Toyota is not famous for producing minivans. Well, at least in Europe and in the US. In our opinion, minivan market is saturated and thus Toyota could not make a breakthrough with the Noah a.k.a. Voxy on several other markets. On the other hand, Japanese automakers focused only on Asian market and neglected the others, or didn’t pay too much attention to them. The 2016 Toyota Noah won’t make any difference. It will be primarily offered to Asian countries even though it can stand side by side with minivans manufactured by American and European automakers. Originally it came out 14 years ago and 2016 model is a representative of the third generation. Lots of things have changed since the first model and the latest one will be top-notch. Perhaps you won’t have a chance to purchase this model but maybe Toyota decides to release this minivan on other markets in the following years.
2016 Toyota Noah ENGINE
As you could expect from a Japanese manufacturer, 2016 Toyota Noah is going to be a hybrid. As a matter of fact two different engine units are going to be available. The non-hybrid unit is the 2.0l four-cylinder petrol which can produce 150 HP and 142 pound-feet of torque. Comparing to the previous model there is an improvement, however not significant. Toyota estimates that Noah doesn’t need engine more powerful than 150 HP. With one liter of petrol it can reach approximately 16 km.
On the other side the 1.8l hybrid can deliver 98 horsepower and 105 pound-feet of torque. Thanks to the battery pack this engine can go further with one liter of petrol. Allegedly it can reach 23.8 km, which is astonishing for a minivan. Both engines come with either four-wheel or two-wheel driving system and they are mated to CVT.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR of the Toyota Noah 2016
There are not going to be huge modifications of the Toyota Noah 2016, only minor refreshments. More changed are expected with the following models. Exterior will have wider color range than before and thanks to the boxier design there will be more space for either passengers or cargo. Grille will remain the same, as well as bumpers. On the outside it is hard to tell the difference between 2016 model and its predecessor.
Interior has more modifications than the exterior. 2016 Toyota Noah will be equipped with various gadgets, for instance 6.1-inch touchscreen, automatic headlights, moonroof, aerokit, etc. There are more gadgets but package will depend on the trim level. There are three different trim levels V, G and V limited. They will not have major exterior differences but the main differences will be inside.
2016 Toyota Noah RELEASE DATE AND PRICE
There were many speculations about the release date but even now we are still not 100% sure about the exact date. Some experts say 2016 Toyota Noah can be launched in November this year, but we need to wait and see whether they are right or not.
Since there are no many big changes price should not be changed. It is expected that new Noah is going to cost up to $30,000 which we find quite reasonable when you consider all pros and cons.