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Aug 12, 2010
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Toyota Motor Philippines has finally brought the new Toyota Alphard to local waters, prompting hopeful Pinoys to immediately cash in on this luxurious minivan.

The much-sought after vehicle has only been available on Toyota dealerships since August 3, but do not be surprised if you see one of them babies flashing on the streets this early.

“We brought in the Alphard because we’ve been receiving a lot of inquires from customers who’ve seen it in Hong Kong, Japan, and Thailand asking us when we’ll bring it in,” said Raymond Rodriguez, Toyota Philippines first vice president for vehicle sales operations, as reported by TopGear.com.ph.

The new Alphard now boasts a large-chromed accented front grille. You’ll also feel like a rock star without being too loud with its three-dimensional HID headlamps and LED taillights.

The van also makes everything else easier with its rain sensors and electric motor-equipped doors for easy access inside. The rear license plate is chromed and garnished.

The Alphard has a twin moon roof perfect for long drives, and passengers can do ala-Mafia boss on the back with its second row captain seats with power ottoman features.

The Alphard, named after the brightest star in the Hydra constellation, will be available in Silver Metallic and Raven Black.

Toyota Motor Philippines is selling the 2.4-liter variant of the minivan that runs a maximum output of 167 horsepower and 227 Newton meters of torque on a four-speed automatic transmission.

Drivers might find the luxury van a bit pricy at P2.79 million. Other luxury cars like the Hyundai Starex limousine sells for much lower, but the specs we just mentioned above makes the Alphard a worthy buy.

The 3.5 liter variant will also be available come September or October, available at around P3 million. The White Pearl variant on the other hand will come out at P2.805 million.

All in all, the Alphard is an upper class vehicle made to make you the envy of every other auto in the metro, but the superb interior is unlike anything you will ever see anywhere else.

Toyota Alphard Specs
Length: 4,850mm
Width: 1,830mm
Height: 1,905mm
Capacity: 7 pax
Maximum Power: 165 horses
Maximum Torque: 227 Nm
Entertainment: in-dash 6-CD changer, MP3, Bluetooth capable audio system
Safety: anti-lock brake system, SRS airbags, curtain shields

For more details on this marvelous minivan, check out our gallery of the Toyota Alphard below. You can also head to our Vroom Section for our list of featured drives.

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WORDS BY MIKEY AGULTO
SPECS AND IMAGES COURTESY OF TOPGEAR.COM.PH

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