Mark Oastler road tests and reviews the new Hyundai iLoad diesel auto with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.

Toyota's venerable HiAce has been the undisputed leader in the light commercial van market for many years now (even though it's not a genuine one-tonner), but its supremacy in this high volume segment is increasingly under threat from the rise and rise of Hyundai's iLoad.

South Korea's hungry challenger, despite its smaller cargo volume, is continuing to chomp away at Toyota's market share with competitive pricing and excellent all-round performance backed by benchmark warranty, service, and customer support programs.

The iLoad was updated in early 2016 with the Series 2 version getting some minor styling tweaks plus some useful safety and convenience features which made a good one-tonne van even better.