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2016年7月22日

New Toyota Century to be introduced in 2017

A new Toyota Century (トヨタ・センチュリー) is under development and it should be introduced in Japan next year. Improvements will be made to the 5.0-liter V8 engine (2UR-FSE) and an electric motor will be added. The engine is expected to deliver 394 ps, while the electric motor should deliver 224 ps. Of course, the powertrain will be coupled to a 4WD system.

The exterior design will be very close to the FS prototype that was presented back in 2012, a modern evolution of the existing design. The Toyota Century is handmade by skilled craftsmen and it is produced mainly for the Japanese market, serving as Toyota's flagship car within Japan. Production of the Century began in 1967 and the model received only minor changes until a redesign in 1997. So, you can easily understand that its design “represents” Japan.

In contrast to other luxurious cars, the Century has not been positioned and marketed as a sign of wealth or excess. Marketing literature states roughly that, "the Century is acquired through persistent work, the kind that is done in a plain but formal suit."

Lexus UX SUV coming in 2019

Mag-X magazine has published information about the new CT-based SUV, which will be badged as Lexus UX, coming in January 2019. The new UX (internal code 100B) will be based on the next-gen CT model. The UX dimensions are likely to be 4400 × 1800 × 1560 mm and it will compete with Mercedes-Benz GLA and BMW X1. 

The article mentions the UX 200 name, suggesting the use of 2.0-liter engine, but a UX 250 and UX 250h are also going to be available. The hybrid version though may use a smaller engine such a s a 2.0-liter one.

Source: くるまン