Details about the hybrid version of the updated Toyota Sienna minivan became known

Details about the hybrid version of the updated Toyota Sienna minivan became known

March 25, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The new generation of Japanese minivan Toyota Sienna, which goes on sale as a 2021 model year car, will receive a fully hybrid powerplant.

Apparently, the Toyota Sienna 2021 minivan model year will be available only with a hybrid engine, according to the next photo that appeared, which was taken at a meeting of the company’s dealers. This picture appeared on Instagram and it confirms most of the information that we reported on future Toyota models.

 It is noteworthy, however, that the news of the hybrid version of the next-generation Toyota Sienna minivan appeared at the end of last year. According to the leaked photo, which shows the launch dates of the next-generation Toyota models, the new Sienna, which will appear in 2020, should only be equipped with hybrid engines.

 What is unclear at the moment is how many engine options the new 2021 model year will have. The most likely option is a hybrid version of the current 3.5-liter V6 engine with direct injection, possibly modified to work in a more efficient Atkinson cycle.

 However, in 2020, the Highlander Hybrid crossover abandoned its 3.5-liter engine in favor of a hybrid 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder analog, giving priority to efficiency over speed.

It is possible that the next generation Sienna will follow this example, offering customers a basic four-cylinder engine or an optional V6, both electrified. Toyota Sienna 2021 will be built on the TNGA platform, so it is likely that the four-cylinder version will become the base engine.

A plug-in hybrid version of Sienna Prime, an extended version of a minivan, may well be presented. In this case, we expect the Toyota RAV4 Prime engine to be under the hood – a 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine that will work with one front and one rear electric motor, powered by a large capacity lithium-ion battery. If so, expect the Sienna Prime to offer 302 horsepower compared to the current Sienna V6 with 296 horsepower.