It’s not often that Toyota comes out with a new classic-layout sedans, so the new Toyota Crown unveiled at the Guangzhou Auto Show is definitely worth checking out. It is larger than the Camry and is built on the GL-A platform with a longitudinal engine and rear-wheel drive.
Alas, this is just a premiere show – the car will be completely declassified in 2023. But, for example, the dimensions are already known: 4930 x 1840 x 1540 mm, wheelbase – 2850 mm.
The car shown in the photo will be produced at the FAW-Toyota plant. The Crown lineup (now a stand-alone brand, although there is a Toyota logo on the stern) will also include a cross-sedan, crossover and station wagon. Interestingly, all three other models are based on the GA-K platform with a transverse engine and front-wheel drive.
Tesla burst into the ranking of the best-selling cars of 2022 with two models
According to Electrek, citing data collected by Focus to Move, Tesla entered the top ten best-selling cars in the world with two models at once.
The Tesla Model Y came in fourth place with 759,000 cars, an 88% improvement on its last year result. Sales of the Tesla Model 3 grew by 4% year-on-year to 596,000 vehicles, placing it in seventh place.
Toyota remains the leader in global car deliveries, as we’ve already reported, with three models in the top five best-selling passenger cars in the world.
Top 7 best-selling cars in the world last year looks like this:
- Toyota Corolla: 1.12 million (down 2% from 2021)
- Toyota RAV4: 870,000 (down 14%)
- Ford F-Series: 787,000 (down 9%)
- Tesla Model Y: 759,000 (88% more)
- Toyota Camry: 675,000 (down 3%)
- Honda CR-V: 601,000 (down 18%)
- Tesla Model 3: 596,000 (up 4%)
“Duster’s little brother” will be a completely new model – a hybrid or an electric car
Edition L’Automobile, citing its own sources, writes that Dacia is going to release a completely new crossover.
The model should place itself between the 3.73m long Dacia Spring electric hatchback, whose second generation is expected in 2024, and the new Duster, which is about 4.4m long.
It is expected that the new crossover will receive a hybrid powertrain, like the 7-seater Jogger Hybrid. However, the manufacturer can make the power plant completely electric. In any case, Dacia will focus on the market and its budget segment.
Positioned between Spring and Duster, the compact crossover Dacia will have a format that is quite comparable to the Jeep Avenger (4.08 m). But at the same time, the novelty should be much more accessible to buyers.
According to preliminary data, the “little brother of Duster” will appear on the market only in 2026.
Toyota became the best in the supply of cars in 2022
The Japanese auto concern Toyota Motor reported on the results of its work last year, which confirmed that the company remains the world leader in the supply of cars.
At the end of 2022, Toyota and its subsidiaries (Daihatsu and Hino) sold 10,483,024 worldwide, which is only 0.1% less than a year earlier.
Volkswagen, the closest pursuer of the Japanese giant, previously reported that the concern sold 8,262,800 cars last year. At the same time, Toyota overtook the competitor in November, when more than 9.5 million cars were sold.
Earlier it became known that China in 2022 ranked third in global car deliveries after Japan and Germany, overtaking the United States and South Korea.
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