At 2021 Shanghai Auto Show, a model named “Lufang”(KLUGER) with the Crown Badge appeared on the FAW-Toyota’s booth. Previously, the Toyota Crown was introduced to the Chinese mainland market by Toyota as a luxury car model. Today, the Crown landed in China as independent new brand.
Tonight, Crown KLUGER will be officially listed soon. Prior to this, the pre-sale price of the new car has been announced. There are 6 models in total, and the pre-sale price ranges from RMB 280,000-370,000. Previously, it was officially announced that “Crown” has officially become Toyota’s high-end flagship brand, Crown KLUGER is the first model in the Chinese market with Crown badge.
At the Chicago Auto Show a year and a half ago, the Highlander XSE made its grand debut. At that time, it did not change to the Crown logo, nor did it receive a special name from CROWN KLUGER, but only appeared as a sports version of the Highlander.
Now it has transformed into the Crown KLUGER, which continues the appearance debuted at the Chicago Auto Show for the first time. The front face features two design styles at the same time. One is the traditional polygonal air intake grille with a built-in black honeycomb grille. The second is the banner center grid, which blends with the lower grille of the bumper, it is consistent with the new style and style that we have seen on cars such as Toyota Avalon.
In mainland China, HIGHLANDER and Crown KLUGER are produced by Toyota’s two joint ventures in China, GAC-Toyota and FAW-Toyota. The Crown KLUGER, as the sister car of the Highlander on the TNGA-K platform, is not wrong to say that it is a facelift, which can be judged by the size of the new car.
Crown Lufang is positioned as a medium-sized SUV, with a length, width and height of 5015mm/1930mm/1750mm and a wheelbase of 2850mm. Compared with the Highlander, the length and height are 65mm and 20mm longer. And this is actually brought about by the spoiler panels in the front and rear bumpers. The remaining width, height, wheelbase, etc., are the same, and the space performance is the same.
Crown KLUGER is positioned as a midsized SUV, with a length, width and height of 5015mm/1930mm/1750mm and a wheelbase of 2850mm. Compared with the Highlander, the length and height are 65mm and 20mm longer. And this is actually brought about by the spoiler panels in the front and rear bumpers. The remaining width, height, wheelbase, etc., are the same, and the space performance is the same.
Crown KLUGER features a floating central control shape, while retaining some commonly used function keys, everything is familiar. In terms of configuration, the HUD display, 12.3-inch central control screen, electric tailgate, reversing radar, brake assist, blind spot monitoring, panoramic sunroof, seat heating, privacy glass, etc. will be equipped on different model versions.
The Crown KLUGER will be powered a hybrid system (2.5HEV) based on a 2.5L four-cylinder engine. The 2.5L engine can generate a maximum power of 192 horsepower (141kW) and a peak torque of 238 N·m. The transmission system is matched with E- CVT gearbox. In terms of motors, the two-wheel drive version is equipped with a 134kW motor, while the four-wheel drive version adds a 40kW rear motor. Overall, the combined output power of this HEV power system is 249 horsepower (183kW).