Sunday, August 24, 2008

Toyota Estima 3.0 : Second generation

Wikipedia ...
The first generation Previa was sold outside the United States until 2000, when a new dynamically designed Previa replaced it which was never sold in North America.
The second generation Previa had a slightly longer wheelbase (2900 mm) and was both narrower (1790 mm) and shorter (1770 mm) than the first one; it switched to FF layout and was based on the Camry platform.
It was produced with passenger doors on both sides and offered space for up to six, seven or eight passengers and, as with the first generation, was sold as the Estima in Japan and as the Tarago in Australia. The range available in Australia was the GLi, GLX and Ultima. The Ultima version was targeted as a competitor of the Chrysler's Plymouth Voyager.

I like this example of a slightly souped up Estima, check out the 18" TOMS rims, with Bridgestone Potenza tyres. Nice!

Production : 2000–2005
Layout : FF layout
Engines : 2.0 L 1CD-FTV , I4 diesel , 2.4 L 2AZ-FE I4 , 3.0 L 1MZ-FE V6 (JDM)
Transmission : 4-speed automatic's verdict ... a comfortable, large (can comfortably sit 6 adults, or at a squeeze 7 = 2 + 2 + 3) and highly reliable "van"! Do like the powered doors on both sides, and once again those cool 18" after-fit rims!

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