UMW Toyota currently has its upcoming Toyota Sienta MPV on preview at the My Auto Fest 2016 event at MIECC. We took the opportunity to record a quick walk-around tour of the new compact MPV with sliding doors, fresh from its ASEAN debut at the 2016 Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS) last month.

The car seen here appears to be a Malaysian-spec model. The equipment on the display car is close to the top-spec Q variant sold in Indonesia, but here it sports the V badge instead. This includes bi-LED projector headlights, fog lights, LED combination tail lights and 16-inch two-tone machine-finish alloy wheels.

On the inside, there’s a black-and-brown interior colour scheme, keyless entry, push-button start, dual electric sliding rear doors, a 4.2-inch TFT LCD multi-info display, automatic air-conditioning with a separate rear blower and a rear in-car entertainment monitor.

Safety-wise, three airbags (including a driver’s knee airbag), all-round disc brakes, ABS with EBD and brake assist, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Hill Start Assist (HSA) are fitted here.

Something to take note of is the interesting way the third row seats can be folded under the second row seats to maximise rear storage height. You’ll be able to watch a demonstration of this in our walk-around video.

The Sienta will come in as a CBU import from PT Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia’s new Factory II in Karawang, West Java. The sole engine option will be a new 2NR-FE 1.5 litre Dual VVT-i engine from the facelifted Avanza – in Indonesian form it produces 107 PS and 143 Nm, up from 105 PS and 136 Nm on our Avanza. Drive is sent to the front wheels through continuously variable transmission (CVT).

GALLERY: Toyota Sienta previewed at My Auto Fest 2016