Since its last update was seen in 2015, the fans have been waiting for the new minivan coming from Toyota. According to our sources, the 2019 Toyota Alphard has already been on its way and it will soon hit the market with some minor updates and improvements as well as a hybrid engine choice under the hood.
When it comes to exterior, this family minivan has always been known for its unusual and attractive design. The 2019 Toyota Alphard should make its appearance as more modern with some seriously updates details on its body. Perhaps, it seems too luxurious and elegant than one would expect from a minivan like this. If we say that it has been compared to some Lexus models in terms of styling, you can definitely hope for some luxury here. There will be lots of chrome accents, especially in the front fascia which will wear its recognizable diamond design. The grille will appear larger in size and its lighting system will use the latest LED technology that will enable better visibility. The carmaker might also employ some lightweight materials and improve the aerodynamics of this model, which will significantly boost the overall performance. The new Alphard should stand on standard 16-inch alloy wheels and offer some new body color choices.
Inside the 2019 Toyota Alphard, the fans will find more spacious and better-equipped cabin than it has been the case with its predecessor. Namely, this minivan will be able to perfectly accommodate up to eight passengers thanks to its three rows of comfortable seats. The seats in higher trim levels are expected to be heated and power-adjustable, but also covered in some high-quality materials. Besides the overall comfort, Toyota will also pay attention to its latest high-tech features, connectivity options and safety systems. Therefore, the driver will get a 9.0-inch touch-screen center console with the infotainment and entertainment system which will provide navigation, three-zone climate control, 17-speaker audio system, Bluetooth connection and Wi-Fi hotspot.
The gas version of the 2019 Toyota Alphard will probably come with a 3.5-liter V6 that delivers the output of 275 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque. It will be paired with either a six-speed automatic transmission or CVT. We have already mentioned that this minivan will also be available as a hybrid and it should combine either a 2.4 or a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with an electric motor and a battery pack. We are waiting for more information about these options and their outputs at the moment.
2019 Toyota Alphard USA Release Date and Price
The 2019 Toyota Alphard should be seen in the market by the late 2018, although the exact release date hasn’t been confirmed yet. The base model has been estimated to start around $28,000.
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