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