Toyota Motor will still not abandon the Toyota Crown sedan. This is reported by the Japanese magazine Spyder7, which cites rumors circulating in the industry. Plus, the publication has made a render with the alleged appearance of the new Crown.
In 2020, it was reported that the current Crown S220, which is the 15th generation in the series, will be the last in a sedan variant. With the discontinuation of its production, the Crown name will only apply to models like the Crown Kluger, which are not directly related to the traditional Crowns.
According to Spyder7, the sedan, which is preparing to debut in 2022, will change the paradigm of the Crown series: instead of a rear-wheel drive platform, it will have a front-wheel drive one. This is probably the TNGA architecture that underlies most modern Toyota passenger cars. This is due to the desire to more widely unify the Crown with mass passenger cars in order to reduce costs.
The illustration shows a sedan with a large radiator grille and a predatory squint of headlights. In general, there is a sense of continuity with the Crown S220, although it should be understood that this is just a vision of a third-party designer, based on rumors.
As for the powertrain, the new Crown can get a hybrid system based on a 2.5-liter engine and a 3.5-liter V6.
Recall that the Crown S220 is built on a rear-wheel drive version of the TNGA modular platform. The sedan is available with a 2.0-liter 8AR-FTS turbo engine (245 hp), as well as in two hybrid versions: with an installation based on the 2.5-liter “aspirated” A25A-FXS (226 hp taking into account recoil of the electric motor) and with a 3.5-liter V6 8GR-FXS (359 hp taking into account the recoil of the electric motor). Rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.