Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Toyota Previa or Estima MPV - Interior close-up

As seen in Wikipedia ...
The Toyota Previa, also known as the Toyota Estima (エスティマ) in Japan and the Toyota Tarago in Australia, is an MPV or multi-purpose vehicle (known as a minivan in North America) produced by Toyota Motor Corporation since 1990.
This is .... The third generation was introduced in 2006 in the Japanese and Australian markets as Estima and Tarago, respectively, and as the Previa elsewhere. Features include an available second-generation Hybrid Synergy Drive drivetrain, automatic parallel and back-in parking, track-mounted second row reclining seats with footrests, and power-folding split third row seats. It was facelifted in 2009.

Pricing : AED/Dhs 97,000 - 112,000 (In the Middle East lar, pay twice this in Malaysia!)
The new-for-2006 Toyota Previa we picked up from the dealer is a rather attractive vehicle in its own right. It is quite possibly the Japanese firm's most daring design, and its unique detailing look like they were inspired by Star Trek. It looked positively modern next to our personal Supra, which looks so 1980s that if it were black, you'd expect that guy from Knight Rider to pop out of it. The Previa has some amusing features, like the power-operated sliding side doors and upward-opening rear tailgate, both of which can be operated by buttons inside or even by a remote, so as to scare passing bystanders when it is parked.
I like the Previa, does what it says on the tin ... drives you from A to B, with little fanfare and drama! And here in the land of the desert, a full tank will set you back under RM$75. Can't go wrong with that!


foodbin said...

a real beauty!

chuppakidz said...

hi,what do you think of the previa?what is the full tank price for the previa?im surveying right now.kindly email me at chuppakidz@gmail.com

Julian Si said...

Previa is a no-frills on the inside, look-great on the outside MPV!

A full tank in a Previa here in Abu Dhabi is about RM110, I estimate it to be RM150 in Malaysia.

Good luck!