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February 18, 2019

Toyota Philippines Launches All-New 2020 Hiace (w/ 37 Photos, Specs)

The first-ever global launch happened in the country as Toyota Motor Philippines unveiled the all-new 2020 Hiace a week after some photos leaked onto the internet. As the world’s largest market for Toyota’s full-sized MPV outside of Japan, sales will start here first before the rest of the world.

The sixth-generation Hiace marks Toyota’s move to become a global mobility company. Going to important markets around the world, Toyota designers and engineers created a vehicle around the concept of “pride.” Where owners, drivers, and passengers realize they are in good hands when they own, drive, or ride in a Hiace.

The all-new Hiace drops its one-box look for a semi-bonnet design. With the engine pushed ahead of the driver area, it frees up more cabin space. It also has a wider front glass, auxiliary mirrors, and a lower belt line for better visibility. This has also improved comfort and ergonomics for the front passengers. For easier ingress and egress, it has wider step board, and assist grip handles. Seating capacity ranges from 12-15 people depending on the variant.

Powering the all-new Hiace is a 1GD-FTV 2.8-liter engine with outputs ranging from 163 to 176 horsepower and 420 or 450 Nm of torque. Transmission is a choice between a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic, again depending on the variant. The new Hiace is available in two body configurations: a normal wheelbase with standard roof and a long wheelbase model with a high roof design. Underneath, it has extended rear leaf springs with 30 millimeters more rebound for improved comfort.

Convenience features include overhead storage consoles, plush headrests, LED interior lighting, USB charging ports, and a touchscreen infotainment system.

In terms of safety, the all-new Hiace comes with 2 SRS airbags (3 for models with a bench-type front seats) and ring-shaped chassis reinforcements. Higher trim models come with ABS with EBD, stability control, and front and rear sensors with a parking camera. All in all, Toyota says they are confident that the 2020 Hiace will meet the highest Global NCAP safety standards.

Interestingly, the current fifth-generation Hiace will continue to be sold in Japan as is, while this sixth-generation model is meant to focus on emerging markets.

Pricing is as follows:
  • Commuter Deluxe – P 1,590,000
  • GL Grandia M/T – P 1,973,000
  • GL Grandia M/T (Luxury Pearl Toning) – P 1,988,000
  • GL Grandia A/T – P 2,048,000
  • GL Grandia A/T (Luxury Pearl Toning) – P 2,063,000
  • Grandia Tourer M/T – P 2,145,000
  • Grandia Touring M/T (Luxury Pearl Toning) – P 2,160,000
  • Grandia Tourer A/T – P 2,220,000
  • Grandia Tourer A/T (Luxury Pearl Toning) – P 2,235,000
The Commuter Deluxe and GL Grandia models start sale on March 5, 2019 while the Grandia Tourer will start sale in April. This all-new model aims to cement Toyota Motor Philippine’s leadership position. Last year, it held 55.6 percent of the van segment. Since the nameplate’s launch locally in 1994, it has sold over 135,650 units.

2020 Toyota Hiace Specifications
  • Engine Model: 1GD-FTV
  • Engine Displacement: 2,755 cc
  • Maximum Output: 176 hp @ 3,400 rpm (Commuter Deluxe, GL Grandia), 163 hp @ 3,600 (GL Grandia Tourer)
  • Maximum Torque: 420 Nm @ 1,400-2,600 rpm (Commuter Deluxe, GL Grandia Tourer), 450 Nm @ 1,600-2,400 rpm (GL Grandia)
  • Emission Standard: Euro 4
2020 Toyota Hiace Dimensions & Weights
  • Overall Length: 5,265 mm (Commuter Deluxe, GL Grandia), 5,915 mm (GL Grandia Tourer)
  • Overall Width: 1,950 mm
  • Overall Height: 1,990 mm (Commuter Deluxe, GL Grandia), 2,280 (GL Grandia Tourer)
  • Wheelbase: 3,210 mm (Commuter Deluxe, GL Grandia), 3,860 mm (GL Grandia Tourer)
  • Front & Rear Tread: 1,675 mm x 1,670 mm
  • Ground Clearance: 175 mm (Commuter Deluxe, GL Grandia), 185 mm (GL Grandia Tourer)
  • Minimum Turning Radius: 5.5 meters (Commuter Deluxe, GL Grandia), 6.4 meters (GL Grandia Tourer)
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 70 liters
  • Seating Capacity: 15 (Commuter Deluxe), 12 (GL Grandia), 14 (GL Grandia Tourer)

2020 Toyota Hiace Transmission & Chassis
  • Transmission: 6-speed MT / 6-speed AT
  • Front Suspension: MacPherson Strut
  • Rear Suspension: Rigid Axle, Leaf Springs
  • Front Brakes: Ventilated Disc
  • Rear Brakes: Drum (Commuter Deluxe, GL Grandia), Ventilated Disc (GL Grandia Tourer)
  • Steering System: Variable Power Assist Steering
  • Tires: 215/70R16C (Commuter Deluxe), 235/65R16 (GL Grandia, GL Grandia Tourer)
  • Wheels: 16 x 7 J Steel with Full Cap (Commuter Deluxe), 16 x 7 J Alloy (GL Grandia, GL Grandia Tourer)
2020 Toyota Exterior Features
  • Exterior Bumpers: Black (Commuter Deluxe), Body Color (GL Grandia, GL Grandia Tourer)
  • Front Grille: Body Color (Commuter Deluxe), Chrome with Hood Molding (GL Grandia, GL Grandia Tourer)
  • Front Headlamp: Bi-Beam Halogen with Turn Lamps
  • Front Clearance Lamps: Headlamp Integrated (Commuter Deluxe), Separate LED (GL Grandia, GL Grandia Tourer)
  • Front Fog Lamps: With (GL Grandia, GL Grandia Tourer)
  • Daytime Running Lights: With, LED (GL Grandia Tourer)
  • Outside Rear View Mirror: Body Color
  • Outside Door Handle: Black (Commuter Deluxe), Body Color (GL Grandia, GL Grandia Tourer)
  • Rear License Ornament Black (Commuter Deluxe), Chrome (GL Grandia, GL Grandia Tourer)
  • Front Wipers: Intermittent with Mist (Commuter Deluxe), Intermittent with Time Adjust, Mist (GL Grandia, GL Grandia Tourer)
  • Rear Wipers: Intermittent with Mist
  • Rear Window Defogger: With, Timer
  • Antenna: Short Pole

2020 Toyota Hiace Interior Features
  • Instrument Panel: Analog with Digital Trip Meter, Tachometer, Multi-Information Display (GL Grandia Tourer)
  • Steering Wheel Adjustment: Tilt/Telescopic, Manual Adjust
  • Shift Lever Knob: Urethane
  • Front Center Console Box: With (GL Grandia, GL Grandia Tourer)
  • Front Personal Lamp / Room Lamp: Front and Rear, With Switch
  • Rear View Mirror: Day & Night (Commuter Deluxe, GL Grandia), Electrochromatic with Back Monitoring (GL Grandia Tourer)
  • Seat Material: Fabric (Commuter Deluxe), Fabric with Vinyl Leather (GL Grandia, GL Grandia Tourer)
  • Front Overhead Tray: With (GL Grandia Tourer)
  • Seat Under Compartment: With (Commuter)
  • Carpeting: Vinyl (Commuter), Fabric (GL Grandia, GL Grandia Tourer)
  • Audio System: 2-DIN CD/Tuner/Aux/MP3/USB/Bluetooth (Commuter), Display Audio CD/DVD/MP3/FLAC/Aux/USB/Bluetooth (GL Grandia, GL Grandia Tourer)
  • Speakers: 4 (Commuter), 6 (GL Grandia, GL Grandia Tourer)
  • Air Conditioner: Dual, Front Manual Control (Commuter), Dual, Manual, 2-Tier Vents (GL Grandia, GL Grandia Tourer)
  • Power Windows: Yes
  • Power Door Locks: Speed-Sensing Door Locks
  • Power Outside Rear View Mirrors: Yes
  • Steering Wheel Controls: Audio, Telephone, Cruise Control (GL Grandia), Audio, Telephone, Cruise Control, MID (GL Grandia Tourer)
2020 Toyota Hiace Safety
  • Side Door Impact Beams: Yes
  • ABS with EBD: With
  • Vehicle Stability Control: With (GL Grandia, GL Grandia Tourer)
  • Hill Start Assist: With (GL Grandia, GL Grandia Tourer)
  • Airbags: 3 (Commuter), 2 (GL Grandia, GL Grandia Tourer)
  • Back Monitor: With (GL Grandia Tourer)
  • Clearance and Back Sonar: With (GL Grandia, GL Grandia Tourer)


  1. This is what you called new vehicle. It was all changed. Good Job Toyota! How about the Hyundai Starex, particularly the GL Variant, lack of safety features, weak engine??

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  3. How many aircon vents does the Commuter Deluxe Variant have in the Rear Passenger area???

  4. Where’s the captain seats? Really expecting the gl tourer to have one since its the totl variant. Instead they put bench type seats like a commuter van. They need to add another variant with captain seats since a lot of people are obviously gonna look for it

    1. Captain's Seats will likely arrive at a later time. That would be the "Super Grandia" just like before.

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  6. They should add 1 variant with captain seats and with 176hp engine.

  7. The long two-way radio antennas should be standard across all models =)

  8. GL Grandia Tourer is almost 6 meters? Haha. Nakakatakot.

  9. Sir Uly, how many aircon vents does the Commuter Deluxe Variant have in the Rear Passenger area???

    1. From what we could was just one row (second row). There are no vents for the other rows in the Commuter Deluxe. The GL Grandia and GL Grandia Tourer though had vents all the way to the back-most.

    2. Sad to hear that. Lack of aircon vents that could cool more passengers. Toyota should have put more aircon vents in other rows in Commuter Deluxe Variant like to that of the GL Grandia since its exterior dimensions is similar to the GL Grandia variant. Don't know if it is capable in cooling all passenger especially those who are sitting in the last row considering that it has only one row of aircon vents, similar to the previous Commuter Variant. Sad.

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  11. Double sliding doors? In some pictures from other iba single

  12. hows the ride kaya? ever since it changed into the minibus with leaf springs...parang ang tagtag na sobra...kahit ung super grandia or the lxv..pag nasa rough road di pa rin talaga luxury car...sana nabago na to..considering malaking market ang PH and most vans here are people carrier not utility vehicles unlike in other asian countries

    1. well here's hoping its has improved specially for the guys up front and the middle ones, since the front suspension and the engine are no longer under the ass of the driver & passenger. For the rear as per the videos online on the launched the suspension was tuned for more comfort so hopefully it has. Lets see if the Super Grandia would have coil springs for the rear suspension, but i highly doubt that though.

  13. Wonder why the totl produces less power than the other variants. Mas mabigat siya, diba?

    Credits to Toyota for increasing safety sa base variant.

    1. me thinks the GL Tourer is not the TOTL, its more of the LXV replacement, if you compare the old lxv they're base more of the gl grandia with an extended noggin', more seats and features are almost the same. The Super Grandia would likely arrive in a few months time or possibly next year just like what they did before. Hopefully that guy will have them 450nm of pull. But heck 420nm is no joke either especially for a van, that will be adequate on the daily grind. tama ba Uly

  14. How about the Nissan Urvan, Foton View, Kinglong Vans, Joylong Vans, etc. who just copied the body of the previous Hiace??? The van that you copied is now changed into a NEW van. How will you design your new vans???

    1. Yeah we'll see whats gonna happen in the van segment after this revelation, it's quite interesting who's gonna follow the trend if ever. Another thing is the aftermarket accessories, I mean look at all the parts and stuff one can get for the previous gen hiace in any variant(lights, grille, hood,etc.).

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  16. But I think this updated design of small engine hood is the very design of Starex long before. . .

  17. I do not understand toyota's logic in putting the engine with the lowest power and torque combo on the model that is the most expensive, biggest and most importantly the HEAVIEST!?

    1. yeah, you and me bud and I'm sure most of the people here as well.

  18. Individual air vent ba ang aircon ng tourer sa back seat?

  19. How do I buy a centre console to put in my hiace in Australia?

  20. if im going to add accessory to the vehicle will the warranty be voided


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