2024 Toyota Crown Sport SUV – PHEV form revealed

2024 Toyota Crown Sport SUV – PHEV form revealed

Last year, Toyota announced its new Crown in four body-styles, these being a Crossover, Sport, Sedan and Estate. The Sport is the SUV version in the family, and its hybrid form made its debut earlier this month. The electrified Crown Sport is on display at the ongoing Japan Mobility Show 2023, in its plug-in hybrid form. The PHEV isn’t on sale domestically yet, but is set to enter the market in December.

Under the hood, the hybrid wears a 2.5 litre series parallel hybrid system with E-Four, and the automaker says that the A25A-FXS is good for 21.3 km of travel per litre, measured under a WLTC cycle. The PHEV seen here also has a 2.5 litre mill, but gets a high-output density drive motor that also enables front/rear load shifting and, as the company puts it, ‘car speed control with subtle gas pedal footwork’.

The PHEV will feature a newly-developed, large capacity lithium-ion battery. Although no figures were presented during its initial announcement, the company says it will provide the car with an extended EV-mode cruising range and be good enough for operation purely on EV mode for most daily drives.

2024 Toyota Crown Sport SUV – PHEV form revealed

Measuring in at 4,720 mm long, 1,880 mm wide and 1,565 mm tall, the Crown SUV has a pretty bold-looking exterior, with sculpted sides merged with a hammerhead shark-like face with slim lights, as seen on the latest Prius, and rear fenders that extend dramatically outward from the D pillars to the rear wheels.

Speaking of wheels, the SUV rides on 21-inch units, and aside from a specially-configured suspension system to provide a sportier drive, the Crown SUV also features a dynamic rear steering (DRS) to deliver improved agility at low speeds and added stability at higher speeds.

Inside, you’ll find a dashboard styled along ‘island architecture’ design lines, with plenty of colour contrast elements to be found, as can be seen in the red highlights on the show example. Buyers will have five two-tone interior colour combinations to choose from.

2024 Toyota Crown Sport SUV – PHEV form revealed

As it goes these days, digital screens are to be found, with two panels making up the display complement. Novelties include the implementation of Toyota’s first sound-regulating ceiling, which reflects sounds within the cabin to create a space where occupants can converse in easier fashion.

The Crown Sport will be joined by the Sedan, which is set to surface in November, with the Crown Estate due to appear before the end of the company’s FY2024 fiscal year, completing the quartet.

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  • bangsa better buy, or top up on Oct 26, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    Toyota Purosangue

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  • Peppa on Oct 26, 2023 at 2:10 pm

    If Harrier is doing well in Malaysia, this can be too

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    • Matti on Oct 27, 2023 at 4:51 am

      UMW (and also most recon dealers) only bring in the 2.0L FWD Harrier. That’s why it’s doing well – because still relatively affordable for our toilet paper MYR and also because there’s enough stock since there’s less demand for it in other markets that mainly sell the 2.5L Hybrid AWD version.

      If they brought the 2.5L Hybrid AWD here, price would be too close to Lexus NX and German equivalents already.

      This Crown is not for “developing countries” (basically corporate speak for “poorfags”) like ours, so your only hope is recon dealers who will bring in the lowest tier model, modify the mileage meter and jack up the price.

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  • hazri on Oct 26, 2023 at 2:58 pm

    nice, suv take mercedes GLE rear light and sedan take porsche rear light. proton, you should learn from toyota. how to steal and make it better.

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    • Don't steal n drive on Oct 27, 2023 at 3:16 pm

      Lanun speaking from experience, thinking others from developed countries might do the same. Sorry pak, developed countries will sue for billions if there’s any stealing. Many others don’t take pride in stealing.

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  • 4GR-FSE on Oct 26, 2023 at 3:26 pm

    I need this badly, but we know most likely will only be grey import with price ~400k after duty and tax.
    (Japan selling price 5,900,000 yen)

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  • Ketam Plasik on Oct 26, 2023 at 8:43 pm

    Good red for warga DAP

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    • stasta on Oct 28, 2023 at 11:13 pm

      waega dap can’t afford this. even their former chief Lim had to beg for discount and borrow bank loan to buy his house

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  • Frankc on Oct 26, 2023 at 8:43 pm

    Ada Rupa C-HR ?…

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  • No Stealing Biz on Oct 27, 2023 at 3:28 pm

    This is the best looking Toyota ever, but it won’t be cheap if it ever makes it here. Just bring in the new Prius. I’m happy to consider that.

    The Crown’s front headlights design definitely came from the Prius. The Prius was launched way before Ferrari did their “SUV”. FYI, for those stealing fans. Go ask Ferrari why look like a Prius instead.

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