DANA POINT, CA – Despite numerous reports it would have one, the new Toyota Sienna minivan bows without a hybrid-electric drive system. “(Debating) the cost benefit of the hybrid vs. where we are with (the) technology, we made the decision to offer a 4 cyl.,” Bob Carter, group vice president and general manager-Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc.’s Toyota Div. tells Ward’s at a backgrounder here for the new minivan. “This is a large vehicle, it’s a little over 4,000 lbs. (1,814 kg),” he says ...

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