Wapcar Automotive News – UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has revealed a lot of information about the upcoming Toyota Veloz, but the 7-seat MPV is yet to officially go on sale in Malaysia. It looks like a launch could be on the horizon soon, as several units of the model have been spotted on a trailer, presumably headed for dealers.
Veloz is also a DNGA and locally assembled (CKD) product, almost certainly under contract to Perodua. However, the Toyota Veloz is positioned as a more premium offering, which will be offered in a single 1.5 AT variant with an estimated price of around RM95,000 when sold on the road without insurance including sales tax.
Looking at the cars on the trailer, one can see two of the five exterior paint colors for Veloz, which are White and two-tone Metallic Silver with a black roof. Other options include Red Metallic, Bluish Black Metallic (always a nice name) as well as Blue Metallic with a black roof.
Despite sharing the same platform as the Alza, the Veloz looks noticeably different thanks to its large hexagonal grille (with Y-grid) flanked by T-shaped chrome accents around the contour of the fog lights. LED blind. The angular headlights with sequential turn signals are also bridged by a long chrome strip running along the clamshell bonnet.
At the rear, Veloz’s taillights are combined by a decorative array with red stripes connecting the light clusters. There’s also the model scenario just above the bezel, while the angles of the reflector are smaller than those of Alza’s. The wheels also appear on 17-inch units like the ones fitted to the high-end Veloz variants in Indonesia and Thailand (Alza’s largest wheels are 16 inches).
In these neighboring markets, the Veloz has a ground clearance of 205mm, which is 160mm higher than the Alza’s (150mm for the base X variant). As a result, the Veloz’s overall height is 1,700mm – according to the specs for those markets – compared to the Alza’s 1,670mm.
The different bumpers also make the Toyota MPV slightly longer at 4,475mm (+50mm compared to the Alza), while the rear wheel arches (the Alzas are recessed) are the same at 750mm (+20mm) wide. ). The wheelbase of both models is the same at 2,750 mm.
Veloz’s estimated price also puts it in competition with a popular seven-seater, the Mitsubishi Xpander, which also comes in a single variant and has the same length, width and ground clearance as the Veloz, though Mitsubishi a little bigger. (1,730mm) and a longer wheelbase of 2,775mm. Inside, you’ll find the same dashboard layout as the Alza, although the Veloz has a different vent design to accommodate the standard nine-inch Display Audio infotainment system. The latter has a larger aspect ratio touchscreen and supports wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity – Alza can only do wired AA on high-end AVs.
Elsewhere, a model-specific, single-zone automatic climate control with round dials, compared to the crown-only controls found in the Alza – Perodua also has memory functions. There is also a light gray border on the dashboard and doors, while the center console area has two open storage areas in front and behind the gear lever, an area large enough for the electric charger. Built-in Qi wireless phone.
On the safety front, the Veloz has Toyota Safety Sense as standard, with standard features we know so far like the “PCS” pre-collision system, also known as autonomous emergency braking. Action and Adaptation Journey. Control. Expect a more complete set of systems, with a higher asking price than the top-end Alza AV (RM75,500).
Full details and pricing of the Veloz will be revealed when the model is launched, which should happen soon with this observation. Given the visual differences and equipment advantage you get with Veloz, would you consider it over its Perodua sibling?