Toyota has revealed the third-generation Alphard (2015 Toyota Alphard) ahead of a Thai debut at the Bangkok International Motor Show in March. The full-size MPV (2015 Toyota Alphard) from the country’s top-selling car brand gets a more aggressive looking front grille albeit maintaining the signature fin on both sides of the vehicle. Like in the outgoing model, there is also the Vellfire version for customers wanting something less conservative.
Since Toyota operates parallel dealership networks in Japan, the minivan you see here is sold as the Alphard through Toyopet dealers and the Vellfire in its Netz showrooms. They also get subtly different designs, especially at the front. But stylistic and distribution differences aside, these two models are essentially the same.
Initially launched in 2002 and redesigned for 2015, the new 2015 Toyota Alphard and Vellfire also benefit from a redesigned suspension, better NVH insulation and a more accommodating and upscale interior with new technologies (including a new Panoramic View Monitor, Intelligent Parking Assist and collision-avoidance systems) to make them more comfortable, safer and easier to operate. Between the two models, Toyota expects to sell 7,000 units each month in Japan alone (3,000 Alphards and 4,000 Vellfires) before other markets across Asia are even taken into account.
2015 Toyota Alphard Styling
The front end has a new chrome grille, large headlamps with LED DRLs, and a deep fascia. The side profile features a new design with an interesting B-pillar, and extended side sill moldings. The rear end is upright with wrap-around taillamps and a large chrome bar between them.
Many of the Alphard’s selling points are in the cabin. The MPV follows a 2 2 3 seating configuration, featuring 2nd row Ottoman captain seats. It also comes with dual sunroof, automatic 3-zone air conditioning with purifier, ambient lighting with brightness level with 16 different colors and 4 brightness levels and an intelligent Smart Entry.
The Alphard comes standard with an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen at the front and a 9-inch TFT display mounted on the roof, 17 speaker JBL audio system, a 4.2-inch TFT MID in the instrument cluster, and a navigation system with support for Thai and English languages.
2015 Toyota Alphard Engine Specs
The luxury MPV is available in two variants: Alphard 3.5 and Alphard Hybrid. The former is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine producing 276 hp at 6,200 rpm and peak torque of 340 Nm at 4,700 rpm. The engine is paired to 6-speed automatic transmission with Sequential Shift.
2015 Toyota Alphard, The Alphard hybrid version is powered by a combination of a 2.5 liter 16-valve engine and a four-wheel drive electric system. The petrol engine outputs 150 hp at 5,700 rpm and peak torque of 206 Nm at 4,400-4,800 rpm.
2015 Toyota Alphard Price
he 2015 Toyota Alphard Hybrid is priced at THB 3,549,000 (INR 67.81 Lakhs), while the range-topping Alphard 3.5 is priced at THB 4,649,000 (INR 88.83 Lakhs). Toyota Motors Thailand is expecting to sell 700 units of the Alphard annually.
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Vehicle Outline 1. Luxurious and Valiant Alphard, Bold and Daring Vellfire
The respective exteriors of the Alphard and the Vellfire have their own unique presence, with commanding and robust power that aims to achieve strength, luxury, and exhilaration beyond expectations. The dynamic design integrates the shoulder area that starts at the headlamps and stretches powerfully towards the rear in a radial pattern, the sculpted and bulky underbody that accentuates the area around the wheels, and the cabin with strikingly large glass windows.
2015 Toyota Alphard
– The large front grille features thick mesh ornamentation and is integrated with the lower grille to create an impressive front view that conveys the vehicle’s unique boldness and individualistic luxury.
– The U-shaped structure that merges the rear combination lights with the license plate garnish creates a rear view that emphasizes the wide feel and powerful underbody.
2015 Toyota Vellfire
– The front grille, made of wide plated bars seemingly etched from a sheet of metal, combine with dual headlamps and a wedge-plow-shaped under bumper to create a front view conveying robustness and dramatic power.
– The rear combination lamps-with blacked-out top and bottom-mesh with the license garnish to form a wide and powerful rear view.
A novel structure created by the seamless connection from the instrument panel to the door trim and the protruding center cluster express an open and roomy space. The elaborate workmanship of the interior stresses the quality of the materials and combines with sculpted metal surfaces and wood-grain ornamentation for a unique impact.
The wood-grain ornamentation impresses with a design that focuses on light rather than color. A high-quality brown wood-grain finish that expresses depth with the brightness of metal between the patterns and the world’s first hologram base layer were adopted. A new black wood grain finish that conveys dynamic patterns using dark colors creates a clear identity for its grade.
Seven body colors including the following exclusive colors are available. Interior colors are flaxen and black.
– Alphard: Luxury White Pearl Crystal Shine Glass Flake (new color)
– Vellfire: Burning Black Crystal Shine Glass Flake (new color)
2. Refined Luxurious Performance
A new double wishbone suspension is used for the rear. Areas where high-tensile strength steel plate is used were thickened and a structural adhesive was introduced to increase body rigidity and achieve a luxurious, comfortable ride with stable handling.
Vibration control and soundproofing materials, as well as effective placement of sandwich steel plates3 and an aerodynamic wind-noise reducing vehicle body shape were pursued. This results in a quiet ride at all speeds, as befits aluxury vehicle.
A 2AR-FXE 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle combustion engine is combined with six-speed Sequential Shiftmatic and E-Four (electric four-wheel drive system) to create a hybrid system with a fuel efficiency of 19.4 km/L4 under the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism’s (MLIT) JC08 test cycle.
The new 2AR-FE 2.5-liter engine is used with a seven-speed Sports Sequential Shiftmatic and Super CVT-i and the optional5 Stop & Start System to provide fuel efficiency of 12.8 km/L6 under Japan’s MLIT JC08 Japanese test cycle.
The 2GR-FE V6, 3.5-liter engine is combined with six-speed Sequential Shiftmatic with 6 Super ECT to provide fuel efficiency of 9.5 km/L7 under Japan’s MLIT JC08 test cycle.
Except for models with the 3.5-liter engine (four-wheel-drive models weighing 2,100 kg or less), all models exceed MLIT’s 2015 fuel economy standards8.
Certified as having emissions that are 75 percent lower than the 2005 standards9 under the MLIT’s Approval System for Low-emission Vehicles, the Alphard and Vellfire are eligible for the Japanese government’s subsidies and taxincentives for eco-cars.
3. A Welcoming Interior with Comfort-Enhancing Features
Even with the height lowered 10 mm (to 1,880 mm10); abundant interior roominess with an interior height of 1,400 mm is maintained. An easy-to-reach long assist grip and a step height of 350 mm10 allow easy ingress and egress for both young children and the elderly.
A large, 148-liter11 cargo area under the third row seat sliding mechanism provides world-first1 under-floor storage of such a size. The deck board folds into three sections to provide both a sliding third row and under-floor storage.
A super-long-slide passenger seat2 allows new seat configurations.
– Placing the front passenger seat on the same seat rail as the second row seats enables a super-long-slide of a maximum 1,160 mm.
– Maximum utility is provided by new seat configurations including an extra-long luggage mode-which allows a large cargo area able to accommodate a maximum length of 2,150 mm on the front passenger side-and a “double-triangle” mode that enhances communication between passengers in the second and third seat rows and the front passenger seat.
LED roof illumination bathes the entire roof in light and is a standard feature on all models. Four brightness levels and 16 color variations create an interior space with a sense of understated luxury.
The world-first1 Smart Entry & Push Start System (with new Welcome Power Slide Door &
Reservation Lock function)2 automatically opens the sliding door as the user approaches12 the vehicle after previously setting a reservation13. Also new is a reservation lock function that automatically locks the door after it closes.
4. Extensive Advanced Equipment Made Possible by New Technology
Safety and Peace of Mind
Intelligent Clearance Sonar (with eight sensors)2 with new functions supports collision avoidance during low-speed maneuvering regardless of accelerator or brake pedal operation and mitigates collision damage
The sonar’s sensors were improved and the object detection range increased. The control software was updated, and now, in addition to mitigating collision damage resulting from pedal misapplication, the system supports collision avoidance and mitigation of damage caused by low-speed collisions with other vehicles or obstacles in front.
The Pre-collision System2 uses millimeter wave radar to detect vehicles and obstacles on the road ahead and helps avoid risks. If the system detects a high likelihood of collision, it triggers an alert while activating the automatic pre-collision brake assist and pre-collision brakes14 to prevent a collision or mitigate damage from impact.
The new models also feature world-first1 Panoramic View Monitor (with left and right visibility support and See-through View function)2 that gives a driver’s-perspective view of the vehicle’s surroundings as if the vehicle itself were transparent. Pressing a button allows the driver to flip between the Moving View-which displays a top-down view of the vehicle and its surroundings-and the See-through View.
Also available for the first time in the world1 is Intelligent Parking Assist 22, which uses ultrasonic sensors and a camera to detect parking spaces. By working in tandem with the Intelligent Clearance Sonar, the system uses automatic braking to avoid collisions and mitigate collision damage. Parking has been made significantly easier through the addition of a new multi-point turn support function15 that automatically operates the steering wheel, and a parallel parking departure support function15 that supports steering wheel operation when leaving a tight parallel parking space.
Radar Cruise Control (with All-speed Tracking function)2 uses data from millimeter wave radar to detect the vehicle ahead and maintain uniform vehicle separation with preset vehicle speeds from 0 km/h to 100 km/h, making driving in heavy highway traffic easier.
5. Extensive Lineup to Satisfy All Occupants
The new Executive Lounge grade, which places emphasis on the rear seats, is available in both the Alphard and Vellfire series
– Exclusive tuning of the suspension provides a more luxurious ride suitable for a luxury-class grade
– The second row seats are approximately 100 mm wider, providing roomy comfort on exclusive executive lounge seats. In addition to comfort rivaling that of a sofa, a power ottoman (with extension function) extends about 140 mm, while heated seats, ventilated seats, a stowable table, and other amenities enhance convenience and comfort.
– Olive ash burl wood grain is combined with a metallic reflective base layer and the
world-first1 three-dimensional shading created using 3D printing technology to produce previously unseen ornamentation designs with a high quality feel.
– The 12.1-inch rear seat entertainment system features a high-definition wide video graphics array (WVGA)16 display that electrically opens and closes using a remote control. The JBL17 premium sound system with a high-performance 12-channel amp and 17 speakers delivers optimal sound quality in the roomy interior.
Aerodynamic parts for Alphard S, SA, and SR grades and Vellfire Z, ZA, and ZR grades are also available. These feature side spoilers that emphasize the vehicles’ low center-of-gravity and highlight the solid body and ground-hugging stance.
A distinctive front grille, the powerful and large side pontoons on both sides and the refined
configuration around the headlamps create a robust and sporty feel.
The trapezoidal lower grille with large plated bezels and projecting under-spoiler support the upper grille, giving the vehicle a wide and dramatic look that creates a sense of stateliness and convey dynamic power.
Welcabs: Specially equipped vehicles with factory-installed features for the disabled and elderly
The Side Lift-up Seat model in the Welcab series has acquired vehicle-type certification in Japan. This reduces the effort required for individual registration and cuts the lead time before vehicle delivery.
The Welcab Side Lift-up Seat model (detachable type) has a second row seat that doubles as a wheelchair, and usability is improved through an automatic memory function that stores forward and backward sliding positions and reclining angles during seat storage. Welcab variants are scheduled for launch in late April.
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