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Toyota HIACE is traditional minivan which has been used in many countries such as Japan, Asia, Oceania, Africa and Latin America. High reliability, wide cabin space and excellent utility have been evaluated. The body size of HIACE wagon was expanded, and wide body of overall width 1,880mm (10 passengers) only was available. The slide door in the passenger seat side was applied. The grade GL was set for overall length 4,840mm. 3 type models such as Grand Cabin with Super Long Body with length 5,380mm were lined up.Regarding the power train, only 2.7L in-line 4 DOHC VVT-i petrol engine and shift gate type 4AT on the instrument panel was available. The opening part of slide door in the passenger seat side was wide, and the position of step was designed low to realize good getting-on/off properties. The slide door can be opened and closed by wireless remote control key as well as control switch in the cabin. Besides, power slide door, which can be opened and closed fully only by pulling the door handle was set. Also, slide door easy closer to close the half-closed slide door surely was equipped. Upper grade model GL has the colored bumper and plated parts. Also, optitranmeter, power window and accessory outlet (AC100V) were included.
As for the drive train, 2WD and full-time 4WD with center differential and viscous coupling were available in each grade. In HIACE 200 lineup, HIACE van with 5-number body, slide doors in both sides, 2L petrol/3L direct injection diesel turbo, and 15-passenger HIACE commuter as well as the wagon can be selected.
In the lineup of HIACE, there were models such as 'Super GL with long van (2WD/4WD), standard roof/floor', 'DX with long van (2WD/4WD), standard roof/floor', ' DX with long van (2WD), standard roof/just low', 'DX with long van (2WD), high roof and standard floor', 'DX with long van (2WD), high roof/just low', 'DX with super long van(2WD/4WD), high roof/standard floor).Regarding the engine, 2.5L in-line 4 direct injection diesel turbo with intercooler, 2.7L in-line 4 DOHC VVT-i petrol engine and 2L in-line 4 DOHC VVT-i petrol engine were available. 4AT and 5MT were combined with them.
Full model change was implemented (wagon model Super Custom was unified to ALPHARD), and 5th generation model was launched. Regarding body variation, the long wide body/middle roof, super long wide body/high roof (grand cabin) for wagon were available. As for the van the long standard body/roof, long standard body/high roof, super long wide body/high roof, and super long wide body/high roof were in the lineup.Only wide body was available for Super Long, whose overall length exceeds the range of 4/5-number, and comfortability was improved much. In the current model, the position of shift lever was relocated from floor to instrument panel and the passenger could walk through the cabin. As for transmission, 4AT and 5MT only for Van Long DX were available. On the other hand, stick-type parking brake was resumed first time in 15 years because of walk-through and getting-on/off properties. HIACE had the steel wheel with wheel cap and it gave the passenger car-like impression. On the other hand, Aero Tourer version, which was dressed up with Toyota Modellista International was also available now. The base car Wagon DX was equipped with colored bumper, aero part, optional power window and wireless door lock and so forth, and the impression of high grade appearance was enhanced.
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Partial modification was implemented, and manual leveling system of headlamp and high mount stop lamp were applied. The bumper of Super GL was changed from colored bumper to plastic bumper.
Production of New HIMEDIC and ambulance without anti-vibration bed was started. It was based on export model of HIACE 200 with wide and super long high roof. It has slide doors in both sides (HIACE 200 did not have a slide door in right side) and cabin height was increased. 2.7L in-line 4 2TR-FE engine was mounted.
Minor change was implemented and the shape of front grill for all models was modified. The seat skin of Super GL, Grand Cabin, Wagon GL and commuter GL was changed. The wide body version was added to Super GL and the grade GL package was added to DX. Also, the new grade Wagon GL was introduced between Wagon DX and Grand Cabin. (This model has the interior equipment equivalent to Grand Cabin with same size of interior as Wagon GL). Special paint color black mica, same color as the van Super GL, was available for Wagon GL. The arm rest and rear quarter console were equipped to rear 2 row seats. Same as Commuter model, tip-up type 4-passenger seat was added for personal use.
Second minor change was implemented, and shape of front grill for all models was changed. Grill of initial model and the first minor change model could be converted, but the grill of this model could not be converted.Discharged head lamp was available for Super GL, Commuter GL and Wagon GL as the option, and automatic air conditioner was included. All DX models had the power window (it could be opened with one-touch after switching off the ignition key and anti-clip function). Regarding the interior, dark grey was applied to door trim and sheet skin. The design of Optitranmeter of Super GL, Wagon GL and Grand Cabin was changed. The body color 'white pearl crystal shine' was applied to some models of wagon and van, and 'gold metallic' was applied to Grand Cabin.
artial modification was implemented and illumined entry system, by which the front room lamp turns on in the fixed time even after closing the door. As HIACEs are often stolen, engine immobilizer anti-theft system was equipped to all models. On the other hand, exhaust gas purification system, by which the catalyst can be purified manually, was included. Also, discharged head lamp was applied to all grades, and parking assist system, which shows the image of rear view taken by camera to the display in the inner mirror, was applied to all models.
The 3rd minor change for HIACE200 was implemented, and the design of front fascia including head lamp was changed. The design of rear combination lamp for Super GL, Wagon GL and Grand Cabin van was changed. Rear window was replaced to slide type with little unevenness. Also, design of center cluster penal was modified. Multi information display to indicate the average of mileage and ambient temperate was applied to all models.For DX GL package, Super GL, Wagon GL and Grand Cabin van, the aerodynamic device 'aero stabilizing fin', which generates small swirl to the air flow, hold the car the right and left side of body to realize the excellent stability, was applied. On the other hand, Super GL2WD model, which is popular as the base car for customization, had the modification of suspension and comfortability was improved. Also, the device 'back door easy closer' was applied to Super GL, Wagon GL and Grand Cabin van.
Partial modification was implemented, and variable valve timing system Dual VVT-i was applied to petrol engine and fuel economy was improved. AT transmission was converted from 4-speed to 6-speed to realize the smooth driving and manual-like shift change. Rear seat belts (3-point type for left and right, 2-point for center) were included.