Review: Toyota Alphard (2015)


Luxurious 'mini-van', now more car-like to drive. Can be ordered as a hybrid, and with adaptations for the disabled.

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1 February 2015 3rd generation Toyota Alphard and Vellfire announced.

Right hand drive. Now 4,925mm long x 1,850mm wide x 1,925mm high on a 3,000mm wheelbase. Bench centre seat optional giving seating for 7, but most will be ordered with 2 individual centre... Read more

Toyota Alphard (2015): At A Glance

Third Generation of Toyota Alphard 'mini-van'. Really a van with limousine-like comfort and trim for 6 passengers and quite popular in the Far East. Everyone gets a more elevated position than in a conventional limousine and they are more practical for working in on the move.

Toyota Alphard Vellfire 2015 F34

The Vellfire version has a more aggressive grille and is available as a Welcab, adapted for the disabled with a wheelchair hoist for the nearside centre seat.

Toyota Aphard Vellfire Welcab 2015

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Are there any seven-seater hybrids to replace our diesel car with?

We have a 2010 Citroen C4 Grand Picasso. It's the family wagon that takes us on holiday trips and ferries the kids,dog and parents around with no issues. It's "ours" this summer and I'm concerned that with the growing concerns around diesels now is the time to replace it. Is there a decent seven-seater hybrid available? The reviews of the Prius+don't inspire me that it's a good buy. I'd prefer a used car that we can keep for a while.
You can get the 1.2 THP 130 engine in the C4 Picasso and it works well, even with the EAT6 torque converter auto. Maybe not so well in the seven-seater Grand Picasso. Don't know of any UK market hybrid seven-seat MPVs apart from the Prius+. In the far East they have the Alphard, Estima, etc with hybrid drivetrains.
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