Toyota Crown SUV debuts Nov. 14

Toyota on Tuesday confirmed that it’s bringing a Crown SUV to the U.S. The SUV debuts Nov. 14, forward of the 2023 Los Angeles auto present.

Final month Toyota launched a teaser of what it described as a hybrid midsize SUV that appeared much like the Crown Property idea proven in 2022. It hinted that Toyota was readying a Crown SUV for the U.S. to be offered alongside the prevailing sedan, though there was no point out of the Crown identify on the time. Now Toyota has confirmed that the SUV will put on the Crown identify.

Toyota Crown Estate wagon concept

Toyota Crown Property wagon idea

Toyota launched the high-riding 2023 Crown sedan within the U.S. final yr as a substitute for the Avalon, marking the return of the Crown identify to the U.S. for the primary time since 1972. However the sedan is only one of 4 distinct physique types Toyota plans for the nameplate.

One other is the rakish Crown Sport crossover that launched in Japan earlier this month. A extra traditional-looking SUV and a low-slung sedan are additionally deliberate. The standard SUV, previewed by the Crown Property idea, seems closest to the physique model teased for the U.S. The taillight design proven within the teaser appears to be like much like that of the idea.

2023 Toyota Crown

2023 Toyota Crown

Powertrains will possible be shared with the U.S.-market Crown sedan. That mannequin is at the moment provided with two hybrid all-wheel-drive choices, each with an electrical motor that powers the rear wheels, as is typical for Toyota hybrids. The usual powertrain makes use of a 2.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine, whereas an non-compulsory model employs a turbocharged 2.4-liter inline-4. Outputs are 236 hp and 340 hp, respectively.

A plug-in hybrid powertrain has additionally been rumored for the Crown sedan, and it might be added to the SUV as nicely. The Japanese-market Crown Sport debuted with such a powertrain, utilizing a 2.5-liter inline-4, although Toyota hasn’t printed efficiency figures but.