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We recently reported on the specifications of the Indonesian-built 2016 Toyota Sienta, where it appears four variants will be offered for the MPV. Before its unveiling at the 2016 Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS) next week, PT Toyota Astra Motor vice president Henry Tanoto has hinted at the vehicle’s pricing.

In a report by Kompas, Tanoto said the Sienta will fill the niche between the Avanza (Grand Veloz in Indonesia) and Innova (Kijang Innova in Indonesia), including its price. In Indonesia, the most expensive Avanza (1.5 Veloz AT ) is priced at 230.5 million rupiah (RM68,312), while the cheapest Innova (Type G MT) retails at 285.4 million rupiah (RM84,582).

Apply that to the Malaysian context, the top-spec Avanza 1.5S (AT) is priced at RM81,441, and the base Innova 2.0E (MT) costs RM100,882 (both prices are OTR without insurance). Based on Tanoto’s statement, the Sienta could be priced within the space of both MPVs. This correlates to an earlier advertisement posted on Mudah.my, where a Sienta was listed at RM89,880.

The same ad also suggested that the Sienta will be available in Malaysia starting from August. Malaysian-market Sientas will likely come from Indonesia, where it will reportedly go on sale there in April. Should that be the case, the MPV will be powered by the new new 2NR-FE 1.5 litre Dual VVT-i engine from the facelifted Avanza, producing 107 PS and 143 Nm, mated to a CVT.

Are you looking forward to the arrival of the Toyota Sienta? What do you think of the MPV’s projected pricing and more importantly, what features would you want in our local-spec model once it arrives here? Let us know in the comments below.