The Toyota Noah is a seven or eight-seat minivan with two rear sliding doors built by Toyota and sold mainly in Asian countries. It is positioned below the Estima and Alphard, and above the Sienta. It replaces the LiteAce/TownAce Noah, retaining the “R” model code and generation numbering. The Noah has two twin versions. Initially, at launch, it only had one version, named the Toyota Voxy, which was intended to be the sportier version of the Noah, featuring split headlamps and clear taillights, however, starting from the third generation, a luxury version of the Noah was introduced, named the Toyota Esquire, sporting a different grille design and more premium interior. The Noah is exclusive to Toyota Corolla Store Japanese dealerships, the Voxy to Netz Store and the Esquire to Toyopet Store. Its main competitors are the Honda Stepwgn, Mazda Biante and Nissan Serena. Its sales in Japan are enhanced by the fact that the exterior dimensions comply with the Japanese dimension regulations for compact vehicles, and the engine displacement is under 2,000 cc to keep the annual road tax affordable for private purchase.