The Toyota Century has long been an icon in the brand’s lineup. Why so? It’s basically an ultra-luxurious large sedan that was more commonly seen in the garages or being ridden in by more of those in the “upper crust” than us mere mortals. But how about upping the game and making a Century-based SUV? It seems that Toyota’s done just that and it’s all but confirmed that it will be the “New Car Presentation” that they will have on September 6, 2023.
We are one day away from the launch of the Toyota Century SUV
It was only this past June that the Century SUV was previewed by Toyota alongside the launch of the Alphard and Vellfire. They did say that they want to take an “impressive step” to “change the future of cars” and that the SUV will not be a replacement but instead an addition to the Century “lineup”.
Toyota also mentioned that the SUV will be shown off “in a couple of months” and those “couple of months” have already arrived. The premiere of the Century SUV is scheduled to take place tomorrow, September 6, 2023.
The Toyota Century SUV was described as looking very closely like that of a Rolls-Royce Cullinan; honestly, we wouldn’t expect any less given the Century name and badge.
A few bits of the aesthetics can be seen in the photos above, and it looks like it will have a boxy, angular shape. Other info on the grapevine is that it will be sitting on the TNGA-K platform which is the same platform being used by the Alphard, the Lexus LM, and the Lexus TX. There’s also no official word (nor leaks) on what the power plant will be, but it is possible that the Century SUV will have a V6 hybrid. But then again the current hybrid V8 that the Toyota Century sedan uses isn’t completely an impossibility either.
We reckon this will hover in the JPY 10M price range, but please do take this with a grain of salt. We’ll know how big a dent it will make in the pocket by tomorrow.
The Toyota Century is in a league of its own, it always has been. Anyone who’s been lucky enough to see one and even luckier to ride in one wil definitely know of its posh and luxurious prowess. It’s unlikely that it will ever see a Philippine sunrise, but what if by some stroke of luck and chance, we get to see these beautiful beasts as indent orders? That would be a real treat now, wouldn’t it?
But again, we’ll have to wait until tomorrow to get any more details, to put rumors to rest, and to possibly add more tabs to our wishlist for an SUV as awesome as the Toyota Century.