- New grading structure for 2004 Previa with T2, T3 and T Spirit replacing previous GS, GLS and CDX models
- Further emphasis on safety with standard equipment front side airbags – seven three-point seatbelts now standard equipment on seven seat models
- 154bhp 2.4-litre petrol engine now Euro IV compliant
- Turn by turn satellite navigation (standard equipment on T Spirit grade) now DVD driven and also includes ETA (Electronic Traffic Avoidance)
- Full mapping DVD satellite navigation available later in the year which can even categorise a particular type of restaurant and direct you to their doo
From June, the Toyota Previa has a new grading structure with the now familiar T2, T3 and T Spirit grades replacing the previous GS, GLS and CDX grades. This places Previa in line with the grading already used on the latest Yaris, Corolla and Avensis models.
Three trim levels are offered: T2, T3 and T Spirit. The T2 comes with eight seats, the T3 with a choice of seven or eight seats and the T Spirit exclusively as a seven-seater.
Standard equipment on all versions includes driver, front passenger and front side airbags, digital climate control air conditioning, electric windows all round, tilt-adjustable steering wheel and tonneau cover. ABS, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist are also included as well as two ISOFIX child seat mounts, remote central locking, electrically adjustable heated door mirrors and front arm rests.
The T3 adds roof rails and five-spoke alloy wheels, air conditioning with separate controls for the rear of the cabin and cruise control. The T Spirit package includes DVD (Digital Versatile Disc) based turn-by-turn satellite navigation with Electronic Traffic Avoidance (ETA), rear darkened privacy glass and front and rear sunroofs. Leather upholstery is now an option for both eight and seven-seat models.
Available from October as an option across the range is the highly acclaimed, user-friendly full mapping Toyota GPS satellite navigation system which is also DVD based. The touch-screen has a diameter of 6.5 inches for ease of operation and visibility of the display.
DVD systems are able to store approximately 13 times the volume of data than that of a conventional CD. This allows the storage of most European countries’ road systems on a single DVD. This system can highlight points of interest, search for a house number, find petrol stations and even categorise a particular type of restaurant. The exact position of the vehicle can be shown at any time on the dashboard screen and will guide its occupants with voice instructions to their selected destination.
The full mapping DVD system also incorporates a Parking Assist monitor that provides a colour screen view of the area around the rear of the car when reverse gear is selected.
On the road prices remain unchanged, as do insurance groupings of 11E for petrol models and 12E for D-4D diesels.
Toyota Previa on the road prices are as follows:
- 2.4 T2 Manual – £19,955 – Eight seats
- 2.4 T2 Automatic – £21,455 – Eight seats
- 2.0 D-4D T2 Manual – £21,455 – Eight seats
- 2.0 D-4D T3 Manual – £22,955 – Seven or eight seats
- 2.4 T3 Automatic – £22,955 – Seven or eight seats
- 2.0 D-4D T Spirit Manual – £24,455 – Seven seats
- 2.4 T Spirit Automatic – £24,455 – Seven seats
Toyota’s pan-European three-year/60,000-mile mechanical warranty and 12-year corrosion perforation warranty protect the Previa. The bodywork is covered by a three-year paint warranty