The Toyota Sienna
minivan already shares a lot of the Camry's
yeoman components, and for 2011 the two vehicles are going to converge even more. A mule's been snapped by The Detroit News'
sharpshooters, and it doesn't look too different from the van you can buy in your local Toyota
showroom. Don't be deceived, though. Toyota's simmering away on the next Sienna
, with plans to move its all-conquering van to the MC platform that Toyota uses for the Camry, Highlander
and even the Prius
. Platform engineering doesn't have to stink, and it's going to save Toyota money to build so much of its line-up off the same basic list of ingredients. New styling, or at least a revision, should be expected to ride atop the newly appropriated bones when the updated Sienna drops. We're guessing it'll look pretty much like a box with a Toyota-family nose, though the F3R
concept has been mentioned as a potential look, so who knows?
[Source: The Detroit News