Toyota HiAce Vans
For over fifty years, Toyota HiAce vans have been very much a staple go-to light commercial vehicle. They are a dependable workhorse in wide use in Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. Toyota HiAces have transported everything and everybody from tradies and their gear, to goods and delivery items. People have kitten them out as minibuses for commuting crews, kids and travelling teams. HiAce are also popular campervans for holiday and weekend fun for adventure seekers and backpackers. Today, Toyota continues to release new and improved HiAce models each year to do all of the above.
What is the HiAce Advantage?
The Toyota HiAce is popular as a vehicle for its spaciousness, economy and practicality. Now on the fifth generation of designs, basic types of HiAce are:
- Toyota Commuters or Minibuses: Toyota passenger vans are perfect to transport people, and have various seating and door configurations to load passengers.
- Toyota Vans: Short and long wheelbases with standard or high roofs for use as delivery or work vehicles.
- Toyota Campervans and Comfort Vans: Vans with various seating and sleeping configurations, combining with short or long wheelbases and higher roofs for space and comfort.
Because of their longevity, HiAce parts and accessories for maintenance are always easy to find.
What Is the Body and Interior Layout of a Toyota HiAce?
While many HiAce bodies are similar looking from the outside, aside from slight variations between models to the aesthetic appeal and lines, the interior layout can include:
- Work van seating configurations that cater to a driver and a passenger only, or with bench seat to carry one or two more.
- Minibus seating arrangements to carry anywhere from 2 to 14 people
- Right and left-hand sliding doors for easy access to both sides of the vehicle
- Optional cargo barriers for HiAce models
What Is Under the Bonnet of HiAce Vans?
Depending on the model of the vehicle and the year released, Toyota HiAce uses:
- Engines towards the front of the vehicle to give you more space in the cab and rear
- Petrol or diesel fuel systems
- Rear wheel drive or four-wheel drive
- Four to six speed manual or automatic transmissions
- Engine sizes ranging from 1345 cc to 4.0L V6 and V8.