Malaysian VIPs get ready; All-new, TNGA-based Toyota Alphard could launch in 2022

Sanjay · May 20, 2021 08:30 PM

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According to latest information gathered by Japanese media, the all-new, fourth-generation Toyota Alphard is scheduled to launch in 2022, and it could look like what you see above. Like it?

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The current third-gen Alphard (AH30) was launched in January 2016. It received a facelift in December 2017 for the 2018 model year, with most of the changes revolving around the exterior and powertrain.

That was when we were introduced to the currently-employed 2GR-FKS 3.5-litre V6 mill / 8-speed automatic transmission combo.

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Either way, it's already a five-year old model, and a major refresh is due - hence the all-new model that's touted to be launched in 2022. However, there are some updates for the model coming before that, but details are sparse.

Also read: New upgraded Toyota Alphard / Vellfire launching in May 2021, for Malaysia too

What do we know of the next-gen Alphard?

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Don't expect sizes to change too much, as the source says that the fourth-gen Alphard will have somewhat similar dimensions to the current model. For context, here's how the current-gen Alphard measures:

Toyota Alphard AH30 dimensions
Length 4,945 mm
Width 1,850 mm
Height 1,895 mm
Wheelbase 3,000 mm

Beyond that, it's also mentioned that the next-gen Alphard will ride on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform, like most recent Toyota models.

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Meanwhile, it's expected that the next-gen Alphard range will be hybrid-only, ready for electrification. 

Also read: The next Toyota Alphard could be launched in 2022 – What to expect?

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Current-gen, Japan-spec Alphard interior

Additionally, the same source states that the best-selling current-gen Alphard in Japan is the 2.5-litre, all-wheel drive (AWD) hybrid variant. In light of that, it's said that Toyota will offer a 2WD variant (with similar hybrid powertrain) for the upcoming generation.

Also read: 2020's top 10 most popular cars in Japan, Toyota Alphard is No.5

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Comfortable place to be in, current-gen Alphard pictured

According to the source, the nickel-metal hydride battery (NiMH) used in the current Alphard's hybrid system will give way to a more compact lithium-ion (Li-ion) system which not only will be beneficial for fuel efficiency, but good for space as well.

Also read: Why is it so hard to buy a Toyota Alphard / Vellfire that’s not in white or black colour?

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To recap, the Alphard officially imported (CBU Japan) by UMW Toyota Motor is the sole 3.5-litre, non-hybrid variant, with prices starting from RM 446,609, on the road without insurance and road tax.

Also read: 

In Brief: Toyota Alphard – Luxury on wheels

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Sanjay

Senior Writer

With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.

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