2025 Toyota Crown Signia Gets Lowered on Aftermarket Wheels, Features CGI Shadow Line

2025 Toyota Crown Signia rendering by kelsonik 7 photos
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The Japanese automaker Toyota has a commanding presence in the mid-size sector across one of its most important regional markets – North America.
Over there, it has on sale the all-new N400 Tacoma, the fourth generation of the best-selling pickup truck with turbo and hybrid powertrains, the returning 2024 Land Cruiser looking like it's 'vintage off-road day' every day, as well as the latest XV80 Camry best-selling sedan, plus the upcoming 2025 4Runner adventure SUV.

Oh, and let us not forget about the substitute Lexus – their 2025 Toyota Crown Signia, a first-ever new crossover SUV that's coming to replace the boring yet extremely affordable $35k Venza. The Japanese automaker hopes you won't catch their ruse for more profits as the Crown Signia is available in XLE and Limited grades solely with a combined 240 horsepower hybrid powertrain and all-wheel drive for a 38-mpg combined fuel economy rating.

However, it also costs a lot more, given the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $43,590 for the XLE grade and $47,990 for the Limited trim, both excluding the delivery processing and handling fees. Sure, it's a lot more stylish than the Venza it replaces, thanks to its monochromatic grille, 21-inch optional wheels, premium interior with a 12.3-inch Toyota Audio Multimedia touchscreen, and Toyota Safety Sense 3.0. But is that enough?

As it turns out, some (CGI) voices from across the imaginative realm of digital car content creators think it's not. More precisely, Nikita Chuicko, the virtual artist better known as kelsonik on social media, believes that now is the right CGI time to make a ritzier Crown Signia that could stand out in any crowd. As such, he took the crimson example featured in promotional materials and subtly altered it to make it cooler.

The digital changes aren't invasive, though. Instead, the pixel master treated the 2025 Toyota Crown Signia to his signature CGI 'Shadow Line' appearance, where all chrome elements are virtually removed off the body, then proceeded to lower the suspension setup and also fitted two types of larger aftermarket wheels from Vossen along with red brake calipers to complete the sportier profile.

So, what do you think – is it better like this? Also, consider the fact that Toyota has plenty of other mid-size models if you want an alternative, starting with the regular 2025 Crown, which kicks off at $41,440. Additionally, there's also the $39k Highlander or even the $43k Grand Highlander if you want more space and room for seven people on board. Unfortunately, suppose you want something other than a sedan or crossover/SUV. In that case, you're out of luck – the 2025 Crown Signia is the only Toyota in the lineup that even barely resembles something practical and elegant like a station wagon.

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Aurel has aimed high all his life (literally, at 16 he was flying gliders all by himself) so in 2006 he switched careers and got hired as a writer at his favorite magazine. Since then, his work has been published both by print and online outlets, most recently right here, on autoevolution.
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