Toyota Australia has increased the pricing of the HiAce van alongside an update.
All HiAce variants are now $1100 more expensive, meaning the van range now kicks off from $39,740 plus on-road costs and tops out at $71,240 (see full pricing table below).
A Toyota Australia spokesperson confirmed to CarsGuide the model had also received a minor update, with an 8.0-inch touchscreen now standard (up from 7.0 inches).
The central display is powered by the brand’s latest multimedia system, which goes without the auxiliary input and CD player of its predecessor. A centre console tray is also now fitted across the line-up.
The Toyota Australia spokesperson added the Mitsubishi Express and Hyundai iLoad rival’s price rise was otherwise prompted by “external market forces”, including exchange-rate pressures.
For reference, the HiAce is available in long wheelbase (LWB) and super-long wheelbase (SLWB) body-styles, with two-seat diesel variants of the former now available with a four-door option that deletes the otherwise standard right-side sliding door.
The LWB is also able to be configured as a Crew five-seater, while the SLWB can be had as a Commuter 12-seater in two grades: unnamed entry-level and GL flagship – but only with the diesel engine and automatic transmission.
Speaking of which, two engine options are available: a 207kW/351Nm 3.5-litre naturally aspirated V6 petrol and a 2.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel, which produces 130kW/420Nm (manual), 130kW/450Nm (automatic) or 120kW/420Nm (Commuter).
Both units send drive to the rear wheels via either a six-speed manual or a six-speed torque-converter automatic.
2021 Toyota HiAce pricing before on-road costs
|LWB petrol||manual||$39,740 (+$1100)|
|LWB petrol||automatic||$41,740 (+$1100)|
|SLWB petrol||automatic||$49,740 (+$1100)|
|LWB diesel||manual||$43,240 (+$1100)|
|LWB diesel||automatic||$45,240 (+$1100)|
|LWB Crew diesel||automatic||$48,240 (+$1100)|
|SLWB diesel||automatic||$53,240 (+$1100)|
|SLWB Commuter diesel||automatic||$68,240 (+$1100)|
|SLWB Commuter GL diesel||automatic||$71,240 (+$1100)|