Published on August 18th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Toyota Sienta Compact Sporty MPV In UMW Showrooms Now
This will be the hottest new vehicle in Malaysia for 2016. Yes, a MPV! Minivans have long been considered the domain of a certain type of user. Now, Toyota is set to flip this perennial suburban script with the all-new, reimagined Toyota Sienta. The model has been redesigned from the ground up as an affordable option for those that need to ferry the kids and their friends around after school―but also want to haul their mountain bike or camping gear to the nature reserve on the weekends.
With a 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, while maintaining a functional and high-quality interior.
Compact yet featuring comfortable three-row seating, the interior maximizes 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 for both kids and adults.
Combining reliable utility with on-the-go fun, Toyota’s genre-redefining minivan is set for launch today and will be available at all UMW Toyota showrooms nationwide.
- Functional, active and fun interior; adaptable exterior design
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.
At the front of the vehicle, the bumper garnish creates a unique impression, flowing seamlessly from the headlights to the fog lamp 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 lamps with the bumper protectors, creating a unique, functional look with.
Eight different body colors are available1, including fun, vibrant and casual Air Yellow, a new color. Five optional extra Flex Tones are available, and through accents on the front grills and bumpers, these convey a character that is at once both active and casual.
The high-quality interior focuses on functionality, handling and comfort. 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.
The high-definition multi-information display (4.2-inch color TFT LCD) is a standard feature. In addition to an entertainment-focused start screen, the display can provide a wealth of useful information to aid eco-friendly driving, such as a fuel economy history and the Eco Judge drive tracking application.
Every seat is within reach of easy-to-use storage spaces such as the passenger-side glove-box (decorated in orange) and trim pockets (with a dotted pattern in the rear cargo space).
- Flat, low floor; outstanding accessibility
The Sienta is compact, allowing for excellent maneuverability. The flat, low floor has been made possible by positioning the hybrid battery beneath the front of the second seat row, with the slim-design fuel tank located beneath the seats. The expansive interior and flat floor allows for easy movement throughout the cabin.
Sliding-door entry height has been lowered 55 mm to 330 mm while door opening width has been increased 50 mm to 665 mm. These changes allow for outstanding ease of ingress and egress. In addition, stadium seating for rear seats increases seat height the further back one goes, giving passengers in any seat an excellent view.
A single press of the Smart Key can unlock and open the electric sliding doors (with a doorjamb protection function) to provide convenient access for loading luggage in the rear seats.
Knee clearance for the second row of seats has been expanded by 25 mm, providing a comfortable amount of legroom. The Sienta comes in three interior layouts that can be chosen to suit each customer’s lifestyle: 7-seater, 6-seater, and 5-seater (for wheelchair users).
Seat widths for the third row of seats have been expanded by 70 mm, resulting in a roomy bench-type seat that comfortably sits adults. In addition, the second-row seats have a tumble mechanism that allows them to be folded with one touch; this creates a 495 mm-wide door opening at waist-height, facilitating ingress and egress.
With the tumble mechanism in the second row of seats, and a dive-in mechanism in the third row of seats, the interior can be reconfigured into a number of different seating arrangements, catering to a variety of requirements.
Toyota Sienta Specifications
- Engine Capacity: 1,496 cc
- Engine Configuration:4-cylinder in-line 16-valve DOHC
- Power: 107bhp
- Torque: 136Nm
- Fuel Consumption: 20.2 km/l
- Transmission: Super CVT-i (A)