In appearance, the Toyota Crown sedan looks like an extra Mirai, but apart from its dimensions and shared TNGA-L platform, the two models don’t have much in common. Known for its elegance and luxury, Crown offers much more than just the brand’s hydrogen-powered car.
The sedan makes sense in the passenger compartment, because according to Toyota’s own admission, the Crown is designed to be a “driver’s” car, and the wheelbase also attests to this. Thanks to the distance between the two axles, passengers in the back row of seats have plenty of space, and comfort is provided by additional additions such as the backrests of the rear seats with an adjustable angle of inclination, or the adaptive suspension system, designed to absorb vibrations resulting from road imperfections.
Propulsion in the full hybrid version is provided by a 2.5-liter, 185-horsepower four-cylinder engine, although Toyota did not provide further details about the power source. The Crown sedan is also available in Japan as a hydrogen-powered model, and the power source is exactly the same as the Mirai component: it is capable of 182 horsepower with 300 Newton meters of torque, and a range of up to 820 kilometers, according to the Japanese. The hydrogen is stored in three high-pressure tanks with a total capacity of 141 litres.