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The 2023 Toyota Sienna Plug-In Hybrid is predicted to drop in the upcoming months. Meanwhile, Toyota just announced about the 25th Anniversary Edition of this nameplate.
The news just dropped in May that Toyota is going to release a limited-edition variant of The Sienna to celebrate its 25th anniversary. It’s a nice surprise but not entirely shocking, because it seems like the automaker is on roll with launching special-edition of their vehicles—just look at the recently released Venza and Camry’s Nightshade.versions. Discover more details about the 2023 Toyota Sienna Plug-In Hybrid 25th Anniversary Edition below.
The Introduced Sienna 25th Anniversary Special Edition
Since it was debuted as a 1998 model year in 1997, the Sienna has recorded over 2.2-million-unit sales, based on the manufacturer’s claim. Currently in its 4th generation, the minivan has gone through a major transformation into an exclusively hybrid-powered vehicle that it is now. While the essential lineup of the Sienna is predicted to remain mostly the same, it was announced that the next model year will offer a new variant upon the vehicle’s 25th anniversary celebration.
According to the official announcement, this special edition is based on the XSE trim grade which is touted as the variant that offers more comfortable ride at fast speeds. The automaker also equipped it with the XSE Plus Package that includes a wireless charging, navigation, premium JBL sound system, roof rails, and a 1,500W inverter features. Moreover, 25th Anniversary Edition also receives some attributes from the Limited trim level like the auto-dimming and power-fold memory exterior mirrors amongst other additions.
Moving on to the interior section, the 2023 Toyota Sienna Plug-In Hybrid special edition variant resembles Limited trim more, with the silver-stitched black leather-wrapped seating. Ventilated, heated, and memory front seats are available along with memory steer column. On the rear seating section, an ottoman set is provided to boast onboard comfort. Further features that highlight the uniqueness of this variant is illuminated front door sills, floor mats with a line of “25th Anniversary”, and silver-stitched keyfob cover.
Also worth to mention is the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 feature that includes road sign assist, lane tracing assist, adaptive cruise control with stop & go, lane departure alert with steer assist, and pre-Collision system with pedestrian detection.
To match with the special theme of 25th anniversary, this edition is offered in Celestial Silver exterior paint but there is also the Wind Chill Pearl color option—Toyota’s fancy way of naming white. To contrast with its body color, the exterior and badging trim such as the shark fin antenna and mirror caps are colored in black.
As if to emphasize its sportiness further, it is also equipped with dark-finished 20” split-5 spoke wheels. The cherry on top attribute that will satisfy the consumers is the offered ability to choose between FWD only or power AWD hybrid version.
Expected Features of the 2023 Sienna to Arrive
Despite all the premium additions to promote the individual personality of the 2023 Toyota Sienna special edition, everything stays the same under the hood. Not to say that it’s a bad thing, considering the paired 245 HP 2.5L 4-cylinder gas engine and hybrid electric system that this vehicle is powered is capable of generating 288 lb-ft of torque and 3,500 lbs. tow capability. The Sienna has been receiving a lot of praises for its admirable fuel economy as well, being rated at 36 mpg city/highway for the FWD version and 35 mpg city/highway for the AWD system by the EPA. The 2023 Toyota Sienna Plug-In Hybrid will continue to provide 8-seating platform as well.
The Sienna has received plenty of compliments for being one of the best, not only in minivan class, but also the overall cars for family and cargo hauler. While the nameplate has existed for decades already, the current hybrid-powered only system debuted just a few years ago.
In general, there’s nothing wrong if Toyota choose to go with the “don’t fix what’s not broken” route for the 2023 Toyota Sienna Plug-In Hybrid. It may not be as capable as SUV performance-wise, but it is still going to be an outstanding efficient, spacious, and reliable hybrid minivan.
The 2023 Toyota Sienna Plug-In Hybrid Release Date
Back to the 25th Anniversary variant, the global automobile maker announced that there are going to be 2,525 units produced in total. So, you’re going to place your order soon or you will miss out on this one. The exact sales date of both the regular 2023 Toyota Sienna Plug-In Hybrid and the special edition hasn’t revealed, but expect them to arrive in the next several months. Similarly, no details about the pricing are dropped yet.