At an exclusive function, held at Hotel InterContinental, the luxurious all-new entry – the Granvia was introduced in Oman. Bold, impressive and large, the Granvia is designed to raise the bar on luxury beginning with its very exteriors itself.
Speaking about the Granvia, a representative from Saud Bahwan Automotive said, “The all-new 2020 Granvia is designed to provide an exceptional transportation space that addresses the growing demand for high-end shuttles. The new vehicle’s elegant design, luxurious interior, powerful engine, and advanced safety features enable customers to travel in optimal comfort while enjoying total peace of mind. The Granvia is Toyota’s newest luxury introduction into its range.”
Talking about the Granvia’s personality, he said, “While conventional luxury wagons tend to strive for an organic, emotional exterior design, Toyota’s engineers have created a more prestigious profile that sets the new Granvia apart. The Granvia, is equipped with a fancy front grille with headlights, additional chrome trim, as well as an attractive set of alloy wheels. There's even additional taillight garnishes at the back which give the Granvia a flashier finish. For the interior, the Granvia has faux wood trim, along with darker materials that reward it with a more sleeker and luxurious look. To heighten on-road experiences is the availability of captain seats that provide a comfortable and relaxing touch for the passengers. The Granvia is equipped with a 3.5 Litre V6 engine with 268 HP and 34.9 Kg-m of torque, powerful enough to keep journeys exciting and memorable.” The Granvia is available in 6 seater & 7 seater configuration.
In keeping with the Granvia’s luxurious exterior, Toyota’s engineers have created a space with a modern design aesthetic that delights guests as soon as they enter the vehicle. The rear cabin is available with four individual reclining quilted leather captain's chairs with armrests and power-adjustment for the backrests. Each chair also offers a power fold-out Ottoman leg-rest and individual reading lamp with three levels of brightness adjustment. A combination of wood grain and satin decoration adorns the back of the front seats, while the side-trim decorations flow seamlessly to envelop passengers in a comforting ambiance. The subtle, indirect cabin-side illumination perfectly complements the interior, with its positioning at waist level helping to create a calm and relaxing environment.
The front and rear climate control system incorporates ion generators with nanoe technology that helps to remove bacteria and odours. A rear control panel is available, enabling passengers to adjust the airflow volume, airflow vents, and temperature. Additional cabin amenities include dual-side power sliding doors, LED-type illumination for the side step, and six rear USB ports to keep devices fully charged for business or entertainment. Passengers also benefit from ample luggage space, with the rear of the vehicle easily accommodating four large suitcases or four golf bags.
Along with the high level of comfort and convenience for passengers, the new Granvia features an array of driver assistance features such as a 4.2-inch color TFT (Thin Film Transistor) Multi-information Display, a 7-inch colour multimedia display and back monitor with guide lines. The steering wheel switches can be used to switch between tabs and change various settings, while the digital rear-view mirror ensures drivers have a clear view behind the vehicle regardless of how much luggage is stored in the back, increasing safety and reducing the stress of reversing. A 6-speaker audio system is also available, providing superior sound quality.
As with any Toyota model, safety remains a top priority for the new Granvia. High-tensile strength material has been used to achieve Toyota’s goal of a lightweight, yet highly rigid body frame. In order to mitigate any impact and minimize risk to pedestrians, energy-absorbing dent reinforcements have been adopted on the hood front end, enhancing its tensile rigidity.
In addition, the car offers a comprehensive array of features designed to protect its occupants, including three SRS airbags, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Brake Assist (BA), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), Blind Spot Monitor (BSM), Tyre Inflation Pressure Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) and Lane Change Assist Control, among many others.
Earlier in the evening, a representative from Saud Bahwan Automotive said, “The introduction of the first-ever Granvia, underlines Toyota’s focus on offering customers some of the most desired, luxury experiences. It is an experience that will treat your senses to a whole new dimension in luxury and perfection. As always, to heighten these exceptional moments is the support of Saud Bahwan Group’s world-class facilities. Advanced equipment, professionally trained technicians and inspiring customer care practices, ensure you enjoy memorable journeys. The first-ever Toyota Granvia is a masterpiece that offers one of the most exciting experiences ever. We are confident this new introduction will not just impress but exceed the expectations.”
During the event, enthusiasts went around viewing the vehicles on display and getting a first-hand experience of the all new introduction.
The All New Granvia now on display at the Toyota showrooms.