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Toyota PH to launch more premium Hiace Super Grandia Elite

For those who want a more luxurious version of the GL Grandia

We just love those lighting elements up front. We bet they look fantastic when bright at night. PHOTO FROM SOURCE

What you see here are photos of the Toyota Hiace Super Grandia Elite, taken at the Japanese automaker’s facility in Laguna. According to our source, who requested that his name be withheld, this more opulent version of the Hiace GL Grandia will be officially launched in August—a fact confirmed to us by a contact person at Toyota Motor Philippines.

From the back, these L-shaped taillights distinguish this luxurious van from the regular Grandia. PHOTO FROM SOURCE

Word has it that the Super Grandia Elite will be priced between the GL Grandia Tourer and the Alphard, and that it will offer 10-passenger seating with four captain’s chairs.

We haven’t seen the official specifications, but we suspect this van will have the same engine as the Grandia but with better, more comfortable suspension.

What we do know for sure—at least based on these pictures—is that the Super Grandia Elite looks more elegant on the outside compared with its regular sibling. Specifically, it sports a classier face, rear and wheel design.

We’re somewhat tempted to call this the poor man’s Alphard, but that might be a little too harsh. PHOTO FROM SOURCE

So, if you have been considering the all-new Hiace but desire a higher level of luxury, the Super Grandia Elite could be the mobile lounge to finally convince you to pull out that checkbook. We’ll give you more details as soon as they become available.

Manskee Nascimento

Manskee is a music-loving petrolhead who specializes in car care. He finds peace in long drives to and from his home in La Union.