The release of the first generation Toyota Estima fell during the heyday of Japanese minivans, which was observed in the mid 80s - early 90s of the last century. Estima entered the market in 1990. It was a rear-wheel drive minivan with sliding doors for 7-8 people.
The rounded design of this one-volume truck and the 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 135 hp, mounted at an angle of 75 degrees under the floor in the middle of the car, have noticeably influenced minivans subsequently produced in the world. Although due to the noise and problems arising from a head-on collision, engines of this type are no longer installed on cars, they nevertheless have become iconic for minivans with a spacious interior and a comfortable fit.
Of particular note is the balance of the Toyota Estima. In 1994, a modification appeared, the engine of which was equipped with a compressor and developed a capacity of up to 160 liters. with.