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Toyota HiAce Auto Expo 2016

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A brief overview of the Toyota HiAce

In the luxury people vehicle segment, Toyota is set to launch the Toyota HiAce in the Indian roads and first glimpses in India were seen at the Auto Show 2016. The company plans to launch this vehicle sometime in the latter half of 2016.

Toyota Hiace At Auto Expo 2016

At present, the Toyota HiAce is retailed in more than 140 countries and has sold over 6 million vehicles worldwide. The vehicle comes with a global acclaim and some of its plus points are that it is regarded as a dependable, spacious vehicle that acclimatises to any weather or road conditions. The vehicle can seat 10 people, inclusive of the driver.

The vehicle is definitely a commercial vehicle which has a multi-purpose usage. Since the vehicle comes from the acclaimed Japanese automaker, Toyota and the vehicle has proven popular world over, the Toyota HiAce will definitely make an impact in the Indian market too.

Toyota HiAce Exteriors

At first glance, the Toyota HiAce looks simple and neat and has nice elegance about it. Its principal highlights are of course its overall attractive profile. The company’s logo is set in well, and stands out in the chrome strip in the front that it is placed in. Keeping in mind its usage, it definitely has a very long wheelbase, which makes it very purposeful for the vehicle when it is moving. High rooflines, large windscreens, sliding doors for convenience are noticeable aspects and a neat rear end makes for a stylish presence and reflects the vehicle’s intent and usage per se.

Exterior Specs

Variant

Length

Width

Height

Wheelbase

Long wheelbase van Diesel auto

4695 mm

1695mm

1980mm

2570 mm

Long wheelbase van Diesel manual

4695 mm

1695mm

1980mm

2570 mm

Long wheelbase van Petrol auto

4695 mm

1695mm

1980mm

2570 mm

Long wheelbase van Petrol manual

4695 mm

1695mm

1980mm

2570 mm

Super Long wheelbase van Diesel auto

5380 mm

1880mm

2285mm

3110mm

Super Long wheelbase van Diesel manual

5380 mm

1880mm

2285mm

3110mm

Super Long wheelbase van Petrol auto

5380 mm

1880mm

2285mm

3110mm

Super Long wheelbase van Petrol manual

5380mm

1880mm

2285mm

3110mm

Long wheelbase Crew van Diesel auto

4695mm

1695mm

1980mm

2570mm

Long wheelbase Crew van Diesel manual

4695mm

1695mm

1980mm

2570mm

Long wheelbase Crew van Petrol auto

4695mm

1695mm

1980mm

2570mm

Long wheelbase Crew van Petrol manual

4695mm

1695mm

1980mm

2570mm

Commuter bus Diesel auto

5380mm

1880mm

2285mm

3110mm

Commuter bus Diesel manual

5380mm

1880mm

2285mm

3110mm

Commuter bus Petrol auto

5380mm

1880mm

2285mm

3110mm

Commuter bus Petrol manual

5380mm

1880mm

2285mm

3110mm

Toyota HiAce Interiors

The classic interiors are what define the Toyota HiAce. The cabin is very spacious and this is evident in the comfortable leg space, headroom and a good luggage space coupled with adequate spacing between seats, comfortably designed seating and matching upholstery all adding up to its looks and comfort. The vehicle can seat a total of 10 passengers and to give more privacy there is a screen or a partition between the driver and the occupants. Overall, very realistic and practical interiors that works for the vehicle and its usage.

Toyota HiAce Engine Specs and Transmissions

The India specific Toyota HiAce model will be outfitted with a 2982cc, Euro 4 Toyota D4-D, 3.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine. And the petrol engine mill will be 2694cc. The engines have specifically been designed keeping in mind the vehicle’s usage, the weather conditions, the roads and to also aid easier maneuverability. The engine’s torque is kept at a very low RPM level so as to power the vehicle even better so not much effort is required when negotiating teeming traffic. And the engines are designed for 4 different vehicle types which is essentially the Long wheelbase van in both petrol and diesel variant and come with both automatic and manual transmissions for both. Then there is the Super long wheelbase van in both petrol and diesel variant and come with both automatic and manual transmissions for both. The next model is a Long wheelbase crew van in both petrol and diesel variant and come with both automatic and manual transmissions for both. And the last one is a Commuter bus in both petrol and diesel variant and come with both automatic and manual transmissions for both.

Model Fuel Mode Transmission Engine Specs Power Torque
Long Wheelbase Diesel Automatic 2982cc 100bhp @ 3400rpm 300 Nm @ 1200rpm
Long Wheelbase Diesel Manual 2982cc 100bhp @ 3400rpm 300 Nm @ 1200rpm
Long Wheelbase Petrol Automatic 2694cc 118bhp @ 5200rpm 243 Nm @ 4000rpm
Long Wheelbase Petrol Manual 2694cc 100bhp @ 3400rpm 243 Nm @ 4000rpm
Super Long Wheelbase Diesel Automatic 2982cc 100bhp @ 3400rpm 300 Nm @ 1200rpm
Super Long Wheelbase Diesel Manual 2982cc 100bhp @ 3400rpm 300 Nm @ 1200rpm
Super Long Wheelbase Petrol Automatic 2694cc 118bhp @ 5200rpm 243 Nm @ 4000rpm
Super Long Wheelbase Petrol Manual 2694cc 100bhp @ 3400rpm 243 Nm @ 4000rpm
Long Wheelbase Crew Van Diesel Automatic 2982cc 100bhp @ 3400rpm 300 Nm @ 1200rpm
Long Wheelbase Crew Van Diesel Manual 2982cc 100bhp @ 3400rpm 300 Nm @ 1200rpm
Long Wheelbase Crew Van Petrol Automatic 2694cc 118bhp @ 5200rpm 243 Nm @ 4000rpm
Long Wheelbase Crew Van Petrol Manual 2694cc 100bhp @ 3400rpm 243 Nm @ 4000rpm
Commuter Bus Diesel Automatic 2982cc 100bhp @ 3400rpm 300 Nm @ 1200rpm
Commuter Bus Diesel Manual 2982cc 100bhp @ 3400rpm 300 Nm @ 1200rpm
Commuter Bus Petrol Automatic 2694cc 118bhp @ 5200rpm 243 Nm @ 3800rpm
Commuter Bus Petrol Manual 2694cc 100bhp @ 3400rpm 243 Nm @ 3800rpm
Long Wheelbase Crew Van Diesel Automatic 2982cc 100bhp @ 3400rpm 300 Nm @ 1200rpm
Long Wheelbase Crew Van Diesel Manual 2982cc 100bhp @ 3400rpm 300 Nm @ 1200rpm
Long Wheelbase Crew Van Petrol Automatic 2694cc 118bhp @ 5200rpm 243 Nm @ 4000rpm
Long Wheelbase Crew Van Petrol Manual 2694cc 100bhp @ 3400rpm 243 Nm @ 4000rpm

Toyota HiAce Pricing and Competition

There are no immediate competitors in the horizon for the luxury people vehicle, Toyota HiAce but sometime in the future it could open up the market for competitor vehicles like the VW Caravelle and the high-end Mercedes-Benz Viano. The pricing for this vehicle is definitely set above the new Toyota Innova Crysta and it is expected to be in the range of INR 22-26 lakhs.

The Auto Expo 2016

The Toyota HiAce is set to be unveiled in the Auto Expo 2016.

The Auto Expo is being held in New Delhi from February 5th- 9th 2016.

The Auto Expo held in New Delhi, India is apparently Asia’s biggest and also internationally, the second biggest motor show. This is a biennial event organized jointly by the ACMA, Automotive Component Manufacturers Association, the CII, Confederation of Indian Industry and the SIAM, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers.

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