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2018 Toyota Century offers classic Japanese luxury with a hybrid twist

Third-generation Japanese-market sedan will bow at the Tokyo Motor Show.

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Chris Paukert
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One can't help but wonder if the Century's decidedly old-school look would find a few buyers here in the States, but don't look for that to happen.

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A new, longer wheelbase and lower rear sills ease entry and exit for Japan's dignitaries.

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The last Century was powered by a V12 engine -- yes, 12 cylinders! This one gets a 5.0-liter V8 hybrid setup.

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Smoked taillamp lenses are a subtle new feature for 2018.

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New tech, yet delightfully old school.

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That's 100 percent wool upholstery, as per Japanese luxury tradition. Leather is optional. Note the integrated foot rest.

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Why are you looking up front? This car is all about the back seat.

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There we go. Luxury accommodations for two. That center console LCD controls audio, HVAC and seat position functions.

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A large-scale rear seat entertainment screen is available, perfect for relaxing when stuck in Tokyo's prodigious traffic.

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