UMW Toyota Motor has formally announced that the upgraded 2020 Toyota Alphard and Toyota Vellfire premium MPV models are now open for booking. Pre-launch orders will be accepted at all authorised Toyota dealerships and UMWT branches nationwide. The new models are expected to go on sale with prices starting from RM383,000 for the Vellfire (only one variant available) and RM465,000 for the Alphard (two variants).
Buyers have a choice of four exterior colours for the Vellfire and Alphard. Both these models are imported as CBU (completely built-up) from Japan. The colour options are : Luxury White Pearl CS GF (only for Alphard 3.5L Executive Lounge and Alphard 3.5L); Burning Black CS GF (only for Vellfire 2.5L); and White Pearl C, Graphite Metallic and Black (for both Alphard and Vellfire).
The 2020 Alphard and Vellfire have been upgraded with advanced systems in line with UMWT’s 360-T New Brand Experience Strategy that emphasizes “Safe-T” and “Connectivi-T”.
The new or enhanced systems are:
● Toyota Safety Sense (TSS)
● Parking Support Brake System
● 9-inch AVX Infotainment System with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto-Ready Connectivity
● Front & Rear Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
● Vehicle Telematics System (VTS)
● Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) is a suite of advanced safety systems that provide assistance to the driver to avoid accidents or at least reduce the severity of a collision if it occurs. The safety suite includes Pre-collision System (PCS), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), Lane Tracing Assist (LTA), and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) – All Speed.
With Parking Support Brake System added to the 2020 models, drivers have the support of an intelligent parking system that detect objects around the vehicle during the parking process. If an object is detected, the brakes will be automatically applied and the engine power cut back so that collisions can be avoided. Even if a collision does occur, the early action of the system can reduce damage.
Besides the Panoramic View Monitor (PVM) that enables the driver to see all around the vehicle, the front and rear DVRs constantly record the views ahead and behind. In the event of an incident or dispute, the recordings will be useful evidence for the vehicle owner.
Additionally, the Vehicle Telematics System (VTS) for the Vellfire and Alphard is a connectivity feature that uses GPS/GSM to track the location of the vehicle at all times. This can aid in recovery by the authorities if the vehicle is stolen. VTS can also monitor and record vehicle speeds and other operating conditions that the vehicle has been subjected to, with data sent by email to a designated user.
Design-wise, the Alphard maintains its concept of “Dynamic & Formal” to give the MPV a luxurious impression and commanding presence. Meanwhile, the Vellfire’s design concept is “Cool Tech” which strengthens the distinctive cool and modern taste, giving a unique identity to the vehicle.
As with all other models imported by UMWT, owners of the Vellfire and Alphard will enjoy a full factory warranty for peace of mind, and availability of replacement parts when required. Aftersales support is also assured with personnel trained to service the models using the necessary special tools and equipment.
Customers can locate the nearest showroom by visiting the Toyota Malaysia website at toyota.com.my or calling the Toyota freephone line 1-800-8-TOYOTA (869682).