Vroom For More

Inject motoring fun with the entire family with these nippy options.

By Kelvin Low      26 May 2020

Medium (Seven Seats)

Toyota Sienta Standard

Max Power: 105hp @ 6,000rpm
Max Torque: 140Nm @ 4,200rpm
0-100km/h: 12.8sec
Top Speed: 165kmh
VES Band: B ($0)
Distributor: Borneo Motors

If you need more than five seats, the natural choice for many people is a multi purpose vehicle (MPV). Of all the manufacturers, Toyota is been the most prolific brand here, with MPVs from small to big.

The Sienta is Toyota’s smallest MPV with a sporty design inspired by a trekking shoe. A 1.5-litre engine delivers power through a CVT. It is also a safe option with stability and traction control, hill start assist and electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD).

With a sliding rear door which is extra wide to make boarding easier, the Sienta also boasts a flat and low floor. With the tumble mechanism in the second row of seats, and a dive-in mechanism in the third row of seats, the interior can be reconfigured into a number of different seating arrangements, starting with the fully-flat option.

Volkswagen Touran Comfortline 1.4 TSI

Max Power: 150hp @ 5,000-6,000rpm
Max Torque: 250Nm @ 1,500-3,500rpm
0-100km/h: 8.9sec
Top Speed: 209kmh
VES Band: B ($0)
Distributor: Volkswagen Group Singapore

The Touran is mechanically similar to ten other cars in the VW family, thanks to its shared modular design construction. If you’ve wanted a sporty Golf with seating for seven, this is (almost) it. Not many MPVs feature a driving profile selector, which allows the Touran to cater for different driving styles.

The 1.4-litre TSI engine is combined with a seven-speed DSG gearbox to deliver a punch with low fuel consumption. Safety safety systems like stability control, hill start assist and electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) are found here, along with advanced safety features such as City Emergency Braking. ISOFIX points are included on all of the five rear seats.

The Touran has individual centre row seats that can be adjusted fore and aft and the backrest angles can be individually set. The third row seats will seat two adults comfortably with an “Easy Entry” for easier access. Plus, all the rear seats can be folded down to form a flat load area.


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