UMW Toyota has released prices for the Toyota Alphard on its website – the 2.4 G is priced at RM338k and the 3.5 G at RM398k, OTR with insurance. The Alphard 3.5 G just manages to undercut the RM399k Nissan Elgrand 3.5.
The 168 hp/224 Nm 2.4 litre four-cylinder engine comes with a seven-virtual ratio CVT, while the 271 hp/340 Nm 3.5 litre V6 is paired with a six-speed auto. There are all-round disc brakes, MacPherson struts with stabilisers up front and a torsion beam out back, plus electric power steering.
Both variants get 215/60 R17 alloys, seven combination leather seats in a 2-2-3 configuration, an eight-speaker sound system, dual powered sliding doors, triple-zone nano air conditioning, self-levelling HID headlamps and auto wipers. Also standard is a seven-inch touch-screen with HDMI, Bluetooth, Smartphone Link, navigation, voice recognition and a reverse camera with guidelines.
The driver’s seat is eight-way power-adjustable, while the front passenger seat is four-way adjustable with a powered ottoman. The second row captain seats are power-adjustable with powered ottoman and multi-support headrests (grey importers call these ‘Mickey Mouse’ headrests). The third row is split 50/50 with three headrests.
Extra kit on the 3.5 G includes Adaptive Front Lighting System (directional headlamps) and a electrically-operated tailgate (2.4 G has a manual tailgate). Both variants get VSC, ISOFIX child seat anchor points in the second row and a grand total of seven airbags. You read that right.
See the specs table in full here.