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August 19, 2019

Toyota's Luxurious 2020 Hiace Super Grandia Finally Arrives in the Philippines

It was only a matter of time, but Toyota Motor Philippines knows that there’s a demand for well-appointed large MPVs in the country. Now, that demand can be met with the introduction of the 2020 Hiace Super Grandia.

As the top-variant of the sixth-generation Hiace which was launched last February, the 2020 Hiace Super Grandia is all about comfort and luxury. Based on the “low roof” GL Grandia, the Hiace Super Grandia gets a classier-looking front-end with a unique grille and bumper design. The same goes for the back where the extended garnish visually widens the stance. Front and back, LED lighting is standard even down to the front fog lights.

“The Hiace Super Grandia is a preferred van of companies in various industries, and is quite popular as a family vehicle. It has indeed become a symbol of comfort, convenience, and durability,” says TMP President Satoru Suzuki. “We are excited to bring a higher level of luxury and a delightful ride experience that Filipinos truly deserve with the All New Hiace Super Grandia. We expect this model to further elevate the Hiace which currently has a 54.6 percent share in its segment, year-to-date as of July.”

With dual sliding doors (powered on the highest trim Super Grandia Elite), ingress and egress is made easier. Inside, it exchanges the premium economy 12-seater bench seating for a more luxurious business class 9-seater setup which includes two rows of Captain’s Chairs. Leather is standard on all but the base Super Grandia, with the Elite upping the experience with quilted leather with ottomans.

Mechanically, the Super Grandia shares the 1GD-FTV 2.8-liter engine found in the rest of the Hiace range. As such, it gets 176 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque. The sole transmission option is a 6-speed automatic. Interestingly, Toyota has also swapped the rear leaf springs for a four-link coil spring setup improving its ride and handling.

For all variants of the Super Grandia, bench type space up seats at the farthest row can accommodate up to 4 more passengers. Rear personal reading lamps provide each passenger a greater sense of personal control and convenience, giving them the option of better visibility in their personal space. Automatic climate control ensures passenger comfort all throughout the drive, with Nano-E air purifying technology for the Elite variant.

In terms of safety, the Super Grandia gets the usual set of airbags (9 of them), ABS with EBD, and stability control. As reported previously, the Super Grandia Elite sets a new standard as the first Toyota model to come equipped with the Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) system. With that, it comes with four additional driver assist features not found elsewhere in its class: Pre-collision System (PCS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), and Automatic High Beam (AHB).

There will be 6 variants of the 2020 Hiace Super Grandia and they’ll be available at all Toyota dealerships nationwide starting August 26:
  • Hiace Super Grandia 2.8L Farbric – P 2,420,000
  • Hiace Super Grandia 2.8L Fabric (2-Tone) – P 2,435,000
  • Hiace Super Grandia 2.8L Leather – P 2,510,000
  • Hiace Super Grandia 2.8L Leather (2-Tone) – P 2,525,000
  • Hiace Super Grandia 2.8L Elite – P 2,875,000
  • Hiace Super Grandia 2.8L Elite (2-Tone) – P 2,890,000
Now that the sixth-generation Hiace Super Grandia has landed on local shores, would it be too much to ask if Toyota will consider making a new version of the Grandia LXV? There is the high-roof GL Grandia Tourer after all.

2020 Toyota Super Grandia Specifications
  • 1GD-FTV 2.8-liter 4-cylinder, turbocharged CRDi
  • Maximum Output: 176 horsepower @ 3,400 rpm
  • Maximum Torque: 450 Nm @ 1,600-2,400 rpm
  • Transmission: 6-speed AT with Cruise Control
  • Front Suspension: MacPherson Strut
  • Rear Suspension: 4-Link, Coil Springs
  • Front Brakes: Ventilated Disc
  • Rear Brakes: Ventilated Disc
  • Overall Length x Width x Height (mm): 5,300 x 1,970 x 1,990
  • Wheelbase: 3,210 mm
  • Ground Clearance: 175 mm
  • Minimum Turning Radius: 5.5 meters
  • Wheels and Tires: 235/60 LT 17
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 70
  • Seating: 10
2020 Toyota Super Grandia Key Features:
  • Bi-beam LED headlights with LED daytime running lights
  • LED front fog lights
  • Headlamp washers
  • Rear roof spoiler
  • Speed-sensing door locks
  • Power folding side view mirrors
  • Auto Easy Closer (side and back door)
  • Smart Entry with Push-Start Engine
  • 4.2-inch multi-info display
  • Tilt/telescopic steering wheel
  • Auto-dimming rear view mirror
  • CD/DVD/MP3/FLAC with Smartphone Mirroring, 6 speakers
  • Automatic climate control
  • 9 SRS airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • stability control with hill start assist
  • Front and rear proximity sensors
  • Back-up camera
2020 Toyota Super Grandia Elite Key Features:
  • Power sliding doors (dual)
  • Power adjust driver seat (6-way)
  • Power adjust rear seat x 4 (4-way)
  • Quilted leather seats with ottoman
  • Leather and wood interior trim
  • Adjustable interior illumination color
  • Nano-E air ionizer
  • Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic High Beam)


  1. Good one Toyota, will this take away some sales from Alphard?

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  3. I don't believe the Super Grandia LXV will return, considering we already have the GL Grandia Tourer. The Tourer is actually the sucessor to the S.Grandia LXV.

  4. Thanks for sharing the great news. Time for a comparo between Toyota Super Grandia Elite and Hyundai Grand Starex Urban.

  5. I carefully compared it... Toyota is the winner... Main points: 2.8 lts Diesel, 6-speed transmission, 17" mags, Engine in front where it belongs... Statreog th art lighting, brakes and suspension... Whish list: Rear lift gate motorized, Infotainment and navigation outdated and to small, rear camera on the main screen.....


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