The Toyota Crown hasn't been released yet, but we've just learned that the SUV Sedan, will receive a plug-in hybrid version (PHEV) to join two other non-PHEV hybrid powertrains.
The information came from an interview with Toyota's own president and CEO, Akio Toyoda, during the automaker's dealer meeting in Las Vegas this week.
The Toyota Crown Sedan
The Toyota Crown's basic option is much the same as the RAV4 Hybrid, with a 2.5-liter I-4 engine with dual electric motors powering the front wheels, along with a third motor independently rotating the rear axle.
The final numbers have not yet been detailed, but the model is expected to have 236 hp.
On top of that and conceived as the sportier option is a similar trio of electric motors (again, two at the front and a third at the rear) but working in tandem with a more powerful 2.4-liter I-4 turbo petrol engine. powerful.
The model should also have 340 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque.
Details on the plug-in hybrid version of the Crown are unknown at this point, but Toyota is beating the drums of sportiness when talking about the Crown, insisting that the top-tier pure hybrid model's 340bhp makes it fun to drive.
Given this positioning, we have to imagine that the brand would try to give more power to the plug-in model to highlight its line in the market.
Furthermore, in all other Toyota models, the plug-in hybrid represents the top of the range.