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Toyota resurrects the Granvia minivan series

22-05-2019 16:06
Toyota has announced forthcoming market launch of the Granvia minivan series in Australia

Toyota has announced forthcoming market launch of the Granvia minivan series in Australia. Granvia MPVs used to be produced between 1995 and 2002.

The newcomer borrows much from the current-gen Toyota Hiace (standard trim with the low roof, if the teaser images are any indication). That said, the front fascia sports more chrome trim elements than the donor vehicle does, and the radiator grille is completely new.

One major distinguishing feature of the new MPV comes is the form of multi-link coil suspension on the rear axle, rather than the simple solid axle of its donor.

The cabin also looks more expensive than that of the Hiace, with numerous chrome and imitation wood trim elements, as well as leather-draped seats and a second seat row that comes with separate armrests and power adjustments.

The announced features include cyclist/pedestrian detection, AEB, 2x airbags, and adaptive cruise control.

Nothing is being revealed about the engines the series will launch with. Chances are fairly good that it will inherit the engines of the Hiace lineup: namely, the 2.8-liter diesel rated at 176 hp (131 kW), and a 3.5-liter naturally aspirated gas engine good for 280 hp (209 kW).

The resurrected Toyota Granvia should arrive in the showrooms throughout Australia in the last quarter of 2019.

Photos: Toyota



Reporter Artem Sukhanov
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