29th Jul 2012, 18:56
The Toyota Century is Toyota's highest end luxury car. It's positioned above Lexus in the luxury segment, and is only available in Japan through certain dealers I believe. Other than a mild restyle in 1997, the car really hasn't changed since its inception in 1967 in terms of styling. Toyota only sells about 600 a year, and they are marketed as a sign of success through hard work, though there are stories of Yakuza bosses rolling in Centuries. They are the one of the only vehicles in the entire Toyota lineup powered by a V12 engine, and are very classically styled.
10th Dec 2012, 09:45
The Toyota Century is Toyota's flagship vehicle that you never knew existed. Styled like an old Cadillac Brougham, the Century was introduced in 1967 and named "Century" because 1967 was the 100th anniversary of the birth of Sakichi Toyoda, the founder of Toyota Industries and one of Japan's greatest industrialists.
While relatively unknown is Europe and North America, its appearance is iconic in Asia, being their version of a "mob car" I guess you could say.