The Toyota Noah is an 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 and Toyota Esquire. The Noah is exclusive to Toyota Corolla Store Japanese dealerships, the Voxy is exclusive to Toyota Netz, while the Esquire is exclusive to Toyopet Store.
The Noah's 154hp engine takes 9.8 seconds to reach 100km/h (60mph) up to a top speed of 175km/h. Its sales in Japan are enhanced by the fact that the exterior dimensions are in compliance with the Japanese Governments dimension regulations for vehicles classified as compact, and the engine displacement is kept at 2000cc so as to keep the annual road tax obligation affordable for private purchase.
First launched in November 2001, it is positioned below the Estima and Alphard, and above the Sienta. Its main competitors are the Honda StepWGN, Mazda Biante and the Nissan Serena.
The second generation Noah was released in 2007. This version has a 2.0L gasoline direct injection engine, CVT and standard front wheel drive or available four wheel drive. The second generation Noah was discontinued in Japan when the third generation Noah was released in January 2014. However, the facelifted second generation Noah, which was released in 2010, is still in production in Indonesia as the Toyota NAV1 .
For model year 2007 on Japanese models only, G-BOOK, a subscription telematics service, is offered as an option.
In Indonesia, this car was launched on December 11, 2012, in two trim levels named G and V. This car was launched to fill the gap between the Alphard and Innova. The engine used is the 2.0L 3ZR-FAE petrol inline-four.
In 2014, the Indonesian NAV-1 had 3 trim levels: G, V and V Limited, all with CVT transmission only.