Somehow, third-gen Sienna is still on the run. Usually, the Japanese manufacturer introduces next-gen Sienna every five or six years. The third-generation Sienna is present for ten years now. No doubts, it is a matter of time for the new-gen model and 2022 Toyota Sienna could be that model. Sienna is one of the best minivans in the segment. It comes with an AWD system and a hybrid powertrain.
Moreover, this vehicle will feature Uber’s self-driving technology in the future. Without any doubt, Sienna minivan will introduce significant changes for 2022. However, most of the details are still a mystery. On the other hand, here’s what we know so far about the upcoming model.
2022 Sienna Exterior Redesign
The all-new 2022 Toyota Sienna minivan will gain a couple of visual upgrades. Most of the changes will be significant. For a start, this model will arrive with subtle changes, including the bodywork and new exterior layout. The Japanese automaker will improve the aerodynamics and similar creases can be found on the Lexus RX model.
The front fascia will introduce a new layout with the grille sitting lower than before. Moreover, the front end will definitely look sportier than on the current model. Additionally, Sienna minivan will get larger wheels, new side mirrors, and a sliding door system. Expect various changes beneath the skin such as tighter suspension and small modifications on the platform.
Powertrain Specs, Sienna Hybrid
Of course, the highlight of the 2022 Toyota Sienna will be its hybrid powertrain. However, the standard gasoline version is still available. It is a 3.6-liter V6 that can produce 295 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque. The hybrid variant will deploy the same engine in a combination with an electric motor.
Thanks to that, Sienna Hybrid will surely generate around 330 horses. More importantly, the hybrid version should deliver around 35 mpg combined, if not even more. It is hard to compete with Sienna in every possible category. Whatsoever, this minivan is one of a few models that offer the AWD system.
Uber’s Self-Driving Technology
Not so long ago, Toyota invested almost $500 million in Uber’s new self-driving system. The forthcoming 2022 Toyota Sienna will feature this technology, once it arrives. That means Sienna minivan will deploy Uber’s ride-sharing network but Sienna won’t be the only model. This is just a beginning according to the Japanese manufacturer.
Still, Sienna minivan will be the first one to use this system. Toyota will provide the best-possible safety ratings with various driver-assistance aids. After the hybrid and all-electric powertrains, self-driving is the next big thing in the automotive world.
2022 Toyota Sienna Price and Release Date
The price of the arriving 2022 Toyota Sienna will be significantly increased. This minivan will cost around $40,000 after the redesign and new Uber’s self-driving technology. To compare, the current model has been priced at $35,000.
Sienna will provide astonishing performances and impressive safety ratings. Its debut will happen at some point during 2021. Moreover, this minivan will go on sale later next year.