Toyota Crown may become an SUVNovember 13, 2020
One of Toyota’s longest-lived models, the Crown sedan, may turn into an SUV.
Released since 1955 and going back 15 generations, the Crown is one of the oldest Toyota models still rolling off the assembly line. The current model was launched in 2018 under the code name S220 and recently underwent a slight restyling, resulting in a larger infotainment screen that merges the two separate displays that were previously used.
The Crown is one of Toyota’s most luxurious sedans, surpassed only by the ultra-expensive and rare Century with its V12. According to a reliable Japanese publication based in Aichi Prefecture, where the Japanese automaker is headquartered, the sixteenth-generation Toyota Crown could be a brand new car. Keeping the name “Crown” the sedan may in the future “grow” to an SUV.
It is expected that the “transformation” of the sedan into an SUV will occur in 2022 due to low demand for sedans. In addition, the upscale Crown SUV may arrive in the US and PRC markets. It is reportedly based on the Highlander SUV, which uses the TNGA-K platform.
A rather strange decision for Toyota to turn the sedan into another SUV, since the Japanese brand’s SUV line is constantly updated with new products, and the most recent examples of this are the Yaris Cross and Corolla Cross. In addition, using such a legendary name could pose a risk as fans may not appreciate this kind of transformation.
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