Toyota has unveiled the all-new Vellfire MPV. This model is closely related to the luxurious Lexus LM350h MPV and will initially be available in Japan before expanding to other markets. The latest Vellfire is built on Toyota’s TNGA-K modular platform, making it lighter than its predecessor. It maintains its boxy design and slightly increases in length, offering a three-meter-long wheelbase to accommodate up to six passengers.
The exterior styling of the new Vellfire shares similarities with the Lexus LM, particularly in the glasshouse area. However, there are noticeable differences, such as a single unit glasshouse with a prominent kink, blackened pillars with chrome outlines, and a large six-slat grille dominating the front fascia. The headlamps are arranged in two layers, with the top layer housing the main projector headlamps, and there is a prominent connected chrome strip on the chin.
At the rear, the Vellfire features a familiar V-shaped tail-lamp design with chrome accents, Vellfire badging, and a sizable Toyota logo. A large spoiler with a chrome border sits at the top, and the U-patterned chrome surround from the front continues at the back.
Passenger comfort remains a priority for the new Vellfire, with improvements in seat design, a large overhead console for controlling vehicle functions, multiple AC vents, and redesigned pull-down sun shades. The interior features a simpler dashboard design with integrated vehicle functions in a large touchscreen at the center. The gear lever is surrounded by buttons for the electronic parking brake, drive modes, and traction control. The driver benefits from a digital instrument cluster and a new steering wheel design. The Super-Long Overhead console in the roof center includes interior ambient lighting, switches, and AC vents. The sunroof features independently openable right- and left-side shades.
The Vellfire retains the Executive Lounge package, offering captain chairs with a retractable table, heated and ventilated seats, and a detachable control panel for adjusting media, climate settings, and sunshades. In terms of powertrain options, the new Vellfire offers a turbocharged 2.4-liter, four-cylinder petrol engine generating 275hp and 430Nm of torque, paired with a CVT gearbox. There is also a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder petrol hybrid variant with a combined power output of 250hp, coupled with an e-CVT transmission. While there is no official confirmation, it is anticipated that Toyota will introduce the new Vellfire in India next year. The previous Vellfire model has been popular in the Indian market, and the new version currently has no direct competitors.
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