Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) has confirmed that the Crown is headed to local shores, announcing that the crossover variant will arrive here in the first quarter of 2023 as part of TSAM’s continued New Energy Vehicle (NEV) product rollout.
Based on a “newly developed” platform, the Crown crossover is available with two hybrid powertrain options. These include a 2.4-litre turbocharged hybrid and a 2.5-litre series-parallel hybrid unit. Toyota says the former e-Axle electric arrangement features a “newly developed” battery and provides high driving torque.
The 2.5-litre “high-efficiency” hybrid powertrain incorporates a polar nickel-hydrogen battery. The Japanese manufacturer says this allows for “class-leading” fuel economy and quietness.
The crossover is equipped with Toyota’s latest Safety Sense package. The active safety set-up features “advanced” and “improved” functions. Toyota Teammate is present, too. This function features several driver assistance systems.