This new offering from Toyota just might be the ultimate alternative to the Toyota Alphard. It feels as comfortable as it is premium, and based on first impressions, seems capable of taking on its more expensive sibling head to head.
The Super Grandia has the most luxurious specs among the new Toyota Hiace options, yes, but it isn’t as big as the GL Grandia Tourer variant. It only stretches out to 5,300mm x 1,970mm x 1,990mm with a 3,210mm wheelbase and 175mm of ground clearance. It takes a win in exterior design, however, as it sports a more aggressive-looking front fascia highlighted by stylish LED headlamps with daytime running lights as well as a decent amount of chrome trim. The rear is also accentuated by stronger-looking LED taillights.
As far as colors go, you can get this executive people hauler in Black, Gray Metallic, Luxury Pearl Toning, or White Pearl.
The Super Grandia features a dark-colored interior with black leather seats all around. Glossy wood trims can be found on the dash, door panels, steering wheel, and armrests.
Two pairs of captain seats in the back come as standard, while the highest trim features one pair of these seats with ottomans, butterfly headrests, and a four-way power adjust feature. The seats on the last row can also be folded up to allow the captain seats to slide back for much more space. On the other hand, if you fancy bright themes more than dark ones, Toyota is also accepting special orders for a beige-colored interior—probably one with a vibe similar to the two-toned GL Grandia Tourer.
Under the hood, it packs a familiar 2.8-liter turbodiesel engine that peaks at 174hp and 450Nm and comes mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. That’s right: Unlike the Alphard, the Super Grandia runs on diesel, and that alone would make it a more practical choice.
This new luxury van also sits on 17-inch alloy wheels, and packs four disc brakes all around. The suspension setup sports MacPherson struts and a four-link coil spring at the front and rear, respectively. A variable power steering setup is also equipped here.
Front and center on the inside is a 6.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system that’s complemented by a six-speaker setup. Other handy extra features include a smart entry system with push-start ignition and rain-sensing windshield wipers. Getting the highest trim of the Super Grandia also gets you power functions for the dual sliding doors.
One of the biggest bonuses here, however, lies not with the plush interior or the diesel engine. This Super Grandia is the first-ever vehicle in TMP’s lineup that will be equipped with Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) features. While ABS, vehicle stability control, hill start assist, and a reverse parking camera with sensors come as standard, the Elite trim will feature the full TSS arsenal. This includes a pre-collision system, lane departure alert, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high beam controls.
Price-wise, there are six different options to choose from. You can check it out below.
We guess that’s probably enough talk about what this new van is like on paper. You should just go ahead and see more of it yourself. Check out more of our photos from the launch below.