Mohanlal is one of the most famous Malayalam movie stars. He also has a taste for cars and he owns a bunch of them. He is also a big fan of Toyota and owns many vehicles from them. He has been spotted in Innova Crysta which is one of the best selling MPVs in the Indian market and many other big celebrities also use it. Till now Mohanlal has owned three Toyota Innovas’ of different generations. However, today we are not talking about the Innova. Today, we take a look at his multi-crore Toyota vehicles that are not so common on roads.
Mohanlal was one of the first owners of the Vellfire MPV. He bought the luxurious MPV in March’20 while the MPV itself was launched in February’20. His Vellfire is white in colour and he booked the Vellfire ahead of launch because the first batch of the Vellfire was sold out immediately. This is because the Vellfire is imported to India as a CBU or Completely Built Unit. That too in a single variant that is known as Executive Lounge. The introductory price of the Vellfire was Rs. 79.5 lakhs ex-showroom but now it costs Rs. 87 lakhs ex-showroom.
There is only a single engine option available with it which is a 2.5-litre, 4-cylinder petrol hybrid. The engine alone produces 117 PS of max power and 198 Nm of peak torque. There is an electric motor that sits on the front axle and another on the rear axle. The front electric motor produces 140 PS while the rear produces 67 PS. This makes the Vellfire electronic four-wheel-drive vehicle that can be useful in low traction situations.
Toyota calls this “parallel-hybrid” powertrain. The engine comes mated to a CVT automatic transmission. Because there are electric motors, the Vellfire also comes with regenerative braking which charges the battery under braking. ARAI has certified the fuel efficiency of the Vellfire at 16.95 Kmpl which is quite good for such a large vehicle. For reference, the Vellfire is 200 mm longer, 20 mm wider and 100 mm taller than the Toyota Innova Crysta which already comes under the big vehicle category.
Toyota Land Cruiser
Mohanlal bought the Vellfire after the Land Cruiser. He bought it in 2016 when the SUV was priced at Rs. 1.36 Crores. He also has a fancy number plate for it. His Land Cruiser is also finished in white colour. It is powered by a 5.7-litre diesel engine that produces 261 PS of max power and a massive 650 Nm peak torque. But then it needs all that torque because it weighs a humongous 2.6 tonnes. The engine comes mated to an automatic transmission that transfers the power to all four wheels.
There are lots of people who love the Land Cruisers. They are known to be one of the most reliable vehicles on the planet. It comes with a tried and tested four-wheel-drive system that also low range gearbox. It also has a Torsen limited-slip differential that splits the power as 40 percent to the front and 60 percent to the rear as default.