Toyota’s Japan-exclusive all-new Sienta minivan ditches the box-like shape of its predecessor for a sporty exterior design inspired by the shape of a trekking shoe.
On sale starting July 9 through Toyota, Toyopet, Toyota Corolla, and Netz dealers across Japan, the compact MPV offers up to three rows of seats placed in a unique stadium arrangement, elevated gradually toward the rear.
Featuring a massive front grille as well as front and rear bumper garnishes that connect the lights, the Toyota Sienta is available in eight different body colors, including the new Air Yellow.
There are five optional extra Flex Tones available, which allow owners to combine the body color with contrasting accents on the front grille, mirror caps and bumpers.
Inside, the Japanese minivan sports a simple and easy to read instrument panel, while switches and other controls are located on the lower part of the center console. There’s also a 4.2-inch color TFT LCD display.
There are three different interior colors schemes available, as well as orange accents with satin-plated and piano black ornaments. The minivan offers three interior layouts: 7-seater, 6-seater, and 5-seater (for wheelchair users). Interior space has been increased in all areas compared to the previous generation model.
There are two engine options available: a 74PS (73hp) 1.5-liter hybrid system and a 109PS (108hp) 1.5-liter gasoline unit which utilizes the Atkinson Cycle alongside Cooled EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) and VVT-iE (Variable Valve Timing-intelligent by Electric motor).
The hybrid returns 27.2 km/L (3.6 l/100 km or 63.9 mpg US) under the Japan’s JC08 test cycle, making it eligible for eco-car subsidies and tax incentives. The non-hybrid Sienta returns 20.6 km/L (4.8 l/100 km or 48.4 mpg US) in 2WD configuration. A “Stop & Start System” is offered as standard.
The Toyota Sienta is available with the brand’s Safety Sense C collision avoidance assist package that uses both a laser radar unit and a single-lens camera. Prices start from 1,689,709 yen ($13,925).