Toyota‘s iconic Century, a popular conveyance with Japan’s elite, has received a rare update.
First introduced in 1967, the Century has seen little meddling with the formula across the decades. The first generation of the classic sedan was in production for 30 years, and the second iteration sold for 21.
All of this is to say updates don’t come frequently, so this third-generation Century is worth a look. Available for $178,000, the refreshed Century features a number of impressive tech updates that weren’t even imaginable 20 or more years ago.
The style remains a constant, but passengers in the new version will benefit from a larger coach with extra legroom. Additional upgrades include an electronically controlled air suspension and active noise cancellation.
Attention to detail is what truly makes this Century impressive. The manji lattice pattern fabric-covered ceiling, a powered massage leg rest in the back, and an 11.6-inch entertainment screen for each VIP top the list. The exterior design stands out with an intricate phoenix emblem on the grille and a beautiful six-layer paint job.
Passengers can also expect to get where they’re going in good time thanks to a 2UR-FSE 5.0-liter V8 producing 375 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque. An additional electric motor increases the total power output to 425 hp.