• Jul 4, 2006
The Toyota Alphard is the company's premium Japan-market minivan. Available as either a gasoline or hybrid model, the boxy MPV in stock form has a spacious interior that can be reconfigured in several different ways. The automaker's in-house customization firm , Toyota Modellista, has created the Alphard Royal Lounge edition, an executive vehicle best suited for someone who has a driver at his or her disposal.

How else is the occupant supposed to take advantage of the creature comforts available in the Alphard Royal Lounge's swank passenger cabin? Gone are all but two seats, positioned fully aft to offer enormous amounts of legroom and easy ingress/egress via the sliders. The seats are awash in rich leather and feature a power recline function that includes a fold-out ottoman, similar to what you find in upper class train or airline seating. Polished wood trim adds to the warm ambiance.

Reading lamps mounted to the seatbacks arc overhead to illuminate the seating areas, and the ample countertops by the vehicle walls feature cupholders and what appear to be window, seat and/or privacy curtain controls. In the console between the two seats, a pair of tray tables and a video screen fold neatly out of sight.

Immediately behind the front seats, a handsome console is home to the passenger cabin's refirigerator plus additional storage areas suitable for barware or other personal belongings. The driver isn't exactly slumming it up front, either, as the leather and wood treatment finds its way forward as well.

The price? For the Alphard Hybrid Royal Lounge, it's over 7 million yen, which translates to roughly $61,000 US. Not cheap if you look at it as just a minivan. Not bad, however, if you consider the Maybachian interior appointments. it's certainly an interesting alternative to a chauffeur-driven limo or  large luxury sedan.

(More pictures after the jump)

[Source: Toyota Japan]

Toyota Alphard Royal Lounge interior:

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A full interior photo gallery is available at Toyota Modellista.


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      • 6 Years Ago
      i have purchased this car TOYOYA ALPHARD. I have actually imported it to INDIA. The problem iam facing is the language in the player is JAPANESE and we cant understand it . My concern is how can we convert this into ENGLISH language and how fast . whether the set has got to be sent to your factory ,plesae reply back fast.
        • 6 Years Ago
        reply regarding the change of language from JAPANESE to ENGLISH for the DVD multi media player
      • 6 Years Ago
      iam not able to control the player because of the japanese language .it would be very nice if the language can be changed into english.kindly arrange to have it changed into english language. Also let me know if i have to send the player to your foctory outlet to change the language.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is luxury of my dream. I hope it will come true sooner.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This thing is fantastic! Might not have the prestige of being driven around in a Maybach, but when you are on the inside, who cares?
      • 6 Years Ago
      iam not able to control the player because of the japanese language .it would be very nice if the language can be changed into english.kindly arrange to have it changed into english language. Also let me know if i have to send the player to your foctory outlet to change the language
      • 8 Years Ago
      Let's all not forget that "mini-van is cool" Hollywood thing from "GET SHORTY"!!!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      the only time that you can actually enjoy a glass of wine, read, or write is when the van is actually stopped.
      • 8 Years Ago
      ???

      All this for 4 lousy seats?

      Does anyone else actually like the 'finned brick' design of these things?
      • 8 Years Ago
      well, i bet the kids will love it
      • 8 Years Ago
      A most bizarre idea. Not to say it isn't a bad one, just bizarre.

      http://www.automobilesdeluxe.blogspot.com
      • 7 Years Ago
      Does anybody know how much the royal lounge (Toyota Alphard) costs? Please.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Is it me, or does it seem to have a lot less electronic gadgets that what would be expected of a vehicle like this.
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