Toyota has revealed the 3rd generation Century at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. The Japan-exclusive model is now longer in length and wheelbase, which should translate into more roomy interiors.
In addition, the height difference between the scuff plate and the floor has decreased, and the height of the door opening has increased as well, all of which are refinements improving the rear seat riding experience, Toyota said.
The glamorous exterior is highlighted by traditional Japanese design elements used throughout the car including the grille and black trim on the rear combination lamps. The front gets LED projector headlamps.
The leather used on the interiors is minimal and what you see is a lot of wool. The rear seats are power-adjustable with a massage function; there is also an LCD panel in the central armrest where you control seats, air conditioning and audio. A rear-seat entertainment system with a large-sized display and a 20-speaker premium audio system are some of the other features.
In addition to the specially-tuned (air) suspension, the Century uses specially developed tires for ride comfort and reduced road vibration. Optimization of the engine mounts and the active noise control system which reduces noise and vibration when the engine starts, helps achieve smooth acceleration and overwhelming serenity in the cabin, Toyota said.
The new Century uses a 5.0-litre (4,968 cc) 2UR-FSE V8 engine in combination with a hybrid system (THS II). The ICE produces 280 kW (381 metric hp) at 6,200 rpm and 510 Nm (376 lb-ft) of torque at 4,000 rpm. The electric motor puts out 165 kW (224 metric hp) and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) of torque. The total system output, however, is 317 kW or 431 metric hp. The battery pack is of nickel-metal hydride.
Safety features for the limousine include Toyota Safety Sense P collision avoidance support, blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert.
In case you’re wondering, the limo measures 5,335 mm in length, 1,930 mm in width and 1,505 mm in height. Wheelbase measures 3,090 mm.