Toyota Hiace to launch in mid-2015 with INR 40-45 lakh price tag – Report

Posted on: Feb 4, 2015 - 4:45pm IST

The 10-seater van will be imported via the CBU route.

In an interview with Autocar Professional, Mr. N Raja, Senior VP and Director of Marketing and Sales, TKM (Toyota Kirloskar Motor), said that the Toyota Hiace will be launched in India via the CBU route from Japan, by mid-2015.

Toyota Hiace front at Bus and Special Vehicle Show 2015
The Toyota Hiace is powered by a 3-litre diesel engine that makes 134 hp and 300 Nm.

It will be powered by the 3-litre diesel engine that’s currently doing duty in the Fortuner SUV but makes a modest 134 hp and 300 Nm of torque in the Hiace, and comes mated to a 4-speed automatic gearbox. The 10-seater van will bear a price tag of INR 40-45 lakh, but a final figure will be decided after the announcement of budget later this month, the director added.

Showcased at the SIAM Bus & Special Vehicle Show last month, where Toyota announced its launch plan, the van could be locally assembled in 1-2 years, with suppliers already notified about the company’s interest.

Toyota Hiace rear three quarters at Bus and Special Vehicle Show 2015
The 10-seater van will be available for fleet owners as a commercial vehicle.

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The Hiace will have to be registered as a commercial vehicle, and Toyota is targeting tour operators who are looking for a premium people-mover. Features like power closing sliding doors, reverse parking camera, and a 6-speaker audio system add to the premium quotient, while power steering, power windows, immobiliser, AC, ABS, and dual front airbags complete the standard equipment list on the Hiace.

Toyota Hiace – Image Gallery

[Source – Autocar Pro]

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2 thoughts on “Toyota Hiace to launch in mid-2015 with INR 40-45 lakh price tag – Report

  1. Hemant says:

    ITS A VAN FOR GOD SAKE !!!! WITH A PLASTIC DASHBOARD AND FABRIC SEATS !!!! WHY THE PREMIUM PRICE TAG ??? YOU CAN BUY 2 INNOVA V’s AND CARRY 12 IN LUXURY !!!

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  2. Dr. Nayak says:

    45 L for a third world country transporter; what are they smoking? Hopefully not the diesel fumes from this 3 lit. engine that is not qualified to be run on US and EU roads. This is a good opportunity for Tata to rebrand and redesign some of its people carriers at half the price.

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