We have already reported a fair bit about the recently conducted Auto Expo 2014 and among the vast range of cars and bikes shown at this year’s motor show was this Toyota HiAce van, which greeted us at the Toyota stall.
The HiAce is a full size MPV that has seats for ten people. At the Expo, Toyota showcased the Grand Cabin variant of the Hiace. Powering the Toyota HiAce is a 3.0 liter four cylinder diesel engine that has a max power of 134 hp at 3,400 rpm and peak torque of 300 Nm at 1,200 rpm. The engine comes mated to a four speed automatic gearbox, which sends power to the rear wheels. Also available in international markets is a 2.7-liter petrol engine that has a max power of 148 hp and peak torque of 241 Nm.
Toyota has so far refrained from revealing any plans of launching this MPV in India. However, with the fast growing MPV segment of Indian car market and players like Force Motors, who plan to launch a full sized MPV in near future, we won’t be too surprised to see Toyota Kirloskar Motors bringing the HiAce to our shores.
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