01
January
2008
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03:00
Europe/Amsterdam

Hiace 2007: fresh look, superior interior

  • More striking look for a strong and robust image
  • Superior interior quality
  • Drivers airbag now standard
The strong, reliable image of the Toyota Hiace is refreshed for the 2007 model year with a new look to the frontal styling and improved interior quality.

The 2007 Hiace has a more powerful bonnet line with new, more prominent front bumper and grille. A key visual feature is the prominent headlamps which have been enlarged and are multi-reflector type. The position lamp and the turn indicators are now housed under one, clear lens to give a more modern look. The prominence of the frontal styling is also enhanced by the increased front overhang, which has been extended by 80mm.

The interior design changes have focused on creating a superior quality feeling to improve the working environment. Notable are the new, four-spoke steering wheel which gives a more 'car-like' feel and the modern silver finish to the centre cluster. The seat fabrics are now more contemporary.

The 2007 Hiace is available with either an advanced optional audio/CD system (which can play MP3 files) or an optional DVD full map navigation.

A driver's airbag is now standard equipment in all markets and passive safety is also improved with the fitment of force-limiting driver and passenger seat-belts which work with the SRS airbag to reduce the stress on the upper torso during an accident.

Active safety is also an important consideration for light commercial vehicle operators and anti-lock brakes are now standard across the Toyota Hiace range for almost all markets in Europe.