The Toyota Noah, the Japanese automaker’s latest MPV, definitely ticks all the right boxes for the perfect practical and convenient family van.
Its well-thought features are passenger-friendly starting from its legroom, sliding power doors, user-friendly cargo space, twin moon roofs to a flat-low floor, complemented with a dashing and sturdy look.
Carrying the tagline New, Original, Awesome and Hype, Toyota Brunei recently unveiled the prominent seven-seater at a showcase, catching every passerby’s attention without fail.
The Noah puts comfort in mind; the ease of use while at the same time incorporates higher levels of fun, utility and drive, portraying the stylishness at its heart.
The front grille has dynamic pontoon shapes that firmly enclose the center mass from both sides and its trapezoid-shaped under spoiler expresses a solid, stable stance.
At a glance, the Noah reminds you of its bigger brother Alphard from the front to the rear end of the vehicle.
From its side profile, the family van presents a large, sweeping window area, from the front through to the third row of seats.
Moreover, the vivid beltline rising to the rear from a lower front point of the Noah provides both dynamic body qualities and an unparalleled overwhelming sense of openness with its panoramic view.
The all-new Toyota Noah emphasises the exclusive front fender for an impressive front view and a wide body with a low center of gravity for a powerful presence.
Another feature that compliments Noah’s impressive look is its LED Rear Combination Lamps whereby two vertical guided light lines have been adopted to express a sense of modern precision.
Meanwhile, the LED Headlamps are compact light-guiding clearance lamps that have been adopted to express innovation.
The Noah has an ample room with expandable space that comfortably sits seven individuals; two in front, two in the middle row, and three at the back.
What’s exciting about the seats is that the second row Captain Seats are equipped with super sliding mode with four-way sliding that extends legroom up to 810mm.
The seats can be moved sideways and push to the back to give a generous space in front and in the middle leading to the back seats for passengers to pass through.
Furthermore, the Noah has a multi-information display that provides a wide range of information, including Eco Driving support that is located at the center of the instrument panel and directional steering-wheel-mounted controls for easy display changes.
A wide array of convenient and easy-to-use storage spaces have been created inside the Noah, including a large open tray in front of the front passenger seat that enables easy storage of hand luggage.
The MPV comes with a variety of accessories compartment that offers both the driver and passengers the ease of use and convenience including folding side table and deck trim bottle holder, among others.
Ease of ingress and egress
The Noah has the right height with its innovative flat, a low-floor design that gives a low, non-step space enabling outstanding ease of ingress and egress, and user-friendly cargo space.
An extended wheelbase and improved seat shape provide more legroom at knee height in the second and third-row seats of the Noah.
The low-floor package has enabled an overall height of 1,825 mm, with a class-leading interior cabin height of 1,400 mm.
The seven-seater model’s ultra-long sliding Captain Seat in the second row is a first for its class.
A combination of the new side-sliding mechanism for the second row of seats and thinner-profile, one-touch folding third-row seats creates an ultra-long 810-mm sliding range with exceptional legroom, providing an unprecedented diverse range of seating arrangements.
The Noah is attentive with its auto power doors that can be opened and closed with just a click of a button on the door handles and not only that; they are also fitted with a Jam Protection System.
The sliding door each provides a 360 mm of height and 805 mm of sliding range. The flat floor surface continues throughout the vehicle, providing outstanding ease of ingress and egress for children and the elderly.
At the back, the third-row seats can be stowed, giving the cargo space floor height of 60 mm and 1,100mm width.
The sliding doors of the all-new Noah can be opened via a Smart Key or the one-touch system on the power doors with dual easy-closing mechanisms at the touch of a button rather than by using the door handles.
Driving with peace of mind
The LED headlights of the Noah provide an improved sense of security with bright lights for night driving.
Its Drive-start Control which is standard on all vehicles provides an on-screen and auditory warning to the driver and controls the engine or motor output to limit acceleration, mitigating collision damage in the event of irregular gear-stick operation.
In case of emergency, the MPV’s standard-equipped hazard lights automatically flash during sudden braking as a signal to warn vehicles in the rear.
The flat, low-floor package with optimally tuned front suspension and newly developed rear suspension limits wasted vehicle movement and roll when turning, providing a smooth ride with a very little shaking and greater driving stability.
The Toyota Noah can be seen up close and booked for a spin by visiting any of the Toyota branches near you.
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This article was first published on November 21, 2020 in our Weekly E-Paper issue 116
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