The sedan will be available with a hydrogen fuel-cell drivetrain.
Toyota has revealed more details about the Crown lineup, which is set to expand with three exciting new models. The first, a crossover-style sedan with quirky styling, is already on sale in the United States and will be followed by new family members in the coming months.
A Crown Sport, Sedan, and Estate will plug the missing slots. The Sport and Estate will be available with a traditional or plug-in hybrid setup. Toyota has made no mention of power outputs, but it's safe to assume these models will use the same engines found in the US-spec Crown.
If that's the case, the hybrid will produce between 236 and 340 horsepower and send its power to all four wheels. A plug-in hybrid is expected to come later and may be announced when these aforementioned models arrive.
Interestingly, the Sedan won't be offered with a plug-in hybrid option. That's because Toyota has plans to introduce a hydrogen-powered fuel-cell alternative. This model will likely borrow its hardware from the existing Mirai, which produces 182 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque. Hopefully, Toyota's work in the hydrogen arena has paid off, and the company can extract more power without sacrificing efficiency.
While Sport conjures up images of a sleek roadster or coupe, this model is, in fact, a more traditional crossover with rakish styling. It's the smallest of the bunch, too, with a length of 185.4 inches and a width of 74 inches. In terms of height, it measures 61.4 inches.
Comparatively, the Sedan is much larger and comes in at 198 inches in length. That's longer than a 5 Series, so we can expect plenty of space for occupants. Toyota says this car will be well-suited for chauffeur duty. It's just 0.4 inches wider than its Sport sibling but has a lower roofline thanks to the 57.9-inch height.
The Estate - which resembles an SUV - sits in between the Sport and Sedan in terms of length and measures 194 inches from front to rear. It's equally as wide as the Sport, but the practical body style is the tallest of the lot, thanks to a 63.8-inch height.
Interestingly, all four models will share the same basic dashboard and interior architecture, which is no bad thing. It's a tasteful cabin that's both practical and beautifully trimmed. All three new Crown models can seat up to five occupants. There's no news of a seven-seater or even a more luxurious four-seater setup for the sedan.
The Sedan will make its official debut in autumn 2023, along with the Sport Hybrid. These models will be followed by the plug-in hybrid Sport variant in winter and the Estate model in 2024. There's no word yet on whether these vehicles will arrive in the United States.
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