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Toyota transforms HiAce into Granvia luxury people mover

Toyota will offer an all-new luxury people mover aimed at high end hospitality, family and corporate buyers when the new Granvia arrives in Australia later this year.

Based on the all-new HiAce platform, the Granvia promises to take the concept of a large luxury wagon to the next level with premium seating for eight, a full suite of Toyota Safety Sense features and four-link coil-sprung rear suspension to deliver superlative ride comfort and stable handling.

Toyota Vice President Sales and Marketing Sean Hanley said the new Granvia offered true luxury transport to meet the needs of those desiring a large spacious cabin, supreme comfort and superior refinement.

“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,” Mr Hanley said.

“With a stylish European-inspired design, outstanding comfort, refined performance, a high level of safety features and impressive list of standard appointments, the new Granvia really is the last word in luxury people movers,” he said.

The Granvia will be offered with a single refined, fuel-efficient turbodiesel powertrain and be available in two grades, featuring such luxuries as power sliding rear side doors, electrically-adjustable driver’s and second row captain’s seats and leather-accented upholstery.

On-road entertainment and information will be provided by Toyota’s fully connected latest generation multimedia system that will be available with four USB ports and a total of 12 speakers.

Safety is assured too with both models featuring nine airbags, and active cruise control and pre-collision safety system (PCS) with pedestrian and daytime cyclist detection among the many driver-assistance features.

Arriving in the fourth quarter of this year, the Granvia will take over the role that the long-standing Toyota Tarago has played but more than simply a replacement, the Granvia will take the luxury people mover to new heights – according to its maker.

Both vehicles will be sold alongside each other until the Tarago is discontinued at the end of 2019.

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