Redefining what premium stands for in the luxury people mover market, Ebrahim K. Kanoo, the sole distributor of Toyota in Bahrain, unveiled the new Granvia. 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 new Granvia takes the concept of a sophisticated shuttle to the next level with premium seating for up to seven people, including two front leather captain’s chairs with footrests – a class first. Its expansive cabin delivers a level of comfort and refinement passengers would normally associate with a high-end limousine, complete with independent rear climate control, adjustable interior illumination, and luxurious woodgrain and metallic finishing, among many other features.
Takuo Ishikawa, Chief Engineer of the new Toyota Granvia, said: “The new Granvia offers more than just efficient transportation; by pairing exceptional comfort with advanced technologies it provides greater value, excitement, and a satisfying experience for drivers and passengers alike. The combination of a high-rigidity body frame with our new 4-link coil suspension delivers superior handling stability, quietness, and safety.”
Ishikawa continued: “This is a people mover that is designed to move passengers not only physically, but also emotionally. The new Granvia responds perfectly to changing customer values in different markets, particularly through its lavish interior and independent rear captain’s chairs, which take the comfort of passengers to the next level. We invite everyone to take a ride to experience this ground-breaking luxury vehicle for themselves.”
Senior Manager of Toyota Marketing at Ebrahim K. Kanoo, Mr. Ayman Shehadeh noted the importance of the model stating, “Granvia’s debut in Bahrain marks another milestone for Ebrahim K. Kanoo as it reflects our commitment to meet the evolving needs of the luxury transportation sector. The seamless combination of roominess, comfort and refinement makes Granvia the optimal choice for a wide range of businesses, including but not limited to the corporate and hospitality sectors.”
The rear cabin is available with two individual reclining quilted leather captain's chairs with armrests and power-adjustment for the backrests. Each chair also offers a fold-out Ottoman leg-rest and individual reading lamp with three levels of brightness adjustment.
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 scuff plate illumination for the rear step, and six rear USB ports to keep devices fully charged for business or entertainment. Mesh sunshades are built into the sliding door trim and quarter trim, providing privacy for occupants. 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 colour TFT (Thin Film Transistor) Multi-information Display, a 7-inch colour multimedia display with navigation function, and panoramic view monitor with guide lines.
Delivering a dynamic driving experience, the new Granvia is built on the semi-bonneted design for greater stability and manoeuvrability. Powered by a 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine with 24 valves, Granvia incorporates Dual VVT-i (Variable Valve Timing-intelligent), high compression and direct injection (D4-S) to generate a maximum output of 278 hp and 351 nm of torque, which is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
The vehicle’s advanced safety system is complemented by Toyota Safety Sense. This cutting-edge safety technology package includes Pre-Collision System (PCS), Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), and Automatic High Beam (AHB).
In addition, the car offers a comprehensive array of features designed to protect its occupants, including nine SRS airbags, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Emergency Brake Signal (EBS), Blind Spot Monitor (BSM), Tyre Pressure Warning System (TPWS), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) and Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), among many others.
The new Granvia is available in a choice of four exterior colours that have been specially selected to create an impressive and luxurious presence. Customers can choose from White Pearl CS, Black, Gray ME, and Silver ME. Meanwhile, interior colour options include natural beige or black-coloured seats, which can be combined with Woodgrain or Black Metallic ornamentation. The vehicle comes equipped with newly-developed 17-inch alloy wheels that further express its elegance and high-quality feel.
Interested customers may visit the Toyota Showroom in Sitra, call 17730730 or visit the website Toyota.com.bh for more information.