New Toyota Sienta Launched

New Toyota Sienta Launched

The all-new Toyota Sienta 7-seater compact MPV has been launched by UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd (UMWT). Placed between the Toyota Avanza and Toyota Innova, the Sienta comes in 2 variants – 1.5G and 1.5V, priced at RM 92,900 and RM 99,900 (on the road with insurance) respectively.

Hiroshi Kayukawa, Chief Engineer of the Toyota Sienta briefing the media
Hiroshi Kayukawa, Chief Engineer of the Toyota Sienta briefing the media

The youthfully styled MPV is aimed at urban families who seek a more premium and trendy looking car-based people carrier. Imported CBU from Indonesia, the Toyota Sienta is powered by a 1.5-liter DOHC petrol engine with Dual VVT-i (variable valve timing with intelligence). The engine is designed for fuel efficiency and is paired to a 7-ratio CVT (continuously variable transmission) with torque converter. The CVT includes a Sport Sequential Shiftmatic mode for manual gear selection. Maximum power output to the front wheels is 107 PS at 6,000 rpm, with 140 Nm of torque available at 4,200 rpm.

The Sienta uses rear sliding doors for easy entry to the 2nd and 3rd rows in tight spaces; the 1.5G has just 1 powered sliding door on the left. The powered sliding doors are anti-pinch and can be opened and closed from either the door handles, key fob or a button on the dashboard. Additionally, the left sliding door will not open when the fuel lid is open. Both rear rows are configured as 50:50 folding seats to increase seating and cargo flexibility. Air blower vents mounted on the roof serve to cool the rear.

Naturally, the higher priced 1.5V comes with more premium features and this includes acoustic windshield, Bi-LED headlamps with V-shaped positioning lamps that matches the rear V-shaped LED light guide (the headlamps have an automatic activation feature), 16″ alloy wheels with two-tone finish, leather-wrapped steering, Smart Entry & Start system, Optitron meters, climate control, digital video recorder, 4.2″ full color multi-information display, PUSPAKOM-certified premium security and solar film, DVD-AVX entertainment system which includes a 6.8″ touchscreen display, DVD player, Bluetooth, voice recognition and reverse camera.

On the other hand, the 1.5G is kitted with halogen projector headlamps, LED tail lamps, 15″ wheels, backlit meters and 2-DIN CD player with USB and Bluetooth. There is an option to upgrade both variants’ entertainment unit to a 7″ DVD-AVN system that comes with a 7″ capacitive touchscreen display with WiFi capability, internet browser, GPS navigation and smartphone connectivity to access apps.

While both variants carry different levels of equipment, they offer the same levels of safety equipment i.e. 3 airbags (2 front + driver’s knees), Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Anti-lock Braking System, Brake Assist, Electronic Brake-Force Distribution, Hill-Start Assist Control and 4 disc brakes. There is also a rear fog lamp mounted low on the bumper.

There are 6 colors to pick – Orange Metallic, Super White II, Silver Metallic, Grey Metallic, Attitude Black Mica and Quartz Brown Metallic. Warranty is 5 years with no limit to mileage, subject to terms and conditions.

The Sienta will be available in Toyota showrooms by 26 August (Pen. Malaysia) and 2 September (East Malaysia). UMWT is currently running a road tour with the Sienta.


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