Toyota is gearing up for an exciting revelation on September 6! It’s as if they’re playing the ultimate game of hide-and-seek, keeping us all in suspense about what’s in store. But hold onto your hats because the latest teaser has set our imaginations ablaze – could it be that the much-anticipated Century SUV is finally making its grand entrance?
Remember that moment back in June when Toyota unveiled the Alphard and Vellfire? Well, that’s when the seeds of excitement were planted. The Chief Branding Officer and Head of Design at Toyota, Simon Humphries, dropped a tantalizing hint about a particular Century SUV.
But wait, there’s more! The teaser pic they’ve thrown our way showcases a rugged, boxy frame with eye-catching chrome accents. Oh, and those J-shaped taillights? They’re like the SUV’s signature wink at us, leaving no doubt that this is Toyota’s grand entry into the SUV game.
You car history buffs might get a twinkle in your eye when you hear “Century.” Toyota has used this prestigious name on their luxury cars, like that third-gen (G60) beauty from 2018. And here’s the juicy tidbit – insiders are whispering that this Century SUV might be packing a hybridized 2UR-FSE 5.0-liter V8 engine, flexing with a jaw-dropping 430 horsepower.
Hold onto your horsepower hats because this Century SUV will be strutting its stuff on Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform – think of it the red carpet for cars. They’ve got two choices here: the GA-K or GA-L variant. The GA-K is the cool kid on the block, shared by Toyota’s Alphard, Vellfire, Lexus LM, RX, and TX. Meanwhile, the GA-L gives its A-game to Toyota’s swanky new Crown and LS models.
This Century SUV might set you back around Rs. 31 million in Japan. Yeah, that’s some serious cash, but word on the street is that it’s giving some serious competition vibes to the Mercedes GLS, BMW X7, and Audi Q8. So, if you’re in the mood for a luxury showdown, this might be your golden ticket.