The Toyota Previa is produced in Japan. There, it is referred to as the Estima. In Australia, it is referred to as the Tarago. No matter what it is called, this minivan has plenty to offer. It has space for up to 8 people with lots of cargo in the back and around the seats. It features advanced safety elements and it does well when it comes to passing and accelerating.
The Toyota Previa has been on the market since 1990, and the design is one that would forever change the look of minivans. This vehicle did very well with families that needed a larger vehicle. Yet they didn’t like the box like design of the typical minivan. It is also one of the largest minivans out there in terms of overall space.
1997 was the last year that the Toyota Previa was sold in the USA. For 1998, it was replaced by the Toyota Sienna which continues to do very well today. In 2001, the first hybrid mode of the Toyota Previa was introduced. It is the first hybrid minivan in the world. It seems to be selling very well. Experts believe it is just a matter of time before other manufacturers of minivans also offer hybrid models.
In 2006, the Toyota Previa got a significant upgrade to the body of the vehicle. It really did well in Japan and the Netherlands. This particular design continues to be the basis for the models sold today. The majority of the upgrades since 2006 have been to the interior of the vehicle.