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The second-generation Toyota Sienta is set to be introduced in Indonesia this year. According to Kompas, Toyota Indonesia has accelerated plans to deploy the locally-assembled B-segment MPV earlier than projected – the Sienta was originally due to debut in mid-year, but will now arrive in the market sometime in April, where it is due to slot in between the Avanza and Kijang Innova.

The Sienta will be built at PT Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia’s new Factory II in Karawang, West Java. The new facility is also set to assemble 1.5 litre engines starting from February, which will be used in the Sienta. The plant will also produce 1.3 litre engines.

Initial production capacity will be approximately 25,000 units, with 80% of these meant for the domestic market, and the rest for export. There was no mention of regional export markets, but we could well see the Yaris-based people mover making its way here. The report adds that Indonesia will become the second production base for the Sienta after Japan.

The Sienta made its Japanese debut last July. Measuring 4,235 mm long, 1,695 mm wide and 1,675 mm tall, it’s around the same size as the Alza, and the vehicle is available in seven-, six- and five-seater options in Japan, the latter limited to a wheelchair-friendly variant.

Toyota Motor East Japan, which assembles the MPV in its domestic market, showed a variety of Sienta examples at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, and these include the Sienta Hearts, modified to as a welcab, with room for wheelchair or even a stretcher.

In Japan, buyers have two Atkinson-cycle powertrain choices – a new 2NR-FKE 1.5 litre VVT-iE engine mated to a CVT and offering 109 hp and 136 Nm (103 hp and 132 Nm with all-wheel drive), as well as a 1NZ-FXE 1.5 litre unit that puts out 74 hp and 111 Nm, the latter powering a Sienta hybrid variant. Do you think the Sienta would do well here?

GALLERY: Toyota Sienta Cross and Sienta Hearts, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show