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Jan
09

Learning time

It has come to my attention that not many people know the different variations of the Toyota Previa.  In the US, we used to have the sexiest van ever, the Previa.  But that same van also 3 other names in the other corners of the globe.  In Japan, where it was born, it’s called the Estima.  In the UK they call it the Lucida.  But Japan also got the Lucida, but not in the numbers the Estima was produced in.  I may be wrong here, but I believe that an Estima was also produced in the Lucida body style and marketed as an Estima.  And in Australia and New Zealand, they call it the Tarago.  But while everyone else got the 2nd and 3rd generations of the Previa, in the US we only got the 1st gen.  Which, I think, i the best generation.  

The Previa and Estima share basically the same body, with the exception of a few things.  The lucida carried and entirely different front end. As well as a whole new rear end.   It kind of looks like a spaceship, a sexy spaceship.  But personally I prefer Japan spec Estima.

Previa/Estima/Tarago:

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Custom:

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Estima/Lucida:

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Custom:

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2 Responses to “Learning time”


  1. 1 roobeh
    11/02/2010 at 12:18 PM

    I’m pretty sure we had the previa in the uk. All the lucidas I’ve seen have been J-imports. Yes here we are look! takon from toyota’s own uk site.

    http://www.toyota.co.uk/cgi-bin/toyota/bv/frame_start.jsp?id=Heritage_Previa_Main


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