The next-gen Toyota Voxy (next-gen Toyota Noah/Esquire) will debut at the end of next year, says a new report from bestcarweb.jp.
Best Car has also presented a rendering of the next-gen Toyota Voxy to show what it could look like. Its 2022 Toyota Voxy has a cleaner design at the front with closed surfaces, no chrome trim and single-piece headlamps. The actual model that breaks cover in late 2021 will likely have at least some chrome trim at the front. The silhouette should be more or less the same as that of the current model.
The Toyota Voxy would adopt the TNGA platform when it moves to its fourth generation. Unlike today, the next-gen Toyota Voxy will make use of a 2.0-liter full-hybrid powertrain. This could be the overseas Toyota Corolla’s system that comes with the M20A-FXS engine, the 650-volt 1NM electric motor and a 216-volt Nickel-metal hydride battery pack. It was reported earlier that Toyota is looking to change the cell chemistry to Lithium-Ion on the incoming Sienta MPV, and we wait to see the final configuration of the electrical system on the Voxy.
MPVs may be boring in this side of the world, but in Japan, they are still a thing, so much so that they have multiple versions selling as separate models. Derivatives of the same MPV typically feature a distinctive character that appeals to a type of customer. The Toyota Noah, for example, has two spin-offs.
The Toyota Noah has always had a fancier alternative called Toyota Voxy that offers edgier and sportier design and a better road presence. Toyota launched a second sibling in the third generation in 2014. The third-gen Toyota Noah and third-gen Toyota Voxy debuted in January, and the Toyota Esquire “deluxe minivan” followed in October. The new model was aimed at customers seeking an elegant design. Each of the three MPVs is sold via a separate sales channel: Voxy at Netz showrooms, Noah at Toyota Corolla dealerships and Esquire at Toyota and Toyopet outlets.
Toyota is simplifying its line-up, and since May 2020, allowed all models to be sold via every sales channels available. The company could renew only one nameplate from the Voxy, Noah and Esquire trio for a new generation model. It may offer different front fascias and styling in different grades instead of separate models hereon. The Voxy, being the sales leader, could be the one that gets to live on.