Toyota has introduced the fifteenth generation Crown in Japan, continuing the nameplate that was first introduced back in 1955.
The all-new Crown’s key highlight is its dedicated Data Communication Module (DCM) that comes as standard fitment for all variants, bringing 24/7 vehicle connectivity to a whole new level. Toyota’s T-Connect Service, on the other hand, is offered free of charge for the first three years.
Amongst the services offered are :
As for the Toyota T-Connect Service, below are some of the features included :
On-board vehicle technology aside, the all-new Toyota Crown is also the first Toyota model to be equipped with the company’s 3.5-litre V6 with the Multi-stage Hybrid System, first fitted on the Lexus LC 500h and LS 500h. The V6 engine in the all-new Crown does 299 PS and 356 Nm, while the electric motor contributes another 180 PS and 300 Nm. Combined system output is 359 PS.
The second engine choice is a 2.5-litre Dynamic Force hybrid engine. This new engine does 184 PS and 221 Nm, aided by an electric motor that outputs 143 PS and 300 Nm, allowing for a combined system output of 226 PS. Under the JC08 test cycle, the Dynamic Force-equipped Crown returns 24 km/L.
If hybrids are not your thing, the all-new Toyota Crown can also be had with a 2.0-litre direct-injection turbocharged engine that does 245 PS and 350 Nm. Power is sent to the rear wheels via an 8-speed automatic.
Various trim levels are offered with the all-new Crown, including the sportier RS Grade. RS Grade Crown variants are fitted with 5-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels as standard, plus specially-tuned front stabilizer bars. Adaptive Variable Suspension, rear performance damper, rear floor brace, and a rear spoiler help complete the handling aspects of the all-new Crown.
Toyota’s second-generation Safety Sense is also fitted as standard to all Crown models. The second-generation Safety Sense package includes :
Prices start from JPY 4,606,200 for the base Crown B Grade, climbing all the way up to JPY 7,187,400 for the Crown G-Executive.
The company aims to shift 4,500 units of the all-new Crown in Japan per month. The all-new Toyota Crown will be assembled at Toyota’s Motomachi plant alongside the Mark X and Estima.