Toyota Kirloskar Motor may be considering bringing a luxury MPV to India in the foreseeable future, according to media reports. While the Innova Crysta has been doing brisk business in the country since its launch earlier this year, the Japanese automaker may well look to open up a new segment, and the Alphard could be the most likely vehicle to touch Indian
The Alphard is a bold and massive vehicle which has been dong the rounds internationally since 2002. The vehicle was initially launched for the Japanese market but has since moved onto several other countries including Russia and Singapore. It can seat between six to eight passengers in a luxurious setting with creature comforts aplenty.
In most markets, Alphard is powered by a five-speed automatic or a CVT automatic (Hybrid 2.4l engine). The hybrid version of the car, it is speculated, may eventually make way to India and the price tag could touch the Rs 50 lakh mark.
Toyota though would be unlikely to rush the launch of any big vehicle in the country as the ban on diesel vehicles over 2000cc has greatly impacted the company in India.
India however remains a big market for the company and increasing buying capacity could lead to a demand for this luxury MPV.