|Production||2003 - present|
|Body style||5-door minivan|
The Toyota Sienta is a small five-door minivan with sliding doors sold only in Japan. Introduced in September 2003, it seats seven despite its very small size. It features avant-garde styling that is very similar to the Renault Twingo.
The Toyota Sienta is a three-row, seven seater compact MPV based on the popular Vitz subcompact. Built as a fun family vehicle, the Sienta comes with a distinct front and a lavish interior.
Powered by a 1.5 liter petrol VVT-i engine capable of 110 bhp (82 kW) at 6000 rpm, the Sienta comes equipped with CVT transmission for smooth effortless cruising. ABS and EBD are standard safety features.
The interior is highly flexible with the seats able to be knocked down in various configurations to accommodate varying luggage sizes. Multiple compartments are available in convenient areas of the cabin for easy storage of small items. Large sliding doors at the rear ensures ease of entry for passengers.
This is a car commonly seen in Japan, due to its easy maintenance, low fuel consuption for an MPV ranging from 12 km/l to 16 km/l, and its great sliding doors. The car can also be found easily in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan, most of these are parallel imports.
Toyota Sienta received a facelift in 2006, 3 years after its first production. New colors were added, such as Apple Green, Gun-Metal Grey, and Metallic Blue. Another upgrade found on the facelifted models is double electric-powered sliding doors.
Toyota cut the Sienta from the lineup in Autumn 2010 due to its age, despite it still selling quite well. It was reintroduced unchanged (except for renamed trim levels and a new sports model, Sienta Dice, with more aggressive styling) in May 2011 in the aftermath of the March 11th Earthquake and Tsunami.