When luxury meets utility
Toyota Motor Thailand Company Limited has launched the "All New Toyota Veloz", a luxury seven-seater MPV crossover that fits into the C-category, in the Thai market. The passenger seats can be adjusted in seven different ways to provide the most comfortable ride possible for every journey. A TFT screen with four different formats, a high-quality audio system, 9-inch touchscreen, wireless chargers, four USB ports and up to 15 cup holders are included in the package. TSS stands for Toyota Safety Sense. Enhanced driving performance is achieved through the use of a newly developed front-wheel-drive platform, a Dual VVT-i 1.5-litre gasoline engine that produces 106 horsepower, and a new CVT automatic transmission that achieves excellent fuel economy of 17.9kpl while providing instant acceleration, a smooth and quiet ride at all speeds. There are also brakes on all four wheels as well as an electric handbrake.
Family car owners can choose from two models -- the All-New Toyota Veloz: Premium and Smart.
"The main concept behind the development of this new vehicle is to fulfil the expectations of customers who want a vehicle with distinctive design language and a comprehensive range of utility. It comes with exceptional driving performance, is more appealing than preceding MPVs, and is appropriate for individuals who desire a premium crossover style," Eiji Fujibayashi, chief engineer of Toyota Motor Corp, said.
Design and Style
The front of the All-New Toyota Veloz features a large grille design with LED headlights. It comes with a crossover-style under guard and a chrome body side moulding from the front of the car to the back. The large wheels and wheel arches, and the horizontal pattern that extend to the rear lights on both sides of the car offer it a more luxury appeal.
The interior is spacious. The space between the first and second rows of passenger seats is comparable to that of C-segment cars. The second row can be slid up to 240mm. It also has a variety of seating options, offering both drivers and passengers more flexibility. The All-New Toyota Veloz also has large and stylish doors that offer it a premium feel. All of these features highlight the vehicle's higher quality.
New Front Wheel Drive platform
The high-quality platform, redesigned suspension, new CVT drivetrain and high-performance engines provide a dynamic ride and excellent fuel economy.
This model is equipped with Toyota Safety Sense, which enables safe driving, includes a panoramic view monitor, pre-collision system, lane departure alert with steering assist, automatic high beams, front departure alert, pedal misoperation control (premium trim).
Performance and braking
The car is powered by a 1.5-litre Dual VVT-i gasoline engine with 106 horsepower and a quick CVT transmission. Quieter drives with responsive 4-wheel disc brakes and an electronic handbrake.
All-new Toyota Veloz Smart is priced at 795,000 baht.