While RHB’s Equity Focus report did not provide any further details, we hesitate a guess that it could be the all-new Toyota Sienta, Toyota’s closest answer to the over-achieving Honda HR-V.
Like the HR-V, the Sienta is a rather ‘lifestyle’ focused vehicle (an overused marketing term that basically means anything youthful but still practical) based a smaller B-segment passenger car platform.
A heavily disguised prototype of the Sienta was spotted in Thailand last year, and the car is rumoured to be planned for a late-2016/early-2017 launch.
The Sienta is already on sale in Japan, powered by either a 1.5-litre petrol-electric hybrid 1NZ-FXE engine from the Prius c, or a 1.5-litre Atkinson cycle 2NR-FKE engine from the Japanese market Corolla. We don’t think these two engines will be offered here but a 1.5-litre Dual VVT-i unit, expected to debut in Malaysia later this year in the new Vios (facelift) could be a potential candidate.
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