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Toyota Vellfire luxury MPV showcased in India

Written by Nizam Shaikh

The Toyota Vellfire MPV could be launched in India in the coming months as the company has showcased the MPV at a private event in India. The Vellfire is the sportier derivation of the Alphard MPV with similar luxury features and the MPV is likely to be brought to India via the CBU route and the brand may benefit from the new relaxed import norms which allow a manufacturer to import 2500 units per year without the need of homologation.

In terms of styling, the Toyota Vellfire features a large chrome grille, twin split type headlights with LED daytime running lamps, cornering lamps, triangular chrome bezel fog lamps on the lower portion of the bumper, a large air dam, chrome strip on the door sides, integrated turn signals on the ORVMs, and LED combination lamps on the rear.

The interior of the Vellfire features 9 different seating arrangements and the seats are upholstered in leather. The MPV gets twin moonroofs and a rear entertainment system with a 10.2-inch drop-down display. The driver gets a leather-wrapped steering wheel with twin-pod instrument console and seats get heating and ventilation with memory functions. The car also gets power sliding doors, sunshades, ambient lighting, individual seat tables, automatic climate control and personal reading lights, LED ceiling illumination, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, wireless charger and more.

In the engine department, the south-east Asian spec Vellfire gets a 2.5 litre in-line, 16-valve DOHC hybrid engine with Dual VVT-I that produces 180 PS of power and 235 Nm of torque paired to a CVT gearbox. 

The Vellfire if launched in India will be priced around INR 75 lakh and will compete with the Mercedes-Benz V-Class.