Toyota said in November 2020 that the legendary Crown moniker will be phased down, although Japanese media speculated that the Crown may be revived as a big SUV model to meet booming SUV demand. The name was reused in April 2021 for a Crown Kluger SUV in China, which was simply a cosmetically different version of the Toyota Highlander.
However, different Japanese auto websites have leaked patent photos from the local trademark department, revealing a fresh take on the Crown in the form of a high-riding fastback. The grainy photographs reveal a front end that resembles a US-spec Corolla with a hint of Civic. A slender full-width light bar separates the Toyota symbol on the intricate rear end.
According to reports, the vehicle will be known as Crown Cross and will be based on the TNGA-K platform. According to sources, it will be 4,930mm long, 1,840mm wide, and 1,540mm tall, with a 2,850mm wheelbase, making it larger in every dimension than the current sedan, but with a slightly shorter wheelbase.
According to reports, Toyota will sell the 2019 Crown Cross with a four-cylinder 2.5L hybrid engine and a CVT transmission. There will also be a turbocharged 2.4L engine with a 6-speed automatic gearbox and a choice of front-wheel or all-wheel drive, as well as a plug-in hybrid option. According to rumors in Japanese media, the new Toyota Crown Cross will debut on July 15, 2022.