Toyota Crown car 2022 SUV version “revealed” in China


Mitsubishi Eclipse and Ford Mustang are not the only names given to later CUV / SUV versions. Famous Japanese sedan – Legendary Toyota Crown has officially died since 2020. But now, it is about to “reborn” in the form of a high-roaring car.

Crown SUV version was revealed in the edition of Ministry of Technology and Information Technology (MIIT) of China.

The first pictures of Toyota Crown SUV version revealed in a publication by China’s Ministry of Information Technology and Technology (MIIT) under the name of Crown Kluger. In this country, every new model sold must go through the MIIT certification process. Therefore, the appearance on the MIIT edition also means the confirmation of the upcoming launch of the car.

Predictably, this car will appear officially at the Shanghai Auto Show (Auto Shanghai) taking place on April 21.

Luxury car Toyota Crown 2022 SUV version
The many design details and the Crown-style logo at the top of the car biggest claim to the difference of the new SUV.

The aforementioned model has not been officially announced, but some technical information has been revealed with many similarities to the Toyota Highlander in the US.

The car is 5,015 mm long, 1,930 mm wide and 1,750 mm high. Compared with the Highlander sold in the US, the Crown Kluger is a bit longer and taller but the width is the same. The 2,850 mm wheelbase is also the common point of the two cars.

Luxury car Toyota Crown 2022 SUV version
The transition from saloon to an SUV is not expected but this is the general trend.

The weight of New Toyota Crown Kluger 2022 about less than 2,000 kg, 18 inch alloy rims. The car is likely to use a 2.5 L hybrid engine with a capacity of 189 horsepower. However, the many design details and the Crown-style logo at the top of the car are the biggest affirmations of the difference of the new SUV model.

Toyota Crown debuted in 1955, has gone through 15 generations now. Faced with poor sales but not wanting to give up the brand that has been built for too long, Toyota decided to turn the Crown from a sedan into an SUV line.

Luxury car Toyota Crown 2022 SUV version
Toyota Crown debuted in 1955, has gone through 15 generations now.

According to a report from Japanese news agency Chunichi, sales of Crown right now are pretty bad. The sale is so slow that Toyota is forced to ditch it and replace it with an SUV in 2022. Notably, Toyota will retain the “Crown” designation for the SUV.

This information shocked many car lovers, but it is the most reasonable decision of the Japanese automaker at the moment. general direction. Sales of large sedans are now declining, with customers turning to small to large undercarriage because of its versatility.

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