Toyota Century Article — Retro Rides Wiki

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Toyota Century

Richy gets to try out the latest Century in its homeland…#0182;

Toyota’s is a true modern-day retro Forget latter-day pastiches of great names, such as the new and Beetle, because Toyota’s luxury liner has uninterrupted routes that go back to the ’60s.

One glance at the Century you this car’s a little from all other Japanese Thanks to the Chairman of spark supplier Denso, which the plugs for this model, we able to try a Century up close, in the back and in the front.

In Japan the is sold to large companies for use as cars. It’s highly that one of these cars be sold to someone who’d it themselves. Instead it’s as a mobile office or lounge, the boss can either continue or put his feet up, while the chauffeur on with the tricky job of negotiating city-centre traffic.

Size-wise, it’s slightly than an S-Class, but in looks, the is quite a long way behind luxury saloons — and nothing wrong with

The latest Century updates the model which came out in — put the latest model the original and there’s no denying the The large rear light mirror the ones on the original and the deep front end is a squarer of the first Century’s. Side-on, it a little higher than the model: stainless-steel sills the Century doesn’t appear while the chrome flush-fitting handles and window frames are a sight these days.

The Century might not have the curves of its European counterparts, but in a where aerodynamics is King, it the Japanese corporate hierarchy more traditional design, and not only makes the Century imposing, it helps create a interior, with room for a of modern-day luxuries. And if you’re there’s a boot easily big for the Chairman’s golf clubs. over.

The design also means the Century stands out in traffic, its way through hosts of automotive such as Civics and Cubes.

But it like to drive? The boss, in the back probably doesn’t but Toyota has made sure the has an easy time.

Under the is a five-litre V12, coupled to a automatic transmission. Sadly, of the engine’s beauty is hidden by a covering — nevertheless, you to watch the digital rev counter to see if the is running, because it is so quiet.

started, that multi-cylinder provides more than performance. It’s easy to the back tyres if you pull pronto, but what’s surprising is the and handling. The Century takes without wallowing or rolling: you can’t throw it into like a lowered and modified there’s no need to keep on the Sharp bends are no problem, but the man in the might end up losing his papers as the dives in.

Steering isn’t too light: weighted well, and requires the right amount of effort to driving the car.

Ride, is unexpectedly big-European rather massive ’70s American While the ride is soaked up as much as you’d get in a modern you get the feeling Toyota’s engineers examined how an S-Class or a 7-Series You can feel ridges and bumps, but not in a way: instead, the Century’s is almost ‘talking’ to the driver, them an accurate reading of those big tyres are in contact Not that there’s much to about when it comes to road surfaces.

The ‘box changes up and down you knowing: it’s more the ultimate CVT rather than a but highly developed, auto.

The which uses digital lacks a rev counter, but with an as powerful as this, you don’t need one. Instead you get a fuel and temperature gauge.

Of there’s cruise control, on the drivers door you have a of controls for seats and mirrors. We the fact that you can have mirrors rather than mirrors, which not only the car look better, but also better and greater rearward And in traffic, the driver’s probably if his boss orders the passenger-side that pits to the front marking where the front ideal for the office’s underground car

It’s in the back where levels and equipment are about the you’ll find on any car sold As well as more lights Piccadilly Circus, a TV (complete Century remote control), for the climate control, there’s a CD player, and controls to heat and the rear seats — and those factory-fitted curtains. the transmission tunnel in the back is a cupboard for newspapers.

And the man in the back can stretch out by removing the passenger seat’s backrest and stick their feet Hopefully they’ve washed feet, or the chauffeur might get an whiff whafting in their

Unfortunately (and this is the Century’s only fault) no escaping the demon cupholders, two being fitted in the back and pair up front. The driver not get a TV, but he does get a navigation system, so no excuse for getting lost.

are available in either leather or ‘our’ car had cloth, which was not comfortable and looked good, but to suit the car’s image

In conclusion, this has to be the best new you can buy today. It might have of the latest technology when it to the engine, gearbox, and equipment, but it has the best traits of an older car something from the mid-’70s,

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