Toyota is launching a special edition Sienna, which is primarily aimed at outdoor adventurers and comes with some technical improvements.
A little less than a year ago, Toyota introduced the new Sienna. Thanks to its technical basis, the TNGA-K platform, the minivan has a special advantage: in its all-wheel drive versions, it has a second engine on the rear axle, which is activated fully automatically when needed. If the drive electronics detects a lot of slip on the front wheels, it starts the rear-mounted electric motor and sends up to 80 percent of the drive’s power to the rear wheels. Depending on the driving condition, the torque distribution between the front and rear axles ranges between 100: 0 and 20:80.
But this development can rarely be used in everyday life. So Toyota is launching a new version in the USA, where the electric all-wheel drive should often appear as part of a trip to the bushes. Woodland’s Special Edition has also increased ground clearance. The trailer weighing up to 1.6 tons can be attached to a hook. Outdoor adventurers will also enjoy the 1500 watt jack in the trunk of a car.
An exclusive special paint in cement metallic gray
Sienna can also be recognized on the Woodland Special Edition by its exclusive Cement-Gray metallic paint; As an alternative, Toyota has a metallic black ready. There are also dark chrome accents, black badges, 18-inch wheels and roof rails with transverse luggage struts.
Inside there are three rows of seats, the rear of which can be lowered to the boot floor. Up front, occupants are seated on heated sports seats. In the second row, a pair of “captain chairs” that can be moved longitudinally are installed; These places have their own sun masks. The seats have black leather covers and distinct stitching. Driving in the Toyota Sienna Woodland Special Edition is also a lot more fun with seven USB ports, a standard navigation system, and a 1,200-watt JBL audio system with 12 speakers.
Hybrid engine with a 2.5 liter petrol engine
Otherwise, the Woodland Special Edition representative is a completely normal Toyota Sienna. Means: in the hybrid network with a capacity of 248 hp, the 2.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engine with variable valve control plays the role of the combustion engine. Toyota Safety Sense consists of Forward Collision Warning with Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection, Blind Spot Warning and Lane Departure Warning, including Lane Keep Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Traffic Sign Recognition, and Auto Beam Higher. There is also a rear cross traffic warning system.
The Woodland Special Edition Sienna will come to US Toyota dealerships in the fall of 2021. The manufacturer has not set a price yet. What is clear, however, is that Toyota will donate $ 250 for each copy sold to the National Environmental Education Foundation. It guarantees a total inflow of $ 250,000 (207,000 euros). Regardless of whether enough cars were ever sold.
Yeah. A perfect combination of two worlds.
No. The mixture just lightens.
With the Sienna Woodland Special Edition, Toyota is introducing a pickup truck to the US market that is starting to switch to an SUV. Much more trips to shallow off-road terrain should not be possible with it – all-wheel drive or not.