Alphard V

Released date : 2002/ 5/22

body type

Mini Van/Cab Wagon


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Grade 3.0_MZ 3.0_MS 2.4_AS
Model type
Curb mass(kg) 1840 1850 1780
Dimensions Length(mm) 4800 4845 4845
Width(mm) 1805 1830 1830
Height(mm) 1935 1935 1935
Wheelbase(mm) 2900 2900 2900
Engine Engine code 1MZ-FE 1MZ-FE 2AZ-FE
Engine type Water-cooled, V6-cylinder, DOHC Water-cooled, V6-cylinder, DOHC Water-cooled,in line 4-cylinder, DOHC
Displacement(cm3) 2994 2994 2362
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. 162/220/5800 162/220/5800 117/159/5600
* The specifications are those of representative model grades.
* Max. output represents a net rating. In the above table, digits separated by slashes ( / / ) stand for kW, PS, and r.p.m., respectively.
* The model numbers of these vehicles are MNH10W(3000), MNH15W(3000), ANH10W(2400), ANH15W(2400).
Placed on the market in May 2002 as Toyota's top-end minivan, the Alphard succeeded and replaced four existing minivan lines including the Granvia and the Regius, to become the true flagship minivan. Adopting the front-wheel-drive platform of the Estima but mounting a larger body, the Alphard came in two seating variations; a 7-seater with a 2-2-3 formation, and an eight-seater with a 2-3-3 configuration.

The Alphard also offered a choice of engines between a V-6 DOHC 24-valve VVT-i with a 2,994 cc displacement that developed 220 PS, and an inline 4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve VVT-i with a 2,362 cc displacement and 159 PS output.
Front-engine, front-wheel-drive and full-time 4-wheel-drive models were available, and the latter came with a viscous-coupling center differential. Higher grade models came with the semi-actively controlled H∞TEMS (Toyota Electronic Modulated Suspension) system.

A hybrid model was added to the Alphard and Estima lines in July 2003. The first full model change of the Alphard took place in May 2008, when the Vellfire was created as a sister car.
Plant Inabe plant(Toyota Auto Body Co.,Ltd)
"Alphard," which is derived from the Greek word "alpha," was intended to evoke an image of the brightest star in a constellation. The "V" stands for "victory."

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