Toyota Motor Corporation announces today the Japan wide launch of its completely redesigned "Noah" and "Voxy" minivans, with models scheduled for release on January 13
Launched in November 2001, the Noah and Voxy are compact cab wagons developed in pursuit of the pure minivan fun, with sliding doors for easy entry and exit, and roomy, comfortable cabin spaces for lots of passengers and cargo. As cars supported and loved by Japanese families, they are still among our most popular cars, particularly with families.
The new fourth-generation Noah and Voxy have been reborn as minivans with more comfort, convenience, and peace of mind than ever to encourage users to load up their hobbies and toys and hit the road. Using the TNGA (GA-C) platform for their basic structure, these minivans were developed for a deeper sense of happiness that the outstanding packaging and ease-of-use their generations of models have always brought, and to achieve even greater minivan appeal through use of the latest advanced fixtures. Designed based on three unique worldviews that further emphasize their features, the Noah is built on the concepts of "majestic, modern, and high quality" combined with "mainstream and aggressive," while the Voxy goes for "leading edge and unique."
Welcab models (assisted mobility vehicles) also enhance the model lineup by dramatically improving the range of wheelchair-adapted models and expanding the configuration for type-designated vehicles.
More details of the new Noah and Voxy are provided below.
1.Roomy, comfortable cabin space
- The new Noah and Voxy are built on the TNGA (GA-C) platform. Body structure optimization enables more vertically aligned C pillars compared to previous models, which achieves a distance of 1,295 mm between left and right pillars (75 mm wider than previous models). Coupled with a cabin height of 1,405 mm, this creates a more open feeling within the cabin.
- A large-capacity 104 L super luggage box also provides useful underfloor storage to allow tall cargo items and suitcases.
Comfortable rear seats
- The seven-seater models feature captain seats in the second row. In addition to ottoman mechanisms?a first for this class?and seat heaters, the seats also have large foldable side tables. The lower-profile one-touch folding third-row seats also allow ultra-long straight sliding mechanisms (slide length of 745 mm), rather than requiring sideways sliding, without compromising ride comfort. Together, these features enhance convenience and comfort.
- The eight-seater models come with a three-person bench seat in a 60/40 split tip-up configuration in the second row. Like the seven-seater, these models also use ultra-long sliding mechanisms (slide length of 705 mm).
Special two-person bench seats with handrails can also be provided as a package option. With access space provided at the left of the second-row seats, this configuration provides easy access to the third-row seats even with a child seat installed in the second row.
2.Ease-of-use for the Whole Family
Access to rear seats
- New Noah and Voxy equipped with power sliding doors have a universal step on the front passenger seat side. The step extends and retracts below the door by karakuri mechanism when opening and closing the sliding door. The step is 200 mm high to provide easy access for the whole family, from children to the elderly
- These models also come with 460 mm long hand grips as standard inclusions on both left and right B pillars. Set at an easy height to grip for everyone from children to adults (bottom of grip is 895 mm from ground surface), the hand grip thickness is optimized at the top for adults and at the bottom for children.
- Hands-free dual power sliding doors are included as package options. This enables users carrying the key to automatically open and close the sliding doors simply by placing their feet under the sensors at the bottom of the front doors. This is a very convenient feature when both hands are full, such as when carrying children.
Convenient rear hatch door mechanis
- Ease of use is improved with the world's first free-stop rear hatch door that, by pushing, can be stopped at any angle by karakuri mechanism. This makes it easy to access cargo from the rear hatch door even if space behind the vehicle is limited. For grades equipped with a power rear hatch door, the rear hatch door can be opened and closed with a power switch located on both rear quarter panels.
3.Advanced fixtures providing safety and peace of mind through the latest technologies
Toyota Safety Sense
- The new Noah and Voxy come equipped with Toyota Safety Sense, the newest active safety package with advanced and improved functionality. This feature expands the range of accidents it can respond to.
Pre-collision Safety System
This system expands the range of detection, adding motorcyclists (daytime) to other vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists, to help avoid collisions or reduce damage. It provides additional support at intersections where accidents more frequently occur.
1) In addition to enabling a right-turning vehicle at an intersection to detect oncoming vehicles in the adjacent two lanes traveling straight through the intersection, and enabling a right- or left-turning vehicle to detect pedestrians and cyclists crossing its path from the opposite direction, this system can also detect other vehicles and motorcyclists crossing at intersections, which is a first for Toyota.
2)A Low-Speed Acceleration Control function detects pedestrians, cyclists and other vehicles directly in front of the driven vehicle when traveling at low speeds and suppresses acceleration accordingly. In combination with Parking Support Brakes (Stationary Objects), this enables expanded detection of objects when driving at low speeds.
3) An Emergency Steering Assist function assists steering in emergency situations when triggered by the driver's steering. The active steering function also applies the Pre-collision Brakes and controls steering even without driver steering if the system determines that there is a high risk of collision.
Proactive Driving Assist(Toyota-first)
1) This system supports avoidance steering and deceleration to avoid getting too close to pedestrians, cyclists and parked vehicles by anticipating risks according to the driving situation, such as pedestrians crossing the road or vehicles that may suddenly start moving.
2) It also supports the driver's deceleration in response to a preceding vehicle or curve ahead and reduces the need for frequent changes in the pedal application.
Lane Change Assist
When Lane Tracing Assist is activated, the operation of the turn signal activates this system, which supports lane change steering and monitoring of vehicles in the targeted lane.
Front Cross-Traffic Alert
This system detects vehicles approaching from the left or right when the driven vehicle enters an intersection, or at other times. It alerts the driver via the display and with a buzzer if the driver attempts to move forward despite an approaching vehicle. An animation of the direction of the approaching vehicle is displayed on the color head-up display as an easy-to-notice warning.
Other enhanced equipment providing safety and peace of mind
- Models equipped with power sliding doors also come with Safe Exit Assist (With Door Open Control). When attempting to open the sliding door to exit the vehicle after stopping or parking, if the system determines that there is a high possibility of a collision between an open door or an alighting occupant and a vehicle (including a bicycle) approaching from the rear, a warning will be provided inside the cabin and the sliding door will be prevented from opening. If the detection occurs while the door is opening, the system will prevent the door from opening further.
- Models can also be equipped with Plus Support, as a dealer-installed option, to suppress acceleration if gas pedal misapplication is detected, regardless of whether there are obstacles in the vicinity.
- The new Noah and Voxy come with Advanced Drive (support during traffic congestion) and Advanced Park (with remote function), which are new functions in the suite of advanced driving support technologies within Toyota Teammate.
Advanced Drive (support during traffic congestion)(Toyota-first)
This system operates under certain conditions, such as the driver facing forward, when driving on motor-vehicle-only roadways, and when Radar Cruise Control and Lane Tracing Assist are activated in traffic congestion (0-40 km/h). Supporting detection, judgment and operation, it helps reduce driver fatigue in traffic congestion and enables the driver to pay closer attention to the surroundings to achieve safe driving.
Advanced Park (with remote function)
This system expands support in parallel parking situations. It enables pulling or backing out of a parking space in forward parking situations as well as conventional reverse parking situations. Hybrid models also include a Toyota-first remote function that drivers who are carrying a smart key can use to remotely park the vehicle or leave a parking space using a smartphone, with a special application installed, from outside the vehicle. The system makes parking easier by enabling children and older occupants to get in and out of the vehicle where there is more space, and when removing cargo from the trunk in tight locations.
- Software updates enable the vehicle to always have the latest version of software via wireless communication or a dealer's wired connection. While also adding new functions that become available after vehicle purchase, the updates can enhance vehicle performance. Installation of the latest driver-assistance technologies can help the vehicle evolve in terms of greater safety and peace of mind.
4.Mainstream Noah and unique Voxy minivans
- Successive generations of Noah and Voxy have maintained and expanded upon a focus on maximization of cabin space and a powerful box-like structure. This pursuit of a majestic, dynamic and powerful box style has provided customers with peace of mind and greater pleasure in ownership.
The Noah has pursued simplicity with meticulous attention to detail, with high quality and a long-lasting style. The front end boasts a majestic, modern style comprising a single, clear icon, a bold grille in the same color as the exterior, and a sharp lamp design.
S-Z and S-G grades are Aero models with a vibrant and robust front end achieved by a bold plated grille, and a rear end with a wide and low stance, demonstrating the aggressiveness of the mainstream Aero styling.
The Voxy has pursued a style that is both leading edge and unique. The front end presents a strongly contrasting three-dimensional structure and unique design through a combination of a roundish, narrow upper portion with a squarish, thick lower portion. The vehicle's presence is also accentuated at night with characteristic front and rear lamps that glow mysteriously.
- Newly developed colors include Glitter Black Glass Flake, a high-quality black, and Massive Gray, a dark and dignified color. A total of five colors are available for Noah (six colors for the S-Z and S-G grades) and six colors for Voxy.
- In addition to slim, blacked-out A pillars, and an instrument panel and door trims with a low and wide horizontal design, the hand grips and air conditioning outlets arranged functionally around the roof create an open cabin space that is both neat and attractive.
- The instrument panel pursues functional beauty and a sense of quality that is a class above the rest. The metal frames are wrapped with soft materials to produce original atmosphere.
- The interior coloring is based on black to create an open and spacious interior.
5.Exceptional dynamic performance
High-rigidity, lightweight body
- The new Noah and Voxy are built on the GA-C platform. The highly rigid body is both light and well balanced to deliver high-quality riding comfort and outstanding handling stability without feeling too high on the road.
- The front and rear suspension geometry has been optimized to produce a well-built rigid body. With MacPherson struts at the front and a torsion beam at the rear, these models have achieved a suspension system that creates gentle movement and a smooth ride with excellent road holding.
- All electric modules have been updated in the new-generation hybrid system that employs a 1.8-liter in-line four-cylinder DOHC engine (2ZR-FXE). Increased motor and battery output, and improved system efficiency, take comfortable acceleration and outstanding fuel efficiency to a higher level for minivans.
Class-leading fuel efficiency of 23.4 km/liter under the WLTC test cycle
- The new E-Four system inherits the latest hybrid technologies. Increased motor output expands the 4WD operating range while distributing more torque to the rear wheels. Optimal control of torque distribution to front and rear wheels when cornering improves handling stability and, by increasing torque to the rear wheels, also improves peace of mind when doing hill starts in the snow or rain.
Dynamic Force Engine 2.0 (M20A-FKS) + Direct Shift-CVT
- The combination of a 2.0-liter Dynamic Force Engine (M20A-FKS) and Direct Shift-CVT achieves a powerful direct drive system with outstanding fuel efficiency.
As a gasoline-powered vehicle as well, class-leading fuel efficiency of 15.1 km/literunder the WLTC test cycle
Direct Shift-CVT comes with 10-speed Sport Sequential Shiftmatic for fun shift changes with the feeling of a manual
- 4WD models come with dynamic torque control that optimally distributes torque to the rear wheels, according to the state of the vehicle, when starting or when traveling on slippery roads.
Secure and convenient connected services
Comprehensive T-Connect optional services
- The Display Audio system with high-definition wide display is Toyota's first to support Connected Navigation. Rather than using map data loaded into the vehicle's system, this enables destination searches and route settings using new center-acquired data (maps, facilities, traffic congestion). A voice-recognition service (agent) can also set destinations in the system. This service is provided free of charge for a period of five years from the first registration.
8-inch display for Display Audio (with Connected Navigation support)
10.5-inch display and onboard navigation for Display Audio Plus (with Connected Navigation support)
- These new models also come with their own in-vehicle WiFi hotspot, a first for Toyota. The DCM included as standard on all these models enables unlimited data transfer for smartphones, game devices and other devices connected to the internet.
Diverse lineup of Welcab models (assisted mobility vehicles)
- The following specifications are available for Welcabs (welfare vehicles) as type-designated vehicles to reduce the registration time and effort and make faster delivery. The following specifications are also available for hybrid vehicles, which are in high demand.
Wheelchair-adapted model Type I (single wheelchair)
Wheelchair-adapted model Type I (two wheelchairs)
Wheelchair-adapted model Type II (with third-row seats)
Side Lift-Up Tilt Seat model
- In addition to a gentle ramp angle (9.5°) and a manual ramp with a forward-tip function, the wheelchair-capable vehicles feature a new mechanism that simplifies the entire process from boarding to securing the chair, greatly improving accessibility. In addition, the price of the mounting parts has been reviewed to reduce the burden on customers.
- Vehicles equipped with side lift-up tilt seats retain the riding pleasures of conventional models. The WelJoin have Universal steps installed as standard equipment to improve ease of entry and exit.