The world of hybrid or electric vehicles is expanding and buying one seems to be the same as getting a diesel back when all the other cars war running on steam, you have something new, innovative, that will soon catch up, even if we prefer the sound of a large V8 instead of a 2.0 liter mated to an electric motor.
In this race of gaining new eco-loving customers to their brands, the Japanese division of Toyota has announced the resurrection of its Alphard MPV and a hybrid version of the people carrier will roll off the production line in the nearby future.
Rumors say that the new Alphard Hybrid will be powered by a 2.4 liter, four-cylinder engine, which will deliver 150 PS, along with a 105 kW electric motor. The combination should offer 19 km per liter which actually means a 10 percent improvement over the old version.
The Alphard MPV made its debut back in 2003 and the production ceased five years later, in 2008, but the new generation people carrier, with a hybrid version, is scheduled to go on sale in Japan in November, the automaker targeting monthly sales of 2.000 units.