Besides the Century, the Toyota Crown is the second most luxurious model in the brand’s lineup which is sold mostly in Japan. The current model is now in its fourteenth generation but with the new 2018 model year, the Crown has just entered the fifteenth generation which is expected to go on sale in the summer of 2018. So, since it is the all-new for 2018, the newest 2019 Toyota Crown should be a carryover.
The 2018 model year has been previewed as a concept in October last year at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. It has brought many upgrades including the new platform which affected its size and made it longer than its predecessor. Because of the longer wheelbase, the space and comfort inside the cabin have been significantly improved. As well, it is now more stable and the handling is more responsive. Visually, the new Crown has gotten sharper exterior design and changes on both front and rear fascias. In the engine department, we might see some revisions but it is not yet officially confirmed. So, since the new generation has just been fully revised, the newest 2019 Toyota Crown will most likely arrive with no changes.
Engines and transmission of the 2019 Toyota Crown
The new 2019 Toyota Crown will use the same powertrain as its forerunner and there will be four options. Those will include a 2.0-liter inline-4, a 2.5-liter inline-4, and a 3.5-liter V-6. There will also be a hybrid engine which will combine a 2.5-liter inline-4 and an electric motor. These engines will be mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox while the hybrid should work with a continuously variable transmission.
The new platform, exterior, and interior design
The new 2019 Toyota Crown will now ride on the new platform which is used in 2018 model year. It is the Toyota New Global Architecture, the TNGA platform which also underpins the new Camry. Thanks to this new platform, the Toyota Crown is better to handle and it is more stable on different types of surfaces. Furthermore, it is now a bit longer than its predecessor and it has slightly longer wheelbase.
On the other hand, as for the exterior design, the new Crown features sharper styling. The front end is dominated by the larger radiator grille and restyled sweptback headlamps. The profile of the Crown now looks more muscular with longer overhang and wide wheel arches.
Inside the cabin, the newest Toyota Crown will be more spacious because of the new platform. This means that it will now feature more comfortable cabin but also more room for the cargo. The carmaker has also promised the latest tech equipment. As well, they have confirmed that it will arrive with the newest Data Communication Modules technology. For now, this is all we can say about interior design since there aren’t any photos or any further details available. However, there is no doubt that it is going to be well-done and elegant as expected.
Release date and price
The current model should arrive this summer, but the release date of the newest 2019 Toyota Crown is not yet known. The price should be the same as for the 2018 model year.