Toyota Hiace spotted testing in India, launches in mid-2015 – Spied

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The 10-seater van will see India through the CBU route.

Toyota Kirloskar Motor had confirmed in January that the Toyota Hiace van will be launched in India in the second half of the year.

Toyota Hiace spotted testing in India
The Hiace will be launched in india in mid-2015, and will be a CBU from Japan.

Now Motor Octane has carried spyshots of the Hiace testing on the Pune-Bangalore highway.

The people mover will be launched with a 3-litre diesel engine that’s currently doing duty in the Fortuner, but is calibrated to produce a lower 136 PS and 300 Nm of torque in the Hiace, and comes mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission. The 10-seater will be priced in the region of INR 40-45 lakh, though this is unconfirmed.

Toyota Hiace front at Bus and Special Vehicle Show 2015
The Hiace was showcased for the second time in India at the SIAM Bus & Special Vehicle Show in January 2015, where its launch was confirmed.

While the van will be a CBU during the launch, it may be assembled in India within 2 years, and component vendors have already been notified on this matter.

Also read: Not for India 2015 Toyota Vellfire and Alphard MPVs unveiled

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

The Hiace will have to be registered as a commercial vehicle, and will target tour operators. The model will sport features like power closing sliding doors, reverse parking camera, and a 6-speaker audio system, while power steering, power windows, engine immobiliser, ABS, and dual front airbags complete the standard equipment list on the Hiace.

Toyota Hiace – Image Gallery

[Source – MotorOctane]

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