Grandis

2003

Grandis

Launched in May 2003, the Grandis was in fact the fourth-generation Chariot which, after its first full model change in six years, dropped the Chariot name from the Chariot Grandis nameplate of the third-generation model. The Grandis 3-row minivan was created to a "New Age Premium" concept. The powertrain used a new eco-friendly 2.4L MIVEC engine mated to the INVECS-II Sport Mode 4-speed automatic transmission to return excellent fuel economy and deliver stress-free motive power. The Multi Select driveline gave 4WD models excellent on- and off-road performance. The Grandis provided excellent crashworthiness with its RISE impact safety body structure, a new straight frame rail platform and a 6-bag SRS airbag system that included curtain airbags for front and second-row seat occupants. The tip-up, long slide second row and the third row seats that could be individually stowed away under the floor permitted a variety of seating patterns. Developed to a "Japanese Modern" theme, the exterior and interior aesthetics combined a sublime mix of traditional Japanese harmony and of modern design elements. June 2005 saw the addition of the Grandis Sport Gear model that sported a more SUV-like specification with Active Stability Control/Traction Control fitted as standard and with 15 mm more ground clearance and 215/55R17 tires giving it better all-terrain performance.

Overall length 4755mm
Overall width 1795mm
Overall height 1655mm
Engines 2.4L