The Japanese Rolls Now Back on the Market

22.10.2018

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Unveiled in October 2017 during a salon in Tokyo, the Toyota Century has now been released on the Japanese market. On sale for more than 150,000 EUR, this seemingly exorbitant price correlates to the fact that some are calling it the Japanese Rolls Royce.

The Century is admittedly much more than just a Toyota (it’s also worth noting the brand name isn’t visible anywhere on the car) it is a real limousine. Measuring 5.34 m, the car is aimed at Japanese business owners and political leaders.

This new model is an adaptation of the old Century, which has been out of production for the last 20 years. While the exterior has remained much the same, much attention has been given to the mechanics of the car with a V8 hybrid engine based on a Lexus LS model whereas the former Century ran on a V12 engine.

The main selling point however is the interior with curtains over the windows, wood panelling and wool seat covers, more comfortable than the traditional leather. Other mod cons include a large screen 16-inch TV, a touch screen in the armrests to control the air conditioning, massage seats and 20 HP audio system. Comfort is king.

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