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2022 Toyota HiAce and Granvia price and features: Hyundai iLoad rivals drops V6 petrol, while Kia Carnival alternative also gets updated

The HiAce (pictured) and Granvia have been given an automatic emergency call function.

Toyota Australia has updated its HiAce van and bus and Granvia people-mover ranges with the addition of new technology and comfort features, with a small hike in price.

The HiAce sees a $990 price increase across the range, including the Commuter Bus. The most affordable way into the HiAce range is still through the long-wheelbase manual version of the van with a list price of $44,230. Topping out the HiAce range is the Super Long Wheel Base commuter GL Bus with the automatic transmission for $72,230.

The update now sees the HiAce fitted with a large configurable centre console storage box with an A4-sized binder rack. Commuter GL grades also have an LED lamp inside the box along with two USB ports.

The Granvia is the people-mover version of the HiAce, and the update has brought rear privacy glass and a carpeted front floor. A low-profile antenna and six Type C USB ports have now also replaced the older Type A outlets.

Granvia prices have increased by two per cent across the range, with the entry-grade six-seater version of the van listing for $65,150 and the top of the range VX eight-seater listing for $76,650.

The update has also added Toyota’s Connected Services feature as standard across both the HiAce and Granvia ranges. The system includes as emergency call function which automatic rings the Toyota 24-hour call centre in the case of an accident and pinpoints the location of the incident so that assistance can be sent.

A 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel producing 130kW and 420Nm (manual) or 450Nm (automatic) now powers all HiAce and Granvia variants, excluding the 120kW/420Nm Commuter Bus. The 3.5-litre V6 petrol has been discontinued from the line-up, with Toyota citing a lack of customer interest for its axing.

Choosing a colour for the HiAce is now even easier, with just one hue available – French Vanilla.

The Granvia and HiAce come standard with an 8.0-inch touchscreen multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, sat-nav, front and rear parking sensors and safety tech such as AEB and lane-keep assist.

2022 Toyota HiAce pricing before on-road costs

LWB Vanmanual$44,230
LWB Vanautomatic$46,230
LWB Van four-doorautomatic$46,230
LWB GL Vanautomatic$47,230
LWB Crew Vanautomatic$49,230
SLWB Vanautomatic$49,230
SLWB Vanautomatic$54,230
SLWB GL Vanautomatic$55,230
SLWB Commuter Busautomatic$69,230
SLWB Commuter GL Busautomatic$72,230

2022 Toyota Granvia pricing before on-road costs

VX six-seaterautomatic$76,650
VX eight-seaterautomatic$76,650