Toyota Alphard India Debut Showcased at Auto Expo 2018

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Toyota Showcased the Muscular Alphard MPV

Toyota Alphard: Toyota has come up with many outstanding cars in India. Without any doubt, the Innova Crysta and the Fortuner have got a great response in the car market, and its time for the company to showcase another extreme car model. Toyota Alphard can be the upcoming attractive car in the Indian car market. Since last two years, Toyota is thinking to launch the Alphard and also the Hiace in India. Now, they have discarded the display of Hiace and the biggest car manufacturer has showcased Alphard in Auto Expo 2018. However, it will be released only after observing the response from Indian customers.

Alphard is more than what we expected. It is the most luxurious and costly car introduced in India with sliding doors. It is more lavish and larger than the Innova Crysta. It is clinched as Toyota’s premium MPV and can be produced in India through the completely knocked down (CKD) kit which will make it in the highest priced car more than the Toyota Fortuner. The target of Alphard is at the customers who are searching for a high-end passenger car. The company expects that Cab providing firms will be more interested in buying the latest Alphard.

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The best highlight of the Toyota Alphard is the marvelous power sliding doors and a gorgeous cabin much like the Land Cruiser. It has a large exterior grille which immediately attracts everyone. Toyota is a seven-seater van with its sleek lines and sharp sides. The rear lights appear somewhat average with clumsily scaling D-pillars. The elegant and classy design will definitely gain your attention. The interior the Alphard is more luxurious compared to the exterior view. The interior is made of excellent materials and bright hues. It has a glossy dashboard, leather seats, the polished trim, leg rests, and soft headrests.

The company has considered much more the comfort while designing Toyota Alphard. It comes with a great touchscreen display along with AC controls below. The rear seats are equally comfortable like the captain seats. It offers many features regarding safety measure such as various airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP, traction control and additional items on the MUV. It also includes Cruise control, reverse camera, and Android Auto. The Alphard India will have a rear windshield sunshade.

Toyota Alphard is powered by a hybrid technology In-Line 2.5-litre petrol engine along with 2494 cc for efficient performance. It is equipped with an electric Motor, 203 BHP peak power and Torque 233 Nm (Hybrid). It features gearbox E-CVT 6-speed Automatic. Toyota has included many mindblowing features in the latest van like Audio System with 12 JBL speakers, Navigation System, Wireless Smartphone Charger, Reverse Guide, Air Conditioning with nano-e, 3 Zone Automatic Climate Control, Back Monitor with Corner Sensors, Front Seat Ventilation System, and Power Recline Rear Seat, LED Headlamps.

Toyota will use the 2.5-litre engine for other upcoming models also. The performance and design are great, but it could become a problem for highway situation in India. The Alphard is improved more than Hiace, but it doesn’t include diesel engine alternative. So, it will be difficult for Indians to accept the latest MPV, as approx 70 percent of MPV vehicles are powered by diesel engine. In India, Maruti Ertiga is another hybrid MPV option, but it is also a diesel-mild hybrid. Let’s see, if the vehicle can impress the Indian peoples, meet their expectations and get a good response from them.

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