Sunday, October 14, 2007

2008 JDM Toyota Vanguard 7-seater SUV

Toyota has launched a new JDM-only SUV for the Japanese market called the Toyota Vanguard. The new mid-sized SUV is based a long wheelbase version of the third generation Toyota RAV4, but features 7-seats with an electrically foldable third bench.

Two engine options are available - a 170 PS 2.4 liter 2AZ-FE mated to a Super-CVT-i continuously variable transmission, and a top of the range 280 PS 3.5 liter 2GR-FE V6 mated to a 5-speed Super ECT gearbox. The inline-4 engine makes 224Nm of torque at 4,000rpm while the V6 puts out 344Nm of torque at 4,700rpm.

All variants come with Toyota’s Active Torque Control 4WD system which works hand in hand with the Vanguard’s S-VSC (Steering-assisted Vehicle Stability Control) system to keep its 7 passengers safe if you happen to lose control of the car.


Anonymous said...

Vanguard looks a little like Toyota's Rav4. It's cute and stylish for a 7-seater SUV.. I think this is not the type of vehicle that you'll drive to , although it may have , you won't want to lessen the impression you can make by staining this classy SUV

Anonymous said...

i love the cool interior of this SUV! I bet if they change the SUV wheels with a better design it will be a big hit in the market.