Toyota Granvia Radio Review


The Kia Carnival has over 50% of the people mover market in Australia.  So how can Toyota compete in a segment they once dominated. David Brown tested their  latest offering.

Six of us went for a trip to the country side in one vehicle.

Big SUVs will take 6 or 7 at a pinch but we really needed a people mover.

In the past it was a Tarago but Toyota has stopped selling them

They have replaced it with the Granvia

Sounds like a country estate next to Downton Abbey

Its big and boxy but its luxury on the inside

Three rows of seats all with captain chairs.  Our 6ft 3inch friend sat comfortably in the third row.  It was a very pleasurable group journey.

Priced from $63,000 to $75,000 plus on roads

Motoring Minutes are heard around Australia every day on over 50 radio channels through the Torque Radio networkMotoring Minutes have an average daily audience of over 150,000 listeners.

Motoring Minutes are also broadcast as part of Overdrive Radio Program, which is broadcast through the Community Radio Network across Australia and has a weekly audience of over 430,000. 

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto