The Toyota Granvia is an automobile nameplate used and marketed by the Japanese car manufacturer Toyota since 1995.
History of the Toyota Granvia
The Toyota Granvia is a large multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) that was first introduced in 1995 as a successor to the Toyota HiAce Regius. It was designed for the Japanese domestic market (JDM) and was also sold in other markets under different names, such as the Toyota Grand HiAce in some countries. The Granvia was initially available with a choice of two gasoline engines: a 2.7L inline-four and a 3.4L V6. Later versions also offered a 3.0L diesel engine. It was designed to be a more comfortable and spacious people carrier, with features such as captain's chairs and a rear air conditioning system. In 1999, the Granvia underwent a minor facelift and received a new grille, headlights, and taillights. It was also equipped with new safety features such as side airbags and anti-lock brakes. The Granvia was eventually discontinued in Japan in 2002, but it remained in production for some export markets until 2019. In some markets, such as Australia, it was replaced by the Toyota Tarago/Previa, while in others, such as the UK, it was succeeded by the Toyota Alphard. Overall, the Toyota Granvia was known for its spacious and comfortable interior, smooth ride, and reliable performance. It remains a popular choice for those looking for a luxury MPV, particularly in markets where it was sold under different nameplates.
Toyota retails the Toyota Granvia with a starting MSRP of $65,150 for the base model, rising to its top-of-the-line variant at around $76,650.
- 2022 Toyota Granvia 6-seater: $65,150
- 2022 Toyota Granvia 8-seater: $67,150
- 2022 Toyota Granvia VX 6-seater: $76,650
- 2022 Toyota Granvia VX 8-seater: $76,650
Features of the Toyota Granvia
The 2022 Toyota Granvia boasts an impressive list of exterior features that enhance both style and functionality. The body color bumpers and chrome highlights throughout the exterior give the Granvia a premium look. The LED daytime running lamps, front and rear LED fog lamps, and LED headlamps provide excellent visibility and a modern touch to the vehicle. The roof-mounted rear spoiler and 17" alloy wheels contribute to Granvia's sleek profile. Privacy is maintained with the extra dark rear windows. In terms of safety, the Granvia is equipped with 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes, front, and rear ventilated disc brakes, and 2-spot front calipers Additionally, the spare wheel is a full-size alloy wheel, providing peace of mind in case of a flat tire. Overall, Granvia's exterior features are a testament to Toyota's commitment to style, safety, and functionality.
The 2022 Toyota Granvia VX has a luxurious interior with high-end features such as black trim, faux wood trim, and cream leather seating. It offers ample storage options and high-quality leather that is easy to maintain. However, the 8.0-inch touchscreen is not as responsive as competitors and the Pioneer sound system is average. The rear seats have power recline, leg rest, and multiple USB-C ports, making for a comfortable and enjoyable ride for passengers. The cargo space in the back depends on the seating arrangement, and Toyota does not provide a specific measurement.
Specs and Performance of the Toyota Granvia
- 2.8L turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine
The 2022 Toyota Granvia is equipped with a 2.8L four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine, which produces 174 hp (130) kW of power at 3,400 rpm and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) of torque at 1,600–2,400 rpm. The power is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed torque converter automatic transmission. Although the engine is a bit vocal when accelerating and not very powerful, the transmission manages the power well. The fuel consumption figure of the Granvia is claimed to be 8.0L/100km, which is good on paper, but in purely urban driving, it averages around 11L/100km. The Granvia could use a power boost as accelerating to highway speeds can be slow. A hybrid drivetrain or importing the full-Yakuza Vellfire and/or Alphard from Japan may be a better option, especially for city driving. Dimension-wise, the Toyota Granvia measures 5,300 mm (208.6 in) long, 1,990 mm (78.3 in) wide, and 1,970 mm (77.5 in) high. Its wheelbase measures 3,210 mm (126.3 in) and has a curb weight of 6,052 lbs (2,745 kg).
The Toyota Granvia has been in production under the Toyota brand since 1995. Currently, the company retails the nameplate as a van in Australia with a starting price of $65,150.