Released date : 1994/10/11

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Grade Grade-C Grade-B Grade-A
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Curb mass(kg) 1680 1660 1640
Dimensions Length(mm) 4995 4995 4995
Width(mm) 1830 1830 1830
Height(mm) 1415 1435 1435
Wheelbase(mm) 2850 2850 2850
Engine Engine code 1UZ-FE 1UZ-FE 1UZ-FE
Engine type V8-cylinder, DOHC V8-cylinder, DOHC V8-cylinder, DOHC
Displacement(cm3) 3968 3968 3968
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/265/5400 -/265/5400 -/265/5400
* The specifications are those of representative model grades.
* Max. output represents a net rating. In the above table, digits separated by slashes ( / / ) stand for kW, PS, and r.p.m., respectively.
* The model numbers of these vehicles are UCF20(4000), UCF21(4000).
Guided by its principle of pursuing ultimate excellence in performance, the second-generation Celsior continued to explore the ideal luxury car of the future, seeking to deliver (a) best-in-the-world driving performance, cabin quietness, and ride comfort, (b) stately and assertive design, and (c) uncompromising attention to safety and the environment.

Its exterior design retained the overall image of the predecessor's, while adding refinements to the details. In terms of the mechanism, the wheelbase was extended by 35 mm to enlarge the rear cabin, and the engine was also substantially enhanced: the use of lighter pistons and crankshafts decreased noise and vibration levels, and the output improved by 5 PS.

In July 1997, substantial redesigning was implemented, although it did not constitute a full model change. The front grille and the headlamps were set slightly apart, and self-leveling discharge lamps were employed for the headlight. The use of the variable valve timing mechanism (VVT-i) improved the output from 265 PS to 280 PS, and the automatic transmission was upgraded from 4- to 5-speed, improving driving performance and environmental performance at the same time. Standard-equipped safety features included six airbags, the anti-skid VSC (vehicle stability control) system, a brake assist system, and seatbelts with pretensioner and force limiter. In addition, the Celsior came equipped with an anti-theft engine immobilizer.
Plant Tahara plant
Comes from the Latin "celsus" ("lofty" or "elevated").

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