Toyota Previa: Family Travel To A 'T'

  • 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 door

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.

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Published 19 June 2003 Melanie Carter

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