Most major automakers nowadays are offering a plethora of advanced semi-autonomous driver-assist systems in a bid to reduce road accidents and increase driver convenience, especially on long drives. Toyota is no exception with its Toyota Safety Sense suite of semi-autonomous driver-assist features, which made its local debut in the all-new Toyota Hiace Super Grandia and then in the all-new Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8 V Hybrid. Of course, it is expected that this technology will eventually roll out to more Toyota models, and the next vehicle to get this feature is the Alphard luxury minivan.
Toyota Safety Sense adds a plethora collision avoidance and convenience features to the Alphard, such as a pre-collision system (PCS), dynamic radar cruise control (DRCC), and automatic high beam (AHB). As the flagship of the Toyota MPV range, the Alphard continues to offer unparalleled levels of luxury and opulence with its second-row powered captain’s chairs with ottomans, ambient lighting, dual sunroof, among other features.
The 2020 Toyota Alphard continues to utilize the 3.5-liter D-4S direct-injected 2GR-FKS V6 engine, produces 296 hp and 361 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via a new Direct-Shift 8-Speed Automatic transmission.
Unfortunately, the addition of Toyota Safety Sense to the Alphard has hiked its MSRP by as much as P170,000. It now costs P3,910,000, which shouldn’t be an issue for those who can afford the 2019 Toyota Alphard anyway.
The 2020 Toyota Alphard will go on sale across all Toyota dealers nationwide starting tomorrow, February 7. Good luck getting one, though, as the Alphard has always been known to always be out-of-stock among Toyota dealers due to its sheer popularity.