Toyota recently showcased the Vellfire MPV, a luxury car to a private audience in India. Details of the event and few pictures from the event are shared on the internet.
The Japanese carmaker had previously given a indication that it will be bringing the Vellfire to India. Toyota’s big future plans for India. What is interesting to note is that one of the images of Velfire , a Indian version are shared on the internet, meaning that Toyota could be showcasing the Vellfire to certain clients here.
Toyota India will start delivering the Vellfire to its customers sometime in the month of March next year. A handful of dealers had begun accepting bookings for the velfire MPV recently. The model was previewed to select customers a few months ago and while speculation on MPV’s looks and features has been making the rounds, today, and we can confirm a number of details. We bring you a closer look at what the India version of Vellfire MPV looks like, thanks to our visitors.
A high-end luxury MPV Toyota Vellfire will arrive as a CBU under the Indian government’s relaxed homologation rule. When it arrives in India the Toyota Vellfire it will get the brand ‘Executive Lounge’ package as standard ,it includes two large thrones for the middle row passengers that come with their own power-operated ottomans. The seats themselves are ventilated and can also be electrically reclined too. As part of this package, the Indian version Vellfire will also get a powered tailgate and sliding doors, two sunroofs, three-zone automatic climate control, mood lighting and individual tray tables. Toyota Velfite is expected to offer this new model in India with a single-engine option. It will likely be the 2.5-litre petrol-hybrid powertrain, which is tuned to a combined output of 197PS mated to an e-CVT automatic.
The model in these images comes with an 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system. It also gets an entertainment package with two 10.2-inch screen for the rear passengers and a 360-degree camera. A handful of units of the Vellfire MPV have been imported to India and all have a similar interior and exterior – the cabin comes with a dual tone beige, black finish and the exterior finish is Pearl White. The Toyota Vellfire is a more premium variant of the Alphard MPV, which is on sale in select markets ,the former gets unique front and rear design and more features on inside along with added creature comforts.
It is Expected to launch with an ex-showroom price tag of about Rs 80 lakh, the Vellfire will be available in a single fully-loaded variant and be powered by a petrol-electric hybrid powertrain comprising of a 150hp, a 143hp electric motor with 2.5-litre petrol engine coupled with, combined output stands at 197hp. The sole gearbox choice on offer with the Toyata Vellfire MPVwill be a CVT automatic.
The Vellfire will directly rival the mercedes benz v class that launched at the start of this year at price Rs 68.40-81.90 lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India). The Vellfire and V-class will also see competition from the upcoming Kia Carnival, which is slated to arrive in India next year.
If Toyota decided to bring the Vellfire to India, it would definitely do so through the CBU route and in limited numbers. This will also help the carmakers the homologation process as the manufacturers are now allowed to sell up to 2,500 units a year in the country without having to get the vehicle homologated.