2021 Toyota Sienna Configurations – Toyota remains engaged in minivans, and, as these spy photos show, it is working hard on the next generation Sienna. Spotted in Death Valley, California, this camouflaged prototype gives us an idea of what to expect from the new Sienna, expected to arrive sometime next year as a 2021 model. This will be a replacement expected since long time for the current, third generation Sienna that has been around since 2010 and has become dated alongside new competitors, including the Honda Odyssey and the Chrysler Pacifica.
The new global form of the new Sienna is classic mini-car fare-duh and does not seem to make drastic changes compared to the current model. Larger updates will be seen around the front end and the rear end, where newer headlights and more modern taillights can be seen taking a look through the camouflage.
Below, the new Sienna will ride on a version of Toyota’s global architecture seen across much of the current lineup. Front-wheel drive will be standard, and all signs point to Toyota continuing to offer all-wheel drive, as it’s the only van in its segment with this option (for now). An updated version of the 3.5-liter V-6, like the 295-hp version of this engine in the new 2020 Highlander, should be the only engine choice at first, although Toyota may be good to add a hybrid version later to compete with the Pacifica plug-in hybrid.
Our photographers did not have a glimpse of the interior of the new Sienna, but we are sure it will be just as family-friendly as you expect, with seven or eight seats and all sorts of child-focused features.
We will probably hear more of Toyota’s official word about the new Sienna from 2020, so that you minivan aficionados out there should keep your eyes open.
The automaker has begun testing the fourth generation Sienna and the following spy shots prove it. A test mule for the Sienna 2021 was spotted in the United States, combining the all-new chassis with a modified body of the current pre-facelift model.
As you can see, some of the body panels have been stretched to accommodate the larger footprint of the fourth generation Sienna. This is because the new model will use a stretched version of Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA).
In addition to providing more interior space and improved practicality, the new platform will provide structural stiffness benefits and enhance refinement. This will allow the Sienna 2021 to compete with more modern rivals such as the Honda Odyssey and Chrysler Pacifica.
Looking closely at the Sienna mule body mods, it becomes quite clear that the next-generation model will have both a longer wheelbase and a longer rear overhang. This will result in a more spacious cabin and improved cargo space. The photos also reveal the new Sienna will be wider too – just look at how the wheels seem to come out of the bodywork.
Finally, the mule reveals the fact that the side mirrors will be mounted on the doors instead of the A pillars as is the case with the current model.
We do not know much about Sienna’s next generation, except that it will be the vehicle that Toyota and Uber will use to develop self-driving technology. Last year, the Japanese automaker announced that it will invest $ 500 million in Uber Technologies for this purpose.