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Toyota Century SUV confirmed; to rival Bentley Bentayga

The new Toyota Century SUV will get a monocoque architecture borrowed from the Grand Highlander.

Toyota recently unveiled the new-generation iteration of its Vellfire & Alphard MPVs. During the global unveil though, Toyota also confirmed that they will also be introducing an all-new Century SUV to its luxury model lineup soon.

The Japanese carmaker stated that the new Century SUV will make its global debut later this year and will be positioned alongside the brand's Century sedan. The new SUV will be the second 'Century' badged model from Toyota and will be a global model, unlike the sedan which is primarily sold in Japan.

While details of the Century SUV are still scarce, it is expected to offer plenty of space inside, with a host of creature comforts and tech. Toyota states that the SUV will primarily be aimed towards chauffer-driven buyers.

Reports state that the new Toyota Century SUV will get a monocoque architecture borrowed from the Grand Highlander. It will also have a similar wheelbase but larger overall dimensions at around 5.2 m in length and 2 m in width.

The Century sedan is currently powered by a 5.0-litre V8 hybrid engine. Toyota is yet to confirm the powertrain on the upcoming SUV.

Once launched, the Toyota Century SUV could rival the likes of the Bentley Bentayga, albeit with a slightly lower price tag.

Source: TheDrive

 
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