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Toyota New Hiace

The Hiace Commuter is a luxury people mover from Toyota and this model is already doing great numbers in various markets around the world, especially South East Asian countries. The Hiace comes powered by a 3.0-litre diesel motor and puts out 134 bhp of power. It is offered with both an automatic and manual gearbox. India might get the 5-speed manual gearbox initially and this one helps the engine to deliver around 8-9kmpl in city traffic and over 11-12kmpl on the highways. The engine is powerful enough to make the Hiace hit speeds in access of 150km/h easily and at the same time it can also haul a full load of passengers and luggage easily. The Hiace Commuter is available in various seating configurations which vary from 10 to 14 seats. The 10 seat configuration offers excellent room for everyone and will be a hit in the luxury tour operator segment in India. The Hiace also comes with impressive list of features which also includes airbags and ABS. Toyota will follow the CBU route initially which means the Hiace Commuter will cost anywhere between IC.Rs 25-35 lakh