New Family Member Joins the Crown Cast
Toyota Motor North America is extending the Royal lineup with the release of the 2025 Crown Signia SUV, a sleek crossover resembling classic station wagons. This new vehicle and one of its four iterations is the second to be marketed in the US and it offers Toyota patrons an exclusive, practical, and high-end driving experience.
Those who are familiarized with the chronicle of the Crown will have knowledge of its application to a wide variety of motor vehicles in the past, and thus making this case the latest which offers the iconic nameplate an exceptional and luxurious atmosphere, generated by a Toyota staple.
All iterations of the Crown Signia will be equipped with a hybridized 2.5L four-cylinder engine supported by two electric motors that jointly generate a total of 243 horsepower. This is then funneled to all four wheels by means of the Toyota e-CVT transmission system, conceived for the intent of reducing fuel expenditure.
The cunning four-wheel drive arrangement has the implementation of a rearmost electric motor to turn the rear axle when essential. The AWD electronic setup can transmit as much as 80% of the torque to the back wheels in scenarios necessitating, limiting front tire slippage and abating understeer.
It may not be a truck, but don’t discount the Crown Signia – it is able to tug up to 2,700 lbs. Even more remarkable is the projected combined fuel economy of 36 miles-per-gallon Toyota has promised!
Various selectable driving settings – Normal, Eco, Sport, Eco-friendly and EV – can be selected. The EV setting allows the car to be operated on electric power for brief trips, and no range approximations have been given yet. The Sport feature enhances acceleration response, while the Eco choice focuses on economical driving.
The Crown Signia is instantly recognizable as a Toyota, thanks to its Hammerhead front-end design. This idea has already been put into practice with the classic Crown and the modern Prius and bZ4X electric motor vehicle. The body has a bare look due to the lack of gleaming trim details, with a one-colored radiator grill accompanied by slender headlights.
Two trim grades (XLE and Limited) will be available. XLE models are well-transitioned, with standard 19-inch rims and 8-way power adjustable/heated fore seating with SofTex faux leather upholstery. Additional niceties include a power tailgate, a heated leather-covered steering wheel, as well as a 12.3-inch infotainment monitor featuring wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality.
The Limited model gains a ton of extras, like a panoramic glass roof, 21-inch alloy wheels, ventilated front seating, luxurious leather upholstery, a digitalized rearview mirror, and an 11-speaker JBL sound system.
A variety of hues can be chosen, spanning from Black, Bronze Eon, Finish Line Scarlet, Tempestuous Sky, and Oxygen Ivory.
Perched on the TNGA-K structure, the Crown Signia bestows supreme comfiness. This advanced architecture has purposely been employed for prime cars, counting in the recently unveiled Toyota Century SUV. It provides an appropriate foundation but however, the engineers of Toyota have not assumed that they have transcended achievement.
The front side windows, for example, are crafted from acoustic glass, and the engine cover has been made with a sound-absorbing material. Plus, there’s a dash silencer included. Drivers and passengers alike will appreciate the supportive and well-bolstered seats that keep them firmly in place. Toyota has also provided a “lounge-like” design for the second row, to provide extra comfort. Those in the back will also find two cup holders, USB-C ports, air vents, and a rear bottle holder.
No accolades are warranted by the dashboard and center console for their original design, however, both are practical and user-friendly. To preserve essential functions such as audio, climate regulation, and driving systems, Toyota has kept the presence of analog dials and switches. Ornamental Bronze accents feature critical commands, rendering it simple for drivers inexperience with the car to spot them quickly.
Open the electric trunk’s tailgate and you’ll detect a large cargo area. Unfortunately, Toyota hasn’t exposed the measurements, yet patrons will be pleased the flat floor facilitates loading of cumbersome items with ease. An elegant aluminum plate provides a sense of class, and the tonneau cover ensures your objects remain undiscovered by unauthorized users.
If you are in need of transporting larger objects such as a surfboard, the 60/40 rear split-folding seats collapsibly compact, forming a cargo space of up to 6.5 feet in length. This is proportionally longer when compared to the cargo space of the new Ford Ranger.
The digital instrument panel and infotainment touch screen of the 2025 Crown Signia are both 12.3 inches in size. The instrument display is wholly adjustable, featuring clearly visible gauges that assist the operator in keeping their eye on the pavement ahead. Depending on what the driver needs, the screen can show a tachometer or a fuel economy gauge.
As anticipated, the multimedia arrangement is equipped with stock Bluetooth, wireless Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. The limited model comes with a JBL sound system including 11 speakers and a subwoofer; contrarily, the XLE houses a six-speaker configuration.
This system has the capacity to accept wireless, over-the-air updates. Clients will take advantage of a trial of Drive Connect, which includes the Artificial Intelligence Assistant, Destination Assist, and Cloud Directions.
In regards to safety, all models of Toyota are being fitted with the upgraded Safety Sense 3.0 technology, including lane departure alert, lane tracing support, pedestrian recognition, and auto-dimming headlights as some of the many assistance features. On top of that, a comprehensive eight-airbag protection system is also included.
So far, Toyota has not issued any details regarding the exact charging of the 2025 Crown Signia, yet we anticipate more insight to be available in the upcoming weeks. Nonetheless, they have divulged that the vehicle should be seen at retailers come summer 2024.
Foreboding the Signia’s sticker price to exceed that of the regular Crown, a starting MSRP approaching $42,000 is expected. Consequently, it’s reasonable to theorize that the Limited version will likely be marked near the $50,000 range. Toyota has stated that they will produce the Crown Estate in Japan equipped with a plug-in hybrid powertrain; fingers crossed this same model enters the American market as well.
It is yet to be determined if the Crown Sport will be imported to North America. Introducing this vehicle to the Toyota USA inventory could be a great boon but it might conflict with the new Signia as well as some Lexus automobiles.