When it comes to commercial vans, Toyota is currently the leading choice on the market with the 2020 Toyota Hiace. The new model features a quiet and smooth drive with ample space, providing a more efficient mode of transport and overall driving experience.
The Hiace is available in multiple variants – a long wheelbase and a super-long wheelbase cargo carrier, and a two, five and 12-seater options for passengers. The Hiace ranges from 5.2-5.3m long and 1.9m wide, making it a great choice for use around town. Normal height restrictions shouldn’t bother the Hiace, as the standard model comes in at approximately 1.99m high although the longer wheelbase options are a little taller at around 2.28m.
The various configurations make the Hiace suitable for both commercial cargo transport and as a minibus for moving passengers. It’s this versatility that makes it a popular fleet choice for businesses of all sizes, and one of our most successful commercial rental vehicles.
Plenty of power
The van is powered by either a 3.5-Litre DOHC 24-valve V6 petrol engine that delivers 278bhp and 351Nm of torque, or the smaller 2.8-Litre diesel variation putting out between 154-174bhp and 420-450Mn of torque, depending on the model. This is more than enough to move a full load of either people or cargo around efficiently and smoothly, even over a considerable distance. Fuel consumption is 12.4l/100km, which is standard for a commercial vehicle of this size and load capacity.
Inside, there is more than enough room to carry just about anything in the cargo version. The LWB has a 3210mm wheelbase with a 1075kg payload. In the SLWB version there’s a huge 9300 litres of room inside. The internal rear wheel arches have been specifically designed to accommodate a standard pallet between them, positioning the pallet within easy reach of a regular forklift. The inclusion of sliding side doors makes it easily accessible, and for passengers there are steps to access the rear, making it comfortable to get into and out of the minibus configurations.
Rent, don’t buy…
Investing in a minibus isn’t usually included in most business’s fleet plans, but there are times when the ability to move either a number of people or a larger amount of cargo from one location to another is crucial. To accommodate the needs of businesses of all sizes, Hertz has included both cargo and minibus versions of the Toyota Hiace in its rental fleet, providing business users with the option to take out either short or long-term rental agreements depending on their needs.
The Hiace benefits from Toyota’s legendary build quality, so it’s reliable, dependable and adaptable with a quiet, comfortable interior and a reasonable level of fuel economy for cheaper running.
If you’re looking for short-term vehicle hire for moving cargo or people , you can book online through the Hertz UAE website today.
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