Zenshi Gundan (3rd Generation, XGC809S), 2017-
The Gundan is Zenshi's flagship sedan in Japan. After being used for over 20 years, the GB637E Gundan (1995-2016) is finally replaced with a successor, and is planned to be released internationally for the first time.
First introduced as the "Axia Gundan" in 1987, the Zenshi Gundan was originally essentially an Axia with a longer wheelbase and a chock ton of goodies inside, complete with a nice engine, all in one package.
The third generation, compared to the previous generations, has a whole lot more than just being a longer Axia. The only similarities the two models have this time around is the platform, and that's about it. Multiple features the 2nd generation had returns to the new Gundan, such as electronally operated doors, which deadens the impact of opening and closing.
A key thing to keep in mind regarding the Gundan is that it was developed for rear passengers in mind. While the front row is still given attention, sports driving is kept in minimal priority. It took some time for the designers over at Zenshi's headquarters to find a way to imbue the Shinka design into their newest variant of the flagship sedan, but when the final designs were complete, it's shown to be executed very well.
Unlike the previous generations, which offered a manual transmission option (which is a rarity), the GC809S only comes with a 6-Speed AvanTech transmission. The 4.5L KSZ45 V12 engine that was used in the facelifted 2nd generation returns inside the 3rd generation, this time outfitted with GTec-II technology and twin turbochargers to enhance overall fuel economy.
The Gundan, as expected, is loaded with numerous standard features, including a dual sunroof, 360-degree camera, power rear sunshade, rear passenger curtains, heated/cooled power front row seats, and heated/cooled power rear row seats with reclining + massage function, rear entertainment with TV functionality.
Chassis Code: KZHGC809S
Weight: 2246 kg
Engine: KZH45-GDA2T 4.5L V12 DOHC Twin Turbo
Power: 450 HP @ 6500 RPM
Torque: 429 lb-ft @ 2800 RPM
Transmission: 6-Speed AvanTec
0-100 km/h: 5.3s
80-120 km/h: 3.2s
Top Speed: 263 km/h
Fuel Economy (City/Combined/Highway): 16/19/24 MPG
Japanese MSRP: ¥12,291,700