If you thought the market is not ready for another minivan, the 2017 Toyota Alphard is going to change your mind. With sporty and gold versions already in the making, and a possible hybrid down the road, it seems the improvements just keep coming. Let’s see what we know so far.
2017 Toyota Alphard Release Date
The release date of the 2017 Toyota Alphard is still a long way ahead. It seems we won’t be seeing it on the streets before late 2016, probably early 2017.
Price for Toyota Alphard
The price tag on the 2017 Toyota Alphard is not exactly set either, and it seems the company is planning to keep quiet until the very end.
To be honest, the earlier models started from $45,000 and were a bit pricey, but when it comes to comfort, there is little that people wouldn’t do. Besides, what price can you put on safety and enjoyment?
Exterior of Toyota Alphard
The new 2017 Toyota Alphard is going to feature a slightly different look on the outside, radiating even more warmth and self-confidence, which is pretty much the kind of vibe a minivan is supposed to have.
The main selling point is going to be a wide variety of customization options in terms of colors, as well as a selection of lighter materials and new LED lights.
The whole point is that the new Alphard is a gentle giant, a lot lighter than it looks, and has the fuel efficiency to show it. And the new grille cannot hurt, either.
In a true fashion of a gentle giant, the interior of the 2017 Toyota Alphard is going to feature lots of glossy and light materials. The three rows of seats offer some serious flexibility in terms of the amount of space and how it can be used.
In fact, the last two lines can be folded for maximum cargo space, in case there is something you wish to haul in a hurry.
The kind, caring nature makes this vehicle ideal for people who have a disabled family member or lots of small children, due to the extremely versatile and mobile seats, and the infotainment system only adds to the experience.
Connectivity is going to be high on the list of priorities, with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth being the new norm. The state of the art safety features, rear view camera and an AC unit are also a given.
2017 Toyota Alphard Engine
When it comes to the engine options, rumors are all we have to go on at this point. The engine on the new 2017 Toyota Alphard is most likely going to be one of three versions: The first option is a 2.5 L with 180 hp, next we have a 2.5 L with 258 hp and finally there is the most powerful version – a 3.5 L with 376 hp.
Sadly, the exact torque is still unknown, but from the look of things, the new Alphard is going to bring a whole new level of fuel efficiency, as expected of Toyota.