The upcoming Toyota model to be introduced for the domestic market is none other than the Sienta compact MPV, which was previewed at last weekend’s My Auto Fest at the Mines Exhibition and Convention Center. The new Toyota Sienta is deemed a Real 7-seater, with a typical long wheelbase, one-pull second row seat for easy access to the rear seats and wide third-row seats to actually fit adults.
The Toyota Sienta has been redesigned from the ground up as an affordable option for specific buyers. In looks, the Toyota Sienta takes up the new-generation Yaris’ exterior motifs, with a contemporary V-shaped LED headlights, single-framed front grille and unique rear combination lights. With a somewhat sporty exterior design inspired by the shape of a trekking shoe, the new Sienta wants to inspire people to get out and about by overturning existing preconceptions of typically square, box-like minivans.
At the front of the vehicle, the bumper garnish creates a unique impression, flowing seamlessly from the headlights to the fog light grilles, as if designed with a single brush-stroke. By emphasizing the corners of the bumpers, attention is drawn to the wide, low stance of the vehicle.
The rear of the vehicle contrasts a narrowing cabin with an underbody featuring prominent corners, emphasizing the Sienta’s stability. The bumper garnish fuses the combination lights with the bumper protectors, creating a unique, functional look. There are eight available body colors, including a youthful and vibrant Air Yellow, along with five optional tone trimmings; further details available after its domestic introduction.
A functional, compact interior features comfortable three-row seating and a maximized cabin space with a flat, low floor. This, in addition to the wide 3.3-meter-high sliding door that opens all the way to the third row, makes getting in and out effortless. Seats have been placed in a unique stadium arrangement, elevated gradually toward the rear. This gives the side silhouette and beltlines the impression that the entire cabin is sloping forwards, energizing the vehicle’s side profile. In addition, the rear door opening emphasizes the low floor and displays the distinctive, convenient characteristics of the interior. Every seat is within reach of easy-to-use storage spaces such as the passenger-side glove-box and trim pockets. Based on global specifications, three different interior colors schemes are available, as well as Orange accents with satin-plated and piano black ornaments.
The upper half of the instrument panel is simple and expansive, while switches and other controls in the lower half are located within easy reach of the driver. Additionally, the multi-information display (4.2-inch color TFT LCD) is a standard feature on the G and X hybrid models. In addition to an entertainment-focused start screen, the display can provide a wealth of useful information to aid eco-friendly driving, such as fuel economy and the Eco Judge drive tracking application.
The new Toyota Sienta is specified with a 1.5-liter DOHC engine, along with 16-inch wheels, paired to 195/50R16 tyres. More information will be made available nearer to its launch date.