Toyota Hiace Overview
The Toyota Hiace (pronounced as “High Ace”) is a light commercial panel van that is no stranger to Malaysian roads. The highly versatile commercial van was first introduced by Toyota in Japan back in 1967 and is available in multiple body configuration including minivan, minibus, crew van, taxi and ambulance.
The sole variant available in Malaysia is the now fifth generation H500 Hiace Panel Van 2.5 Turbo Diesel, locally assembled by UMW Toyota Motor at the Assembly Services Sdn Bhd (ASSB) in Shah Alam.
Alternatives to the Toyota commercial van include the 1.6 L Nissan NV200 Venette, the Maxus V80, or the more compact 1.5 L Daihatsu Gran Max.