The one-off Toyota Century Convertible finally unveiled to public, carrying Emperor of Japan


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The much-talked-about Toyota Century Convertible made for the Emperor of Japan has been unveiled to the public! Watch the royal family ride in it!

The much-anticipated Toyota Century Convertible has been unveiled. After such a long wait to see the one-off from the stables of Toyota, it made its debut recently after the new Emperor of Japan ascended the throne.

Emperor Naruhito was in company of Empress Masako as they were driven in the car at an event marking his coming into the throne.

Reports gathered by Naijauto showed that about 119,000 individuals came out to see the motorcade as it drove past the streets of Tokyo.


The Emperor was received by a large crowd on the streets of Tokyo

The grand occasion was initially scheduled to hold on October 22, but was postponed due to the typhoon the country was hit with.

The coming of the one-off Century was announced by Japanese automaker Toyota back in May, but it was not until September that the public got a sneak peek of the rear breed. The car is indeed special as it is the very first parade car the royal family of Japan has acquired in the last thirty years. It is a successor to the popular Rolls-Royce Corniche III.


Back seats of the Century are a bit high, so the public can see the Emperor well.

Seats of the car are very high. This is to ensure that the public gets a good view of the Emperor while he is seated in the car. Given the “sacred” nature of the car, Toyota did not disclose many details about it.

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The Century is the first parade car acquired by the Japanese royal family in 30 years

Besides this car, the royal family also has a unique Century limousine that has more than enough room space to give them all the comfort they need.

The Century is the only unit available in the world. Indeed, being royalty does not come cheap.


His father,  Emperor Akihitorode in a Rolls-Royce convertible though

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Chris Odogwu is a Content Writer and Journalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from University of Jos and a master's degree in Mass Communication from University of Lagos. His works have been published in top local and international publications including Forbes, HuffPost, ThriveGlobal, TheNextScoop and Nigeria360 among others. A member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), the thrill he gets from writing about exotic cars feels almost the same as riding in them.

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