Toyota will bring the Alphard to China as an import, the big MPV will be available from October. The Alphard comes with two engines: a 2.4 with 170hp and a 3.5 V6 with 280hp. It will be expensive, 2.4 starts around 400.000 yuan and the 3.5 at 600.000.
That is a lot of money for a van, and Chinese buyers don’t particularly like mpv’s but prefer suv’s instead. It so is a bit of a mystery why Toyota thinks it is a good idea to launch this vehicle now. Low sales expected! (Car on pic an Alphard road testing in China).