Toyota is showcasing its flexibility and international appeal with two new minivan designs in the Japanese market. Purely from a technological standpoint, these models deliver a lot of clever features and vast ranging utility. They are called the Alphard and Vellfire minivans, with the former being the luxury version of the latter utility model.
While the vans are suited more towards the Japanese roads, the safety features and driver assist functions may well be making its way into future American Toyotas. One neat idea incorporated into these vans is the smart-entry system that will unlock and open the power-sliding door as the user approaches. The same system also automatically locks the doors after they close.
Toyota also developed an eight-sensor active-sonar that can press the brake at slow speeds to avoid collisions. Another high-tech feature incorporated for the first time in these vans is the Panoramic View Monitor, which allows the driver to “see-through” the blind spots on the van, or to see an overview of the surrounding milieu through the lens of a dashboard monitor.
“Toyota Motor Corporation has endeavored since its establishment in 1937 to serve society by creating better products.” We look forward to Toyota’s next innovations and invite you to come check them out at Wondries Toyota!