Digital 2026 Toyota Sienna Should Go Through a Refresh or Just Get an All-New Generation?

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The Japanese automaker Toyota is among the last few big carmakers that don't want to abandon the old ways of the automotive industry. For example, they don't like EVs too much and also don't want to abandon the passenger car sector.
That is also valid in America, where it thoroughly relies on sales of its classic hybrids instead of banking on more EVs alongside the oddly named bZ4X. It also has a big roster of passenger cars up for grabs. Starting with the compact class, the Corolla series has great options: sedan, hatchback, GR Corolla hot hatch, or Corolla Hybrid.

Then there's also the iconic Prius, of course, along with the legendary Camry, as well as the odd Mirai fuel cell sedan. But wait, as there is more – much more. The Toyota Crown has returned to America, the GR86 and GR Supra cater to the sports car department, and the 2024 Sienna people hauler is starting from $37,685.

Speaking of the latter, the XL40 fourth generation has been around since 2020 on the TNGA-K platform and is produced for North America in Princeton, Indiana, at TMMI alongside the classic Toyota Highlander and the newer Grand Highlander plus its Lexus TX sibling. Naturally, with Toyota catering to the family-pleasing side of the lineup as of late with the 2025 Crown Signia crossover SUV, for example, some folks probably think now is also the best time to think about an all-new Sienna.

Or at least we might consider that it's time for a refresh since the current iteration was introduced as a 2021 model year. Frankly, suppose we follow the principles of logic. In that case, the most likely scenario for the 2025 or 2026 Sienna involves a facelift because it would be hard to imagine the MPV getting an all-new generation so quickly down the production cycle.

Of course, the imaginative realm of digital car content creators doesn't want to waste any opportunities to create something new – even if only hypothetically. As such, here's Jim, a virtual artist better known as jlord8 on social media, who loves messing around with all things CGI from the automotive realm; he dreams of a quick refresh for the big Toyota Sieanna with the company's new styling exhibited on the Crown Signia, for example.

The clean-cut CGI refresh is pretty aggressive, according to some of the pixel master's fans, and somebody even likened it to Darth Vader posing under the guise of a minivan, so immediately another enthusiast imagined it with the big 3.4-liter i-Force Max hybrid V6 twin-turbo mill from the Sequoia ripping around with 437 combined horsepower. Alas, we think that it could only aspire to get the Hybrid Max T24A-FTS from the Grand Highlander with 362 combined hp as they're both produced in the same place.

Also, if you'd rather have it as an all-new generation, check out the YouTube video embedded below.

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Editor's note: Gallery also includes unofficial design renderings from Digimods Design.

About the author: Aurel Niculescu
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Aurel has aimed high all his life (literally, at 16 he was flying gliders all by himself) so in 2006 he switched careers and got hired as a writer at his favorite magazine. Since then, his work has been published both by print and online outlets, most recently right here, on autoevolution.
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