In the September issue of Best Car, an article was published that provides the latest data on the new generation of Toyota Crown. Many were scared that the Crown name would be given to a crossover, but now models with this name are tipped for a four-door coupe type body.
In fact, the four-door coupe is a body invented by marketers looking to highlight a sedan with a sloping roofline and frameless windows. A prominent representative is Passat CC or Audi A7 Sportback.
The Japanese paint the new Toyota Crown about the same, noting that the next generation will be the richest in changes. For example, the model will receive narrow headlights, like the Toyota bZ4X electric car, a large hexagonal radiator grille with a branded crown. The side moldings, Best Car writes, will be made in a shape reminiscent of a samurai katana sword.
The coupé-style roof is floating through the glass lining of the C-pillar, and the glass will rise along with the luggage compartment lid, similar to liftbacks.
The new Toyota Crown will be approximately 4900 mm long, 1850 mm wide and only 1450 mm high.
At the heart of the sedan with a coupé-like roof is the TNGA GA-K modular transverse engine platform, which, for the first time since 1955, will allow the Crown to be powered by a front axle rather than a rear axle.
Also, the flagship model will have an all-wheel drive modification with the e-Four system, like the Toyota Camry in the USA, where the main role is assigned to the 2.5-liter petrol “four” (estimated output of 280 hp), and the rear electric motor only helps during start or on slippery surfaces).
The new generation Toyota Crown is expected to premiere in late 2022.