When it comes to compact MPVs which seat seven, the Toyota Sienta is one of the best around. Now into its second generation, with facelift done, the Sienta was first launched in 2003 and it is based on the Vitz hatchback.
“Sienta” is derived from the Spanish word “siete”, which means “seven” (alluding to its maximum passenger capacity) and the English word “entertain”. One of its key features is the power sliding doors which enable easy entry and egress for the second and third-row passengers and its 1.675 m height means ample headroom for all occupants. All glass areas are treated with UV Cut so the sun’s harmful rays are blocked.
Propelled by a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder DOHC engine with 109 hp and 136 Nm which is paired to a CVT with 7-speed sequential mode, the Sienta is very fuel-efficient and punchy around the city.
Key components of the exterior are the aero stabilising fins at the front and rear, air spats, projector headlights and LED taillights while the versatile cabin is equipped with rear air-conditioning, Smart Entry and Start and Toyota Telematics System. The seating configuration can be adjusted in a myriad of ways and if the rear seatbacks are folded down, the subsequent cargo space is flat (dive-in storage function).
Our variant is the Sienta 1.5G and it comes with the following standard features – Toyota Safety Sense, auto electric retractable door mirrors with remote control, Optitron driver’s instrument gauges, 4.2-inch multi-information display with rear seat reminder, leather and satin chrome steering wheel, leather gear knob with satin chrome shift bezel and premium fabric upholstery.