inches in width, and 60.6 inches in height. Unsurprisingly, the most notable disparity between this and the Avalon comes in height, where the Crown is about four inches taller. It certainly looks like a significant visual departure from previous iterations of the Crown sedan as well as the Avalon.
Previous reports lead us to believe that the Crown's available powertrains will include a 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and a less powerful 2.5-liter four-pot. It's expected to ride on the TNGA-K platform with both front- and all-wheel-drive configurations. All will be revealed in just a few days.