The Innova Crysta is known as the king of MPVs in India but Toyota is likely planning to launch the much more luxurious Vellfire MPV as well
Toyota Innova Crysta is the favorite MPV in the Indian market. It is sold at a premium price and still there are a lot of buyers of the vehicle in the Indian market. Soon, Toyota is expected to launch the all-new Vellfire in the Indian market, which will be a luxurious MPV. Here is all you need to know about the upcoming Toyota Vellfire MPV, which is also known as Alphard in many international markets.
1. Much bigger than Innova Crysta
The Toyota Vellfire is a luxury MPV, which can easily fit the Innova Crysta inside. It is huge in dimensions and measures 4,950mm in length, 1,850mm in width and 1,950mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 3,000mm, which is extremely big. The vehicle gets an 8-seater configuration. This Vellfire will offer a large amount of space, which is perfect for the big Indian families. It will also suit the corporates who move around a lot.
2. Most expensive Toyota MPV
The Toyota Innova Crysta is not the only MPV in Toyota’s global line-up. The Vellfire sits on the top of the list of MPVs line-up of the brand. The base model of the Vellfire is priced at around Rs. 50 lakh and the Indian model is expected to carry the same price tag. The Toyota Innova’s most expensive variant is priced at Rs. 23.5 lakh, ex-showroom. The high price of the Vellfire will cause a wide price gap in the line-up.
3. Exceptional fuel economy
The Toyota Vellfire gets powered by a 2.5-litre petrol engine that is available with the Toyota Camry too. It gets Atkinson’s cycle Hybrid system similar to the Camry. The petrol-hybrid powertrain of the Vellfire produces a maximum power of 202 Bhp. It gets an e-CVT transmission, which is also found in the Camry Hybrid. As per various review reports, the Vellfire returns a maximum of 19-20 km/l from the petrol engine, which is exceptional in the segment.
4. Extremely loaded
The Toyota Vellfire is loaded to the brim when it comes to features. It gets a 12-speaker system from JBL and a touchscreen infotainment system with a navigation system. Reclinable leather seats, ventilated seats, powered sunshade, 3-zone climate control system, cornering sensors in reverse parking, full LED headlamps, hill start and hold, rear ORVM auto adjust on the reverse with memory function and much more. The Vellfire also gets 7-airbag system, ABS+EBD, traction control and ISOFIX hooks.
5. India launch likely
The Indian government has allowed importing as many as 2,500 of any car model without the need of the homologation process. This will allow Toyota to launch the all-new Vellfire without going through the homologation process of the Indian market. Being very expensive, the Alphard is expected to be a niche product.
Toyota may bring in a few units to check the market response and then launch a Completely Knocked Down (CKD) version of the vehicle depending on the demand.