Thursday, May 17, 2018

2018 Alphard Solidifies Toyota's Leadership in Luxury MPV Segment (w/ 11 Photos)


Toyota Motor Philippines is upping the luxury game with the 2018 Alphard. The current generation, first launched in the local market in 2015, has been upgraded with a bolder look, improved fuel efficiency, and more luxury features.

Outside, the entire front clip has been changed with a more aggressive (and larger) grille and LEDs for the projector headlights, daytime running lights, and front fog lights. It also gains Lexus-like sequential LED turn signal indicators, a new alloy wheel design, and LED taillights.



Inside, the 2018 Alphard retains the two-tone black and Flaxen (beige) color scheme but adds niceties such as a new instrument cluster, revised infotainment system with DVD playback and 8 speakers, ventilated/heated seats for the front row (including driver), powered seat adjusted for the second-row seats (with individual map lights), and an electronic parking brake. It also maintains its dual power sliding doors, but adds a power tailgate as well.

Mechanically, the 2018 Alphard retains the use of its robust 3.5-liter V6 engine (2GR-FKS) and as such, this direct injection Dual VVT-i engine peaks at 275 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 340 Nm of torque at 4,700 rpm. However, in a bid to improve refinement and fuel efficiency, its gearbox now features 8 forward gears as well as an idle start/stop system—the first local non-hybrid Toyota to use such a system.



For safety, it has 7 SRS airbags, ABS with EBD, stability control with hill start assist.

The 2018 Toyota Alphard will be available at all authorized dealerships soon (end of May in limited quantities) in three colors including a new shade: Steel Blonde Metallic. Pricing is slightly up from the current model at: P 3,580,000 (P 3,595,000 for the Luxury White Pearl).

9 comments:

  1. Sir Uly, Ito po ung updated

    3.5-liter V6 engine now puts out 296hp (300ps) at 6,600rpm and 361Nm between 4,600-4,700rpm

    Brochure and Specs ng Alpard. Thank You Po!

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    1. Will double check with Toyota. Sabi kasi sa amin carryover engine daw.

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    2. Confirmed by Toyota. Same outputs as before daw.

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  2. This is also known as the Aling Dionisia Mobile.

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  3. HAHAHA!!!! LOL

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  4. Yung gen 1 pa ata yung kay mommy D. Birthday gift sa kanya.

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  5. Dat Vellfire logo. Dapat dalhin na ang Nissan Elgrand dito para may katapat na yan.

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  6. The article states that the facelifted Alphard uses 2GR-FKS. The pre-facelift current Alphard uses 2GR-FE engine. According to information found in Google, The 2GR-FKS engine is a 3.5-liter, 24-valve DOHC V6 engine. This engine uses a VVT-iW (Variable Valve Timing-intelligent Wide) VVT-i (Variable Valve Timing-intelligent) system, DIS (Direct Ignition System),ACIS (Acoustic Control Induction System) and ETCS-i (Electronic Throttle Control System-intelligent).
    These control functions achieve improved engine performance, fuel economy, and clean emissions.

    2GR-FE engines are fitted with 6-speed A/T while 2GR-FKS engines are fitted with 8-speed A/T

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    1. Yes that’s correct. When they said it uses the same 3.5 V6 I assumed it had the 2GR-FE as well. I was actually corrected by Toyota to say it’s the 2GR-FKS. Power outputs remain the same according to them.

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