The 2017 Toyota Alphard is the latest addition to the Alphard multi-purpose-vehicles family sold in markets other than the US. Just like its predecessor, the brand new model will likely come in two trims, Gold and sportier Vellfire, plus an additional Hybrid version, which seems to be on the cards too.
Exterior and Interior
The 2017 Toyota Alphard wont look much different on the outside featuring slightly updated grille and taillights, as well as sliding doors on both sides. If is also expected to be wider and lower than what we are used to see from the Alphard models.
Toyota also claims it will make a stiffer chassis and retune the vans suspension making it a more feel-safe and comfortable minivan to drive. Also, standard will be 17 or 18 alloy wheels inches and LED daytime running lights front and back lights, which will be refreshed too.
The cabin will be spacious with more head and legroom, triple automatic climate system, air-conditioning and infotainment system. The three row arrangement will accommodate eight-passengers with a 40/20/40-split second-row bench.
Seating will be plush, in addition to abundant storage space along with user-friendly controls.
Lower trim levels of will likely be decked out with high-quality fabric upholstery, while higher-end models get leather along with simulated wood cabin accents.
Toyota is well-known for their fondness for safety so we can expect features such as ECB (Electronically Controlled Brake system) in the new Alphard. Plus, a navigation system and a suite of smartphone-connected services. Theres also bound to be the available rear-seat entertainment system.
2017 Toyota Alphard Engine and Drive
The 2017 Toyota Alphard will have two gasoline-powered units on offer: 2.4-liter 4-cylinder generating 167 horsepower, and maximum torque of 167 lb-ft with a transmission of a 7-speed super CVT automatic; the other being 3.5-liter V6 with 276 horsepower and maximum torque 251 lb-ft and 6-speed automatic transmission.
The EPA fuel economy estimates will likely check in at 21 mpg combined for front-wheel-drive versions, while opting for all-wheel drive will drop those estimates to 19 mpg combined.
There will also be available a hybrid engine combining the 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle engine which produces up to 150 horses with a 6-speed Sequential Shiftmatic and an E-Four electric FWD system that consists of front electric motor that produces 141 horsepower with rear electric motor producing 67 horsepower.
2017 Toyota Alphard Release Date and Price
The release date hasnt been set yet, but we can expect the model sometime in late 2016. The 2017 Toyota Alphard will likely be quite expensive with the base level trim priced at roughly $44,000.