The Toyota Previa was initially launched on January 27, 1990. In other parts of the world, Toyota Motor Corporation marketed the minivan as the Toyota Estima, the Toyota Tarago, Jinhui Previa, Beijing Zhonglian Previa, and the Hongxing HX6482. In 1992, two smaller versions of the Toyota Previa were introduced in Japan named as the Toyota Estima Lucida and the Toyota Estima Emina. In the United States, the Toyota Estima was released to challenge the highly-popular Dodge Caravan minivan, the Chrysler Town and Country, and the Plymouth Voyager.
The second-generation Toyota Previa was presented in January 2000 revamped with a longer wheelbase, a sliding rear door, and six to eight seats. Worldwide, the minivan was made available in a 2.0-liter, a 2.4-liter, a 3.0-liter V6 engine, and a hybrid version.
The third and last generation of the Toyota Previa was introduced in January 2006 upgraded with a wide array of safety and technological innovations.
The Toyota Previa measures 4,820mm long, 1,820mm wide, and 1,750mm tall. It features a well-constructed body detailed with gorgeous curves and structured lines. Exterior highlights include a pair of high-intensity definition headlamps with automatic on/off and auto-leveling function, daytime running lights, a wide air intake, fog lights, twin moon roofs, dual powered sliding doors, body-colored door handles, powered back door, LED rear combination taillights, and a set of 17-inch alloy rims.
The Toyota offers a spacious cabin courtesy of its 2,950mm wheelbase. Notable interior features include captain and ottoman seats, a multifunction steering wheel, a TFT multi-information display with Optitron meters, split and power-folding third-row seats, and a three-zone air conditioning system with nano filter.
Technology & Safety Features
The Toyota Previa is equipped with the Toyota Telematics System that allows the driver to track their vehicle using one map interface.
In terms of safety, the Toyota Previa is built with seven SRS airbags, an anti-lock braking system, electronic brake-force distribution, vehicle stability control, and more.
Platform & Chassis
The Toyota Previa is manufactured using the Toyota New MC platform. It is fitted with a McPherson strut suspension at the front and a torsion beam at the rear. Its braking power is assisted by ventilated discs at the front and discs at the rear.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Toyota Previa is a front-engine, front-wheel-drive minivan. It runs using a 2.4-liter four-cylinder 16 valve DOHC engine mated with a seven-speed CVT automatic transmission guaranteed to emit 168 horsepower and 224 Newton meters of torque.