With production of eight-seat Previa models ending this summer, Toyota is offering seven-seat versions of its full-size people carrier in entry-level T2 grade for the first time.

There is no change to the specification provided for the previous eight-seat models, but the accommodation is adjusted to provide five individual rear seats, each of which can be folded, tumbled or removed from the vehicle to provide increased load space. The rear seats also have a slide adjustment to provide extra legroom for passengers as required and are all equipped with three-point seat belts.

The T2 specification includes driver, passenger and front side airbags, digital climate control, electric windows all-round, two ISOFIX child seat mounts, electrically adjustable heated door mirrors, front arm rests and ABS with EBD and Brake Assist.

The Previa T2 is offered with a choice of 154bhp 2.4-litre VVT-i petrol or 114bhp 2.0-litre D-4D diesel engines. The petrol model is available with optional four-speed automatic transmission.

Prices start at £20,150 OTR for the 2.4 VVT-i T2 manual, with both the 2.4 VVT-i T2 automatic and 2.0 D-4D T2 manual coming in at £21,650.