Zenshi Altaris (4th generation, WZ805L), 2017-
The Zenshi Altaris serves as Zenshi's current MPV in the market, from 1996 to the present, being the replacement of the Taiko Venara.
The WZ805L Altaris made it's debut in the 2015 Toyko Motor Show as the Zenshi Multirole concept. Using a modified chassis from the Masada, the 7 seater is surprisingly agile and snappy for a family hauler.
What made the Altaris unique from it's competition is the fact that it is natively RWD, and also comes standard with a manual transmission. While Zenshi wanted to make a car for large families back in 1994, they also didn't want to exactly lose all driving spirit with it. They still carry on this tradition for the fourth generation.
The fourth generation Altaris is also the most different model from it's series due to the fact that it removes the sliding rear doors it once had, replacing them for standard folding open rear passenger doors. This, along with it's high roof and brutish shape, makes the Altaris almost seem like a low riding crossover, when it isn't.
The Altaris, unlike most of Zenshi's cars, follows it's own design. While it still retains some elements of Shinka design within it, the iconic grille and overall lightwork is almost completely absent. This unknown design, designed by Norihiko Kobayakawa, who designed the previous generation Kamata, gives the Altaris a more "premiumized" aura around it.
The Altaris comes with 3 engine options: the 2.5L QS25GDA I4 making about 210 HP, the turbocharged version, the QS25GDAT, making 310 HP, and the 3.5L VS35GDA V6 making 320 HP. The GTS-25T trims and GTS-35M trims are what can be considered the split ends of the Altaris's trim options. the QS25GDAT for the hardcore sports family man, and the VS35GDA for the luxurious family cruiser. All engines have a choice of either the standard 6-Speed Manual or the 6-Speed AvanTec, as well as the option to add an SM-AWS all wheel drive system with it.
Standard equipment for the Altaris includes an 8 inch touchscreen with multifunction display capabilities, premium cloth upholstery, and a leather wrapped steering wheel. Upgrades include leather upholstery, power front row seating, power tailgate, rear entertainment system, heated/cooled seats as well as heated steering wheel, and a Nakamichi audio system.
Chassis Code: XWZ805L
Drivetrain: FR, AWD
Weight: 1593-1822 kg
Engines: QS25GDA 2.5L I4, QS25GDAT 2.5L I4 Turbo, VS35GDA 3.5L V6
Power: 215 HP @ 6000 RPM, 320 HP @ 7100 RPM, 328 HP @ 7600 RPM
Torque: 189 lb-ft @ 5300 RPM, 298 lb-ft @ 3600 RPM, 257 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual, 6-Speed AvanTec
0-100 km/h: 7.9s - 5.3s
80-120 km/h: 5.5s - 3.7s
Top Speed: 209 KM/H (2.5L), 244 KM/H (2.5T), 242 KM/H (3.5L)
Fuel Economy: (Ci/Co/HW)
25/27/32 MPG (2.5)
24/26/31 MPG (2.5 AWD)
23/25/27 MPG (2.5T)
21/22/25 MPG (3.5)
20/21/24 MPG (3.5 AWD)