Toyota Crown SUV Leaked Ahead Of China Debut
Toyota has decided to make use of its famous 'Crown' moniker for an SUV.
Toyota is all set to introduce the Crown in SUV form in a short while, following the current trend of using famous monikers on high-riding vehicles.
Images of the SUV have been published on the website of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) in China, where it is called the Crown Kluger.
MIIT oversees the homologation process of each and every new car sold in the most populous country on the planet and releases their images on its website thereafter.
Based on the Highlander, the 2022 Toyota Crown SUV is 5015 mm long, 1930 mm wide, 1750 mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2850 mm. In comparison with the USA-spec Toyota Highlander, the Crown SUV is longer and taller, but has the same width and wheelbase.
In terms of styling, the Toyota Crown SUV looks the same as the Highlander and rides on 18-inch alloy wheels. It also has the same 2.5-litre hybrid powertrain making 189 HP and weighs in at 2000 kg.
Thus far, the vehicle has not been officially announced for China by Toyota. But, since it has been homologated, the SUV could debut at Auto Shanghai 2021 which begins next week and go on sale in the People’s Republic soon after.
Source – MIIT.gov.cn