Toyota India has finally launched the all-new Vellfire luxury MPV in India. Priced at Rs 79.5 lakhs (ex-showroom, India) the Vellfire has been launched at an introductory price. The price will be revised after the Vellfire gets an initial push in the market. The first three shipments of the Vellfire have been booked in India but Toyota has not released the numbers. The Toyota Vellfire will compete with the Mercedes-Benz V-Class in the Indian market. The Vellfire is available only a single variant in the Indian market and it is imported as CBU.
The all-new Toyota Vellfire has been a highly awaited vehicle in the Indian market. This is the flagship SUV of the brand and it offers a long list of features. The Vellfire is quite big in size and measures magnanimous 4,395mm in length, 1,850mm in width and 1,895mm in height. The MPV also offers a massive 3,000mm wheelbase.
The new MPV offers a petrol engine with parallel-hybrid technology. There is a 2.5-litre petrol engine that produces a maximum of 117 PS and two separate electric motors. The electric that powers the front axle of the Vellfire produces a maximum of 143 PS while the electric motor at the rear produces a maximum of 68 PS. With the separate electric motors on each axle, the Vellfire acts like a 4WD vehicle.
The massive MPV is highly fuel-efficient too. As per ARAI test figures, the Vellfire returns a maximum of 16.35 km/l. The batteries powering the electric motor are recharged by regenerative braking. This makes it one of the most fuel-efficient MPVs in the market.
The Toyota Vellfire offers three-row seating set-up that can accommodate seven people. The middle row of the vehicle is the most comfortable place in the vehicle. It gets reclining captain seats in the middle. There is an armrest that can be set in different positions to set-up different seating configurations. The seats also get heating and cooling options and there are leg-rests that can be adjusted for length. Adjusting the leg rests and the reclining the seats completely will convert the seats into an almost-flat bed.
The MPV also offers 13-inch rear entertainment screen that is mounted to the roof of the vehicle. The system plays through the 17-speaker set-up from JBL. Also, luxury features like sunblinds, 16 colour changing ambient lighting system for the roof, three-zone automatic climate control system, fold-out tables and cupholders and more allow the passengers to convert it into an office set-up. Toyota will soon start delivering the Vellfire in the Indian market since the bookings started a few months ago.