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Upgraded Crown will feature a GR version as early as Fall 2023

Discussion in 'Toyota Hybrids and EVs' started by drash, Dec 23, 2022.

  1. drash

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    According to bestcarweb.jp there will be a GR Crown with an upgraded Hybrid Max system going from the current 340 hp to 375 hp. The GR Crown will also be lowered slightly to reduce the amount of roll. Autoevolution has an Americanized version of the bestcarweb.jp article.
    https://www.autoevolution.com/news/2024-toyota-gr-crown-reportedly-in-the-works-with-375-horsepower-on-tap-207065.html

    bestcarweb.jp article here:
    トヨタ GRクラウンクロスオーバー開発中! 「極上クラウン」登場は2023年秋か - 自動車情報誌「ベストカー」

    Apparently making the engine more powerful is easier to do with the parallel Hybrid Max system than the THS system because a higher engine output on the THS system requires balancing with the electric motors, MG1 and MG2. The MG1 in the upgraded Hybrid Max system will stay the same.
     
  2. mikefocke

    mikefocke Prius v Three 2012, Avalon 2011

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    Ugly car. As an owner of an Avalon hybrid of last year's vintage, never would have considered the Crown. Hybrid Avalon plenty powerful. Avalon hybrid replaced a V6 Avalon and my wife didn't notice the difference.
     
  3. Mendel Leisk

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    Yeah bulky look, like an Accord Cross Tour.
     
  4. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
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    Yeah. I was excited that the Crown was finally coming… and then they gave us this weird CrossTour looking thing. The innards look good but the exterior is meh.

    Also, the interior doesn’t seem to be Crown-level. A Crown should have a better quality interior than an Avalon. It really should be at least Lexus ES levels of refinement imo. (And it is priced higher than Avalon as it should).
     
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