Toyota Vellfire, the 7-seater uber-luxury MPV comes in a single feature-loaded Executive Lounge trim. It’s packed with excellent comfort, convenience and safety attributes for all.
After about two years of anticipation, Toyota Vellfire is finally launched in India at a whopping price of nearly Rs 80 lakh (ex-showroom, all India). Back in the 2018 edition of the Auto Expo, the Japanese carmaker had displayed Toyota Alphard MPV to gauge audience response. And the feedback it registered was quite positive. As a result, just at the right time when the demand for premium MPVs is on surge in the country, Toyota has introduced the more stylish version of the Alphard MPV – the Vellfire. Both these large MPVs are sold side by side in Japan.GET BEST DEALS ON NEW CARS
So let’s dive deep into the 5 fascinating details about the Toyota Vellfire luxury MPV.
1. Gigantic Exteriors, King-size Dimensions
The luxury MPV from Toyota with its large and imposing emergence never fails to catch the eye of the onlookers. Designed in a boxy way, it is endowed with a chrome-induced front with simple slats at the grille, split full-LED headlights and massive front bumper. Whereas, the large air dams are infused with fog lamps in a triangular housing reflecting the premium quotient.
Sides see smooth lines flowing, chrome bordering window frames, ORVMs with side indicators, and sleek looking electric sliding doors, while the rear gets a wide chrome slat placed in the middle of the LED tail lamps and a high mounted large rear spoiler.
The hefty Vellfire nearly touches the 5000 mm mark with its 4935 mm length, while the width, height and wheelbase stand at 1850 mm, 1895 mm and 3000 mm respectively.
2. Voluminous Cabin With Top-notch Features & Comfort
Enormous room inside the cabin is no less than a lounge. Meant to bestow premium and comfortable experience to the passengers, Vellfire cabin features private screens, twin sunroof, power sliding doors, three-zone auto climate control, 16-colours ambient roof lighting, electric adjust first and second-row seats with Ottoman function and the list goes on.
Infotainment aspect goes a notch higher with dedicated 13-inch display screens with Wifi and HDMI support for the throne-like second-row captain seats. To make travel a lounge-class experience, the JBL music system comes with 17-speakers. Other premium features include the choice of beige or black leatherette upholstery, auto + memory ORVMs, hi-tech 10-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto at the dashboard, and more. Furthermore, safety gears come in the form of seven airbags, VDIM, tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), hill hold assist, ABS with EBD, and others.
3. High Fuel Economy & Frugal Engine
Powering the towering luxury Toyota MPV is the 2.5L, 4-cylinder petrol hybrid engine. It churns out a maximum power output of 115 bhp and peak torque value of 198 Nm at 2800-4000 rpm. Owing to its hybrid nature, the refined petrol engine is paired with two electric motors and a hybrid battery. The synergy translates into higher fuel savings and cleaner emissions with less carbon footprint. The hybrid engine delivers a claimed fuel economy of 16.35 kmpl under standard driving conditions.
4. No Competition At The Moment
The more premium and healthier version of the Toyota Innova, Vellfire with its high price tag and massive measurements inside-out sees no competition in its segment. However, for comparison piece in terms of feature packaging, it can provide some fight to the recently introduced Kia Carnival’s top of the line trims. Moreover, true competition lies in the Mercedes Benz V-Class MPV.
5. Sold Out For Three Months
Looking at its plush features and commanding presence one is ought to fall for it. However, as per Toyota Motors, customer response has been amazing which led to the sales of all the 180 CBUs (complete built units) that were planned in the coming three months of the imports. Without going into the numbers the company has stated nearly 20 per cent orders of the Vellfire are from the Hyderabad city.