Here’s an Armored Toyota Sienna Because What Soccer Mom Doesn’t Need One?

So, Toyota Sienna. What image pops into your head when you hear that? Soccer moms? Carpooling? The ultimate suburban ride through the quiet neighborhood? Or, on the contrary, a car heads of state can be seen in and not feel ashamed?
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The Sienna is an American born and bred minivan that came about in 1998. It has been with us ever since, selling tens of thousands of units each year in a segment that will probably never die out in America. A common sight in the country’s suburban areas, it is not exactly the vehicle of choice for someone in need of armored protection.

Yet there is a company out there that thinks there might be a market for armored Siennas. It's called INKAS, it's Canadian, and chances are you’ve seen what it's all about before. But March is Toyota Month at autoevolution, and the Sienna with bulletproof protection seems to be too good to pass.

The Sienna, well, you know what that’s all about, so we won’t focus much on it. We’re talking about your regular minivan with the 3.6-liter engine under the hood, good for 265 hp. Its body, however, is an entirely different thing altogether.

INKAS worked its magic and can offer perimeter protection of the passenger compartment, capable of withstanding fire with 7.62 mm, 308 Winchester FMJ ammunition. Blasts and shrapnel are also kept at bay, even if they come as the result of two DM51 grenades detonating simultaneously near the vehicle.

Aside from armoring, INKAS also tampered with the suspension, by reinforcing it, the glass, by making it bulletproof, and the wheels, which are now run-flat devices. Optionally, other goodies can be added, like heavy-duty brakes, a fire suspension system, sirens, and emergency lights.

INKAS does not say how much the modification to the Sienna cost, and you’ll have to contact them to get a quote.
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About the author: Daniel Patrascu
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Daniel loves writing (or so he claims), and he uses this skill to offer readers a "behind the scenes" look at the automotive industry. He also enjoys talking about space exploration and robots, because in his view the only way forward for humanity is away from this planet, in metal bodies.
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