The launching of the Toyota Hiace Super Grandia happened on August 19, 2019, with six variants. Three of the six variants come in two-tone color options. The Toyota Super Grandia is the top-spec and final variant of the well-known Toyota Hiace lineup. But the vehicle is not just a trim level. It is the extension of the Toyota Hiace, one of the Philippine's most trusted vans.
The 6th generation Toyota Hiace Super Grandia gets a better interior compared to other Hiace variants. It features captain's chair seats for the second and third-row instead of the conventional bench seats. Consumers also get to choose between a fabric or leather material for the seats. The plush seating allows the passengers to recline and relax on the road.
Enhance your commute with the luxurious Toyota Hiace Super Grandia
The Toyota Hiace Super Grandia takes on the same shape as the lower Hiace variants. One of the main differences of the Hiace Super Grandia is the bi-beam LED headlights since the lower Hiace variants come with halogen reflectors.
The all-new Hiace Super Grandia is much taller and much wider compared to its older counterpart. It features a nose departing from the older model’s boxier looks. It also comes with a much more prominent grille dominating the van's front fascia. A longer, wider but smaller grille houses the fog lights. The upper and lower grille has chrome accents that add to the car's luxury feel.
The interior of the Toyota Super Grandia comes in the two-tone configuration. Black hue dominates the interior with a light grey headliner. Consumers also have two-seat material options – fabric and leather. The seats consist of four rows. The second and third-row got captain's seats and the last row had a bench-type seat. The Elite variants of the Toyota Hiace Super Grandia got 4-way adjustable captain seats along with ottomans. Occupants seated at the second row get a place to rest their feet.
On the other hand, the Fabric and Leather trim gets standard captain's seats. The second row is the same on all trim levels. Wood and leather plating for door trims are available in Elite trims. The Fabric and Leather only have piano-black accents as door trims.
Technology & Safety Features
A 6.8-inch touchscreen infotainment is sitting at the center of the Toyota HiAce Super Grandia. It comes with Bluetooth, USB, and T-Link, enabling users to connect their Android and Apple devices to the head unit. Six-speaker systems and K2 Technology are also featured in the entertainment system. The vehicle also has a total of seven USB ports throughout the cabin. It allows the passengers and driver to charge their mobile phones and devices while on the road.
In terms of safety, the Toyota Safety Sense comes as a standard in Toyota Hiace Super Grandia. Some of the vehicle's safety features include lane departure alert, adaptive cruise control, pre-collision system, and automatic high beam. This Toyota van also has a set of airbags for both the driver and front passenger.
Other standard passive safety features of this van include three-point seat belts, vehicle stability control, ABS, and EBD. It also comes with back and clearance sonar, which are useful features needed to maneuver this long and wide van. There are also a couple of sensors mounted at the front and four at the rear part of the car.
Platform & Chassis
The Toyota Hiace Super Grandia is a 10-seater five-door van riding on the Toyota New Global Architecture with a front-engine rear-wheel drive. This van is still based on a ladder-frame chassis, and this means it rides similar to other cars in its class. The Toyota Hiace Super Grandia rides better because of rear suspension.
The front suspension of the Toyota Hiace Super Grandia is the MacPherson struts, and the rear suspension is handled by a new rigid, leaf spring combination. Disc brakes are found on all corners of the vehicle as expected for being a top-of-the-line vehicle. This van comes with 17-inch wheels.
Engine & Drivetrain
The engine powering the Toyota Hiace Super Grandia is the same power plant used in the Innova, Fortuner, and Hilux. The 2.8L turbo-diesel engine produces 174 horsepower and 450 Newton-meter of torque. The power is delivered to the rear wheels through the six-speed automatic transmission.