2013 Toyota Crown Makes Video Debut [Video]
We’ve already shown you a complete photo gallery of the two new sedans and told you about the engine range, so this article is going to be about the details that make this a Lexus-beater.
For example, the Crown Hybrid is powered by a new 2.5-liter petrol engine that features D-4S injection technology. It’s coupled to an electric motor that can drive the car on its own and a CVT gearbox with pre-selected speeds.
Taking cues from the Volvo V40, the Crown features a pop-up hood that instantly lifts the rear of the hood in the event of a collision with a pedestrian, thus widening the space between the hood and the hard engine, reducing the severity of the injuries.
The 2013 Crown Royale features a soft-close trunk that can also be opened from inside the car via a small button on the door.
The car has been equipped with advanced crash avoidance systems, like a radar-based detector that automatically engages the brakes if it thinks you’re too close for comfort.