Toyota has introduced it’s going to maintain a brand new automotive presentation on September 6 however just isn’t stating what it plans to disclose. Nevertheless, based mostly on a teaser picture, it appears to be like like we’ll lastly get to see the long-awaited Century SUV (placeholder title for now).
The posh mannequin was first mooted in the course of the presentation of the all-new Alphard and Vellfire again in June this yr. On the time, Simon Humphries, chief branding officer and head of design at Toyota, stated, “the Century is the final word chauffeur expertise, nevertheless it too must evolve as we transfer to the long run. Later within the yr, I hope to have the prospect to share the result of that story with a brand new version to Toyota’s chauffeur collection.”
We additionally obtained a really shadowy have a look at the upcoming mannequin’s profile, which seems to be paying homage to the Rolls-Royce Cullinan. The brand new teaser reaffirms this commentary as we get to see a blocky physique form, with notable particulars being a superb variety of chrome accents and distinctive taillights with a J-shaped lighting signature. In contrast to the Cullinan, the Toyota Century SUV doesn’t include rear-hinged doorways.
Particulars are scarce for now, however studies counsel the Century SUV will likely be constructed on the GA-Okay model of the Toyota New World Structure and be fitted with a hybrid powertrain, the latter has many candidates given the platform can be used for the Alphard, Vellfire in addition to the Lexus LM, RX and TX. Different rumours declare the mannequin will price round 15 million yen (RM475,998) in Japan.
The Century title must be acquainted to Toyota followers, as it’s used for a variety of luxurious sedans, with the newest being the third-generation (G60) mannequin launched in 2018. The G60 is predicated on the Toyota N platform and contains a hybridised 2UR-FSE 5.0 litre V8 with a complete system output of 431 PS (425 hp or 317 kW).
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