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New Toyota Hiace van to be released mid year

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Created by WindmanV 1 month ago, 28 Mar 2019
Shifu
QLD, 1146 posts
29 Mar 2019 7:57AM
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Hopefully the price of 2nd hand Hiaces will go down as a result.

clarkee
WA, 180 posts
29 Mar 2019 8:24AM
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I like the new safety features , after having recently been in a accident in a hiace if i had knee airbags i reckon i would have far less injuries , plus its good to see a semi bonnet design .

Mark _australia
WA, 19092 posts
29 Mar 2019 5:13PM
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Side-on looks like so many euro vans its not funny.
Must be a new bloke at Toyota called Van Der Designer, La Designeur, or Designfeakekenshiegen?

The 3.5 petrol sounds nice.

Back to pessimistic again- price? I was horrified at how much some vans cost, when they are the same as the hatchback but with an extra few square meters of box welded on the back... so we shall see...

FormulaNova
NSW, 8619 posts
29 Mar 2019 8:26PM
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clarkee said..




I like the new safety features , after having recently been in a accident in a hiace if i had knee airbags i reckon i would have far less injuries , plus its good to see a semi bonnet design .


Yes, thank god you were driving something with a bit of protection, but it looked like the bullbar did a lot of that.

I had a Mazda E2000 years ago and it worried me a lot that the only thing between your feet and anything in front of the car was a thin layer of sheet metal. Lucky they are also slow, but that doesn't help in scenarios like yours.

The cab over design seems like a good way to reduce the length of the vehicle, but I think a SBV is a better safety option.

Shifu
QLD, 1146 posts
29 Mar 2019 7:38PM
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Been driving my old hiace for five years now and am starting to feel vulnerable. Might be time to change to a safer design. Can't afford a new one though.

waricle
QLD, 653 posts
29 Mar 2019 7:42PM
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Is the new one still RWD?

clarkee
WA, 180 posts
29 Mar 2019 6:01PM
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^^^ yep

lotofwind
NSW, 5040 posts
29 Mar 2019 9:13PM
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I don't think spending thousands a NEW van that will just be full of sand, salt, and empty stubbies is money well spent.
Can get a cheap as 5 year old vans/wagons for a quarter of the price that you can throw all your wet stuff in and not have to worry about it.
But I guess we need some suckers to buy them brand new before we can buy them second hand, lol

Tardy
2940 posts
29 Mar 2019 6:36PM
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A trailer is way better ...

patsken
WA, 670 posts
29 Mar 2019 8:44PM
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Tardy said..
A trailer is way better ...


As long as you're happy to take up a couple of parking spaces



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