Toyota Crown Sport Is Available With 302 Horsepower Plug-In Hybrid Power
December 22, 2023 / By Zunair Tahir / Automotive News
The forthcoming Crown Signia SUV and the Crown elevated sedan are the only two of the four Crown models available in the US. In Japan, there’s also this smaller crossover called Crown Sport and a conventional saloon without the lift package. In the Land of the Rising Sun, the latter is now receiving a powerful powerplant and a charging port.
It Can Travel 56 Miles On A Single Tank Of Petrol
With this red-hot paint, the JDM-spec Crown Sport, which is smaller than the Crown Signia, resembles Japan’s version of the Ferrari Purosangue.
Despite the unfortunate lack of a V12 engine, it is nonetheless rather powerful. At least by Toyota standards, that is. It has an electric motor and a 2.5-liter gasoline engine that together provide 302 horsepower that is distributed to all four wheels.
Toyota upgraded the front brakes of the PHEV model, adding 20-inch discs with six-piston calipers that are painted in red at both axles, to increase stopping power.
2024 Toyota Crown Sport PHEV (JDM) Seats
Although we honestly can’t image many drivers utilizing paddle shifters on a plug-in hybrid SUV, it did go to the bother of installing them. More reinforcements to the floor tunnel give this new flavor’s body more stiffness than the non-plug-in hybrid Crown Sport.
As expected from a plug-in hybrid, this one has excellent efficiency. A 56-mile (90-kilometer) pure electric range is provided by a lithium-ion battery that is housed beneath the floor in the middle of the car. To fully charge the battery to 80% capacity, it takes 38 minutes.
2024 Toyota Crown Sport PHEV (JDM) Interior
When the 14.5-gallon (55-liter) gasoline tank is taken into account, the car can go more than 746 miles (1,200 kilometers).
It has bigger tires on massive black 21-inch wheels and an adjustable suspension with redesigned shock absorbers. Even Toyota describes the Crown Sport PHEV as providing a “planted ride.”
Support for bidirectional charging is a useful feature, since the 1,500W (AC 100V) external power supply function might be useful in an emergency. Additionally, it can power a range of gadgets that an outdoor enthusiast would want in the backcountry.
2024 Toyota Crown Sport PHEV (JDM) Plugin Hybrid2024 Toyota Crown Sport PHEV (JDM) Chasis
About 300 Crown Sport PHEVs are anticipated to be sold each month by Toyota, at a price of 7,650,000 yen (about $52,900).