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 |  Jul 17 2014, 10:00 AM

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Toyota has improved its Sienna minivan bumper to bumper for the 2015 model year.

The Japanese automaker unveiled the 2015 Sienna online today through the eyes of three social media-savvy parents. Along with minor changes to the Sienna’s exterior, Toyota improved the van’s handling and added a more upscale interior with better materials and more technology. One of those technologies is the Drive Easy Speak feature, which utilizes the vehicle’s built-in microphone to amplify the driver’s voice through the rear speakers. That’s right, parents will no longer have to shout to the passengers in the back.

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The 2015 Toyota Sienna will make its first public appearance at Artscape in Baltimore from July 18 to July 20. Attendees will be able to check out the 2015 Sienna’s new features including the optional 4.2-inch, color multi-information display, available LED daytime running lights, capacitive switches on the optional seven-inch touchscreen, the optional pull-down conversation mirror and the available black leather interior with white stitching. While minor, Toyota has also updated the Sienna’s gauges in the instrument panel with a modern look.

Remaining one of the safest minivans on the market, the 2015 Toyota Sienna comes standard with eight airbags, the most in its class. A panaromic back-up camera is now standard and has virtual guidelines to help navigate. Lastly, the Japanese automaker noted that it’s now easier to securely install children’s car seats with four LATCH locations.

“Today’s parents are embracing their life stage and those relatable family moments that make us laugh and feel connected,” said Jack Hollis, vice president of Toyota Division marketing at Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. “The 2015 Toyota Sienna seizes that same spirit of fun, everyday experiences with family and fits into the modern family dynamic. That is why Toyota chose to introduce the newest ‘Swagger Wagon’ to the world through a creative lens.”

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