The Japanese automaker is set to reveal both the model for the first time in front of the worldwide audience of the 25th GAIKINDO Indonesia International Auto Show, but also the name of the all-new model.
The motoring event is scheduled in Jakarta from August 10 through August 20 so we’re not far from seeing the model with its official nameplate. For now, it has been labeled as the Next-Generation MPV. It’s also a new model looking to comply with wishes of people still fond of the roominess of classic vans, but also have an eye on the powerful stance of modern crossovers and SUVs. Both worlds have been combined for “ruggedness and roominess, character and convenience, style and function, all in a bold design that could impress all around the world.” The design is interesting – though arguably not attractive – more like polarizing.
The front end is likely to generate most of the buzz – and has been inspired by the latest concepts, with three rows of headlights – the LED DLRs, middle headlights and fog lamps down low. The three-row interior of the van should enable “plenty of room and generous head clearance for all passengers” – we don’t have all the details, with the sole interior shot depicting a two-tone dashboard, integrated infotainment screen in the center stack and traditional analogue instrument cluster. The powertrain consists of a 1.5-liter, 16-valve gasoline engine, linked to a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission, in front wheel drive configuration.