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Friday, July 15, 2022

The Toyota Lite Ace Returns To Empower Businesses (w/ Specs)


Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has reintroduced one of its most iconic nameplates, the Toyota Lite Ace, as a Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) stepping in as the reliable business partner for Filipino business owners and entrepreneurs.

“With the introduction of the All-New Lite Ace, we are responding to the long-time request of our customers for Toyota to introduce a light commercial vehicle,” TMP President Atsuhiro Okamoto told spectators at the unveiling event. “We are confident that the All-New Lite Ace is a game-changer, not just in uplifting the auto industry, but more importantly in improving the way homegrown businesses move people and goods.”

TMP is taking pride on the reach of its 72-strong dealership network nationwide to bring the all-new  Lite Ace to more businesses in various industries across the country, especially in regions where efficient transportation is critical to the timely delivery of goods and services.


TMP’s entry into this new category is also boosted by Toyota products’ signature QDR (Quality, Durability, and Reliability) that suits the demands of MSMEs needing the most returns out of their every investment. This also translates to minimal downtimes for the vehicle, ensuring business continuity and avoiding time and financial losses or extra expenditures for repairs. With this, Toyota is  assuring that the all-new Lite Ace is an easy-to-acquire vehicle, giving MSMEs ease when purchasing.

Through Toyota Financial Services Philippines (TFSPH), TMP is offering the Lite Ace under unique financing packages that allow customers to acquire units under a weekly payment scheme with rates that go as low as P 2,903.50 per week (Pickup). This makes investing in a Toyota commercial vehicle easier and more accessible for those who are looking to start or expand their own local businesses.

The Lite Ace currently comes in two variants: the Pickup with an open bed for fast and flexible loading, and the Panel Van with sliding enclosure for a more secure cargo transport. Both the Pickup and Panel Van have heavy-duty and wide capacity, perfect for any heavy-load transportation needs.


The Panel Van is ideal for businesses like e-commerce parcel transportation and the Dropside Pickup can be utilized for agricultural and industrial needs. TMP will continue to grow the lineup as the Aluminum Van ideal for dry goods transport and the Utility Van fit for transporting manpower are expected to be introduced by September 2022.

The all-new Lite Ace is powered by a 1.5-liter gasoline engine and 5-speed manual transmission. It also comes with practical convenience features like electric power steering and air-conditioning system. Aside from being a reliable partner in efficiency, it also gives importance to the safety of its users through SRS Airbags, Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) for the Panel Van.

The Pickup Lite Ace retails at P 570,000 while the Panel Van Lite Ace has a retail price of P 655,000 and both come in White color. Upon its launch, the Toyota Lite Ace will be offered with Free Periodic Maintenance for 1 year or 20,000 kilometers (whichever comes first).

2022 Toyota Lite Ace Specifications

2022 Toyota Lite Ace Dimensions
  • Overall Length: 4,195 mm (pickup), 4,045 mm (panel van)
  • Overall Width: 1,675 mm (pickup), 1,665 mm (panel van)
  • Overall Height: 1,920 mm (pickup), 1,930 mm (panel van)
2022 Toyota Lite Ace Engine & Transmission
  • Model: 2NR-FE
  • Type: 4-Cylinder, 16V, DOHC, Dual VVTi
  • Displacement: 1,496 cc
  • Maximum Output: 98 PS @ 6,000 rpm
  • Maximum Torque: 134 Nm @ 4,400 rpm
  • Fuel Type: Gasoline
  • Transmission: 5-speed MT
2022 Toyota Lite Ace Chassis
  • Front Suspension: MacPherson Strut
  • Rear Suspension: Leaf Spring (pickup), 5-Link Coil Spring (panel van)
  • Front Brakes: Vented Disc
  • Rear Brakes: Drum
  • Tires/Wheels: 175R14 Steel (pickup), 165R14 (panel van)
  • Spare Tire: Ground Tire (Steel)
2022 Toyota Lite Ace Exterior Features
  • Halogen Headlights
  • Intermittent Front Windshield Wipers
  • Halogen Rear Combination Lamp
  • Mudguard (Front & Rear for pickup, front only for panel van)
  • Antenna: Pillar-Type
2022 Toyota Lite Ace Interior Features
  • Seat Material: PVC
  • Seat Type / Adjustment: 2-Way Manual Adjust w/ Fold (pickup); 4-Way Manual Adjust for Driver, 2-Way Manual Adjust for Front Passenger (panel van)
  • Steering Type: Electronic Power Steering
  • Steering Wheel Material: Urethane
  • Cup/Bottle Holder: 2
  • Rotary-Type Ignition
  • Power Features: Front Door + Rear Door + Back Door (panel van)
  • Aircon: Manual, Dial-Type
  • Audio System: 2-DIN w/ Stereo/USB/Bluetooth/Aux/CD
  • Speakers: 2
2022 Toyota Lite Ace Safety Features
  • Dual SRS Airbags
  • Anti-lock Braking System
  • Vehicle Stability Control (panel van)
  • Driver + Passenger Seat Belts

11 comments:

  1. Any news where PH Lite Ace are imported from? Seems to be much better specced than Indonesian versions of the Daihatsu Gran Max

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  2. As funny as it sounds, having dual airbags, ABS, and stability control is a game changer in this class. Good to see Toyota PH not totally discard these safety features when majority of commercial vehicles from other brands in the Philippines completely forgo these basic safety features

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    1. Are you referring to Hyundai commercial vehicles (which is still under HARI—which also handles Changan)

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    2. Include the pricy 899k mirage g4 which has no hillstart assist n stability/traction control

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    3. Probably everything lol. L300, Carry, Traviz, Foton Harabas, the BAIC, etc etc. All are lacking in safety compared to the "new" lite ace ("new" because this was introduced way back in 2008 for other markets)

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  3. I just wonder why aren't there many commercial vehicles with front hood? Mostly are engines stacked at the bottom of the seats.

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    1. Probably cost cutting. A lot less material is needed when the engine is underneath the driver because of the smaller dimensions, and despite the smaller dimensions, area capacity of the tray or van at the back is the size most small businesses want. Compared to Toyota's next LCV in their lineup, the Hilux FX with the engine at the front hood, the new Lite Ace, with the engine underneath driver, has a larger area at the back while costing much lower with compact overall dimensions

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  4. Guys what are the difference between the Toyota LiteAce and Daihatsu Gran Max, please let me know.

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  5. What is the fuel consumption?

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