Launch: 3rd Generation Toyota Alphard


Toyota Motor Thailand has officially launched the all new, third generation, Alphard recently, serving up 3 variants.

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Interestingly, only the entry level, powered by a 180hp 2.5 litre power engine gets the Vellfire sporty treatment, with an all black interior. The Vellfire-Alphard is retailing at 3.4 million baht (approximately RM 340k).

One step up is the Hybrid 2.5, which features a cream coloured interior with different front and rear fascia. The Hybrid 2.5 costs 150k baht more than the Vellfire. Both the 2.5 (Vellfire and Hybrid) gets a 7-speed CVT.

Sitting at the top of the range is the 3.5 V6, costing a cool 4.65 million baht (RM 465k approximately) and has a cream coloured interior as standard. Other standard features in both the Alphard – hybrid 2.5 and 3.5 V6 are Ottoman rear seats and 2 moon roofs.

All variants, including the Vellfire, get a plethora of safety electronics and 9 airbags.

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About Jack Lee

Jack Lee is an unqualified petrol head (some say, to be one, you have to own an Alfa Romeo) who is disappointed with cars which are getting more and more electronics and the lack of interest in cars shown by today's youths in general. He owns an almost 20 year car from Germany, which has almost 50:50 weight distribution, 3 pedals (manual, FTW!) and believes that everyone should spin at the last corner of Sepang circuit at least once in their life. He also holds the distinction in TCG as the person with the lightest right foot, of course, when compared with his colleagues' mutated cast iron right foot.

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