Toyota Noah

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Toyota Noah
2018 Toyota Noah X (facelift).jpg
2018 Toyota Noah X
Overview
ManufacturerToyota
Also called
  • Toyota Voxy (2001–present)
  • Toyota Esquire (2014–present)
  • Toyota NAV1 (Indonesia, 2012–2017)
ProductionNovember 2001[1] – present
Body and chassis
ClassMinivan
Body style5-door van
Layout
Chronology
PredecessorToyota LiteAce/TownAce Noah (R40/R50)

The Toyota Noah (Japanese:トヨタ・ノア, Toyota Noa) is a seven or eight-seat minivan with two rear sliding doors built by Toyota and sold mainly in Asian countries. It is positioned below the Estima and Alphard, and above the Sienta. It replaces the LiteAce/TownAce Noah, retaining the "R" model code and generation numbering. The Noah has two twin versions. Initially, at launch, it only had one version, named the Toyota Voxy (Japanese:トヨタ・ヴォクシー, Toyota Vokushī), which was intended to be the sportier version of the Noah, featuring split headlamps and clear taillights, however, starting from the third generation, a luxury version of the Noah was introduced, named the Toyota Esquire (Japanese:トヨタ・エスクァイア, Toyota Esukwaia), sporting a different grille design and more premium interior. The Noah is exclusive to Toyota Corolla Store Japanese dealerships, the Voxy to Netz Store and the Esquire to Toyopet Store. Its main competitors are the Honda Stepwgn, Mazda Biante and Nissan Serena. Its sales in Japan are enhanced by the fact that the exterior dimensions comply with the Japanese dimension regulations for compact vehicles, and the engine displacement is under 2,000 cc to keep the annual road tax affordable for private purchase.

On May 1, 2020, the Noah, Voxy and Esquire became available at all Toyota dealership sales channels in Japan (Toyota Store, Toyopet Store, Corolla Store and Netz).

First generation (R60; 2001–2007)[edit]

First generation (R60)
2001-2004 Toyota Noah.jpg
2001–2004 Toyota Noah X (pre-facelift)
Overview
Also calledToyota Voxy
ProductionNovember 2001[1] – June 2007
AssemblyJapan: Kariya, Aichi (Toyota Auto Body)[1]
Powertrain
Engine2.0 L 1AZ-FSE direct-injected I4 (petrol)
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,825 mm (111.2 in)
Length4,580–4,625 mm (180.3–182.1 in)
Width1,695 mm (66.7 in)
Height1,850 mm (73 in)
Curb weight1,500 kg (3,300 lb)

The first generation Noah was released in November 2001, alongside the Voxy. The facelift model was released in August 2004, and discontinued in June 2007.

Gallery[edit]

Second generation (R70; 2007–2017)[edit]

Second generation (R70)
2nd generation Toyota Noah.jpg
2007–2010 Toyota Noah X (pre-facelift)
Overview
Also called
  • Toyota Voxy
  • Toyota NAV1 (Indonesia, 2012–2017)
Production
  • June 2007 – January 2014 (Japan)
  • December 2012 – January 2017 (Indonesia)
Assembly
Powertrain
Engine
TransmissionCVT
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,825 mm (111.2 in)
Length4,595–4,630 mm (180.9–182.3 in)
Width1,695–1,720 mm (66.7–67.7 in)
Height1,850–1,875 mm (72.8–73.8 in)
Curb weight1,550–1,700 kg (3,420–3,750 lb)

The second generation Noah and Voxy were released in June 2007. The facelift model was released in April 2010, and discontinued in January 2014.

For 2007 models on Japanese models only, G-BOOK, a subscription telematics service is available as an option.

Indonesia[edit]

In Indonesia, the facelifted Noah was launched on December 11, 2012 as the Toyota NAV1. It was assembled locally at the Bekasi plant. It was available in two trim levels, G and V, and was launched to fill the gap between the Kijang Innova and the Alphard. The engine used is the 2.0 L 3ZR-FAE petrol inline-four mated with a continuously variable transmission.[3][4]

In 2014, the NAV1 was updated offering 3 trim levels: G, V and V Limited, all with continuously variable transmission only.[5]

After the NAV1 was discontinued in January 2017 because of declining sales, it was replaced by the facelifted third generation Voxy in August 2017, which is imported from Japan.[6]

Gallery[edit]

Third generation (R80; 2014–present)[edit]

Third generation (R80)
2014 Toyota Noah G (pre-facelift).jpg
2014–2017 Toyota Noah G (pre-facelift)
Overview
Also called
  • Toyota Voxy
  • Toyota Esquire
ProductionJanuary 2014 – present
AssemblyJapan: Kariya, Aichi (Toyota Auto Body)[1]
Powertrain
Engine
Electric motor5JM AC synchronous motor (hybrid)
Transmission
  • CVT-i (petrol)
  • eCVT (hybrid)
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,850 mm (112 in)
Length4,695–4,795 mm (184.8–188.8 in)
Width1,695–1,735 mm (66.7–68.3 in)
Height1,825–1,870 mm (71.9–73.6 in)
Curb weight1,560–1,730 kg (3,440–3,810 lb)

The third generation Noah and Voxy were introduced in January 2014. For the first time, an engine start stop system is used to improve fuel economy. It is also the first Toyota minivan to have one-touch sliding doors. In October 2014, the Toyota Esquire was launched, which was essentially the luxury version of the Noah. The Noah/Voxy/Esquire also receives Toyota's T-Connect services including a 10-inch infotainment display, with full navigation, ETC unit, online services, wireless phone charger, Noah Panoramic Live Sound System (eight speakers), rear parking camera with guidance lines, USB/AUX inputs as well as Toyota Safety Sense C which incorporates features such as collision warning, adaptive cruise control, lane assist, as well as high beam assist.

Facelift[edit]

All three models received a facelift on July 3, 2017 with significant changes to the lights, hood (bonnet), bumper and the front fender.

Indonesia[edit]

The facelifted third generation Voxy was launched at the 25th Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show on August 10, 2017. Unlike the preceding NAV1, which was assembled locally, it is imported from Japan. Export to Indonesia began in July 2017. It is only offered in one trim equivalent to Japanese ZS trim.[7][8]

Gallery[edit]


Sales[edit]

Calendar Year Japan
Noah Voxy Esquire
2011[9] 38,855 48,652
2012[10] 36,764 50,539
2013[11] 32,306 41,918
2014[12] 69,605 109,174 N/A
2015[13] 53,965 92,546 59,034
2016[14] 54,826 91,868 44,881
2017[15] 58,729 86,772 43,210
2018[16] 56,719 90,759 40,224
2019[17] 52,684 88,012 N/A

References[edit]

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  5. ^ "Toyota NAV1 | MPV | Mobil keluarga premium terbaik Indonesia | Looks Good Feels Good | price-and-specifications" [The best family car premium Indonesia]. Indonesia: Toyota. Retrieved 2015-02-07.
  6. ^ Rayanti, Dina (2017-06-04). "Gantikan NAV1, Toyota Siapkan Voxy untuk Indonesia?". Detik Oto. Retrieved 2017-06-20.
  7. ^ "GIIAS 2017: Toyota Voxy Resmi Meluncur!" [GIIAS 2017: Voxy Toyota Officially Launched!]. Oto (in Indonesian). indonesia. 2017-08-10. Retrieved 2019-05-20.
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