Toyota Australia has upped their passenger transport vehicle with the introduction of the Granvia, but could the new US Sienna hit local showrooms to target the budget-conscious Tarago buyer?
Not according to an official Toyota spokesperson, who said CarsGuide that: “We are currently satisfied with the role that Granvia plays in the premium passenger vehicle segment and at this stage we do not intend to introduce the Sienna to the Australian market”, have- they stated.
Just unveiled as the fourth generation for the US market, the new Sienna now sports a hybrid powertrain throughout its lineup that produces 181 kW from a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline-electric engine and of a double electric motor configuration.
Fuel economy is 7.1 liters per 100 km in the form of front-wheel drive, although the all-wheel-drive option that adds another electric motor to the rear axle should increase the Sienna’s thirst.
Four drive modes are available – EV, Normal, Eco and Sport – while the regenerative braking system can also be adjusted for increased efficiency.
Built on the same TNGA-K platform that is shared with the new Kluger, RAV4, and Camry, the body was designed by Calty Design – the same company that wrote the FT-1 concept in Supra preview.
The Sienna sports a large front grille, sleek headlights and heavily sculpted rear fenders, with optional 20-inch wheels available, making it one of the most stylish cars around.
Inside, the Sienna offers a 7.0-inch player screen, a 9.0-inch multimedia system with Apple CarPlay / Android Auto and seven USB ports, while a premium audio system, a built-in camera. panoramic views and Wi-Fi connectivity are also available in upper levels. .
From a safety standpoint, the Sienna is equipped with autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning and recognition of road signs.