One of Australia’s best-selling vans, Toyota HiAce, has finally made its debut for the year 2022. Toyota Australia has dropped its petrol V6 engine and has introduced a diesel engine for the all-new model of HiAce 2022 due to “overwhelming consumer preference.” The new specially revised platform of the all-new HiAce 2022 has not only significantly enhanced comfort and safety, but its extreme durability and excellent basic performance have made this new model a fantastic choice for both daily lives and business customers.
Toyota HiAce has expanded its grip in the emerging market during the last decade. The demand for HiAce like cars has been on the rise for passenger transportation, including tourist minibusses, private buses, and vehicles for use in logistics. The all-new HiAce 2022 has been carefully designed to meet the diverse demands by responding flexibly. The HiAce 2022 is a highly durable and reliable van, and it is ready to set the standards once again.
What’s New for the latest model?
The most significant change introduced in the all-new model of HiAce 2022 is the new diesel engine. Previous models had a V6 petrol engine, but after just two years in production, Toyota has decided to listen to the customer’s needs and launch a turbo-diesel unit for the upcoming models of HiAce.
The new model of HiAce 2022 incorporates the Toyota Connected Service that has enhanced the safety and security of the vehicle to a much higher level. With that service, the vehicles can automatically place an emergency call to Toyota’s 24/7 emergency call center and give out signals for its location in case of airbag deployment. Whereas one can use these functions manually via the SOS button.
Among the upgraded equipment and functionality, the Toyota HiAce 2022 features a center console storage box with a removable in-box tray, a moveable partition used as a cup holder, and an A4-sized binder rack. Moreover, Toyota has also announced that it will delete color options for the new HiAce 2022, and Toyota is set to sell the new model only in white color;
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
Having dropped the V6 petrol engine from the line-up, the HiAce 2022 is available only with one engine. The all-new 2.8-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine gives the van a total power of 130 Kw with a torque of 450 Nm when mated to the standard six-speed torque converter automatic. However, this engine can also be detuned to 420 Nm if you order a six-speed manual in an LWD van. In the case of the HiAce commuter, the power further drops down to 120 Kw with a torque of 420 Nm. Power in all variants of HiAce is sent to the rear wheels.
The Interior and Comfort of the car
The interior of HiAce 2022 has not gone through any kind of alterations. The interior of the new HiAce gives the impression of the strict practicality of the van. Toyota HiAce from the inside has a range of door and storage pockets to manage the paperwork, and to further improve the functionality, Toyota has included a storage box as standard replacing the old console tray.
The front cabin of the all-new model of HiAce now comes with weather-proof floormats along with a roof-mounted antenna that should e carwashes a bit easier.
All trim levels of HiAce 2022 offer seats for two occupants apart from the crew van, which has a seating capacity of five, and the Commuter, which can seat up to 12 people.
The dimension of 2022 HiAce in LWB guise
- Length: 5265 mm
- Height: 1990 mm
- Wheelbase: 3210 mm
- Width: 1950 mm
- Cargo space: 6200 liters
The dimension of 2022 HiAce in Super LWB guise
- Length: 5915 mm
- Height: 2280 mm
- Wheelbase: 3860 mm
- Width: 1950 mm
- Cargo space: 9300 liters
Infotainment and Connectivity
It features the standard 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system connected to both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Functions like cruise control, a reversing camera, and parking sensors front and rear come as standard in HiAce 2022. All HiAce models have the following standard features:
- The 8.0-inch infotainment system
- 2-inch instrument cluster
- Cruise control
- USB port
- Android Auto/Apple CarPlay
- 16-inch steel wheels
- Leather steering wheel
- 16-inch steel wheels
The crew van has an additional two features:
- Auto-dimming rear mirror
- Body-colored door bumpers and handles
The Commuter packs quite a lot more features:
- Leather/fabric upholstery
- Sliding door (Automatic)
- LED daytime running lights
- Rear USB port
- Glass roof hatch
- 16-inch alloy wheels
Pricing of Toyota Hiace 2022
- The retail price of LWB Van manual – $44,230
- The retail price of LWB Van automatic – $46,230
- The retail price of LWB Van 4-door automatic – $46,230
- The retail price of LWB GL Van automatic – $47,230
- The retail price of LWB Crew Van automatic – $49,230
- The retail price of SLWB Van automatic – $54,230
- The retail price of SLWB GL Van automatic – $55,230
- The retail price of SLWB Commuter Bus automatic – $69,230
- The retail price of SLWB Commuter GL Bus automatic – $72,230