First Look: 2021 Toyota Sienna

first_img We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS The reworked cabin mirrors the exterior styling in that it is much sharper. Accessing the seating is now easier with the both power sliding side doors and tailgate being available with hands-free opening — wave a foot at the designated point and the portal glides open. Once inside, the horizontal dash layout gives the infotainment’s smart nine-inch screen the pride of place. It works with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. All models come with heated front seats and steering wheel along with all the desirable power options and a tri-zone climate control system. Other niceties include seven USB ports and up to 18 cupholders.Move up through the model range and the level of equipment rises — the top Platinum features everything including a 10-inch colour head-up display that shows speed, navigation and hybrid system status.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.22021 Toyota Sienna Trending Videos BMW has unveiled new all-electric vehicles in its i brand stable advertisement The hybrid system, regardless of whether front- or all-wheel-drive, produces a net system output of 243 horsepower when the electric motor and 186-hp gas engine are working together. Remarkably, the hybrid delivers a tow capacity of 1,588 kilograms, so the loss of the V6 will have less impact. While the Sienna presentation was a static display, driving the 2020 Highlander with the same AWD hybrid powertrain for the previous week proved it to be up to snuff when purring about town or out cruising the highway. The early entry of the electric torque gave the Highlander a surprisingly crisp launch off the line and a sustained mid-range. If more urgency is needed, Highlander’s Sport mode not only sharpened the response to input but also saw the continuously variable transmission shift more like a regular automatic under hard acceleration.The Sienna has the same Sport mode to go along with Eco, Normal and EV modes. In the Highlander’s case, there was a minor fuel economy penalty for using Sport mode and the same will be true of doing so with Sienna. However, with the Sienna getting an expected combined average fuel economy of 7.1 L/100 km, the increase is not going to be an issue. 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With a new platform and sharper styling with crisp front and rear fascia that wear standard LED lighting, it is a looker, and the XSE model puts a sporty spin on things. You’ll also find some interesting add-ons and the big news — out goes the V6 engine, in comes Toyota’s Hybrid System II as the standard and sole powertrain.While some will lament the loss of the V6, the fact is most will be hard pressed to notice the difference under most driving conditions. The hybrid system, which is the same as the one used in the 2020 Highlander, uses a 2.5L four-cylinder and two or three electric motors. The front-drive versions have two electric motors — one assists the drive with both being used to harvest otherwise wasted energy and keep the 1.8 kilowatt/hour battery topped up. As the battery sits beneath the front seats it does not impinge on Sienna’s space or flexibility.RELATED Shopping for a large SUV? 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The cooler box has both fridge and freezer functions and enough space for six cans of one’s favourite beverage. Other interesting options include a JBL sound system with 12 speakers and a 1,200-watt amp, a large high-definition screen for the rear entertainment system and a 110-volt outlet. Unlike many, which only support light use, the Sienna’s outlet is rated at 1,500 watts, which is enough to support most camping plugins.As for the rest of the cabin, the available second-row captain-chair seat runners have been extended — if the third row is not occupied sliding the middle row fully rearward opens up more legroom than you’ll find in a limo. The third row is readily accessed and large enough to accommodate two adults for a short jaunt. When the third row is upright there is a large well in the trunk area, which improves the space — four sets of golf clubs standing upright should easily fit into the space. The third row folds down into the well when not needed and opens up a flat floor. If more space is needed, the optional captain seats slide forward and collapse up against the back of the front seats. While Toyota did not give any cargo numbers, they will be generous when released. See More Videos Minivan Comparison: 2020 Honda Odyssey vs. 2020 Chrysler PacificaThe all-wheel-drive (AWD) models get the same powertrain up front along with a third electric motor. It powers the rear wheels to deliver on-demand AWD when it’s needed. The system is available on all models and standard on the range-topping Platinum. Trending in Canada Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2021 Toyota Sienna Finally, kudos to Toyota for making a full suite of safety technology standard on all models. Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert sits alongside Toyota’s Safety Sense 2.0 with automatic emergency braking. 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Henry shuts down Boscobel Aerodrome project

first_imgHenry shuts down Boscobel Aerodrome project TransportMay 3, 2010 RelatedHenry shuts down Boscobel Aerodrome project RelatedHenry shuts down Boscobel Aerodrome project RelatedHenry shuts down Boscobel Aerodrome projectcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Transport and Works Minister, Mike Henry, has ordered a temporary shutdown of the expansion project at the Boscobel Aerodrome in St. Mary amid allegations of sexual abuse of personnel on the site, which was said to have precipitated a work stoppage and demonstration there earlier this week.The minister has also ordered the chairman and president of the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) to prepare and submit to him comprehensive reports on the recent developments. These will form the basis for the Minister’s examination of the matter in search of a resolution.Mr. Henry noted that the very serious allegations that were raised at the demonstrations had not been corresponded to him prior to the work stoppage, hence his decision to directly seek to resolve the situation.He said out of the meetings to be held, if there was any appearance of any substantiation of the allegations, he would be treating the matter as a legal one, with the law being expected to take its course.The minister said once normality and general confidence are restored among the personnel on the site, the project would be restarted. Advertisementslast_img read more

Fight over Preschool goes before City Council

first_imgHomeNewsFight over Preschool goes before City Council Dec. 04, 2017 at 8:27 pmNewsFight over Preschool goes before City CouncilKate Cagle4 years agoSanta Monica Kate CagleDaily Press Staff WriterTraffic and development surrounding the Expo Line on the eastern edge of Santa Monica are fueling neighborhood opposition to a preschool on a quiet, residential street near Ishihara Park.Tonight, the City Council will weigh the City’s objective to expand early childhood learning opportunities in the 90404 zip code with residents’ demands for a quiet street.“Over time, this is only going to accumulate traffic and parking problems,” said Brian O’Neil, whose wife filed a 160-page appeal after the Planning Commission approved a Conditional Use Permit for 2953 Delaware Avenue, dismissing neighborhood concerns as classic NIMBYism.Walkability to the Expo Line and nearby parks attracted a former McKinnley Elementary School teacher to the street to open her first preschool.Laila Taslimi envisions her staff taking small groups of three, four and 5-year-olds on the train to the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market for fresh produce to cook in their classroom kitchen.“It’s a way I can put my knowledge and expertise toward a community need,” said the former member of the Childcare Early Education Task Force.Taslimi says only about a third of students will pay full tuition, the rest will be eligible for scholarships from her non-profit in order to bring quality early education to low income families.She hopes nearby businesses will financially support the school by contributing to scholarship funds.After extensive remodeling, the 1,500 square foot home will serve up to 20 children with four classrooms and two outdoor play areas between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays.The CUP will allow a five-foot fence around the front yard to keep students safe and muffle the sound of children playing.Taslimi is seeking to enter a quiet neighborhood that has already seen significant change over the last ten years – with even more on the horizon.Neighbors failed in their fight against the Expo Line maintenance yard between their neighborhood and Olympic Boulevard.Along with the industrial facility, the trains have changed traffic patterns and attracted new businesses.“Cities have to grow and I understand that and I’ve made space in my heart for that,” said Robert Sturman who lives next to the proposed preschool.Sturman has lived on the street for nearly 20 years and regrets not fighting the maintenance yard. “I lay in my bed at two, three, four o’clock in the morning hearing the most excruciating squeaking noise.They have been abusive, insensitive and stupid and ignorant to our needs and it’s got to stop. And it stops here.”While few homes have decorated for the holiday season, nearly every neighbor on Delaware Avenue has placed yellow flags that say, “Preserve our Neighborhood” on their lawns.Neighborhood activists gathered at O’Neils home where art created by his own preschool-aged children provided the backdrop.It was 8:30 a.m. and few cars parked underneath the leafy ficus tree branches that stretch and shade the street.“Quiet enjoyment,” said neighbor Christine Parra. “That is our right.”If the council denies the appeal, parents escorting their young children to school will soon park along the street. A City report estimates the school will add a maximum of 26 trips in the morning and the evening.The Traffic Engineering Division has not studied the neighborhood since the Expo Line opened in the area. In response to concerns, the school will develop a plan to stagger drop-off and pick-up times.Like residents fighting preschool plans in other parts of the City, the Gandara Park neighbors give a caveat that they are not against early childhood education. But to Taslimi, the fight is about access.“I hear those arguments and I hope people will take the time to say what they are for – if they are for being left alone in a sanctuary environment in the equivalent of a gated community, those people should be forthcoming about their vision for the neighborhood,” Taslimi said, who believes she will be able to change her neighbors’ minds about the school once it is up and running.For example, opponents say noise from the preschool will disrupt the quiet lives of nearby neighbors, some of whom are nearing their 100 birthdays.The activists claim 45 percent of those living within a quarter mile of the proposed school are over 65 years old. To Taslimi, it’s an opportunity to build a bridge between generations.“We look forward to getting to know and interacting with our elderly neighbors, bringing them things we prepare in our kitchen, listening to their stories, there are many things that can bring joy to both generations,” Taslimi said.“This is our vision for our preschool.”[email protected] :Santa Monicashare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentKate CagleSenior ReporterSenior reporter for the Santa Monica Daily Pressview all postsMalibu council postpones school separation requestDARKEST HOURYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall10 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson21 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter21 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor21 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press21 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press21 hours agolast_img read more

Logano upbeat about test and season but itching to win

first_img“I just wanna win, that’s me, I’m not happy unless I win and I’ll be mad if I finish second,” said Logano, who drives the Team Penske No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford. “That’s just the 22 team. We have one goal, to win. And everything short of that isn’t failure, but it’s not achieving our goal. Wednesday morning the drivers worked on tire feedback for Goodyear and then the afternoon was dedicated to more individual team-centric goals. Logano remains confident his first victory of 2017 is imminent. He’s a two-time winner at tiny Bristol Motor Speedway, where the series visits April 23 after the off week, and he’s also a winner at the following venue, Richmond International Raceway. “Now this afternoon we get to play a little bit. The fun part’s about to start for me.” RELATED: Upping the ante at the All-Star Race | FAQ “Last week we had a 10th-place car and put ourselves in position to win, but we weren’t fast enough to win the race. MORE: Monster Energy Series driver points standings Logano, the defending Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race winner, told reporters he was good with the changes announced Tuesday to the May 20 invitational. But he deferred to his veteran crew chief Todd Gordon about the new tire strategy — including a softer, green-lettered “option” tire available to teams for the first time ever. It’s been an accomplished early portion of the season for the 2015 Daytona 500 winner Logano, who said he was glad the teams had this test on the 2.5-mile high banks. As good as his Team Penske group has performed this year, he hasn’t won a race yet. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Joey Logano was his typical smiles and optimism at Daytona International Speedway on a sunny Wednesday afternoon, where five Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams tested for both NASCAR and Goodyear before enjoying the first off weekend of the 2017 season. “That’s our strategy, our approach. And we have better days than others. We know that.” NASCAR had the drivers — also including Alex Bowman (in Jimmie Johnson’s Hendrick Motorsports No. 48 Chevy), Stewart-Haas Racing’s Danica Patrick, Richard Childress Racing’s Ryan Newman and Furniture Row Racing rookie Erik Jones — try out various packages. BUY TICKETS: See the races at Bristol “Obviously, tests are hard to come by these days, there aren’t many of them,” Logano said. “Yesterday (Tuesday) was interesting with a lot of different packages coming from NASCAR and today a Goodyear test. We did four 25-lap runs in a five-car pack to give them some data this morning and help them make decisions on their tire selections. “We have to take both of those things and put ourselves in Victory Lane, which I feel is just around the corner. Our cars aren’t far off.” He’s coming off a “better day” — a season-best third-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday and has six top-six finishes through the first seven races of 2017. And yet for all that, Logano is ranked sixth in the standings, which are topped by several new faces of excellence. “Those first three or four years of sucking are paying off now, so that’s good,” he said with a laugh. Speaking about the early season to date, Logano grinned in replying to questions about the “young guns” charging through the points standings. Kyle Larson, 24, currently leads 21-year-old Chase Elliott by 17 points atop the standings. Including Logano (ranked fifth, 72 points behind Larson) and 23-year-old Ryan Blaney, right behind in sixth place – four drivers 26 or younger leading the way. “I don’t think I’m old. I’m 26, for crying out loud,” he said smiling. “I do like that I have more experience than all of them. And that plays in my hand that I have nine years of experience, plus I’m 26 so I have plenty of youth, too. … I’m in a very good spot. “It’s interesting,” Logano said. “It will change it up for sure with a tire like that and change the strategy. You should probably talk to Todd. For me, it’s pretty basic, pass the car in front of me.” And while Logano recognizes he’s on the “upside” of the youth movement, the 17-time Cup winner was quick to remind that he has big boy trump cards in experience and confidence. And success. “We haven’t put the whole race together in all honesty,” Logano said. “When we’ve had fast race cars, we’ve had pit road penalties or weird things happen that we don’t score the stage points and we don’t put ourselves in position to win. We put ourselves in position to get a top-five again. Specifically on Tuesday they tried variations of a new NASCAR design to keep the race cars from going airborne easily or frequently. Yet. </p>last_img read more