It was recently reported by Japanese website, bestcarweb, that the all-new fourth generation Toyota Alphard will launch in 2022, and its latest iteration will be based on the TNGA platform.
Reports by bestcarweb state that the 6-year old van will be replaced by an all-new model in 2022. The news site also included the speculative dimensions of the upcoming model, if this were to be true then the numbers doesn’t seem to be far from the outgoing model. Its 1,850 mm width and 3,000 mm wheelbase will remain as is. The length, on the other hand, will be slightly stretched to 4,945 mm, while its height will be slightly reduced to 1,895 mm.
Like most recent Toyota’s vehicles, the all-new Alphard will also sit on the TNGA platform. The report also mentioned that the upcoming model will have a hybrid-only range that’s ready for electrification. This should replace the aging 3.5-liter V6 on the current model which should deliver a more refined and quiet drive along with improving the van’s efficiency. In conjunction to that, a lithium-ion system will also be fitted to the vehicle, the source claims that interior space won’t be greatly affected because of this.
The current third-generation Alphard dates back to 2015, and the model has appealed to buyers seeking the VIP experience in a Toyota. Alongside with the Hiace Super Grandia, the Toyota Alphard happens to be one of the most luxurious van offerings in the Philippine market today. It gets notable features such as automatic sliding doors and the motorized recline and leg rest in its second-row captain seats. Locally, Lexus is also offering a more premium alternative to Alphard which is the LM 350, while in other countries, a close relative of the Alphard is the Vellfire—a lower-spec region-specific nameplate.
It seems that Toyota has so much plan in store for its vehicle lineup. Aside from the Land Cruiser 300, the all-new fourth-generation Alphard could possibly float by next year. We’re definitely crossing our fingers on this.