The Toyota Noah (トヨタ・ノア, Toyota Noa) is a seven or eight-seater MPV with two rear sliding doors built by Toyota and sold in Asia and Africa. A five-seater version without the third seat row is available (YY grade). Its predecessor was the Toyota LiteAce Noah. The Noah has two twin versions, named Toyota Voxy (トヨタ・ヴォクシー, Toyota Vokushī) and Toyota Esquire (トヨタ・エスクァイア, Toyota Esukwaia). The Noah is exclusive to Toyota Corolla Store Japanese dealerships, the Voxy to Toyota Netz, and the Esquire to Toyopet Store. Its main competitors are the Honda StepWGN, Mazda Biante and the Nissan Serena.

The Noah's 154 hp engine takes 9.8 seconds to reach 100 km/h (60 mph) up to a top speed of 175 km/h. Its sales in Japan are enhanced by the fact that the exterior dimensions comply with the Japanese dimension regulations for compact vehicles, and the engine displacement is under 2000cc to keep the annual road tax affordable for private purchase.

First generation (R60) (2001-2007)

First launched in November 2001, it is positioned below the Estima and Alphard, and above the Sienta.


Second generation (R70) (2007-2013)

The second generation Noah was released in 2007. It has a 2.0 L gasoline direct injection engine, CVT and standard front wheel drive or available four wheel drive. It was discontinued in Japan when the third generation Noah was released in January 2014. However, the facelifted second generation Noah, released in 2010, was produced in Indonesia as the Toyota NAV1 which continued until January 2017.

For model year 2007 on Japanese models only, G-BOOK, a subscription telematics service is an option.


In Indonesia, this car was launched on December 11, 2012 as the Toyota NAV1. It was assembled locally at the Bekasi plant. It was available in two trim levels, G and V, and was launched to fill the gap between the Innova and the Alphard. The engine used is the 2.0 L 3ZR-FAE petrol inline-four mated with a CVT transmission.[3][4]

In 2014, the NAV1 was updated offering 3 trim levels: G, V and V Limited, all with CVT transmission only.[5]

After the Indonesian NAV1 was discontinued in January 2017 because of very falling sales demands, the NAV1 was replaced and renamed as the third generation facelifted Voxy in August 2017 for the model year.[6]


Third generation (R80) (2014-present)

Third Generation
Toyota NOAH Si (R80W) front.JPG
Toyota Noah Si Front
Manufacturer Toyota
Also called
  • Toyota Voxy
  • Toyota Esquire
Production January 2014 – present
Assembly Japan
Body and chassis
Class Mid-size MPV
Body style 5-door minivan
Layout Front engine, front-wheel drive/four-wheel drive
Wheelbase 2,850 mm (112 in)
Length 4,695–4,710–4,625 mm (184.8–185.4–182.1 in)
Width 1,695–1,730 mm (66.7–68.1 in)
Height 1,825 mm (71.9 in)
Curb weight 1,550–1,660 kg (3,420–3,660 lb)

The Third Generation Toyota Noah was introduced in January 2014 bringing in a new design language[vague], new safety systems, new interior, and for the first time an engine start stop system to improve fuel economy. The Noah is Toyota's medium range MPV, between the Sienta and the Estima. Like its rivals the Nissan Serena and Honda Stepwgn this family MPV (minivan) is aimed at families with children rather than for chauffeur business, for which the Alphard/Vellfire is marketed. Hong Kong is Toyota's other major market for the Noah. The 2014 Noah introduces a new more aggressive[vague] front and rear bumpers and redesigned head lights. The interior incorporates side window blinds and various other comforts such as many adjustments for the middle row captain seats. Furthermore, it is also the first Toyota MPV to have one-touch sliding doors. The Noah/Voxy/Esquire also receives Toyota's T-Connect services including a 10 inch infotainment display, with full navigation, ETC unit, online services, wireless phone charger, Noah Panoramic Live Sound System (eight speakers), rear parking camera with guidance lines, USB/AUX inputs as well as Toyota Safety Sense C which incorporates features such as collision warning, adaptive cruise control, lane assist, as well as high beam assist.


The Noah, Voxy and Esquire were facelifted on July 3, 2017.


For the Indonesian market, the facelifted third generation Voxy was launched at the 2017 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show on August 10, 2017. The third generation Voxy is imported from Japan. Export to Indonesia began in July 2017.

Technical Data

  • Engine
    • 2ZR-FXE 1797 cc L4 DOHC 16-valve VVT-i 136 PS (100 kW; 134 hp) 142 N⋅m (105 lb⋅ft)
    • 3ZR-FAE 1987 cc L4 DOHC 16-valve VVT-i 152 PS (112 kW; 150 hp) 193 N⋅m (142 lb⋅ft)
  • Transmission
    • 7 Speed Super CVT-i (2.0L)
    • Electro Shiftmatic (Hybrid)
  • Drivetrain
    • FWD
    • 4WD

Dimensions and Weight

  • Length: 4,695–4,710 mm (184.8–185.4 in)
  • Width: 1,695–1,730 mm (66.7–68.1 in)
  • Height: 1,825 mm (71.9 in)
  • Wheelbase: 2,850 mm (112.2 in)
  • Weight: 1,550–1,660 kg (3,420–3,660 lb)



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  2. ^ "Toyota Nav1 Mulai Dirakit di Bekasi - Kompas.com". Kompas.com. Kompas Cyber Media. 
  3. ^ Dadan Kuswaraharja (2012-12-21). "Merasakan Baby Alphard di Kota Udang" [Feeling the Baby Alphard in Kota Udang]. detikOto. Retrieved 2015-02-07. 
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  5. ^ "Toyota NAV1 MPV Mobil keluarga premium terbaik Indonesia Looks Good Feels Good price-and-specifications" [The best family car premium Indonesia]. Indonesia: Toyota. Retrieved 2015-02-07. 
  6. ^ Rayanti, Dina (2017-06-04). "Gantikan NAV1, Toyota Siapkan Voxy untuk Indonesia?". Detik Oto. Retrieved 2017-06-20. 

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