The initial price should be around 100,000 euros.
When it is said to be the favorite choice of Japanese high-ranking officials, as well as the Japanese Emperor himself, car enthusiasts will know that it is the Toyota Century.
It is not the most expensive, nor the most luxurious car in the world, but it is certainly the most conservative, so the announcement that it could get an SUV version is surprising.
Toyota Century was introduced in 1967, and so far it has survived only three generations. The latter lost the V12 engine, but gained even more in terms of smoothness and ride comfort.
Japan's Best Car is now reporting that Toyota is preparing the ground for an SUV version of the model, which will reportedly be based on the Highlander model.
No need to look for similarities with the original. The Century SUV will stretch up to 5.2 meters, with a full three meters between the axles. If you add to that 1,950 mm width and 1,750 mm height, with a weight of 2,200 kg, it is clear that this is an imposing vehicle.
The surprises don't end there, so under the hood will not be a hybrid with a V8 engine, but a 3.5 V6 from the Lexus LS 500h.
It could be on sale already in the middle of the year, and at a slightly lower price than the original.
Namely, the Century starts from around 142,000 euros, while the SUV could start "as early as" 106,000 euros.