Toyota Granvia Is A HiAce-Based Luxury Minivan For Australia

Following the launch of the Lexus LM luxury minivan at the Shanghai Auto Show, Toyota has now unveiled another posh people carrier.

It’s called the Toyota Granvia and it’s based on the all-new HiAce platform. The eight-seater luxury MPV will arrive in Australia in the fourth quarter of 2019 and will target high-end hospitality, corporate and family buyers.

The Granvia’s highlights include premium seating for eight, a full suite of Toyota Safety Sense features and four-link coil-sprung rear suspension for “superlative ride comfort and stable handling.”

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The new posh minivan will offer a single powertrain choice — a turbo diesel engine with as-yet-undisclosed displacement and outputs. Toyota says the new power plant is refined and fuel efficient but does not get into details.

The Granvia will be available in two grades and will feature amenities such as leather-accented upholstery, power sliding rear side doors, as well as electrically-adjustable driver’s and second-row captain’s seats. It will also offer Toyota’s latest generation multimedia system with four USB ports and a total of 12 speakers.

Safety-wise, both trim levels feature nine airbags, active cruise control, and pre-collision safety system (PCS) with pedestrian and daytime cyclist detection, among other driver-assistance features.

“Whether you are in need of a five-star hotel shuttle, corporate transport for senior executives or just a large luxury family wagon, the new Granvia fits the bill,” said Toyota Australia Vice President Sales and Marketing Sean Hanley. In Australia, the Granvia will effectively replace the Tarago which will be discontinued at the end of 2019.

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  • TheBelltower

    Good gawd! So much plastichrome and fakery. How can Toyota possibly think that this is acceptable?

    • For a luxury Hiace, this seems pretty legit, at least compared with their current top trims sold in countries like the Philippines.

  • Javokhir_Sam

    I am vomiting so hard that I cannot even take a single normal breath now. Such a waste of metal/glass/rubber/plastic. Interior is even worse. I hope this is just a one-off.

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      I really hope you are okay when something bad actually happens to you.

      • Jay_Sam

        I often take things quite seriously if its about cars. Next time I try not to give even a brass fart about cars like this. Thanks for caring mate.

        • Loquacious Borborygmus

          I’m glad you’re breathing again.

    • But I do not care! I will buy the 2020 Toyota Granvia anyway!

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  • Dennis Scipio

    I wouldn’t really consider a Hi-Ace based mininivan like that to be luxury worthy.

    • Miknik

      I think this is not really targeting a luxury car customer, more – just like high end Mercedes V-Class or Volkswagen T6s – the VIP shuttle market; Space and comfy seats, the rest doesn’t matter that much….

  • man

    Eeek, more like Bye-Ace.

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