Toyota Hiace 2020
Toyota has launched its all-new 6th generation Hiace in Philippines and soon it will be launched all over the world while in Pakistan, Indus Motor Company has also confirmed the launch of 6th generation Hiace to replace the 5th generation soon available till start of 2020. The teaser of the Hiace Deluxe was released by Indus Motors showing us the new looks of Hiace which have protruding bonnet and large sized engine placed under the front seats by keeping in mind safety measurements as the bonnet will soften the blow during collision of the car. Interior cabin is also restyled with updated features. It will be available in three versions that include standard roof, high roof commuter and high roof tourer. It offers two engine choices either a 2.8 liters diesel engine can power your car or you can chose 3.5 liters petrol engine. All variants are equipped with two sliding doors while the executive package let you slide the doors with power. You can purchase different packages to upgrade the features in your car e.g. elite package, leather package and fabric seat package.
Engine and power :
It will be powered by 2.8 liters 4 cylinder DOHC turbocharged diesel engine offering both manual and continuously varying transmission producing maximum power of 176 hp at 3400rpm and 450 Nm torque at 1600 to 2400 rpm. This van comes with better handling and stability features because of its four link coil suspension in rear which also reduces engine noise in cabin. It has received 5 stars in NCAP crash test ensuring you a safe drive while many upgraded features are added that let the driver drive for extended distances without getting tired. With its high durability and reliability it has been demonstrating prowess in over 150 countries and the 6th generation will soon be available in all its markets throughout the world.
Exterior design and features:
The exterior design varies in variants. Either the van will have a normal or standard roof or a high roof while the redesigned bonnet is a key feature in its upcoming model. It will be 5915 millimeters in length, 1950 millimeters in width and 2280 millimeters in height while its gross weight will be around 2575 kilograms. The front grille gives it a much bolder design and the rear design is also much appealing with L shaped aggressive tail lights. It features seventeen inches alloy wheels with multi spoke premium look design. Some of the exterior features it offers are front and rear fog lamps, rear window defogger, chrome front grille, acoustic windshield glass, halogen headlamps and UV cut green glass.
Interior design and features:
It is a four door van with seating capacity for seventeen passengers equipped with 2 pairs of captain seats on first two rows while the last row has a bench style seats which can be power and provided with comfortable arm rest and head rest. Operated and covered with leather upholstery in elite variant. Cabin is very comfortable and provided with latest features to enjoy a long route journey. Cabin is equipped with total twenty one cup holders and the 2nd row features aisle tray and 4 cup holders facilitating the passengers in having their meals comfortably during drives.
Cabin also features automatic climate control system with powerful air conditioning and heating system. Passengers can easily adjust the brightness of the cabin with ambient color lights. It is also provided with latest safety features including pre collision system, adaptive cruise control system, and nine airbags for avoiding major injuries in accidents, lane departure alert system and automatic high beam lights. some of the features offered by it include six speakers audio system, illuminated entry system, power door locks and windows, sliding windows, smart keyless entry, day and night rear view mirror, Bluetooth connectivity and USB ports.
Standard roof version of Toyota Hiace 2020 will have a starting price of 65 lacs Pakistani rupees. High roof commuter will have a price of 75 lacs Pakistani rupees while the high roof tourer trim will have a price of around 82 lacs Pakistani rupees.