Toyota Hiace 2018 receives upgraded turbo diesel engine and safety kit

Jan 02, 2018 | Same topic: Newest & coolest car concepts
Safer and more powerful.

The Toyota Hiace has stirred car market for nearly 13 years. And for 2018, the Japanese brand has decided to refresh its well-known people carrier by adding further refinements to both powertrain and safety-wise.

Toyota Hiace 2018 angular front

Toyota has decided to refresh its well-known people carrier by adding further refinements to both powertrain and safety-wise

In Japan, the Toyota Hiace 2018 can be blessed with a 2.8L 1 GD-FTV turbo diesel engine which is tuned up from that of the updated Innova and Hilux, according to latest car news. As for the output, the new engine can produce 150 PS @ 3,600 rpm and a peak torque of 300 Nm between 1,000 – 3,400 rpm. A 6-speed automatic transmission with manual select is also an extra offering to replace the dated 4-speed automatic.

Toyota Hiace 2018 side view

In Japan, the Toyota Hiace 2018 can be blessed with a 2.8L 1 GD-FTV turbo diesel engine

Alongside the new heart, the Japan-mode Toyota Hiace still runs the familiar inline-four gasoline engines: 2.7L 2TR-FE and 2.0L 1TR-FE. The smaller engine is capable of 136 PS @ 5,600 rpm and 182 Nm @ 4,000 rpm while the bigger one can deliver 243 Nm @ 4,000 rpm and 160 PS @ 5,200 rpm. Similar to the 2.8L engine, these two engines are also mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission with manual select.

Toyota Safety Sense P is not strange to Toyota models and now, it’s available in the Toyota Hiace 2018 apart from standard features like ABS, traction control and Vehicle Stability Control. Thanks to this new advanced safety kit, the Hiace will become far safer with:

  • Front Collision Avoidance/Mitigation
  • Lane Departure Alert
  • Pre-cash Safety
  • Pedestrian Detection
  • Automatic High Beam Assist

Toyota Hiace 2018 safety features

The Hiace 2018 model year features Toyota Safety Sense P

It’s unsure whether the Philippine-spec Hiace will get the upgraded Toyota Hiace or not. For now, it still packs the 3.0L 1KD-FTV turbo diesel engine with 136 PS and 300 Nm, paired with a 4-speed automatic gearbox. To find out more about the Toyota Hiace 2018 Philippines, click here where all about this van are revealed in our in-depth review.

Toyota Hiace 2018 Price in the Philippines
 Model Price
2018 Toyota Hiace Commuter 3.0 MT ₱1,346,000
2018 Toyota Hiace GL Grandia 3.0 MT | Monotone ₱1,697,000
2018 Toyota Hiace GL Grandia 3.0 MT | 2-Tone ₱1,712,000
2018 Toyota Hiace GL Grandia 3.0 AT | Monotone ₱1,762,000
2018 Toyota Hiace GL Grandia 3.0 AT | 2-Tone ₱1,777,000
2018 Toyota Hiace Super Grandia (Fabric) 3.0 AT | Monotone ₱1,982,000
2018 Toyota Hiace Super Grandia (Fabric) 3.0 AT | 2-Tone ₱1,997,000
2018 Toyota Hiace Super Grandia (Leather) 3.0 AT | Monotone ₱2,142,000
2018 Toyota Hiace Super Grandia (Leather) 2.5 AT | 2-Tone ₱2,157,000
2018 Toyota Hiace Super Grandia 3.0 LXV AT ₱2,593,000
2018 Toyota Hiace Super Grandia 3.0 LXV White Pearl ₱2,608,000