Toyota Alphard: An ideal family car designed with luxury and comfort in mind

Looking for the quintessential family car with the perfect blend of style, luxury and comfort?

The fourth-generation Toyota Alphard is an elegantly refined MPV with bespoke state-of-the-art performance that stays loyal to Toyota’s key values of quality, durability, and reliability.

NBT, the sole distributor of Toyota is introducing two variants of the Toyota Alphard into the local market; Turbo 2.4 and Natural Aspirated (NA) 2.5.

First appearing in 2002, the MPV features a sleek and bolder look compared to its predecessors, exuding impactful luxury as its design language with enhanced performance.

Developed with a luxuriously spacious cabin, the executive vehicle showcases an extensive list of impressive innovative technology ensuring every journey is filled with an aura of prestige.

The quality and new features of the latest variant of the Alphard stays true to being first-class travel and will make one be in the limelight.

Just like its name, ‘Alphard’ which means the brightest star in the constellation, the latest model is a head turner.

The new generation Alphard bears inherited elegance, a value that allows all passengers to immerse themselves in a premium and exceptional atmosphere when travelling.

With enhanced performance, the all-new Alphard has better fuel efficiency, reduced vibration and noise, and improved driving dynamics.

Exclusive Exterior, Refined Elegance

As visible from the prominent front grille design, the vehicle has evolved to a majestic front face with a sense of luxury, composed of staircase shape and decoration.

With its design language being ‘Impactful Luxury’, the all-new Alphard portrays distinctive exterior features that make it more prominent and refined than ever.

The meticulous attention to detail makes a statement of luxury, emphasising the subtle elegance that dominates the exterior.

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An obvious change is the signature front grille which now eliminates the vertical frames found in previous models, giving a floating effect with light-emitting parts on the fascia.

Not only that, but Alphard’s emblem is no longer placed on the front grille. It is now on the distinctive B-pillar located on the upper part of the side doors, stretching from front to back.

Its 18-inch and 19-inch alloy wheel allows the premium car to support a sleek style that enhances its commanding exterior, which is a perfect complement to the personality of the luxury MPV.

The LED headlamps with cornering lighting and rear combination lamps enhance visibility while also giving the vehicle a powerful and intense appearance.

The headlamps’ slimmer and fearless look directs the advanced feeling by flashing the lower part of the headlamp. The dynamic design of the rear combination lamps emphasises presence equally during the day and at night.

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At the back, the latest generation Alphard has elegant rear light graphics that gives a floating effect while only the 2.4 Turbo has the ‘Executive Lounge’ label to indicate the MPV variants.

The seven-seater van has an exquisite, visually pleasing design and is available in two colours: white pearl and black.

Prestige Interior, Exquisitely Crafted Comfort

Inside, the expansive interior of the all-new Alphard makes passengers feel like they are inside the cabin of a private jet.

The cabin promises a luxurious and unbelievably comfortable cabin that comes equipped with innovative technologies in line with Toyota’s key values.

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The entire cabin from top to bottom is also furnished in black, projecting a high-quality ambience suitable for formal and active lifestyles.

Moreover, the all-new Alphard has two types of decorative stitching on the side – silver trimming for Turbo 2.4 and bronze trimming for NA 2.5.

Furthermore, the front console displays an elegant flowing design, extending from the centre to the sides of the driver’s cockpit.

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The car has several amazing new features, ensuring that every journey is inspired with a touch of elegance.

The infotainment system display has increased to 14 inches with 15 JBL speakers and with lesser button points, allowing both driver and front passenger to have better controls and navigation.

The dashboard is now a 12.3-inch full graphic meter compared to the previous analogue with a 3.5-inch MID.

The latest model prioritises a luxurious and comfortable customer experience, emphasising true hospitality.

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Previously, lighting, switches and air conditioning vents were positioned on the sides of the ceiling.

Now, the fourth-generation Alphard has a roof-length overhead console that consolidates all fixtures at the centre.

Not only does it streamline the design but also creates improved convenience for passengers.

The driver and passengers can also adjust the adjustable LED ceiling illumination, which offers up to 64 colour variations that radiate sophistication and style.

Interior Features for Turbo 2.4T (Executive Lounge)

Drivers and passengers of the Executive Lounge have more features to enjoy, giving a more luxurious and seamless experience.

Unlike the 2.5 NA, the Turbo 2.4 has a left and right independent moonroof while the other has none.

Passengers in the second row enjoy more exclusivity. Each seat has its own detachable touch display that allows seat occupants to access some controls remotely such as adjusting windows and sunshades.

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They can also enjoy some screentime from the overhead 14-inch rear seat entertainment (RSE).

Moreover, for a more comfortable driving experience, the steering wheel is equipped with a touch tracer as well as a head-up display (HUD) projected onto the windscreen.

Powerful Performance

Under the hood, the Toyota Alphard boasts a range of powertrains, from the Turbo 2.4 to the Natural Aspirated (NA) 2.5.

The Turbo 2.4 which is known as the ‘Executive Lounge’ is powered by a four-cylinder, inline, 16-Valve DOHC, chain drive (with Dual VVT-i) turbocharged petrol engine with an 8-Speed auto transmission.

It has a maximum power of 275 HP and a maximum torque of 430 Nm.

Meanwhile, the NA 2.5 is a 7-Speed CVT auto transmission powered by a four-cylinder, inline, 16-Valve DOHC, chain drive (with Dual VVT-i) petrol engine.

It has a maximum power of 180 HP and a maximum torque of 235 Nm.
What differentiates these models further – only the 2.4 Turbo has a Shift-by-Wire Gear which enables the driver to have an effortless gear change.

Moreover, the all-new Alphard models have increased body rigidity – by 150 per cent giving a more stable and comfortable ride.

Toyota Safety Sense and Safety Features

When it comes to safety, the Japanese automaker is ahead of the game.

The Toyota Alphard comes with advanced and comprehensive safety and driver assistance systems provided by the Toyota Safety Sense (TSS Version 3.0).

The panoramic view monitor in the fourth-generation Alphard gives the driver a 360-degree sight of the vehicle’s surroundings.

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Moreover, the new Alphard has six airbags with a knee bolster for the driver, located just below the steering wheel.

Only the Turbo 2.4 has a digital rear view mirror while the 2.5 NA has the conventional style rear mirror.

Other safety features of the all-new Alphard include ABS, Hill-Start Assist, Child Protection and Anti-Theft System, among others.

With its exterior and interior features and its bold and opulent appearance, the executive lounge ensures first-class travel for its passengers. This latest variant is ideal for traveling in elegance and style.

The overall impression is that the Toyota Alphard satisfies both in its opulent luxury style and everyday practicality. It is comfortable, luxurious and perfect for long journeys with a growing big family.

The all-new Alphard is now ready for public viewing at all Toyota showrooms. However, the Turbo 2.4 is only available at its Gadong branch while the NA 2.5 is available at all branches.

Have a closer look at the Toyota Alphard and book a test drive with the auto dealer NBT Brunei and follow them on Instagram @toyotabrunei for further information.


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