The Hiace has a host of safety features including a central seat airbag with an additional two standard front passenger airbags. It features ABS brake system providing a much-needed safety cover to the passengers and an energy-absorbing shell that aims to protect the passengers in the event of a crash.
The van has an electro-chromic rear-view mirror that will lend better aid to the driver, an engine immobilizer with security alarm and key reminder with buzzer.
Due to the engine going where it is meant to be, the floor of the van is on equal footing and most importantly no more heated engine seats for the driver and the front passenger, resulting in a reduction in noise and temperature. The new dashboard is a massive upgrade from the old one and allows the driver to change gears easily; reach the A/C dials, radio, and other controls far more comfortably.
The most noticeable difference between this model and the previous one is that the engine has been repositioned to the front, giving it a protruding bonnet. This has been done with safety features in mind as in the event of a collision, the bonnet will soften the blow.
The model will be powered by a 2.8-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel, both of which come with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.
The 2019 Toyota HiAce Deluxe is available in three variants, and is priced as:
HiAce Commuter Deluxe Std Roof MT PKR. 6,480,000/-
HiAce Commuter Deluxe High Roof MT PKR. 7,290,000/-
HiAce Tourer Deluxe High Roof AT PKR. 8,090,000/-