For those who need more than 7 seats, Toyota offers the Hiace. Available in narrow Commuter bodies or the wider Grandia, the Hiace offers up to 15 seats in Commuter form with 4 rows of seats. The Grandia bodies benefit from more hip room thanks to its wider stance. The Commuter, which is a standalone model, starts at PHP 1,309,000. The Grandia comes in two variants, the GL and Super Grandia. The GL Grandia starts at PHP1,660,000 for the manual variant while the Super Grandia tops out at Php 2,105,000. There’s also a more luxurious version of the people carrier in the guise of the LXV. This, on the other hand, starts at PHP 2,405,000.
Need a more luxurious and spacious HiAce? We review the HiAce Super Grandia LXV which comes with a bubble roof and seating for 10 as standard
For 2016, the HiAce receives a heart transplant as Toyota does away with the old 2.5-liter mill with the more powerful 3.0-liter 1KD-FTV turbo-diesel. We take it out for a spin and see how it performed.