News: 2025 Toyota Crown SUV
The Crown Lifted-Sedan Gets a Stablemate
When Toyota introduced the 2023 Crown, we were curious why the company would reintroduce the Crown name with a sedan in a market dominated by SUVs. Evidently, Toyota too knew this, announcing recently that a hybrid all-wheel drive 2025 Crown SUV will become the latest electrified Toyota and the second Crown.
Details are sparse on this side of the Pacific, but more is promised when the Crown SUV debuts on November 16 at the 116th Los Angeles Auto Show. When the sheet comes off at the show, we will all get a look at the entire package. Until then Toyota USA offers two teaser photos of what will be coming to a Toyota dealer sometime in mid-2024.
Of course, as is often the case, the 2024 Toyota Crown Sport has already been introduced in Japan and that appears to be the SUV that is coming to America. In Japan the Crown Sport is offered with a zero-emission fuel cell electric powertrain borrowed from the Mirai as well as hybrid and plug-in hybrid models using with a 2.5-liter gas engine with different size battery packs. We’ll found out in a week how extensive the U.S. offerings will be.
In the meantime, take a look at our road test of the 2023 Toyota Crown “lifted sedan,” which Toyota said is designed to replace the Avalon in the Toyota lineup. The Crown name has been absent in the U.S. market for 63 years, but returned with two hybrid engine options. Check-out Clean Fleet Report’s Crown review here.
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Story by John Faulkner and Michael Coates Photos by Toyota.