The new generation of Toyota Sienna will become a hybrid

The new generation of Toyota Sienna will become a hybrid

March 25, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The Japanese company will update its minivan.

The 2021 Toyota Sienna is likely to be available only as a hybrid, according to an obvious leak of information. An AllCarNews Instagram page recently posted a tricky photo taken at a meeting of company insiders that confirms most of the information received earlier.

The new generation of the minivan should be presented before the end of the year, and according to the photo leaked to the Network, the model will be powered by a fully hybrid line of powertrains.

It is expected that the new product will receive a 3.5-liter V6, a pair of which will be an electric motor. However, in 2020, the Highlander Hybrid abandoned its former 3.5-liter engine in favor of a hybrid 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine, giving priority to efficiency over speed. Therefore, it is possible that Sienna will follow this example.

In addition, according to information that hit the Net, the Japanese brand is preparing to release a “brand new crossover” this fall, which will also only be hybrid. It is unclear whether this new model will be the upcoming Corolla Cross or the resurrected Venza.

These powertrain movements are not surprising for Toyota, which launched the world’s first mass-produced hybrid car – the Prius arrived in Japan in 1997. Since then, the company’s battery technology has become cheaper and more compact, which makes its range of electrified vehicles more diverse and affordable.