Toyota is all set to launch the Vellfire, which is a 6-seater luxury MPV from the Japanese carmaker. The car will hit Indian roads in October 2019 and 2 units of the model has already been dispatched from the plant last month. Official launch date, however, is yet to be announced. The MPV is brought via CBU (Completely Built Up) route under the government’s 2,500 unit import rule. The car is estimated to be priced around Rs 75 lakh and will gun up straight against the Mercedes -Benz V-Class that costs between Rs 68.40 lakh (Expression Line) – Rs 81.90 lakh (Exclusive Line).
Toyota Vellfire is bound to feature a petrol-hybrid powertrain that includes a 2.5L engine and an electric motor producing 150bhp and 143bhp respectively. Its combined power output stands at 197bhp. The luxury MPV will come with a CVT gearbox and AWD (all-wheel-drive) system. While the global-spec Toyota Vellfire features a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 360 degree surround view camera and a 10.2-inch screen for rear seat passengers; there is no clarity whether the India-spec version will offer these features or not.