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Specifications of the Indonesian-built 2016 Toyota Sienta has surfaced on Indonesian portal AutonetMagz ahead of the MPV’s unveiling at the 2016 Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS) next week. It’s clear that the models destined for the ASEAN market will contain several spec differences compared to Japanese-market versions.

The Sienta range will consist of four variants, these being E,G, V and Q. All models get the new 2NR-FE 1.5 litre Dual VVT-i engine from the facelifted Avanza, producing 107 PS and 143 Nm in this application. This differs from the JDM models, which get a choice of either a 109 hp/136 Nm 2NR-FKE 1.5 litre VVT-iE Atkinson-cycle engine, as well as a hybrid variant with a 74 hp/111 Nm 1NZ-FXE 1.5 litre Atkinson-cycle mill.

Drive is sent to the front wheels via a manual gearbox or a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The base E model is only available with the manual, while the top-spec Q is fitted exclusively with a CVT.

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As standard, the Sienta comes with halogen projector headlights and 15-inch steel wheels with plastic covers, manual sliding doors, manual air conditioning, a double-DIN head unit with USB connectivity, AUX-in and CD/MP3 playback, as well as a white and beige interior colour scheme.

Moving up, the G adds fog lights, alloy wheels, an electric left (curb-side) sliding door, parking sensors, an immobiliser and a 5.6-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth, Miracast and Air Gesture functionality. Next on the list is the V variant, which is fitted with a digital air-conditioning system with a separate rear blower, keyless entry, push-button start and dual electric sliding doors.

The most expensive Q variant tacks on self-levelling bi-LED headlights, two-tone alloys, a 4.2-inch TFT LCD multi-info display and dark brown seats. At the top end, the Sienta 1.5Q is expected to be priced higher than the Innova Q petrol in Indonesia.

Safety-wise, dual airbags and ABS with EBD and brake assist are standard fit across the range. Unlike JDM models, Indonesian variants lose out on standard Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Hill Start Assist (HSA), as well as optional side and curtain airbags. Also missing is the optional Safety Sense C driver assist suite that adds Pre-Collision System (PCS) braking, Lane Departure Alert (LDA) and Automatic High Beam (AHB).

The Toyota Sienta will be built at PT Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia’s new Factory II in Karawang, West Java for the ASEAN market. Initial production is expected to amount to around 25,000 units, with 80% for the domestic market and the rest for export. Closer to home, the Toyota Sienta is set to be launched in Malaysia in August – an online ad listed a starting price of around RM90,000.