2024 Toyota Crown Wagon and ‘Sport’ Models Are Coming
Toyota announced three new variants to the Crown, but we haven’t heard yet if they’ll arrive in the States.
Last year, the 2023 Toyota Crown finally returned to the United States after 50 years. Soon, the monarchy may expand, as Toyota has confirmed three more body styles for the Crown—some of which could come to the States.
Toyota teased the trio Wednesday, confirming plans to produce a 'Sport' model, a wagon, and a sedan. (Apparently, it considers the very sedan-shaped current model a crossover. Whatever.) Toyota released preliminary images of each model, showing little of their proportions, though they seem to confirm the "wagon" will be more crossover-like, and that multiple fascias will be available.
Toyota also confirmed the drivetrain options and dimensions for each model. All will be available as hybrids, with the wagon and Sport model also coming as plug-in hybrids (PHEVs). The sedan, meanwhile, will be built with a hydrogen fuel cell, though whether it supplements or replaces the Mirai isn't clear. (Here's hoping the PHEV models will have drivetrains like the 302-horsepower RAV4 Prime.)
Size-wise, the sedan will stretch the longest of all by a few inches, while the Sport model will cut itself short. The sedan will ride lower too, while the others will slightly increase in height. Rollout for the Sport and sedan models will begin in the fall, with the PHEV Sport model following in winter and the wagons at an unspecified time next year.
Whether any will come to the U.S. wasn't announced, and Toyota declined to comment on these models' availability when contacted. We'll update this story if they do respond. Additional Crown models could capitalize on new car transaction prices that continue to climb ever-higher, as the upscale Crown could capture sales that the Camry may not. The wagon may also lure crossover buyers—though it's too soon to say if the SUV craze will abate any time soon.
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