Toyota has revealed a brand new flagship SUV in Japan to take a seat alongside its present Century sedan that may proceed to be provided alongside it.
The brand new Toyota Century is being pitched as an SUV rival to the likes of the Rolls-Royce Cullinan and Bentley Bentayga. In Japan it prices ¥25 million (~A$265,000).
At this stage it’s anticipated the Toyota Century SUV will likely be for the Japanese market solely, that means it gained’t be coming to Australia. The sedan has all the time been unique to the Japanese home market.
Toyota has revealed the Century SUV in quite a lot of guises, together with a GR Sport variant with rear doorways that slide like a folks mover, in addition to a convertible. For now simply the common model has been detailed.
The Century SUV is powered by a 3.5-litre V6 plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrain with a complete system output of 303kW of energy. That is mated to a constantly variable transmission with an eFour all-wheel drive system.
This is similar powertrain setup because the just lately revealed Lexus TX550h+, which is an expensive model of the left-hand drive solely Toyota Grand Highlander.
Toyota claims the Century SUV has an all-electric vary of as much as 69km in response to Japanese WLTC testing. When the battery is depleted it has a median hybrid gasoline consumption of seven.0L/100km.
Totally charging the Century SUV’s high-voltage battery takes a claimed three hours and half-hour when plugged right into a 200V/30A wall socket.
The Century SUV comes with a variety of drive modes, together with the everyday Regular, Eco, and Sport, however the headline is a ‘Rear Consolation’ mode that distributes the driving and braking pressure in a manner designed to not disturb rear passengers.
There’s a four-wheel steering system that’s claimed to supply “simple dealing with” at low speeds, and “seamless, pure dealing with” and medium-to-higher speeds.
The four-seat Century SUV measures in at 5205mm lengthy, 1990mm extensive, and 1805mm tall, with a 2950mm wheelbase. That is 130mm shorter, 60mm wider, and 300mm taller than the five-seat Century sedan.
On the entrance of the Century SUV are a set of LED headlights with 4 distinct components, in addition to the enduring phoenix emblem courting again to the primary Century from 1967.
Across the aspect are 20-inch aluminium wheels as normal, although bigger 22-inch aluminium wheels might be optioned. There’s additionally a personality line operating your entire size of the aspect profile.
On the again the LED tail lights have the same lighting signature to the headlights, though they’ve a three-dimensional factor. Century lettering can be written on the tailgate.
The Century SUV retains the enduring two-tone paint job from the sedan. It’s obtainable in a complete of seven totally different exterior paint color mixtures.
This story will likely be up to date as extra data turns into obtainable.