We saw first photos of the next generation Toyota Alphard last Friday. Today we can show you how its sportier sibling the Toyota Vellfire will look like.
The Toyota Vellfire made its debut with the second generation Toyota Alphard. It is essentially the same car but with different styling. The Alphard has a more grand look, while the Vellfire is sportier.
The next generation looks like it follows the same formula, with the Vellfire differentiated by its trademark vertically-split headlamps and clear tail lamps. They even have their own badges.
We previously showed you how the new interior looks like in beige trim. Today we can show you how it looks like in black. It’s likely that both the Alphard and Vellfire will be available in either beige or black just like the current model where neither colour is exclusive to each nameplate.
The Alphard and Vellfire duo should continue to be offered with either a four-cylinder engine mated to a CVT, or a 3.5 litre V6 paired with a six-speed automatic. Like the new Camry, the 2.4 litre from the outgoing model will be replaced by a new 2.5 litre engine. There will also be a hybrid variant powered by a Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive system based on a 2.5 litre Atkinson cycle engine.
Reports have also shared that the new MPVs will be 60 mm longer and 20 mm wider than the current one, while height will be lower by 10 mm. Finally, word is that wheelbase will be up 50 mm to 3,000 mm.
Thanks to reader Fairul for the tip!