Spotted in China: Toyota Cresta Super Lucent

Published on February 1, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: Toyota Cresta Super Lucent

A very special spot of a very special car in China. This is a Toyota Cresta Super Lucent, seen in the great city of Zhanjiang in Guangdong Province. The ‘X80’ third generation Toyota Cresta was made from 1988 until 1992 and never exported to China, so how this fine machine ended up deep south is yet a mystery.

Spotted in China: Toyota Cresta Super Lucent

The Super Lucent was the top spec variant of the X80 Cresta. Power came from a 1G-GZE supercharged engine that delivered 168hp and 226nm, sending power to the rear wheels via a four-speed automatic. The Cresta name continued with the 1992-1996 X90 and sadly ended with the 1996-2001 X100 series, leaving the good Cresta to be forgotten. Well, not in Zhanjiang!

Spotted in China: Toyota Cresta Super Lucent

Script of ‘Super Lucent’ very similar to ‘Super Saloon’ on the S140 Toyota Crown.

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  1. Zhanjiang Guy- June 26, 2016 Reply

    This car was parked in Wenzhang Villiage ,Chikan Disdistrict ,Zhanjiang with another two JDM Cars – t170 Toyota Carina MY ROAD & U12 Nissan Bluebird SSS ( (Left Hand Drive Converted) . i spoted this car in late 2014. This Cresta was GX81 Super Lucent with 1G-FE 6 cyl ,24V engine. Only Super Lucent G has 1G-GZE. Unfortunely, in mid-2015 ,one of my friend wanted to take a photo with this Cresta, he could’t find that car at the same place…..

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