Toyota Europe has updated its unique Hiace·'bonnet van' (a two-box design rather than the one-box style sold in Japan and Asia) with revised 2.5-litre D-4D common rail diesel engine with 94 and 115bhp outputs, better fuel efficiency and cleaner emissions, restyled nose, improved cabin quality, new audio options, a new optional passenger front airbag, and optional factory-fit sat-nav.

The core three-seat panel van is available in both short and long wheelbase versions, with respective gross vehicle weights of 2.8 and 3.0 tonnes. It can be specified with either a rear lift door, or swing-out doors that open to 180 degrees.

The short wheelbase model is designed to offer enough space to carry two Euro pallets, having a load length of 2,335mm. On long wheelbase versions, this measurement increases to 2,780mm.

The new model is on sale this month.

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