Toyota Sedan Looks Straight Out of the '90s – but It's Actually All New

Sam McEachern
by Sam McEachern

Toyota has pulled the wraps off of its new third-generation Toyota Century ahead of the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show.

That’s right – despite its old school looks and deliciously 1990s interior, the third-generation Century is a newly updated automobile. It has a 5.0-liter direct injection V8, which is coupled with a hybrid system for improved fuel economy over the outgoing model. It also benefits from specially developed tires for a softer ride and reduced road vibrations, new engine mounts and a new interior active noise cancellation system.

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Speaking of the interior, it features wool upholstery, power adjustable rear seats with adjustable leg rests and an LCD panel in between the rear seats for controlling the heat and A/C, seat and audio controls. Other luxury features include a writing table, a reading light, a rear seat entertainment system and a 20-speaker premium audio system. There’s no better place to be when traveling through thick Tokyo traffic in your way to work, we imagine.

The new Toyota Century will make its official debut in Tokyo later this month. We never knew how much we wanted a throwback Japanese luxury sedan until now.

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Sam McEachern
Sam McEachern

Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.

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