Toyota GranAce purchaser’s information in Malaysia

Toyota GranAce

The Toyota GranAce is a big MPV constructed on a ladder body chassis that underpins the sixth technology H300 Toyota Hiace industrial van. It’s rear wheel drive, with MacPherson strut entrance suspension and a trailing-link rigid-axle rear suspension with coil springs.

Though the underpinnings could also be van-based, the GranAce is constructed like a luxurious MPV, which is nothing uncommon as it’s much like what Mercedes-Benz has performed with their Vito Tourer, turning it right into a extra premium product known as the Mercedes-Benz V-Class.

The Toyota GranAce is bought in Japan, and has additionally been launched in a number of different international locations. A number of notable proper hand drive markets for the GranAce exterior of Japan embrace the Thailand market, the place it was launched because the Toyota Majesty and the Australian market, the place it was launched because the Toyota Granvia. Within the left hand drive Philippines market, it is named the Hiace Tremendous Grandia.

What are the professionals and cons of utilizing a diesel engine?

In most markets, the GranAce is obtainable with a 2.8 litre 4 cylinder turbodiesel engine (UAE will get a 3.5 petrol V6). The engine is the acquainted 1GD-FTV which we’ll discover regionally within the Toyota Fortuner and the Toyota Hilux. The Toyota GranAce’s engine outputs 177 PS at 3,400 rpm and 450 Nm of torque from 1,600-2,400 rpm, which is rather less energy and torque in comparison with the Hilux/Fortuner’s 204 PS, 500 Nm tune. Drive goes to the rear wheels through a six-speed automated gearbox.

The largest advantage of utilizing a diesel engine could be gasoline financial system. Diesel engines are often considerably extra economical in comparison with a petroleum engine. The standard consumption of a diesel MPV of this dimension is round 10L per 100 km. An MPV just like the Alphard/Vellfire with its usually aspirated petrol engine averages upwards of 14L per 100 km. The GranAce has a 70 litre gasoline tank, which we suspect might simply take it 700 km or so per tankful. This implies much less stops to refuel on lengthy journeys.

The cons is after all much less refinement in comparison with a petroleum engine, each by way of noise ranges, vibration and odor. In case your driving sample to your MPV so occurs to contain plenty of idling whereas ready, the entire space could be enveloped by the odor of diesel exhaust, which isn’t very nice.

How huge is the Toyota GranAce?

How huge is the Toyota GranAce? It’s huge! Right here’s the outside dimensions in contrast with different three and 4 row MPVs out there in Malaysia, such because the Toyota Alphard, Hyundai Staria, the four-row Mercedes-Benz Vito Tourer (further lengthy wheelbase) and the three-row Mercedes-Benz V-Class (lengthy wheelbase)

The Toyota GranAce is second by way of size at 5300 mm, which is 70 mm lower than the longest car, the Vito Tourer, and 355 mm greater than the shortest car, the Toyota Alphard. The GranAce is tied with the Hyundai Staria for the tallest car within the group, each standing at 1990 mm. The GranAce has the third longest wheelbase at 3210 mm. It’s 220 mm lower than the longest wheelbase car, the Vito Tourer, and 210 mm greater than the car with the shortest wheelbase, the Toyota Alphard.

What seating preparations can be found for the Toyota GranAce?

So far as we are able to inform, there are three completely different seating configurations for the Toyota GranAce. Here’s a checklist of seat configurations in addition to the market every config is bought in.

1. Three row, 6-seater

The GranAce is obtainable as a three-row 6-seater within the Japan and Australian markets. In Japan, this selection is named the Premium, whereas in Australia, each the Granvia and Granvia VX specs can be found with this three-row 6-seater possibility.

The six seats have a 2-2-2 configuration. Each the second row and third row seats are “captain chair” type seats with totally coated aspect armrests.

2. 4 row, 8-seater

For many who need extra seating capability, the GranAce can also be out there as a four-row, 8-seater in each Japan and Australia. In Japan, this spec is named the G spec, whereas in Australia it’s often known as the Granvia 8-seater and Granvia VX 8-seater.

The eight seats have a 2-2-2-2 configuration. Solely the second row has coated aspect armrests. The third row consists of two particular person seats however they use fold-down type armrests. The fourth row is a bench that appears like it might seat three, however there are solely 2 seatbelts and the center seat’s base has a storage gap in it.

3. 4 row, 11-seater

This seating configuration shouldn’t be out there in Japan or Australia, however is obtainable with the Toyota Majesty in Thailand and the Toyota Hiace Tremendous Grandia within the Philippines. It has 11 seats in a 3-2-2-4 config.

For this config, the primary row has three seats – if you happen to actually needed to if you happen to requested somebody small to sit down in between the motive force and the entrance passenger.

The second and third rows look equivalent to the 8-seater model, however the fourth row has 4 narrower seat bases with a complete of 4 units of seatbelts. Having the ability to sit 4 folks abreast is spectacular and is a testomony to only how huge this MPV is, however the seats of this 4 seater bench will most likely go well with thinner folks higher and might not be appropriate for youngster seat set up as they might not be huge sufficient.

What security options does the Toyota GranAce have?

When it comes to security, the Toyota GranAce has 9 airbags, together with driver’s seat, passenger seat, driver’s knee, 2x entrance curtain protect, 2x rear curtain protect, 2x aspect airbag.

It additionally has the Toyota Security Sense suite, together with Lane Departure Alert with steering help, Pre-Collision Security system with pedestrian and daytime bike owner detection, Highway Signal Help (velocity indicators solely), Automated Excessive Beam and Energetic Cruise Management (excessive velocity).

One fascinating characteristic is a digital rear view mirror, which shows a feed from a rear digital camera as an alternative of counting on a bodily mirror.

How a lot is the Toyota GranAce priced in Malaysia?

The one manner so that you can purchase a Toyota GranAce in Malaysia is through the gray import market, as a result of UMW Toyota Motor doesn’t promote it right here formally.

The Toyota GranAce inventory right here in Malaysia on the gray importers are all from Japan, which implies you’ll have both a selection of the 6-seater Premium or the 8-seater G spec. We’ve got full galleries of pattern inventory present in Malaysia beneath so you’ll be able to test it out.

As of time of publishing (finish Might 2023), costs vary from RM339k all the way in which as much as for a 2020 mannequin as much as RM433k for a 2022 mannequin. There doesn’t look like any important value distinction between the Premium spec and the G spec, it appears you pay about the identical value regardless of if you happen to purchase a three-row 6 seater mannequin or a four-row 8 seater mannequin.

So far as we are able to inform, there’s no four-row 11 seater mannequin just like the Thai spec Toyota Majesty out there for buy in Malaysia. We are able to’t import Thai vehicles in as gray imports both, so no luck through that route.

Will Malaysia ever get an formally imported Toyota GranAce?

We surprise if UMW Toyota Motor plans to deliver the GranAce in anytime sooner or later. Toyota Australia changed the Tarago (Estima) with this mannequin. We used to have the Estima bought right here because the Previa positioned underneath the Vellfire. Maybe this might occupy an identical positioning within the Malaysian line-up? Pricing could possibly be aggressive if the 4 row mannequin is bought given the advantageous tax construction right here.

Sure, in Malaysia four-row MPVs get a industrial car loophole of types, which leads to the huge value distinction between the three-row Staria Premium and the four-row Staria 10-seater. It’s how the 10-seater might be priced at RM210k for the Max however the 7-seater goes for RM358k. The four-row mannequin merely attracts much less tax.

Within the Thai market, the Majesty went for 1.7 million baht as much as 2.199 million baht for the highest spec. That’s RM230k-RM290k. In Japan, the GranAce Premium is priced at 6.5 million yen (RM213k) whereas the GranAce G goes for six.2 million yen (RM204k).

If the GranAce four-row will get the identical tax advantages because the four-row Staria, it might most likely be priced at RM250k and beneath right here in Malaysia, which is fairly aggressive in opposition to the Staria Max’s RM210k pricing.

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