Toyota launches Hiace van in Brazil. However, the model will not be sold in the state. Depending on the brand, the truck is available through a rental service. Share Kinto. Initially, this option will only be offered by Collection Motors, a dealership in downtown São Paulo. According to the company, prices start at R$75 per hour and R$499 per day.
According to information from Kinto, Hiace is currently only available in the Premium version. That is, with six seats reserved for Executive Transport. However, the company is also targeting families. Among the notable features, the two second-row seats have power adjustments and leg rests.
Hiace isn’t the first commercial vehicle offered by Kinto. The Hilux SRX pickup truck with double cab, all-wheel drive and automatic transmission was already available in Brazil. Prices are the same for the truck.
To access the service, you need to download an application to your cell phone. In addition to the car, the contract includes insurance and 24-hour technical assistance, including travel. There’s also Kinto One Personal, for new and used vehicle subscriptions. In addition to the Kinto fleet, focus on outsourcing fleets.
Toyota tests acceptance of Hiace
Although Toyota is not confirming, it is possible that the Hiace line will be sold in Brazil in the future. Thus, the rental service can serve as a tool for testing consumer interest. Even because the company Plans to produce the model in Argentina. In other words, it does not make sense to invest a lot to serve only the market of the neighboring country, which is much smaller than the Brazilian market.
Collaborating with this is the fact that Hiace shares many elements with the Hilux line, which is made in Argentina. This is the case for a 2.8 turbodiesel with 163 hp and 43 million kgf at 1,600 rpm. Plus a six-speed automatic transmission. At the moment, the model is imported from Japan.
The truck is 5.3 meters long, 1.99 meters wide, and has a wheelbase of 3.21 meters. The empty vehicle has a curb weight of 2705 kg and a gross gross vehicle weight (PBT) of 3,490 kg. Therefore, drivers with a category “B” license can be guided by it.
It is worth noting that the truck and truck sector is expanding in Brazil. Mainly because of the progress of e-commerce sales. As a result, there has been significant growth in the demand for delivery vehicles, especially in large urban centers.
Thus, the supply continues to grow. Among the options are larger models, such as the Fiat Ducato, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Renault Master lines. In addition to Ford Transit, which has just returned in a new generation. In addition, there are smaller models. This is the case of the Peugeot Boxer and Citroen Jumper, as well as the Fiat Scudo. All three are made on the same platform as the Stellantis Group, the owner of these brands p
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