The Toyota Vellfire 2.5X (8-Seater) is the sister model to the Toyota Alphard and it is marketed as a luxury car for the discerning owner who enjoys being chauffeured around. While the Alphard’s exterior exudes “luxury”, the Vellfire’s exterior emphasizes “boldness”.
The current Toyota Vellfire 2.5X (8-Seater) is the second-generation model, which was introduced in early 2015, it sported a new look and new features such as new 2.5-litre in-line 4-cylinder engine and new double-wishbone rear suspension for a very comfortable ride and excellent handling ability.
The new face is instantly recognizable by its split, trapezoidal grille and larger headlights when compared to the Alphard. Size-wise, the Vellfire 2.5X’s length and breadth had grown by 60 mm and 20 mm respectively while its wheelbase has increased by 50 mm.
Engine and Performance
The Toyota Vellfire 2.5X (8-Seater) is propelled by a 180 bhp and 235 NM, 2.5-litre in-line 4-cylinder engine mated to a highly efficient 7-speed Super CVT-i transmission.
Comfort Features and Key Equipment Specifications
In late 2017, the Toyota Vellfire 2.5X (8-Seater) received a face lift with updated styling cues and the second-generation Toyota Safety Sense which has features such as pre-crash safety and radar cruise control.
Able to accommodate eight passengers, this luxury MPV is one of the rare few that can do so thanks to its middle row 6:4 split tip-up seat and rear row 5:5 split space-up seat (tip-up assist function). Other key equipment highlights include 16-inch alloy wheels with 215/65 R16 tyres for optimum comfort, twin moonroof, smart entry and start system, dual power slide doors, Optitron meters, LED roof colour illumination (colour change) and full auto air-conditioning system.
Technical Specifications of the Toyota Vellfire 2.5X (8-Seater)
|Engine capacity||2,493 cc|
|Engine type||4-cylinder in-line 16-valve DOHC|
|Bore x Stroke||(90 x 98) mm|
|Power||134kW (180 bhp)|
|Fuel consumption||11.6 km/L|
|Misc technical data|
|Transmission||Super CVT-i (A)|
|Drive type||Front-wheel drive|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||(4930 x 1850 x 1880) mm|
|Min turning radius||5,800 mm|
|Kerb weight||2,360 kg|
|Fuel tank capacity||65 L|
|Boot/Cargo Capacity||148 L|
|Brakes (Front)||Ventilated disc|
|Brakes (Rear)||Ventilated disc|
|Suspension (Front)||McPherson strut coil spring|
|Suspension (Rear)||Double wishbone coil spring|