The forthcoming 2019 Toyota Alphard is a full-size luxury van that can accommodate up to seven or eight passengers. This van offers three model lines, and the hybrid model is included as well. Two engine options are in the offer, a 2.4-liter, and 3.5-liter gasoline units. Named after the brightest star in the Hydra constellation, Alphard is very popular in Asia and some European countries such as Russia or Belarus.
The production of this van started in 2002, and the third-generation is still present since 2015. The 2019 Alphard is perfectly using a combination of luxury and practicality, interior space is more than generous, and the cabin is comfortable and upscale.
2019 Toyota Alphard Exterior is more stylish than before
The exterior is what makes the 2019 Toyota Alphard so unique. Unlike the American minivans, Alphard is more sophisticated with the more distinctive design. The hood is shorter and the front end is kinda rounded. Third-generation looks no way near the first-generation of this model, and the front is highlighted by a massive grille that is similar to a Lexus’ spindle grille. The side is slightly redesigned, it owns nice details that departures from a classic van’s nature.
The glass at the rear is now wider and longer furthermore for a more flowing appearance. The taillights are unique and are stretched around the sides. Overall, the rear part now looks more stylish than before. Another thing that separates Alphard from the classic U.S. minivans is its dimensions. The 2019 Alphard is shorter and taller than its American brothers.
2019 Toyota Alphard Interior offers great entertainment
The interior of an all-new 2019 Toyota Alphard is luxurious. Everything from the dash and seats to the buttons and controls is very upscale and modern. Tri-zone climate control is standard, just like the power adjustable front seats, smart key, tilting moonroof, power sliding doors and sliding sunroof.
This van is perfect for longer trips, and it offers great entertainment, so some amenities like USB inputs, Bluetooth, DVD, and Wi-Fi are all included as well. Backup camera is not available, so you have to use rear parking sonar sensors. The driving position is much better than on the previous generation models and the seats are very comfortable, even at the back.
2019 Toyota Alphard Engine and Output
As mentioned, the 2019 Toyota Alphard offers two engine options. The first 2.5-liter petrol unit is available for Asian markets.
The rest of the world can buy new Alphard but only with the 3.5-liter V6 engine. The 2.5-liter drivetrain delivers 178 HP and 173 lb-ft of torque and it uses a CVT transmission.
A 3.5-liter V6 is capable of producing 295 HP and 266 lb-ft of torque and it offers a 6-speed automatic transmission, paired with the front-wheel drive.
2019 Toyota Alphard Hybrid
The newest model 2019 Toyota Alphard will be also offered with the hybrid engine. It consists of a powerful 2.5-liter engine that will produce 112kW at 140 lb-ft. This version comes with the four-wheel drive as standard. At this moment manufacturer didn’t release any information about fuel economy, however, we expect great numbers.
2019 Toyota Alphard Price and Release Date
The 2019 Toyota Alphard will cost around $58,000. This price is for the base model, and higher trim levels will surely cost over $65,000. It is a luxury van after all. Latest Toyota’s van will go on sale in January 2019.