Toyota introduced an updated version of its HiAce light commercial van several global markets, which includes updated safety features and new engines and is designed for cargo and passenger transportation.
The new HiAce will be available with two-seat vans in long and super-long wheelbase configurations, the former available as a five-seat crew van and the latter as a 17-seat commuter bus, according to Toyota. It will be available with a 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel or a 3.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol, both available with six-speed manual or automatic transmissions.
The HiAce is largely available in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Oceania, Mexico, and Latin America, said Toyota. The new HiAce is also prepared to launch in the Australian market by mid-year.
The new HiAce offers new advanced safety technologies, including a pre-collision system with autonomous emergency braking and pedestrian and cyclist detection. Also available is a reversing camera and up to nine airbags that are complemented by an optional digital rear-view mirror that provides a wide field of view unobstructed by headrests, occupants or cargo.
The HiAce will have an available cargo capacity of 6.2 cubic meters of space for the long wheelbase and 9.3 cubic meters for the super-long wheelbase variation. Meanwhile, towing capacity has been expanded to a maximum of 4,188 pounds.