New Toyota Century SUV revealed: Japan-only luxury car in detail

September 06, 2023 by

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This is the new Toyota Century, and it’s a luxury SUV to take on the likes of the Rolls Royce Cullinan and Bentley Bentayga. Read on for all you need to know

  • New Toyota Century SUV revealed
  • Alternative to the Rolls Royce Cullinan
  • Luxurious rear seat layout
  • Powered by a 3.5-litre V6 plug-in hybrid engine
  • Only available in Japan
  • Costs the equivalent of £135,000

The new Toyota Century is here. This flagship nameplate from the Japanese brand is best known for being fitted to a V12-engined luxury saloon in the late ’90s, however this new model is an SUV designed to take on the likes of the Bentley Bentayga and Rolls Royce Cullinan.

Powered by a V6 plug-in hybrid engine, the new Century will only be sold in Japan, costing the equivalent of around £135,000.

New Toyota Century design

This new Toyota Century SUV certainly has an imposing look about it. It kind of has the appearance of a Grand Theft Auto rendition of the Bentley Bentayga.

You have some sleek C-shaped LED headlights up front, and the grille is relatively subtle for a flagship SUV such as this. The silver trim around the bumper helps lift things at the front.

That silver trim at the front flows into the bottom of the doors, and there’s plenty of chrome trim around the windows. The rear lights have a similar shape to the ones at the front, and that silver finish continues on the lower bumper.

New Toyota Century interior and rear seats

The dashboard of the new Toyota Century has a clean design with a focus on ease of use. There are physical buttons for all of the main functions, and there’s plenty of leather to help it look and feel like a luxurious product.

However, this SUV has been mainly designed for those being chauffeured in the back. You have two separate armchairs in the back which recline, and you have a fridge between the seats to keep your champagne chilled.

There are screens in front of each rear passenger to keep them entertained, and there are two smaller touchpads to control things like the seats, audio and ambient lighting.

New Toyota Century engine

Sadly, unlike the original Century saloon, this new SUV doesn’t have a V12 under the bonnet. What you have instead is a more emission-regulation-friendly 3.5-litre V6 plug-in hybrid system.

Toyota hasn’t spilled the beans on performance or power figures, but it has revealed that the electric motor is on the rear wheels, meaning it has all-wheel-drive. The century also has rear-wheel-steering to help make it more manoeuvrable.

How much does the Toyota Century cost?

Fancy this slice of Japanese luxury? Well sadly, the new Century will only be sold in Japan where it’ll cost the equivalent of around £135,000.

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