Japanese carmaker Toyota is not wasting any time and it seems that the 14th generation of its oldest running name plants has now a new member, the 2013 Crown series which is available in Japan. The new Crown has almost the same size as the German Mercedes-Benz E-Class and it is available in two variants, the Royal and the Athlete. The specialists had to do a lot of things to make people like it and this is why a lot of modifications took place.
The 2013 Toyota Crown has a very stylish interior and all its major components have been updated. Under the hood it hides a 2.5-liter hybrid power train and many technical elements like the Toyota Multi-Operation Touch that gathers different vehicle functions into one touch panel found on the center console. The Toyota Crown Athlete features different dynamic styling elements like its bespoke grille inserts, redesigned front and rear bumpers and also an aero kit.
In terms of engine, the Japanese manufacturer offers three options. The first one is a 2.5-liter V6 gasoline unit capable of generating 200 horsepower and 243 Nm of torque. All the output is being sent to the rear or to all its wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission. This engine is available for both Crown models. Next on the list we have a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder inline Atkinson cycle gasoline engine paired to an electric motor which together produces 176 horsepower and 221 Nm of torque. This unit is also available for both models, but only with rear-wheel drive. The Athlete can also receive power from a 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine that has 311 horsepower and 377 Nm of torque as output. All the power is being sent to the rear wheels through an 8-speed automatic transmission.
When it comes to the prices, Toyota has established a starting one of YEN3.530.000 for the base version of the Crown Royal RWD powered by the 2.5-liter V6 and it goes up to YEN5.430.000 for the Toyota Crown Athlete G 3.5 V6. Well everyone, this is all for now on the new 2013 Toyota Crown.
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