Toyota has unveiled the facelifted Sai in Japan.
Looking far more aggressive than its predecessor, the updated model has a new front fascia with a revised grille and LED headlights. The sporty styling continues out back as there's a new rear bumper and a revised trunk with full-length taillights. The model also gains 16-inch aluminum wheels and three new exterior colors including Red Mica Metallic, Grey Mica Metallic and Clear Stream Metallic.
The cabin has been significantly improved with higher quality materials and a modern design. Notable highlights include a new center console, revised switchgear, additional wood grain trim and metal plated accents. Customers can also order a new 10-speaker SD Navigation system with a microSD card slot, Blu-ray compatibility and two USB inputs.
Motivation is provided by a 2.4-liter (2,362cc) engine that develops 150 HP (110 kW) and 187 Nm (138 lb-ft) of torque. It is backed up by an electric motor that produces 143 HP (105 kW) and 270 Nm (199 lb-ft) of torque. This setup enables the model to have a combined maximum output of 190 HP (140 kW) and a fuel-economy rating of 22.4 km/L (4.4 L/100km / 52.6 mpg US / 63.2 mpg UK) in the JC08 test cycle.
The Sai is currently on sale in Japan and pricing starts at ¥3,210,000 ($32,610 / €24,655).