New Toyota Granvia

Discussion in 'Auto News' started by 05XR8, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. 05XR8

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    I've posted some pictures of it in this thread. :lol:

    The front-mounted engine design is very revolutionary compared to the cab-over-engine design of the outgoing model that it replaces.
     
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    I'm glad it's not an "import" per se. That it's officially available at Toyota dealerships. Sure to be some sweet body kits for it.
     
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    I'm sure the van is tough as nails, given that it's a Toyota. ;)

    In some markets though, it conflicts with the petrol-powered Alphard. :D
     
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    Don't know why the Alphard wasn't sold here. The Tarago was old.
     
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    Probably because of its size? We could never know. :lol:

    That said, I think the design of the Tarago reminds me of the current Fortuner because of the sleek and squinty headlamp and tail light design which were executed flawlessly and gave out a look that I somehow like.

    But aside from its older models, the minivan was never offered with a turbocharged oil burner which became a bummer for some lol.
     
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    The 4-cylinder Odyssey still sells here. I had an '05 EX-L back in the states. Surprised many on the freeway with that V6. I think that would have sold well here with that amount of power. Still, a diesel is more in step with how people use vehicles for long travel. With the Granvia ranging from $65kAUD-$75kAUD, might give the Mercedes V-Class($75k-$90k) a run for its money.
     
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    And not to mention that owning the new van would be more hassle-free, too, in the long run compared to the V-class. ;)
     
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    For sure.