Typically reserved for Japanese elites, the Toyota Century has only been updated three times in the 50 years of its production. After 21 years, the Toyota Century has finally gotten its third-generation upgrade, and it will definitely set you back cost-wise.
We’re talking a price tag of 19,600,000 yen, or when you take exchange rates into account, about $178,000.
Designed specifically with the comfort of rear passengers in mind, the Century is a chauffeur model along the lines of a Mercedes-Maybach or Rolls-Royce. With a sales goal of 50 Centurys per month, Toyota has equipped its next-gen hybrid with 5.0-liter v8 engine.
In terms of rear-seat capabilities, the new Century is about as souped-up as you can get. Thanks to the roof’s vertical drop off and the 2.5-inch wheel base, passengers are treated to more head and legroom, respectively.
Then, there’s the power-adjustable leg rests, the 20 speakers, the 12-inch television, the massage seats, power curtains, and a 7-inch touchscreen control. As you can see, when it comes to luxury cars, this new Toyota Century is specifically built with a number of back-seat functions to keep the passenger in mind.
2018 Toyota Century Price Comparison
To give you an idea of how expensive the Toyota Century is, let’s take a look at how it stacks up against some other luxury sedans.
BMW 5 Series: $52,600
Lexus LS: $75,000
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe: $122,800
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Rolls-Royce Ghost: $312,000