Secrets limousine Toyota Century third generation
That is why Toyota Century is like two Lexus LS
Prestigious limo for respected people in Japan since 1967 was the only possible – the Toyota Century. This is a great car with striking features of English rolls-Royce quickly caught on among the elites and entrenched in the upper echelon of the automotive hierarchy. Generational shift happening, slowly, for half a century was invented only three generations, the third generation debuted only at the end of 2017, replacing the conveyor bygone model that lasted 21 years.
Sedan of the Century, maybe someone will say, unattractive in appearance. Let us not agree with this statement. A luxury sedan just done in a conservative style, not flashy style and modern flowery solutions. The main thing here is what is hidden inside, the cabin that made for a few people sitting at the back. And this is done manually. Perhaps that is why the cost of “a hundred years” Toyota is two values prestige Lexus LS.
Toyota plans to sell 50 cars a month. And if you have 19 600 000 yen (about 178 000 dollars or two new Lexus LS) and you live in Japan, then you can order a serious car. At least it’s much cheaper than Rolls-Royce.
As we mentioned, the Century is based on the traditional style, a big limousine is built around the comfort of the rear passengers. Everything is very traditional. If you look at the details, it will become obvious how the developers follow the traditions, respect them, try not to miss important details. Take for example the radiator grille.
If you look at the original Century model 1967, you can see how this tradition is respected:
All the basic motifs of design, the original proportions, radiator grille and even the shape of the headlights, all of it in one form or another is present on the new model.
The symbol of a new model – the mythological bird, Fenghuang. The so-called “Chinese Phoenix”. Very similar to Western mythology bird, but standing away from it. Just as is the Japanese limousine from their European classmates. Don’t be distracted by his features, he originally different.
The icon is the main symbol of luxury limousine Toyota – bird Fenghuang engraved by the master in a period of six weeks for each car separately. Manual labor is not just held in high esteem is the only true way to create a masterpiece.
That’s the kind of subtlety reveals Toyota’s press release. For example, the symbolism of the lines of the contours of the door openings:
In the design side of the car interwoven elements of decor used in interior walls in the Heian period (794-1185 years). Two adjacent of the door and space of a doorway fitted so tightly that create a unified design element that emphasizes the high professionalism of the masters.
Paint and color carry a similar secret charge. For example, the color in the release called “eternal black, Kamui”:
“The coating consists of 7 layers, including the layer of lacquer containing a black dye to create the impression black patent trim. Grinding and polishing based on traditional Japanese craftsmanship varnishing, give the car a deep luster and Shine. Three times used the method of wet sanding to smooth out the bumps and avoid unevenness. After that, the body is subjected to a final “mirror” finish, providing uniform color transmission.”
Here’s how on the video the process looks:
The buyer will receive a lot in return spent $ 178,000, but most of all to expect from the two rear seats. The two rear seats are the Central place of this car, luxurious, and worthy of a “cocoon” for the transportation of very important people on very important business. Compared with the second-generation model of space for rear passengers will be even greater due to the additional 63 mm added to the wheelbase, as well as a raised ceiling and lowered floor.
The rear lounge area also got massage functions, independent climate control and even a stunning folding Ottoman for a truly Executive level of relaxation:
Also, since this is primarily a Japanese luxury car, of course, he has a complete set of lace curtains for all Windows:
In the past Century under the bonnet raised the engine V12. The new model will receive the latest hybrid V8 4.9-liter unit, whose power excluding the electric motor is around 394 horsepower and over 500 Nm of torque. Add to that 220 HP with 300 Nm of torque from the electric motor and you will get very impressive power for fast, majestic journey.
The basis for the basic model