The Toyota Estima is an MPV which is also sold under the name of Toyota Previa and Toyota Tarago in Australia. It first debuted back in 1990, and since then it has been changing through three generations. The current, more precisely, the third generation has been released in 2006 when the carmaker has offered it with a hybrid engine as well. After that in 2016, it has undergone a mild facelift in order to keep up with its main rivals. Then it has gotten some new tech features and some small revisions inside the cabin such as revised multifunction steering wheel, and an upgraded touchscreen infotainment system. Now, after the 2018 model year hits the market, we can soon look forward to the newest 2019 Toyota Estima.
The newest 2019 Estima is expected to arrive with some minimal changes which will mainly refer to the equipment. The cabin should also remain unchanged aside from some revisions of the dashboard. Perhaps we could see some minor refreshments in the exterior styling but nothing large since the 2016 model year has been majorly refreshed with more aggressive appearance. Under the hood, the Estima will probably feature the same engines and the hybrid unit should also be offered.
2019 Toyota Estima engines and transmission
When it comes to engine department, the 2019 Toyota Estima will arrive with the same engines as the current one. And there will be two gasoline units and a hybrid engine. The one is a 2.4-liter inline-4 which is able to make up to 170 horses. This engine is paired with a 4-speed automatic or a 5-speed manual transmission. The next is a 3.5-liter V-6 which comes with a 6-speed automatic gearbox. It is able to make 271 hp and the torque of 250 pound-feet. These units are available with either two-wheel or all-wheel drive configurations. Finally, there is a hybrid engine which combines a 2.4-liter inline-4 with an E-Four hybrid system. This unit comes standard with all-wheel drive configuration.
Design of exterior and interior
As far as the exterior design is concerned, the new 2019 Toyota Estima will keep the same dimensions and the same design of the current model. The Estima has been refreshed in 2016 when it has featured a more aggressive styling. The front fascia has been revamped with new headlamps and LED daytime running lights and a bumper. The rear has also gotten a revised bumper and new taillights. So, the 2019 model year will carry over the same design which is characterized by clean lines, good proportions, and handsome overall shape.
The interior of the 2019 Toyota Estima is known for its spaciousness, good quality, and great comfort. It has three rows of seats and the third row can be folded down if you need more space for the cargo. The safety has been improved a couple of years ago with the new Toyota’s Safety Sence C technology. Furthermore, we are expecting some additional standard equipment for the 2019 model year.
Release date and price
We are still not informed when the 2019 Toyota Estima should go on sale. The pricing should stay close to the current model’s price.