The all-new HiAce range of vans has arrived at Ken Mills Toyota and deliver vast improvements in driver comfort, performance, safety and functionality with the same expansive carrying capacity as its predecessor.
As the first new HiAce in 15 years, it has been completely redesigned with a new semi-bonneted configuration to more than meet the needs of commercial, private, corporate and fleet buyers.
Sitting on a substantially longer and wider all-new platform, the new HiAce combines efficient new turbodiesel and V6 petrol engines that deliver more power, refinement and driveability, the latest suite of Toyota Safety Sense features and a redesigned cabin with improved ergonomics for greater driver comfort and convenience.
HiAce Van Variation
The new HiAce is offered in a choice of nine variants to cater to a diverse variety of users.
Van versions are available in long wheelbase (LWB) and super long wheelbase (SLWB) variants with a choice of new turbodiesel and petrol engines, manual (LWB-only) or automatic transmissions and two-seat or five-seat capacity.
Toyota is also offering a LWB crew van that adds a second row of seats enabling it to carry up to four passengers and driver and is available exclusively with the turbodiesel engine driving the rear wheels through the six-speed automatic transmission.
For carrying passengers rather than cargo, the new HiAce lineup also includes the 12-seat Commuter model that is available in two grades with both powered by the turbodiesel/automatic transmission powertrain.
The range-topping Commuter GL is a stylish small bus that offers prestige features including power sliding side door, front and rear air conditioning, six rear USB charge outlets, eight reading lights, premium upholstery and 16-inch alloy wheels.
With the new semi-bonneted design, Toyota has been able to move the engine forward ahead of the front axle and seats providing easier access to the engine bay, improved safety and greater stability and ride comfort.
The LWB variants are 570mm longer and SLWB versions 535mm longer than the previous generation models, which together with clever packaging and a substantially wider (up to 215mm) interior space, ensures they maintain large cargo capacities of 6.2 cubic metres and 9.3 cubic metres respectively.
HiAce Van Safety Features
In addition to designing the cabin around the driver, Toyota has also focussed heavily on improving safety in the new HiAce which features a broad range of Toyota Safety Sense driver assistance features.
These include a pre-collision safety system with pedestrian and daytime cyclist detection, lane departure alert with steering assist, road sign assist (certain speed signs only) and auto high beam.
Further standard safety features include cruise control, anti-lock brakes, vehicle stability control, blind spot monitor, rear cross traffic alert, reversing camera, front and rear parking sensors and up to nine airbags depending on the model.
To help deliver low whole-of-life costs, the new HiAce is covered by the Toyota Service Advantage that offers capped price servicing for three years or 60,000km, whichever comes first, up to a maximum of six services.
Service intervals for all HiAce and Commuter models are six months/10,000km and for turbodiesel versions, the cost is capped at $240 per service or just $180 for petrol variants.
Like all new Toyota vehicles, the new HiAce will also be covered by the five-year Toyota Warranty Advantage - you can see all the terms and conditions on our service page.