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2018 Toyota Sienna Hybrid – Facelift, Interior and Release Date

 

Greener technology is the new cool thing to be and Toyota has already been utilizing it in the form of gas-electric hybrid powertrains. Now that most Toyota models are available with a hybrid powertrain, the Sienna wagon is also supposed to come with it as 2018 Toyota Sienna Hybrid by the 1st quarters of 2018.

2018 Toyota Sienna - grill redesign

Exterior Facelift

Toyota Sienna Hybrid 2018 will be based on the standard model to bring out that raw and bold spirit. With that being said, the front fascia will come refreshed with an updated grille. This grille will retain the signature V-motion styling while wearing a premium chrome treatment.

The headlights, in turn, will coherently align with the grille’s angular approach. These updated headlights will integrate active LED daytime running lights, turn signals and projector beams. Wheels are to undergo revisions too and new 19-inch machined alloy variants will all-season tires will come as standard.

Other new additions to the exterior body will include chrome door handles, matte black utility roof rails, turn-signal-integrated door mirrors and sporty plastic side sills. Likewise, exterior color options will range as Silver Sky Metallic, Sky Blue Pearl, Shoreline Blue Pearl, Salsa Red, Predawn Gray Mica and Super White.

2018 Toyota Sienna - front

2018 Toyota Sienna Hybrid – Interior cabin

As speculated by experts, the interior cabin of this upcoming Toyota Sienna Hybrid will be focused more towards practicality. The instrument cluster will be dedicated to feeding the driver with real-time updates of the hybrid drivetrain concerning fuel savings and battery charge.

Be that as it may, comfort and sophistication will come on par as well. The seats are supposed to wear perforated vinyl upholstery and integrate heating as standard.

2018 Toyota Sienna - interior daschboard

Powertrain Specs

As Toyota Sienna Hybrid 2018 is suspected to come with a mild hybrid setup, its hybrid powertrain configuration will include the 3.5L V6 gasoline engine (borrow from the standard Sienna). A high-output electric motor will then back this engine.

Altogether, the net output of this hybrid powertrain will go out as 300 HP at 6,600 RPM and 270 lb-ft torque at 4,700 RPM. The electric motor will use a 17.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that’s supposed to cater an all-electric drive range of around 36 miles.

With the use of an 8-speed automatic transmission system, 0 to 60 mph sprint is supposed to come in around 6.3 seconds (or even less). Most importantly, fuel economy is expected to see drastic improvements, and the official figures might go out as 36 mpg in city, 33 mpg on highways and 35 mpg on a combined scale.

2018 Toyota Sienna - rear facelift

Price and Competitors

This 2018 Toyota Sienna Hybrid is speculated to come with a starting price of $32,000 to compete against vehicles like Lincoln MKZ Hybrid and Toyota Prius V.

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