One of the first Toyota Vellfire to be delivered in Kerala, belongs to Mohanlal
Launched earlier this week at a staggering price of Rs 79.5 lakhs, ex-showroom, the new Toyota Vellfire sets a new benchmark for the term – luxury on wheels. Not only it is one of the biggest passenger car to be on sale in India, it is also one of the most luxurious and spacious car in the country.
Today, superstar Mohanlal took delivery of his Toyota Vellfire. His is one of the first delivery that was made in the state of Kerala. At the time of launch, Toyota said that the stock of Vellfire is sold out for the next 3 months. Sold as a CBU, the import per month stock is at 60 units. That means that about 180 units of the Vellfire are already sold out.
One of the main rival of the Vellfire in India is the Mercedes V Class, which was launched in India a few months ago. Luxury MPV segment is at a nascent state in India, with limited options available to customers.
Both V-Class and Vellfire share a similar boxy outline, but Vellfire appears more dominant with its prominent front section that looks almost like a loco. Vellfire has wide chrome strips at the front and comes with dual LED setup, which provides a conspicuous character to the MPV. C and D pillars are blacked out to achieve the floating roof effect. Vellfire’s design may not be artistically brilliant, but its massive size and distinct styling will surely get you noticed on the streets.
Other key features include prominent A-pillar, roof mounted rear spoiler, clear-lens combination lights and wraparound rear windshield. In case of Vellfire, all the attractive things are on the inside. The dashboard is all black and comes with premium wooden inserts. Seats are done in real leather and come in dual tone theme of black and beige. Vellfire can seat 7 people and its middle row has two pilot seats.
Features that define Vellfire’s super luxury include ventilated seats, seat tables, ambient lighting, personal spotlights, powered rear doors, double sunroof and tri-zone automatic climate control. In terms of safety, Vellfire gets 7 airbags, electronic parking brake, vehicle stability control, cornering lamps, etc.
Powering this beast will be a 2.5-litre petrol hybrid engine that generates 179 hp of max power and is mated to an e-CVT unit. Vellfire also gets an e-AWD system. This makes Vellfire the cleanest car in the segment.