Toyota Century SUV : Toyota has released the first teaser of its upcoming SUV with a global launch date of September 6, 2023. After the massive success of the new Vellfire MPV that hit the Indian market, the Japanese auto giant has already announced the development of the Century. SUV.
The Century brand first appeared in 1967. Since then, it has only been a sedan series adapted for the Japanese market. Toyota will likely drop the personal component when the Century SUV goes global.
The Century SUV is built on the same one-size-fits-all platform as the Toyota Grand Highlander SUV. The Century SUV is about 5.2 metres long and can have three rows of seats.
The sedan has long since departed from the square, simple and beautiful style, and it looks like the SUV is following suit. To emphasise its top SUV status, it has a strong beltline that tapers into a chequered panel, horizontal LED tail lamps and glossy exterior mouldings.
The Century sedan now has a V12 petrol engine, but the Century SUV does not. Toyota will equip the Century SUV with a gasoline-hybrid powertrain, which may be the same as the Grand Highlander SUV. This innovative technology combines a 2.5 litre four-cylinder petrol engine with two electric motors to produce 245 hp. Alternatively, 365 hp. A 2.4-liter four-cylinder gasoline turbo engine with an electric motor can be selected.
Inside, the Century SUV can be expected to offer 2-row and 3-row seating. The Century SUV stands out for its good materials and excellent Takumi workmanship. Let’s hope the Century sedan’s folding passenger seatback does the trick here, too.
Toyota and Lexus have consistently shown their commitment to the Indian market by launching global models as soon as possible. Notable examples include the Vellfire and the upcoming Lexus LM MPV, both of which were hugely successful after their global debuts. Going by this trend, industry sources believe that Toyota will debut the Century SUV in India in the near future.