Toyota Hiace is a commercial van that started its path in 1967. Since then, Toyota built five generations of a proven a reliable van. Now, the 2019 Toyota Hiace is available in plenty of body configuration such as a minivan, minibus, panel van, pick-up, crew van and ambulance.
However, the last generation was available in 2004, it featured a wide body and a long wheelbase before it was discounted. The new Hiace is ready to hit the market for the first time after over a decade and it will present a start of a new generation. So, the sixth-generation will feature comfortable cabin with latest safety equipment and both performance and exterior design will be improved.
2019 Toyota Hiace exterior gets a plenty of changes
The all-new 2019 Toyota Hiace will arrive with plenty of exterior changes, no doubt about it. First of all, this van’s dimensions are different, the body is both longer and wider while the height is slightly increased. It means that there are more interior and cargo space, and it means that the hood will now seat higher than before.
The overall shape is looking boxy, and the whole body is refined. The new model looks more appealing and modern as well. Up front, trapezoidal grille sits between a new pair of square headlights.
The rear features narrow taillights, slight chrome trims, and a new rear bumper. We might expect more changes, however, Toyota managed to keep the existing look and thanks to slight cosmetic tweaks make this van modern and sophisticated.
2019 Toyota Hiace interior comes with a new technology
The latest model 2019 Toyota Hiace will feature an attractive interior, it comes with a new technology and safety features. Inside the cabin a lot of soft-touch materials can be found, the seats are heated and ventilated. On top of that, a new audio system with 12 speakers is there, just like the navigation system. Thanks to the dimensional increase, the interior will gain more headroom and legroom.
Even a cargo space at the back is slightly better. The dash is wider and is very practical, all controls are in a perfect layout that is easy to reach.
Toyota added Safety Sense System into the 2019 Hiace van. That includes traction control, stability control, front collision warning, pedestrian detection and anti-lock brakes. Generally, it is the same old interior but with more modern features and with much greater comfort.
2019 Toyota Hiace will offer numerous engine choices
Unlike the previous models, the 2019 Toyota Hiace will ditch an old 2.5-liter diesel engine for a new and larger 3.0-liter four-cylinder diesel unit. This drivetrain can produce up to 134 HP and 221 lb-ft of torque. That is a great improvement for the 2019 Hiace. Moreover, depending on a market, this van will offer numerous engine choices.
The Japanese dealerships will get a 2.8-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel engine that makes 149 HP. Some other markets will release a 2.0-liter and 2.7-liter engines that deliver an output of 134 HP and 158 HP respectively. All of the drivetrains are available with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
2019 Toyota Hiace price and release date
According to some sources, the 2019 Toyota Hiace will cost around $35,000. The release date is unknown. However, we can expect Toyota’s newest van to arrive later this year.