Safety has always been put by Toyota over profit. The company focuses more on people than on the market, so the modernization of the Hiace model, as part of the installation of additional systems, is not considered something of vital importance. Most likely, this is a necessary measure, thanks to which the van will become more attractive in the eyes of consumers.
The main, but not the main addition to the presented model is the digital rear-view glass. This approach makes life much easier for the driver, because the rear-mounted camera will carefully capture any small details of the road and display them on the digital glass. Agree, this idea is functional enough for a clumsy van.
The display of the media system has also been supplemented with several cameras. Now, in the form of a panorama, the cameras will display the surrounding space on the display. This was done in order to provide additional comfort when reversing and simply driving in a cramped road.
And the last addition, which stands apart, as part of the modernization of the car, is the parking sensors. Its task is to promptly notify the driver of an approaching obstacle. In the event that the driver has difficulties or he confuses the pedals, the add-on will stop the car before the collision, preventing possible damage to the exterior.
The dashboard acquired a 4,2-inch color display. This point should be considered a pleasant bonus from the manufacturer, rather than a targeted addition.
Currently, the average price in the Japanese market is 2 192 000 yen. If the prices remain, and the sales of the van migrate to Russia, where the price in accordance with the exchange rate will be 1 rubles.