The Toyota Hiace is a light commercial truck manufactured by the Japanese automobile manufacturer Toyota Motors. The Toyota Hiace Truck was manufactured till its 4th generation and discontinued from its Hiace series from the 5th generation. The engines are 2.4-Liter inline-four diesel with 85ps and 2.8-Liter inline-four diesel with 91ps. This series has been available up to 2004. The maximum loading capacity is 1 TON.
The drive trains are available for both two-wheel-drive (2WD) and four-wheel-drive (4WD) with manual transmission only. Thanks to its considerably low height, load ability is one of the advantages of this famous truck. The name for the Toyota Hiace truck was discontinued but now Toyoace Cargo is actively on the roads as a replacement.
Generations of Toyota Hiace Trucks
First Generation (H10 Series; 1967–1977)
In 1967:- The Toyota Hiace series H10 truck was offered as a cab over a pick-up truck. So, a few engines of different sizes were available upon introduction, ranging from the 70 PS (51 kW) 1.35 to an 83 PS (61 kW) 1.6-liter version.
In 1975:- The 1.8-liter 16R engine was added. Further, the Toyota Hiace was available with a heater, considered a luxury item at the time.
Second Generation (H11 Series; 1977–1982)
In 1977:- The new Toyota Hiace trucks of 1977 featured a longer, and more streamlined cab with single headlights. In addition to the petrol engine, a 2.2-liter diesel engine was offered in certain markets. The short wheelbase truck initially carried the “H11”-series chassis codes. So, after the 3rd generation of Toyota Hiace truck was introduced in 1982, certain variants of the 2nd generation continued to be manufactured for several years. Also, the majority of the 2nd generation models were exported to Asian countries after production ended and are used as public transport vehicles.
Third Generation (H80/H90 Series; 1985–1995)
In 1985:- A new Toyota Hiace truck was launched 1985. The Hiace truck’s cab design was common to the bigger Toyota Toyoace light truck, though it had different frontal styling. The truck was a completely different model than the van. The Hiace pick-up trucks are in the 80 and 90-series. The Hiace pick-up truck was produced till the 1995 model year and was the last Toyota Hiace-based pick-up truck. Air-conditioning was offered as standard equipment on some variants from this generation onwards.
Fourth Generation (1989-2004)
A range of engines was available in the fourth generation vehicles, ranging from petrol engines to 3.0-liter turbo diesel engines. Most versions are rear-wheel drive (RWD), but or full-time four-wheel drive (4WD) versions were sold depending on specification level and market. The base model is typically the DX.
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