Toyota To Launch New Crown And Corolla Cross Hybrid In The U.S. This Year, According To Dealer Doc


We reported before today on the leak of a Toyota “New York Location 2022 Revenue Plan” on YouTube by person Driven District and, currently being enthusiasts, we were being primarily fascinated in the superior-overall performance Corolla GR. Keen-eyed readers, though, may well have recognized that the doc also contained some appealing information about “Crown” and to a lesser extent, Corolla Cross Hybrid styles.

Each will be coming to the New York Area in modest numbers in 2022, which, by extension, suggests the rest of the U.S. (and likely Canada) can appear forward to the products as well. Which is a little stunning in the scenario of the Crown because right until now, we have only had really restricted forewarning of the product.

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Studies about Toyota submitting a trademark application for the “Crown” identify with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Business office emerged very last spring but you could have been forgiven for not keeping your breath for a U.S. market introduction based mostly exclusively on that trademark claimed by Motortrend. Now, though, it would seem to be that a vehicle carrying the ‘Crown’ badge will make its debut, and pretty shortly if it is to be offered this 12 months.

But which Crown could it be?

The Chinese current market FAW Toyota Crown Kluger (dependent on the Highlander) pictured above and the JDM Crown sedan underneath

The Crown is most famously applied as a name in Japan, exactly where it is bought as a top quality luxury sedan in RWD and AWD varieties that shares its underpinnings with the Toyota Mirai, the Lexus LC, and the Lexus LS. The model has been on the drop not long ago, even though.

The name has also recently been made use of in China, the place it has turn out to be a kind of sub-manufacturer. There, it has been utilized to the local model of the Toyota Highlander, the FAW Toyota Crown Kluger (pictured earlier mentioned) and a variant of the Alphard van referred to as the Crown Vellfire.

How Toyota designs to use the Crown name in the U.S. remains to be seen but reviews have suggested that the sedan will be changed by an SUV and we all know how The united states feels about all those.

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In addition to the revelation about the Crown, the doc also suggests that Toyota ideas to start offering the Corolla Cross Hybrid in The united states this 12 months. Toyota introduced the crossover Corolla to the U.S. in 2021 and verified that a hybrid edition would be signing up for the design lineup at some stage in the potential. Now, this doc tells us that it must get there in sellers across the States this November.

For the European market place, the Corolla Cross Hybrid is powered by a 2.-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor that collectively push out 197 hp (146 kW / 199 PS), 28 hp (21 kW / 28 PS) more than the non-hybrid U.S. model at present tends to make.