UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd, the authorised distributor of Toyota vehicles in Malaysia has just unveiled its latest offering for those looking for an affordable seven-seater MPV within the budget of RM100,000. The MPV will be available in two variants - 1.5G and 1.5V.
Unlike the longitudinal-engine rear-wheel driven Avanza and Innova, the Sienta sports a transverse engine configuration with front-wheel drive, although its 1.5-litre NR-series engine with Dual VVT-i effectively the same unit as found in the Avanza, albeit rotated by 90 degrees around the engine room.
Rated outputs for both variants measure at 107PS and 140Nm, higher than the Avanza’s 105PS and 136Nm. Standard transmission is a CVT with seven virtual ratios for manual selection. Impressively, rear disc brakes are standard in both variants, as is electronic stability control, first time by Toyota at this price range.
Pricing for the Sienta will start at RM90,200 for the 1.5G model while the 1.5V asks for RM97,000
While standard features for the Sienta 1.5G includes:
- Automatic halogen projector headlamps
- LED daytime running lights
- LED tail lights
- Rear fog lights
- Power sliding rear passenger door – left side only
- 185/60 R15 tyres, alloy rims
- Rear air-con vents
- Black fabric seats
- 50:50 split-folding second and third row seats
- Audio – 2 DIN CD player, radio, MP3, AUX, USB, Bluetooth
- Monochrome trip computer
- Safety – ABS, EBD, BA, Hill Assist, Electronic Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRC), ISOFIX
- Optional – Window Tint. Reverse camera (in conjunction with DVD player)
The 1.5V variant gets the following additional features:
- Automatic LED projector headlamps
- Power sliding rear passenger door – both sides
- 195/50 R16 tyres, alloy rims
- Smart keyless entry
- Auto climate control
- Brown fabric seats
- Digital video recorder
- Infotainment – 2 DIN DVD player, 6.8-inch touchscreen, radio, MP3, AUX, USB, Bluetooth, Voice Recognition
- Optitron instrument cluster with colour TFT trip computer
- Leather-wrapped steering with audio controls
- Standard – Window Tint. Reverse Camera.