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Toyota launches new Sienta in Japan

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Toyota Motor Corp has commenced sales of its completely redesigned Sienta minivan in Japan.

The Sienta was launched in September 2003 as a vehicle that combines the convenience of a minivan, with a spacious cabin and seating for seven passengers, into a compact body size. Each generation of the Sienta has provided solid support for family life by remaining consistently close to Japanese families and carrying a deep understanding of changing customer values from the very first generation. This consideration in design has earned driver loyalty and passenger admiration.

The development team once again considered customer feedback and tried to uncover their real hopes for the Sienta in developing this new model. The conclusion they reached was preserving the vehicle's easy-to-manage length, latest safety and security features, fuel economy, and affordable price while further refining the user-friendly cabin space preserved from the first generation. The team has ensured a cabin space that seven adults can ride in without changing the length and width, making it a better companion that matches customer lifestyles.

The second-row seats, where most passengers sit, have been re-designed to provide more spacious rear seat space for both legroom and head clearance. In addition, the new Sienta adopts a revamped powertrain that achieves both fuel economy and driving performance through TNGA, as well as the latest safety and security features in support of family drives.

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It looks like a French minivan.

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Global warming be damned. Me and my mini wife need a big minivan jut like this. And thank god it's not electric.

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

Same old ugly car. But should be reliable as always.

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Meh, the Honda Freed looks better.

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Hmm, not an attractive vehicle, is it.

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It's a Fiat Panda

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I have a Sienta from last year. I like that design much better. This one looks like a golf cart.

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Japan is basically the last in the world in EV adaptation. Not a big surprise.

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Should be called a Lo Siento, on the looks anyway.

My favourite Spanish word appropriated for a Japanese car was the Pajero......

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@Zoroto may be surprised to know:

World's first mass produced electric car

= Mitsubishi i-MiEV

2nd most popular electric car in the world

= Nissan Leaf

World's first hydrogen-electric cars

= Honda Clarity & Toyota Mirai

Back on topic: The original Sienta was dreadful. Let's hope they've learnt from the past two decades.

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Kaerimashita

Yeah... Turns out it doesn't have a good meaning...but ...I am on my second ' pajero' and they are awesome cars, especially in snow.

Agreed with many of the above ...this looks suspiciously like a Renault.

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ugly but functional,"inspired" by Fiat Panda...

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Global warming be damned. Me and my mini wife need a big minivan jut like this. And thank god it's not electric.

Drive a Ford Transit Connect first. They are based on the Ford Focus platform and drive like a good European sport sedan. No, seriously it's true. More comfortable and supportive seats and vastly better handling than either of our Toyotas.

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From a Cyclists perspective, the reintroduction of reverse door opening is a good thing, albeit on the passenger sides of the car.

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Anything other than a Nissan car is a good car. If you own a Nissan Car, then seriously consider scrapping it, or selling it - as they are corruption vehicles.

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@Miura-Anjin

World's first mass produced electric car = Mitsubishi i-MiEV

General Motors released the EV1 in 1996, recognized as the world's first mass-produced modern EV. The i-Miev came out in 2010, according to my sources. I don't have the time to fact-check your other "facts."

https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-news/electric-cars/101002/history-of-the-ev-from-the-first-electric-car-to-the-present-day

https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E4%B8%89%E8%8F%B1%E3%83%BBi-MiEV

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If you own a Nissan Car, then seriously consider scrapping it, or selling it - as they are corruption vehicles.

I will happily take your "corrupt" R32 Skyline GTR off your hands for you. I have no pride, lol. Just hand me the keys and I'll relieve your guilty conscience.

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JeffLee: ‘General Motors released the EV1 in 1996, recognized as the world's first mass-produced modern EV’

Depends a little on what you consider ‘mass production’ in the auto industry - EV1 production was a bit more than 1000 vehicles over about 4 years? That’s mass production in the same way as an Italian supercar..!!

And not really a commercial program either - built only to enable GM to continue to sell in California under the regs there at the time, and described by GM itself as a ‘Real World Engineering Evaluation’..

But with those caveats, yes, EV1 was first…

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