The Toyota Vellfire will slot into the premium MPV segment and fight tooth and nails with the like of Mercedes-Benz V-Class.
Toyota is all set to introduce a premium luxury MPV in India, named the Toyota Vellfire later this month. While the Japanese carmaker still keeps the Vellfire’s launch details under wraps, sources suggest that the new MPV will find its way to India via the CBU format. Once launched, the Toyota Vellfire will face the only rivalry from the like of Mercedes-Benz V-Class in the country.
Toyota Vellfire will be the brand's premium luxury MPV to rival the like of Mercedes-Benz V-Class in India.
To compete against its only opulent rival in the domestic space, the Toyota Vellfire will more likely to get a sharp bold design both inside and out. Exterior wise, the new MPV will split LED headlamps, an aggressive nose with a low-set bumper. The overall exterior design of the Vellfire bears a striking similarity with the Toyota Alphard which debuted at 2018 Delhi Auto Expo.
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In other words, the Vellfire should be nothing but a refreshed version of the Alphard with a tweaked front end and several styling changes. The Vellfire’s interior will also score high in the premium quotient. Confirmed to come with an “Executive Lounge” feature package, the upcoming Toyota Vellfire will adopt two large captain seats for the second row. The seats are all electrically-adjustable and ventilated too. This package also includes two sunroofs, three-zone automatic climate control, power-sliding tailgate and doors, mood lighting, seven airbags along with a dual-tone black-beige interior colour option.
The Toyota Vellfire is likely to be priced at around Rs 70 - 75 Lakh (estimated, ex-showroom).
In the international markets, the Toyota Vellfire comes with a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 10.2-inch screen for the rear passengers, a 360-degree camera view, etc. It remains to be seen if these features could make its way to the India-spec model.
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Powering the Toyota Vellfire is a petrol-hybrid powertrain that comprises a 2.5-litre petrol engine and an electric motor, all the ways to produce a max power of 150 BHP and 143 BHP, respectively. Power will be delivered to the four wheels via a CVT unit.
Prices of the Vellfire are estimated at around Rs 70 – 75 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), placing it in the same range of the Mercedes-Benz V-Class which is priced at around Rs 68.4 – 81.90 Lakh (ex-showroom).