Known as the Toyota Estima in Japan, Tarago in Australia and Previa on our shores (and Hong Kong), it seems the seven-seat MPV is slated to remain the way it is. According to Toyota Australia, the Estima will remain unchanged despite the competition stepping up their games, CarAdvice reports. As a refresher, the current Estima has been around since 2006, and was last given a facelift back in 2012.

Tony Cramb, executive director of sales and marketing at Toyota Australia confirmed that the model will continue to be on sale, without any updates done to it. “We still sell it, yes!” Cramb said. Adding on to that, the executive stated, “there’s absolutely nothing to talk about with the Tarago. There’s nothing on the horizon.”

He went on to explain that there has been continuous demand for the seven-seater throughout the years. “If you went back in time and had a look at our Tarago sales, they don’t change much year-on-year. So there’s no problem, it doesn’t cost us anything to bring it in, and there’s definitely a group of customers that want that vehicle,” he said. Cramb even went to the extent to label the MPV as “trouble-free.”

Uniquely, the Tarago was the first MPV in Australia to surpass 100,000 units sold. However, that was during the 1990s and 2000s. Now, it seems Toyota is fairly comfortable with its average sales of 75 units per month, despite Honda managing around 240 units of its Odyssey while Kia sells 285 units of its Carnival monthly.

The Aussies get a choice of either a 2.4 litre petrol engine with 170 hp/224 Nm paired with a CVT transmission, or a more powerful 274 hp/340 Nm 3.5 litre V6 with a six-speed automatic. In Malaysia, the RM247,238 Toyota Previa is sold with the 2.4 litre engine, but mated to a four-speed automatic instead.