Toyota has released a teaser image of its upcoming luxury MPV - the Vellfire, while revealing its launch date of 26th January 2020.
Toyota Kirloskar Motors has recently launched the BS-6 versions of Innova Crysta and Fortuner while discontinuing 7 other products from its lineup. However, the manufacturer is all set to add a new car to the lineup. The Japanese carmaker has recently teased its upcoming Vellfire MPV. In the teaser, there’s not much that has been revealed about the car but the silhouette is more than enough a hint for someone to identify the vehicle.
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The Toyota Vellfire will compete against the only car in its segment - Mercedes-Benz V Class.
Also, the teaser image reveals the car’s launch date of 26 January 2020 and a hashtag that reads as ‘Sustainable Luxury’. The hashtag seems to be in connection with the car’s powertrain since it will be launched with a hybrid powertrain comprising of a 2.5-litre petrol engine mated to an electric motor to belt out a total power output of 197 PS and 235 Nm. This Series-Parallel Hybrid drivetrain would be identical to that of the Lexus NX 300H.
Dimensionally, the Vellfire measures at 4935mm in length, 1850mm in width, and 1895mm in height to give the car a hefty road-presence and spacious interior to accommodate eight people in complete comfort. In comparison to its key rival – Mercedes-Benz V Class, the Vellfire is short of 435mm in height and 78mm in width. The 3000mm long wheelbase of Vellfire is also 430mm smaller than the V Class’s 4430mm.
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The silhouette of the car is identical to that shown in the teaser image.
The luxury MPV will be offered in its top-end ‘Executive-Lounge’ trim with an 8-seat configuration. It will come loaded to the gills to keep the occupants in utmost safety and comfort with features, such as LED headlamps and tail lamps, electric sliding doors, 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with support for Android Auto and Apple Carplay, electrically adjustable and ventilated seats, leather upholstery, three-zone automatic climate control, twin electric moon roofs, two 10.2-inch screens for the second-row occupants and more.
The Toyota Vellfire is a luxury MPV and is sold in international markets with the same set of engines and specifications. Thus, it will make its way to our shores via CBU route with an expected price range of Rs. 68.00 lakhs to Rs. 80.00 lakhs (ex-showroom).