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Toyota Philippines launches 2009 Previa

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Text: / Photos: Toyota Press | posted March 30, 2009 11:00

2009 Previa features exterior, interior facelift

Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation launches the new 2009 Previa. In enhancing comfort and styling features, Toyota positions the Previa as its bet in the executive minivan segment, further strengthening its commercial vehicle leadership.

The new 2009 Previa is equipped with the responsive 4 Cylinder, In-Line DOHC, 16V engine. The integrated VVT-i technology is designed to make the vehicle's performance to be powerful yet fuel-efficient. The Previa is boosted by a maximum output of 170 Hp/ 6,000rpm and a maximum torque of 224 Nm/ 4,000rpm.

These qualities, complimented with interior and exterior modifications, raise new heights in the vehicle's standards.

Exterior Progressions

The model's exterior is refreshed with a more modern approach. The 2009 version sports an upgraded chrome radiator grille, a trendier color keyed front bumper, a redesigned rear garnish and rear combi lamp with light-emitting diodes (LED). Remodeled alloy wheels and 17" tires support the structure of the vehicle, giving a more stable and comfortable ride. Previa's advanced HID headlights, similar to the Camry, features the adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS). The AFS boosts night-driving visibility with low-beam headlights that automatically align with the car's steering.

Interior Upgrades

The 7-seater vehicle features comfortable interior specs such as the 8-way power driver seat, dual armrests and leather seat materials for the full option model.

Details are even more finely tuned to elevate the interior's sophistication of the 2009 model. The center panel is painted with wood trim and the optitron meter gauge is modified for a more modern facade. The driver and front passenger seats improve safety with the integration of an active Whiplash Injury Lessening (WIL) System into the headrests.

All technological advancements of the new Previa are part of Toyota's vision of moving forward, for the enjoyment and comfort of its customers.

The 2009 Previa is now offered in the market with 2 variants to choose from, the full option, priced at P2,372,000 (P2,387,000 for white pearl models) and the standard option, priced at P2,202,000 (P2,217,000 for white pearl models). Available colors are white pearl, silver metallic, beige metallic, black, and dark red mica metallic. For more information, visit any of Toyota's 27 dealerships, nationwide.