Automotive – Toyota North America is expanding the company’s Crown family members. This is done by introducing the new Crown Signia SUV model year 2025. The car comes in the form of an elegant crossover that is closer to traditional station wagons. The Crown Signia is one of the four new Crown models and the second Crown model in the United States.
Hybrid powertrain and standard all-wheel drive
All Crown Signia models will receive a hybrid drive system with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which with the help of two electric motors produces 243 horsepower. This is sent to all four wheels via a CVT system designed to reduce fuel consumption.
The all-wheel drive system is rather clever and uses a rear-mounted electric motor that powers the rear axle when needed. When needed, the all-wheel drive system can send up to 80% of the power to the rear, limiting front-wheel slip and reducing skids.
Several driving modes can be selected, such as Normal, Eco, Sport and Electric. Electric mode allows the car to be driven on electric power for short distances, but no range estimates have been provided yet. Sport driving modes improve throttle response, while Eco prioritizes economical driving.
Exterior design and available categories
The car’s design is instantly recognizable as a Toyota thanks to the familiar front fascia design. It is the same design used in the Crown, Prius and bZ4X. The front fascia lacks a bright color, with a single-color grille and thin headlights.
Two grades will be offered: XLE and Limited. XLE models come equipped with standard 19-inch wheels, eight-way power-adjustable front seats with heating, and SofTex synthetic leather upholstery. Other features include a power liftgate, a heated leather steering wheel, and a 12.3-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and wireless Android Auto.
The Limited version receives more equipment, including a fixed panoramic glass roof, 21-inch wheels, and cooled front seats. It also has leather upholstery, a digital rearview mirror, and an 11-speaker JBL audio system. Available colors include black, bronze, red, and white.
Elegant cabin for five passengers
The car is based on the TNGA-K platform, which provides comfort as a priority above all else. It is a very flexible platform and has been used for luxury cars, including the new Toyota Century SUV. The front side windows, for example, are made of soundproof glass, while the hood is made of sound-absorbing material. Up front, passengers are treated to supportive, well-bolstered seats that keep them planted. For the second row, Toyota chose a “lounge-like” design to enhance the comfort of rear passengers. Those sitting in the back also benefit from two cup holders and USB-C slots, along with air vents and a rear bottle holder.
Toyota retained the physical buttons for basic functions such as the audio system, climate control, and driving systems. Bronze inlays highlight important controls, making them easy for first-time drivers to locate.
With the electric tailgate open, there is a large trunk. And if you need to haul larger items, the 60/40-split rear seats fold neatly. This provides a cargo space of 6.5 feet in length.
Technology and safety features
The digital instrument display and touchscreen for the infotainment system measure 12.3 inches. The multimedia system comes standard with Bluetooth, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The system is able to receive updates over the Internet. Customers will also benefit from the Drive Connect experience, which offers intelligent assistant and navigation.
On the safety front, all models will receive Toyota Safety Sense 3.0, which includes lane departure alert. It also offers lane keeping assist, pedestrian detection, automatic high beams, and many other driver aids. Eight airbags are also available for the car.
Price and availability
Toyota has not announced pricing for the 2025 Crown Signia yet, but additional information is expected to emerge in the coming weeks. However, the company says that the newcomer can be expected to arrive at dealerships in the summer of 2024.