Toyota Announces 2 New Hybrids for 2021
May 18, 2020—Toyota debuted two new hybrid vehicles for 2021, including the 2021 Toyota Sienna and 2021 Toyota Venza Crossover, according to a press release. Both vehicles are powered by the Toyota Hybrid System II.
The Toyota Hybrid System II delivers 243 total horsepower and a manufacturer-estimated 33 combined MPG fuel economy.
The 2021 Toyota Sienna is a vehicle with a new chassis platform as well as electrical platform. The Sienna has no plug, and there is no need to ever recharge the hybrid battery pack. The Toyota Hybrid System II charges the hybrid battery automatically as the vehicle drives.
The front design was inspired by the Shinkansen Japanese Bullet Train. The headlights are mounted high and stretched around to the sides as if they are being shaped by the wind.
The Venza is expected to have impressive fuel efficiency, with a preliminary manufacturer-estimated 40 MPG combined fuel economy in LE trim.
The Toyota Hybrid System in the Venza combines a high-efficiency 2.5-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine with three electric motors. The gas engine employs Variable Valve Timing-intelligent system by Electric motor (VVT-iE) on the intake camshaft, and VVT-i on the exhaust camshaft. A variable cooling system (electric water pump, electric thermostat) and a fully variable oil pump further help improve engine efficiency.
The tech delivers 219 total system horsepower and a projected preliminary manufacturer-estimated 40 combined MPG in LE trim.