Toyota Motor Philippines Unveils All-New Hiace
Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is pleased to introduce the latest upgrade for Toyota Hiace as they hosted its world premiere on Monday, February 18 at the Grand Hyatt Manila in Taguig.
Both driver and passenger can now experience better ergonomics with the All-New Hiace
During the launch, TMP has highlighted the Philippines’ position as a primary market for Toyota’s range of iconic vans. Aside from being the preferred family van of the Filipinos, Hiace has become a common fixture in providing mobility services to both public and private sectors, helping promote education, tourism, healthcare, and more.
Mr. Satoru Suzuki, President of TMP
“We, at Toyota Motor Philippines, are honored to host the World Premiere of the All-New Toyota Hiace. For the first time, the world’s eyes are on the Philippines, to witness the unveiling of the Full Model Change Hiace, never before exhibited elsewhere,” said Mr. Satoru Suzuki, President of TMP.
The three variants of the All-New Hiace are the GL Grandia Tourer, the GL Grandia, and the Commuter Deluxe. Both the Commuter Deluxe and the GL Grandia will be available for retail in all Toyota dealerships nationwide starting March 5, 2019. The GL Grandia Tourer will be available in early April.
The All-New Hiace’s design cues are inspired by real-world problems to provide modern solutions
The All-New Hiace has been revamped inside and out to guarantee safe, comfortable, and reliable transport for everyone. At the literal forefront of the refreshed modern look is the new semi-bonnet design to make the engine no longer mounted atop the front wheel axle.
Meanwhile, with the new design, the engine, in its new position, becomes easier to access compared to the previous make.
For the GL Grandia Tourer variant, the headlamps are complemented by vertical LED Daytime Running Lights and fog lamps in the bumper, while chamfered rear combination lamps add to its three-dimensional presence.
Its spacious cabin space is built for maximized storage and a powerful and fuel efficient 1GD-FTV 2.8 L engine ensures that the vehicle can traverse any road while carrying a heavy load.
The GL Grandia Tourer
Inside the cabin is the maximized storage capacity with optimized riding comfort. Everything can be stored in its large overhead and console trays on top of the huge space beneath the front row seats for the Commuter Deluxe.
Moreover, there is bigger legroom, providing a riding experience enhanced by wider doorsteps, strategically-positioned assist grips, and illuminated entry system.
The All-New Hiace is powered by a new 1GD-FTV 2.8 L engine that has a high-boost turbocharger, 176 horsepower, intercooler system, Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR), and Dual Mass Flywheel (DMF) that leads to reduced cabin noise by absorbing engine vibrations. It also offers better handling with variable power steering, lighter gear shifting, and a MacPherson strut front suspension system with leaf spring rear suspension.
Many improvements have been adopted by the sixth generation Hiace for easier ingress and egress
The GL Grandia and GL Grandia Tourer variants come with Vehicle Stability Control, Hill Start Assist, Anti-Lock Brake System, and Emergency Brake Signals. The Commuter Deluxe also has Anti-Lock Brake System and Emergency Brake Signals. Owners, drivers, and passengers alike are offered great peace of mind as both passive and active safety are accounted for in the design of the new generation Hiace.
The GL Grandia Tourer, the GL Grandia, and the Commuter Deluxe comfortably fit a maximum of 14, 12, and 15 people, respectively.
“The Hiace is a faithful partner that makes people feel safe, satisfied, and proud. Owners, drivers, and passengers know they are in good hands when they own, drive, and ride in a Hiace. They know it can be trusted, and that it has excellent resale value. There is simply no substitute,” All-New Hiace model’s Chief Engineer Takuo Ishikawa said in a statement.
The GL Grandia
Here are the variants of the All-New Hiace offered in the Philippines:
|GL Grandia Tourer A/T||Php 2,235,000||Luxury Pearl Toning|
|Php 2,220,000||Silver Mica Metallic
Light Blue Metallic (special order)
|GL Grandia Tourer M/T||Php 2,160,000||Luxury Pearl Toning|
|Php 2,145,000||Silver Mica Metallic
Light Blue Metallic (special order)
|GL Grandia A/T||Php 2,063,000||Luxury Pearl Toning|
|Php 2,048,000||Silver Mica Metallic
|GL Grandia M/T||Php 1,988,000||Luxury Pearl Toning|
|Php 1,973,000||Silver Mica Metallic
|Commuter Deluxe||Php 1,590,000||Silver Mica Metallic
For more information on the All-New Hiace, visit TMP’s official website at www.toyota.com.ph or join the official Facebook group at www.facebook.com/ToyotaMotorPhilippines. You may also visit Toyota’s global website at www.toyota-global.com for the latest news and updates from the world’s number one automotive brand.
This is a press release. Minor edits were made prior to publishing.