Toyota will unveil upgraded versions of the Sienna minivan and Yaris hatchback at the New York auto show next month, focused mainly on safety system and infotainment improvements.
Last year the Sienna got a new powertrain -- a 296-hp V-6 -- and this year Toyota Safety Sense-P becomes standard equipment. On the Sienna, the system includes a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, full-speed range dynamic radar cruise control, lane departure alert with steering assist and automatic high beams.
The Sienna gets a new version of its Entune media/entertainment system. The Sienna L, LE, SE and XLE grades come with navigation and Moving Maps. LE, SE and XLE trims are standard with Entune Audio Plus. It adds Safety Connect (similar to OnStar) and Wi-Fi for up to five devices.
The base Yaris L and LE come with a new front fascia, new grille and chrome accents. The SE gets a different fascia with a black mesh grille. In back, buyers get wider taillamps, a new bumper and a lower bumper garnish, emphasizing the car’s width, according to Toyota.
The L and LE trims get the Entune bundle. The SE gets the upgraded Entune system with a 7-inch screen.
The TSS-C safety system is carried over for the Yaris with pre-collision, lane departure alert and automatic high beams.
The 2018 Yaris goes on sale this summer; the new Sienna comes out in fall.