Toyota Hiace 2018 receives upgraded turbo diesel engine and safety kit

Updated Jan 20, 2021 | Same topic: Most Updated Car Concept

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

Know more about Toyota Hiace 2021

Toyota Hiace

<p>The Toyota HiAce comes with a robust look. It still holds the title as one of the Filipino&rsquo;s most trusted vans. In February 2019, the Japanese manufacturer introduced the sixth-generation update of the Toyota Hiace. The model received massive changes on both its interior and exterior. The current generation features a nose that serves as the dedicated engine room. It provides more cabin space and flat fascia that&rsquo;s lacking from the former under-the-driver engine design. In terms of designs, horizontal slats are present in the huge grille that accentuated the massive headlamps. Toyota Motor Philippines offers the Toyota HiAce in three variants: the 15-seater Commuter Deluxe, 12-seater GL Grandia, and 14-seater GL Grandia Tourer. The HiAce has a different interior configuration depending on the variant. The common feature in all three trims is the shift stick mounted at the dashboard. A touchscreen display is available in the GL Grandia variants. A 2.3L 1GD diesel engine lies under the hood of the Toyota HiAce &ndash; similar to that of the Toyota Fortuner. It has varying power outputs that depend on the trim-level. The Commuter Deluxe produces 176 horsepower and 420 Newton-meter of torque. The GL Grandia creates 176 horsepower and 450 Newton-meter of torque. The power output of the GL Grandia Tourer is 163 hp and 420 Nm of torque.</p>

From ₱1,649,000

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