The current-generation Toyota Hiace has undergone 2 facelifts since it was first introduced 14 years ago in 2004, with the last facelift arriving 10 years later in 2014.
Now, an all-new sixth generation model appears to be in the works, as headlightmag recently posted photos of the said model undergoing tests in Argentina.
One of the major changes over the fifth generation model includes a revised front end, now with a bonnet up front and longer nose, similar to the Ford Transit or Maxus V80 vans. This should provide the new generation Hiace with better crash protection compared to the outgoing model.
The rest of the Hiace remains under thick camouflage, so it’s hard to tell what the new model will look like, though proportions of the new Hiace could be similar to the fifth generation model.
In terms of powertrain, we can expect Toyota to offer the new generation Hiace with a range of petrol and diesel engines.
Photo credit: autoblog.com.ar, MAG-X Magazine (June 2018)