The Toyota Crown lineup is because of develop with hydrogen fuel-cell and plug-in hybrid powertrains, in addition to a number of physique types, Toyota confirmed Wednesday—though it hasn’t but confirmed what’s coming to the U.S.
The Crown returned to the U.S. for the 2023 mannequin 12 months with hybrid powertrains and a raised-sedan physique type Toyota now refers to because the “Crossover type.” Toyota has beforehand proven standard sedan, “Sport” (hatchback), and “Estate” (wagon) variations of the Crown in idea kind, and on Wednesday launched some particulars on the manufacturing variations of those Crown variants.
The primary to reach would be the Crown Sport, launching this fall with a hybrid powertrain, adopted by a plug-in hybrid model this winter. The Crown sedan additionally arrives this fall, and can function each hybrid and fuel-cell powertrains, whereas the Crown Property will launch in 2024 with hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains.
Toyota Crown Sport prototype
In comparison with the present U.S.-market Crown, the brand new sedan shall be about 2.0 inches longer, 2.0 inches wider, and can sit about 3.0 inches decrease. The Sport and Property variations shall be even shorter than the sedan, however about as huge, with the Property standing a bit taller than the Sport.
Toyota did not present additional particulars on the powertrains. The Crown was revealed for the U.S. with the automaker’s sportier Hybrid Max powertrain, which revolves round a standard computerized transmission as an alternative of Toyota’s typical planetary hybrid system, which some variations nonetheless get. With the usual hybrid system, the Crown achieves as much as 41 mpg mixed in EPA testing.
A report of a Crown PHEV, or Crown Prime, to make use of Toyota’s present plug-in hybrid nomenclature, circulated shortly after the U.S. launch of the Crown hybrid. However Toyota hasn’t confirmed plans to supply the plug-in hybrid powertrain talked about on this launch within the U.S.-market Crown. A plug-in model of the Highlander or Grand Highlander remains to be anticipated, although.
Toyota Crown Property prototype
On the fuel-cell entrance, Toyota redesigned the Mirai for 2021 as a sportier rear-wheel drive sedan, and repositioned its powertrain as having “minus emissions” because it cleans the air. With the Mirai nonetheless comparatively contemporary, there is not precisely a urgent want for Toyota change it, or usher in a second mannequin for the infinitesimal U.S. fuel-cell car market.
Toyota does plan to start out making fuel-cell modules within the U.S. beginning this 12 months. They’re going to be a part of a equipment that can basically change a standard heavy-duty diesel engine in Class 8 semi vans. Toyota did not point out passenger vehicles in its announcement of this challenge, however hydrogen fuel-cell know-how may assist the automaker meet harder emissions requirements proposed by the EPA.
However these different Sport and Property physique types of the Crown? We want.
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