Toyota introduces a 302-hp Crown Sport crossover SUV with a PHEV powertrain in Japan
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This Japanese automaker never gets tired. It seems that no matter how many intros you make this year amidst the tidal wave of novelties, there are always more ready to come to life. Before the end of the year, here’s the latest offering from Toyota – the Crown Sport PHEV. Unfortunately, it will likely never be available in America, even though it looks like a Ferrari Purosangio with more budget and greener performance because it has a hybrid powertrain instead of the gas-guzzling V12.
In the US, Toyota has reintroduced the Crown nameplate with the help of a quirky crossover sedan option that retails for $40,050 for the 2024 model year. Next year, the more affordable $34,920 Venza hybrid crossover will launch SUVs It will be replaced by the all-new Crown Signia crossover SUV, and you can easily bet it will cost a lot more than that. On the other hand, in its home country of Japan, the company also offers a regular Crown sedan and an all-wheel-drive Crown Sport crossover that looks as if Toyota’s designers wanted to play a similar trick on Ferrari’s Purosangio – especially when dressed in red like this example seen in the gallery. the offer.
Anyway, after debuting the new body style in October, Toyota is already adding a new powertrain option – the Crown Sport PHEV has started sales in the home market with one grade – the Sport RS, with a starting price of 7,650,000 yen, which equates to about $53,291. American. at the current exchange rate. This new addition to the lineup is “designed to enhance the fun, sporty driving experience.” Combined with the large-capacity lithium-ion battery, the Sport PHEV model has an emission-free range of up to 90 km (56 mi), and with a full tank (55 l/14.52 gal) of gasoline, it can reach a total range of up to 1,200 km ( 746 miles).
Naturally, the powertrain uses Toyota’s popular 2.5-liter inline-4, now a parallel-hybrid system with 302 combined horsepower, and sends it to all wheels via an E-Four electric motor. SUV Prove. The Crown Sport PHEV features standard Adaptive Suspension (AVS), 20-inch ventilated disc brakes up front with six-piston calipers, a 1500W (AC 100V) external power supply function, and recharging at DC fast charging rates for return. To 80% in about 38 minutes. The standard 200V charging cable can also be used with the Vehicle to Home (V2H) system which allows “the electricity stored in the driving battery to be used as household electricity”.
(Tags for translation)Toyota Crown Sport PHEV