The eye-catching new Toyota Crown is set to debut in South Africa

By: Mpho Mahlangu

JOHANNESBURG – For the first time ever, the Toyota Crown will be introduced to the local market, however Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) says only a limited number of units will go on sale later this year.

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The Crown is part of TSAM’s continued New Energy Vehicle (NEV) product launch. It will be available with a 2.5-litre E-Four Hybrid powertrain, benefiting from a total system output of 176 kW and an impressive declared fuel consumption of 4.4 l/100 km.

In terms of exterior design, the Toyota Crown offers a distinctive and unique appearance. A simple yet refined majestic design is achieved, thanks to the headlights and taillights joined in a single straight line from left to right, along with the side profile, which Toyota says expresses sophistication through surface variations without relying on character lines.

Body colors on offer include the newly developed Precious Bronze and Precious Ray, as well as other two-tone colors for customers to choose from. Twelve body colors and four interior color combinations offer customers a wide range of variations.

Inside, Toyota has horizontally integrated the displays and controls to create a functional layout that can be operated from any seat. A wraparound shape from the instrument panel to the doors was used, giving the impression that all seats in the Crown are special, allowing the driver to focus on driving and providing passengers with “comfortable and enjoyable” mobility.

A sense of quality and richness in the interior has been achieved with a comfortable gear knob, seats that focus on an instantly recognizable finish, and an emphasis on safety when seated, among other things.

The all-new Toyota Crown benefits from a newly developed platform (TNGA platform) which has resulted in the use of a hip point that is higher than previous sedans, making the Crown easier to get in and out of, while greatly improving visibility . In addition, the space above the head and to the sides has been improved.

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The TNGA platform offers a light and well-balanced body with high rigidity. McPherson struts are used at the front, and a multi-link axle is used at the rear, which leads to solid straight-line stability and agility at the same time.

When it comes to safety, all Crown models are equipped with Toyota Safety Sense, which includes the latest active safety package with expanded and improved features.

Closer to the launch date, TSAM will announce more details, including specifications and pricing.

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