HiAce-based people mover to be packed with safety kit and available luxury items when it arrives before year’s end.
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Toyota Australia has confirmed preliminary details of its upcoming Granvia people mover, ahead of its launch during the fourth quarter of 2019.

Following confirmation of its local introduction back in May, the Japanese automotive giant says it will offer the HiAce-based MPV with either six or eight seats, and in two trim levels – ‘standard’ and VX.

As previously reported, all versions of the Granvia will come equipped with the Toyota Safety Sense driver assistance suite as standard, which includes autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian (day/night) and cyclist detection (day), high-speed adaptive cruise control, lane departure alert, road sign assist, and automatic high-beam.

For the first time we have a rough idea of what each grade will offer, too. All versions will feature three rows of individual captain’s chairs with armrests, with eight-seat versions adding a fourth-row 60/40 split two-seat rear bench.

Climate control for the front and rear of the cabin will be standard across the range, keyless entry with push-button start, dual side-sliding doors, along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality.

Stepping up to the top-spec VX will bring powered rear doors, quilted leather-accented upholstery, along with power adjustment for the seat backrest and fold-out ottoman for the individual rear captains chairs.

Toyota still hasn’t confirmed what will power local versions of the Granvia, other than that it’ll be offered with a sole turbo-diesel powertrain – we reckon the Granvia will be powered by a version of the HiAce’s 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel, which develops 130kW and 450Nm in the van application.

Further details like pricing and specifications will be announced closer to the Granvia’s local launch, though as a guide the soon-to-be-discontinued Tarago starts at $45,490 for the entry-level GLi, topping out at $65,261 for the flagship Ultima. We reckon the Granvia should fall in the $50,000 to $70,000 bracket.

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