Toyota Vellfire

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TOYOTA VELLFIRE

INTRODUCTION

Toyota has launched a refined and more elegant Velvet on fire, that’s what Vellfire stands for! Another useless factoid is that Toyota wanted to bring in the Alphard, the name under which this 4.9 meter long MPV is sold in most Asian markets, but another manufacturer had already registered the name and refused to give it to Toyota. So we get the Toyota Vellfire and its horizontal acres of chrome, as opposed to the Alphard and its waterfall of chrome.

EXTERIOR

EXTERIOR

Toyota Vellfire for the world. Not that long ago we liberally accused Toyota of being boring — no such criticism can be thrown the Vellfire’s way with its outrageous styling. Viewed head on it is like nothing else, vast slabs of chrome slapped across the width of the short and stubby nose, with a further protrusion of chrome in the centre that Toyota describes as a Samurai warrior’s crown. The chrome slabs are interspersed by full-LED headlights, sharply cut by said Samurai’s katana.

On the styling front everything has been thrown at the nose because the profile is a vast and slab-sided. It’s practicality over everything else, and of course more chrome — hyper chrome, as Toyota describes those 17-inch wheels. And the rear has another chrome slab across the width, so big and so shiny that all of Toyota’s test track was reflected in it. To repeat myself, this does look like nothing else, and is all the better for it. After all nobody wants to fly under the radar these days

 

INTERIOR

INTERIOR

Toyota Vellfire subjects its occupants to. Unlike the Mercedes-Benz V-Class the Vellfire’s second row doesn’t swivel so your minions cannot grovel at your feet while you read them the riot act. That apart the Vellfire’s middle row is the most amazing thing stuck into an automobile. We talk of business class seats in the S-Class and 7 Series; the Vellfire is first class. These are like the La-Z Boys at home, if you have a really, really high quality La-Z Boy. Let us first slide the front passenger seat out of the way via controls on its side and then sink into the wide, comfy and plush armchairs in the middle. These chairs slide, manually and individually, while the rest of the controls are electric. A missed trick is the lack of a massage function, you only get heating and cooling. It does recline to near-flat, the ottoman (leg rest) slides out and extends to support your feet and you can really, really stretch out within that three metre wheelbase. There’s actually so much space that if you haven’t been needlessly greedy with the second row leg room, three people can fit in the third row. In fact your two big burly body guards can comfortably sit in the third row with not just enough knee, head and shoulder room but more importantly enough hip room for the heat they’re packing.

 

ENGINE, PERFORMANCE, BRAKING & HANDLING

ENGINE, PERFORMANCE, BRAKING & HANDLING

There’s no diesel engine in the Vellfire and what we get for India is the 2.5-litre petrol that makes 115bhp and 198Nm, mated to a hybrid powertrain with a 105kW motor on the front axle and a 50kW motor on the rear axle. This is all-wheel-drive, but the AWD is there not for any off-roading nor any WRC-like cornering but to ensure safety and stability. The total system output is 194bhp and that makes the 2.2 tonne, primarily front-wheel-drive MPV, get a reasonable move on.

Like all Toyota hybrid powertrains, the Vellfire too gets a CVT gearbox and it gets moving silently on pure electric power. It will stay in electric mode if you’re very light with the throttle, though when the petrol engine does kick in you barely feel or hear it. The refinement is fantastic and sound insulation lovely; you’re absolutely cocooned from the rest of the world.

 

 

 

 

 

SAFETY

SAFETY

The Toyota Alphard and Vellfire have been awarded the highest rank awards in JNCAP’s safety assessment. JNCAP tested the ADAS aspect of the Alphard and Vellfire and awarded the duo with the “ASV +++” score, as the luxury MPVs from Toyota scored full points (141 out of 141).

CONCLUSION

CONCLUSION

The Vellfire is rather easy to drive, despite its sizeable proportions. Visibility is good, you sit up high, and there’s not much in the way of a bonnet in front of you. I cannot really comment on the ride quality as we only drove it on the short test track at Toyota’s factory but I suspect it will be lovely and keeping in step with the positioning and purpose of the Vellfire — and that is to pamper the boss.

Vellfire Summary

Avg Ex Showroom Price ₹ 83.49 Lakh
Engine 2494 cc
Seating Capacity 07
Top Speed 170 kmph
0-100 Speed Time 11.3 seconds

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Specifications of Toyota Vellfire

Engine & Transmission
Engine 2494 cc, 4 Cylinders In V Shape, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC
Engine Type Petrol Hybrid
Fuel Type Hybrid (Electric + Petrol)
Max Power ([email protected]) 115 bhp @ 4700 rpm
Max Torque ([email protected]) 198 Nm @ 2800 rpm
Max Motor Performance 141 bhp @ 4500 rpm
Drivetrain 4WD / AWD
Transmission Automatic (CVT) - CVT Gears, Dual Clutch
Emission Standard BS 6
Battery Nickel Metal Hydride,Battery Placed Under Floor Pan
Electric Motor 2 Permanent magnet synchronous Placed At One motor each on front and rear axle
Others Idle Start/Stop
Dimensions & Weight
Length 4935 mm
Width 1850 mm
Height 1895 mm
Wheelbase 3000 mm
Kerb Weight 2065 kg
Capacity
Doors 5 Doors
Seating Capacity 7 Person
No of Seating Rows 2 Rows
Fuel Tank Capacity 58 litres
Suspensions, Brakes & Steering
Front Suspension MCPherson Strut with Stabiliser
Rear Suspension Multi-Link Double Wishbone with Stabiliser
Front Brake Type Disc
Rear Brake Type Disc
Steering Type Power assisted (Electric)
Wheels Alloy Wheels
Spare Wheel Steel
Front Tyres 225 / 60 R17
Rear Tyres 225 / 60 R17

Features of Toyota Vellfire

Safety

Airbags 7 Airbags (Driver, Passenger, 2 Curtain, Driver Knee, Driver Side, Front Passenger Side)
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Yes
Child Seat Anchor Points Yes
Seat Belt Warning Yes

Braking & Traction

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Yes
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) Yes
Brake Assist (BA) Yes
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Yes
Hill Hold Control Yes
Four-Wheel-Drive Torque-On-Demand
Traction Control System (TC/TCS) Yes

Locks & Security

Engine immobilizer Yes
Central Locking Remote with Boot Opener
Speed Sensing Door Lock Yes
Child Safety Lock Yes

Comfort & Convenience

Air Conditioner Yes (Automatic Three Zone)
Front AC Two Zones, Individual Fan Speed Controls
Rear AC Separate Zone, Vents on Roof , Individual Fan Speed Controls
Heater Yes
Vanity Mirrors on Sun Visors Driver & Co-Driver
Cabin-Boot Access Yes
Anti-glare Mirrors Electronic – Internal & Driver
Parking Assist Reverse Camera  with Guidance
Parking Sensors Front & Rear
Headlight & Ignition On Reminder Yes
Steering Adjustment Tilt & Telescopic
12V Power Outlets Yes
Third Row AC Vents on Roof
Cruise Control Yes

Telematics

Emergency Call Yes
Find My Car Yes
Geo-Fence Yes
Over The Air (OTA) Updates Yes
Check Vehicle Status Via App Yes

Seats & Upholstery

Driver Seat Adjustment 8 way manually adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down, seat height up / down)
Front Passenger Seat Adjustment 6 way manually adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down)
Rear Row Seat Adjustment 6 way manually adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down)
Third Row Seat Adjustment 4 way manually adjustable (backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down)
Seat Upholstery Leather
Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel Yes
Leather-wrapped Gear Knob Yes
Driver Armrest Yes
Rear Passenger Seats Type Captain Seats
3rd Row Seats Type Bench
Interiors Single Tone
Interiors colors Beige
Rear Armrest With Cup Holder
Folding Rear Seat Full
Split Rear Seat 50:50 split
Split Third Row Seat 50:50 split
Front Seatback Pockets Yes
Head-rests Front & Rear

Storage

Cup Holders Front & Rear
Driver Armrest Storage Yes
Cooled Glove Box Yes
Sunglass Holder Yes
Third Row Cup Holders Yes

Doors, Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Front & Rear
One Touch -Down All
One Touch – Up All
Adjustable ORVM Electrically Adjustable & Retractable
Turn Indicators on ORVM Yes
Rear Defogger Yes
Rain sensing Wiper Yes
Exterior Door Handles Chrome
Interior Door Handles Chrome
Rear Windshield Blind Manual
Side Window Blinds Rear – Manual
Door Pockets Front & Rear
Boot-lid Opener Internal with Remote
Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs) Body Coloured

Exterior

Sunroof / Moonroof Electrically Adjustable
Roof Mounted Antenna Yes
Body-Coloured Bumpers Yes

Lighting

Daytime Running Lights LED
Fog Lights Halogen on front, Halogen on rear
Headlights LED
Automatic Head Lamps Yes
Follow me home headlamps Yes
Tail Lights LED
Cabin Lamps Front and Rear
Headlight Height Adjuster No
Glove Box Lamp Yes
Lights on Vanity Mirrors Driver & Co-Driver
Rear Reading Lamp Both Sides
Cornering Headlights Active

Instrumentation

Instrument Cluster Analogue
Trip Meter Multi-Function Display
Average Fuel Consumption Yes
Average Speed Yes
Distance to Empty Yes
Clock Digital
Low Fuel Level Warning Yes
Door Ajar Warning Yes
Adjustable Cluster Brightness Yes
Gear Indicator Yes
Shift Indicator Dynamic
Tachometer Analogue
Instantaneous Consumption Yes

Entertainment, Information & Communication

Smart Connectivity Android Auto, Apple Car Play
Integrated (in-dash) Music System Yes
Display Touch-screen Display
GPS Navigation System Yes
Speakers 6+
USB Compatibility Yes
Aux Compatibility Yes
Bluetooth Compatibility Phone & Audio Streaming
MP3 Playback Yes
DVD Playback Yes
AM/FM Radio Yes
iPod Compatibility Yes
Steering mounted controls Yes
Voice Command Yes

Pros & Cons of Toyota Vellfire

Pros of Toyota Vellfire

Stand Out Features

  • Premium MPV which isn’t short of a first-class airliner
  • Loads of creature comfort and immense road presence
  • Comes with Toyota’s renowned reliability

Cons of Toyota Vellfire

Need Improvement

  • Comes as a CBU, hence the high price tag
  • Will only be sold in a hybrid powertrain option
  • Doesn’t carry a snob value of V-Class

FAQ About Toyota Vellfire

What is the price of Vellfire in Mumbai?

On road price of base variant of Toyota Vellfire in mumbai is ₹ 83.49 Lakh.  On road price is made up of ex-showroom price, RTO registration, road tax and insurance amount.

Which car is better between Vellfire vs V-Class?

Vellfire is priced at ₹ 83.49 Lakh. It comes with 2494 cc engine which generates 115 bhp of power & 198 Nm of torque. Whereas, V-Class is priced at ₹ 71.1 Lakh, comes with 2143 cc engine which generates 160 bhp of power & 380 Nm of torque.

What is the minimum down payment required/minimum EMI for Vellfire?

Yes, Vellfire can be financed with a down payment of Rs. 8.35 Lakh. Whereas, the exact minimum down payment amount depends on multiple factors like car’s on-road price, your financial eligibility and loan provider bank’s limitations.

Is there any exchange offer on Vellfire?

There are multiple factors on which exchange value depends. Model year, kms driven, looks, insurances claimed and many such other factors contribute to deciding upon an exchange amount. Hence, to get the best exchange value or offer, we would advise you to get in touch with your nearest Toyota showroom.

Things to keep in mind before Buying Toyota Vellfire

 

 

When buying a new car in general one must look for things like body panels that are out of line, or load bearing beams that seem to have been damaged. The next thing to check whether the paint is original or it has been repainted, a quick check under concealed plastic panels is a great way to check for unmatched paint. Another thing to check for is underbody rust in humid or sea adjacent areas.

A good way to check if the car has been rear-ended is by checking the boot. Flip open the spare wheel cover and remove the wheel completely. If the car was repaired after an accident the floor will have visible signs as the surface wouldn’t be smooth as it would in an undamaged car.

In the end, always remember to check for complete documentation including service records. Also, do check with the insurance company for any past claims, which will make you aware of the accidents the car has been involved in. Last but not the least, get the car checked from a trusted workshop before closing the deal.

 

 

Toyota Vellfire Price List

Variants Ex-Showroom price
Vellfire Hybrid

2494 cc, Hybrid (Electric + Petrol), Automatic (CVT)
₹ 83.49 Lakh

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