Toyota has plans to launch the Vellfire luxury MPV in India at a later time this year. Talks of Toyota bringing a luxury MPV in India have been going on for nearly 10 years now but now it finally seems than the Japanese manufacturer will do that in the form of the Vellfire. The Vellfire is mostly similar to the Alphard and the main differences lie in the exterior body design. Toyota has been conducting meetings with dealership people and had showcased them the Vellfire sometime back. Now, these images by Elite Car Club Kolkata show the Vellfire in full glory and apparently, it was again brought here to be shown to dealership executives.
Despite being a typical MPV, the Vellfire look pretty good thanks to its relatively sporty design and dollops of the chrome on the front end. The low body panels and clean straight lines further add to a sober and attractive design of the MPV. The split LED headlamps, shiny chrome grille, low front bumper, and large side glass area all come together to give it an eye-catchy design.
The interiors of the Vellfire reek of luxury and the MPV is jampacked with features. This includes twin sunroofs, blind spot monitor, 7 airbags, full-fledged rear-seat entertainment package, wireless charger, and ambient mood lighting, 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system,10.2-inch screen for rear-seat passengers and a 360-degree surround-view camera among others. The second-row gets captain seats with power recline and are quite comfortable too.
As seen in the images here, the second-row seats are more or less full-size sofas. The captain seats offer multiple adjustments and keep the passengers comfortable even over long journeys. The whole cabin carries dark shade with touches of tan here and there along with wood treatment on the dashboard. Further, the front and second-row occupants have independent controls for the sunroof, as each row of seats has its own glass pane above them. There is no shortage of space on the inside and even the last row seats have ample legroom and headroom. The seats can be folded in multiple ways to reveal a huge cargo area.
As for the engine powering the Vellfire, the Indian version of the MPV is expected to be powered by a 2.5-litre petrol-hybrid engine. This hybrid powertrain puts out around 178 Bhp of power along with 235 Nm of peak torque and comes paired to an e-CVT unit. Power is sent to the rear wheels and there could be an AWD version too. When launched around October this year, the Vellfire will directly take on the Mercedes-Benz V-Class MPV that was launched a few months back in India. Prices of the Toyota Vellfire are expected to be in the range of Rs. 75-80 lakhs