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June 21, 2023

Toyota Unveils All-New 2024 Alphard Luxury MPV

Toyota launches the all-new 2024 Alphard—its fourth-generation luxury MPV that conveys a powerful, dynamic design blended with a spacious interior. The all-new Alphard adopts a gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain, with a plug-in hybrid soon to follow.

With a design concept of “Forceful x Impact Luxury,” the all-new Alphard’s design offers a sense of solidity, akin to a fighting bull in full charge. In order to create that feeling of power, designers put in a reverse slant for the emblem; stretching from front to back. The sides, meanwhile, feature dynamic “irregularities” which evoke strength. The 2024 Alphard measures in at 4,995 mm in length, 1,935 mm in width, and 1,850 mm in height. Wheelbase is at exactly 3,000 mm.

Riding on the TNGA GA-K platform, the all-new Alphard offers 50 percent higher rigidity over the outgoing model thanks to added bracing and optimal placement of structural adhesives. The platform itself has been optimized for MPV use with the adoption of straight rockers and a V-shaped brace in the rear-lower part of the vehicle. The MacPherson Strut/Double Wishbone suspension also uses shock absorbers that mechanically adjust damping force based on the frequency of vibrations transmitted from the road surface. Tire sizes range from 225/65R17s to 225/55R19s.

The Alphard is still available with a conventional 2.5-liter gasoline engine (2AR-FE). This variant offers 182 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 235 Nm at 4,100 rpm. The bigger news though is the availability of an electrified 2.5-liter 4-cylinder. This A25-FXS offers a combined 250 horsepower. The Toyota Hybrid System also guarantees outstanding fuel efficiency, with fuel economy reaching 17.5 km/L for the 2WD and 16.5 km/L for the AWD models.

Inside, Toyota has increased space between the front and second-row seats, and between the second-row and third-row seats by 5 mm and 10 mm respectively. They did this by implementing modifications to both the driving position and to the construction of the second-row seats, making both the side quarter trim on the third row of seats and the backdoor trim thinner.

Helping occupants get in and out, the all-new Alphard is the first Toyota to feature Universal Steps on both right and left-hand sliding doors. This makes it easier for children and the elderly to enter and exit the vehicle. As the doors open, a step emerges approximately 220 mm above ground, lowering the height of the first step for customers entering or exiting the vehicle. Long assist grips designed for easy use by occupants of all shapes and sizes are also positioned on the C pillars and on both sides of the ceiling to ensure comfortable entry and exit.

Improving the riding experience further, Toyota made changes to the sun shades. More specifically, the sunroof uses independently operable right and left-side shades, so that some occupants can choose to see the sky while others choose to block out the sunlight; Toyota's first-ever pull-down side sunshades have also been installed, enabling customers to block excess sunlight while still enjoying the scenery.

Other features include a 12.3-inch TFT digital gauge cluster, a 14-inch touchscreen display infotainment system, a camera-based rearview mirror, and power sliding doors. Toyota though is especially proud of the new “Super-Long Overhead Console” that concentrates the lighting, switches, and air conditioning vents into one central location.

In terms of safety, the all-new Alphard is equipped with the latest Toyota Safety Sense that happens to now offer Intra-Lane Steering Assist, Deceleration Assist when Turning at Intersections, and partial self-driving.

The all-new Alphard goes in sale in Japan with a starting price of 5,400,000 yen (P 2.116 million) going all the way up to 8,720,000 yen (P 3.417 million).


  1. The 3.5L V6 is gone and that's a sad news.

  2. It looks like an Alphard and that’s both good and bad. The design is evolving but in a quite static way. Because they need to package the interior to be an Alphard, that can only do so much on the front, sides and back. That said, if the current one is available and “cheaper,” it would be the one to get.


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