Tuesday 30th October 2012
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If you have ever owned a Toyota HiAce van and had to buy any replacement parts then we would love to hear about your experience of this vehicle and how the replacement parts performed. Leave your comments in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Toyota HiAce Van Overview

The Toyota HiAce Van is classed as a light commercial van and is produced by the Japanese automobile manufacturers Toyota. These vans have been in production since 1967 and have changed and advanced as technologies have improved. They have been available across 5 generations and are popular across the different worldwide markets. These vans are cheap to buy and are very reliable. They are not as refined or well equipped as some of the leading rivals in this class. Let us know if this sounds like your experience of this vehicle.

Toyota HiAce History

The first generation (1967-77) was available as a delivery van as well as pick up and minibus. You won’t see many of these on the road these days. The second generation (1977-82) offered a 2.2L diesel version for the first time and was also available as a SLWB Super Long Wheel Base van. In some markets this continued to be produced alongside the third generation model.

The third generation (1982-89) changed how this vehicle looked and had three different wheel base versions: 50 series SWB, 60 series LWB and 70 series SLWB. The fourth generation (1989-2004) had both high roof versions and like the previous version, different wheel bases on offer. This version introduced a lot of different engines to the range.

The fifth generation (2004-present) is the current version on the market and has moved the gearstick to the dashboard to create more room in the cabin. There are now wide LWB and SLWB versions.


LWB (Long Wheel Base)
SLWB (Super Long Wheel Base)

Fuel Economy

There have been a number of different engines available for the Toyota HiAce van over the years, but the current engine range is as follows: 2.0, 2.7 and 3.0L petrol and 2.5 and 3.0L diesel. The diesel engines are the more economical, and you should always consider the age, fuel type and engine size of the vehicle when thinking fuel economy. Which engine do you have and how does it perform economically?


The Toyota HiAce Van is available in 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic. Which gearbox do you have and how do you rate its performance? Have a look at our Toyota gearbox section where you can look for the gearbox parts you need for your HiAce van.


We have Toyota HiAce van parts available at great prices. Our comprehensive network of UK Breakers has these parts available, as well as for all makes and model of vehicle. Have a look at our HiAce Van parts page or you can enter your vehicle details in our part finder to locate the exact parts you need for your vehicle.