The Toyota Celcior, known as the Toyota Celsior in some markets, is a luxury sedan produced by Toyota. The 1998 model year represents a specific generation of the Toyota Celcior, and it’s also known as the first-generation Toyota Celcior (model code: UCF20). This car is perhaps better known as the Lexus LS 400 in some markets.
Here are some key features and specifications of the 1998 Toyota Celcior (Lexus LS 400 in some markets):
The 1998 Toyota Celcior was equipped with a 4.0-liter V8 engine (1UZ-FE) that produced around 260 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque.
It typically came with rear-wheel drive (RWD) but might have been available with all-wheel drive (AWD) in some markets.
The standard transmission for the 1998 Celcior was a 5-speed automatic, known for its smooth shifting.
Luxury and Comfort:
The 1998 Celcior was known for its luxurious interior featuring high-quality materials such as leather upholstery and wood trim.
It had a spacious and comfortable cabin with a focus on a quiet and smooth ride.
Standard features included power windows, power locks, power seats, and dual-zone climate control.
Higher trim levels and options packages may have offered additional features like a premium sound system, navigation, and a sunroof.
Safety features included airbags for the driver and front passenger, anti-lock brakes (ABS), and traction control.
Keep in mind that safety technology in 1998 was not as advanced as in modern vehicles.
The Toyota Celcior was primarily sold in Japan but was also available in some other countries, often under the Lexus brand as the Lexus LS 400.
The Toyota Celcior (Lexus LS 400) gained a reputation for its build quality, reliability, and luxurious features. It played a significant role in establishing Lexus as a luxury brand.
Please note that specific features and specifications may vary depending on the market and trim level. If you have more specific questions about a particular variant or feature of the 1998 Toyota Celcior, feel free to ask.