2018 Toyota Vellfire facelift official brochure leaked

Here are official images of the yet to be launched Toyota Vellfire facelift, via leaked brochures. The current third-generation Alphard and second-generation Vellfire first surfaced in January 2015, so next month will mark three years of the luxury MPV being on the market – a perfect time for a facelift.

The leaked brochures show two faces of the Vellfire, the sportier looking sister of the Alphard. The first is the regular Vellfire face, which is officially sold in Malaysia by UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT). The model’s signature split headlamps remain, but the grille in the middle has changed, mainly in the arrangement of the chrome slats and a slightly higher location for the logo.

The lower half of the tall front now comes with a large bar of chrome linking the lower tier lamps. This contributes to a larger and bolder single grille than before. The fog lamps are now LEDs (along with the rest of the lighting, from the looks of it) and the housings are sharp triangles to make it a square face.

The other face is of the Vellfire ZG, which is significantly bolder and more aggressive compared to the standard face. The bottom half of the fascia makes all the difference here, with a big upturned mouth sandwiched by giant side “air intakes” with horizontal slats in them (reminds me of the Mirai). The whole thing is outlined with thick chrome. You’ll see this thing coming, that’s for sure.

The refreshed Vellfire also stands out from the outgoing car at the back, where the LED tail lamp signatures are now triple rings, bisected by a full-width chrome bar. The current car’s chrome garnish is shorter, and the LEDs are stripes. Vertical reflectors can be seen on the bumper, another change.

The Alphard is also getting its own facelift, and the MPV twins will debut together shortly. Malaysia is now an established export market for selected JDM Toyotas, and we should be getting the refreshed luxury MPVs officially by UMWT in the near future.

GALLERY: Pre-facelift Toyota Vellfire 2.5, Malaysian spec

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Danny Tan

Danny Tan loves driving as much as he loves a certain herbal meat soup, and sweet engine music as much as drum beats. He has been in the auto industry since 2006, previously filling the pages of two motoring magazines before joining this website. Enjoys detailing the experience more than the technical details.



  • The tail lights is so outdated. the current one is way better… I hope the brochure is distorted and is playing trick with my eye.

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  • Kuinosan on Dec 18, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    What’s with the Optimus Prime facia on this new model. Lol!

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  • the driver on Dec 18, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    It just gets worse with looking each refresh – what were they thinking??

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  • Mama Sustegen on Dec 18, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    nice van. I love it!

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  • Why helfaiya front like Nio SUV? Now jepunis copy china?

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  • Hmm... Much Hmm.. on Dec 19, 2017 at 7:48 am

    Gundaaamn…. That must be their inspirational divinity or I absolutely have no idea why each generation is looking more like a Gundam. Gen 4 with laser canons and wings? Or GN drive instead of batteries?

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  • mmmmm on Dec 19, 2017 at 7:54 am

    just give us the adaptive cruise control. come on!

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  • 12yrsold on Dec 19, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Facelift or Not, Vellfire is an expensive MPV & that means MOST cannot afford one. But to those who can afford one or more, they will say its worth the $$$ when they can carry 6/7 comfortably.

    I think the high seating position & the power doors make it useful for the CEO/MD/Boss to get in/out more conveniently as most bosses are usually older ma.

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  • Hunter Zolomon Hunter Zolomon on Dec 19, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Wow, first ugly Alphard facelift…now ugly Vellfire facelift…way to go Toyota. This shows how cormfortable they are with this two model that have such a low number of worthy competitors….come on other brands, make Toyota suffer already.

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  • Ollie on Dec 20, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    It isn’t Toyota’s fault for producing these monstrosities. its the buyers.

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