First Generation (1967-1975)
The base of the first generation TOYOTA HIACE WAGON was the delivery van, with such features as the radio, heaters, window washers, and heat-absorbing front widows added on. The interior was upgraded as well. Because it was not a commercial vehicle, but a passenger vehicle, it was registered as a 5 number body vehicle. For the interior, the backseats could be folded forward to make for more trunk space, thereby allowing for varied seat arrangements that could maximize storage capabilities. Moreover, for children to easily get on and off the vehicle, steps were installed, demonstrating efforts to improve usability as a wagon. The body size measured in length, width, and height at 4,310mm, 1,690mm, and 1,880mm respectively. Riding capacity was 9 people in 3 rows of seats.
The 1,490cc inline four-cylinder OHV 2R gasoline engine with 70 horsepower was carried.
In February 1971, the engine was changed to the 12R 1,600cc with 83 horsepower, marking further improvements in running performance.
Second Generation (1977-1985)
In 1977, the HIACE underwent its first full model change and transitioned to the 20 Series. A distinctive characteristic of the new exterior featured round double headlights instead of the quad headlights of the previous generation model. For the riding capacity, in addition to the 9-person that had been available up until this point, the 10-person was also added to the lineup.
In terms of the interior, more elements of a passenger vehicle design were incorporated, improving riding comfort.
The 18R-U 1,968cc engine with 100 horsepower was carried.
In March 1973, the engine was changed to the 21R-U 1,972cc with 105 horsepower, thereby marking enhancements in power output as well as adherence to 1978 gas emission regulations.
In January 1981, minor changes were implemented to the interior and exterior. The front and rear bumpers were enlarged to make for a fiercer and more powerful impression, and the shape of the front headlights was changed to double rectangular headlamps for a stronger look. Moreover, an electric sunroof was also introduced as a new option setting.
Third Generation H50 Series (1982-1989)
The third generation HIACE that was released in December 1982 saw significant changes in its design, including the use of quad rectangular headlights and large-sized front and rear combination lamps, which boosted an air of luxury and high quality. In addition to the electric sun roof, the electric sun and moon roofs were equipped on the middle-roof vehicles for an expanded interior space. Further improvements were made on the seats; full reclining seats were made possible for all seats, allowing the creation of a completely flat space by reclining all seats from the first to the last row.
Improvements were made on the seats themselves; the width of the seats were increased, and the sliding capacity was expanded as well, thus allowing drivers to discover their most optimal driving position.
As for riding capacity, the options included the 8-person middle-roof, the 9-person middle-roof, and the 10-person standard roof. These could be combined with settings that varied according to the equipment included-the Super Custom, Custom, and Standard. In total, there were 21 vehicle variations made available.
The engine lineup consisted of the 2,188cc four-cylinder diesel engine with 72 horsepower and the 1,998cc four-cylinder gasoline engine with 105 horsepower.
These engines were combined with either the 4-speed automatic or 5-speed manual transmission.
In January 1984, the diesel engine was changed to the 2,446cc with 83 horsepower, marking further improvements in running performance.
In August 1985, the Super Custom Limited was added to the lineup as the highest class grade.
In 1987, minor changes were made, leading to design changes mostly around the front grille area. Moreover, the 4WD was added to the lineup as well.
Fourth Generation H100 Series (1989-2004)
In August 1989, the HIACE WAGON underwent another model change. The fourth generation model saw the use of digital meters in the interior and velour seat covers; for the exterior, significant changes were made to the design, which now included greater incorporation of curves, further heightening an air of luxury. From a mechanical aspect as well, the 4WD was combined with diesel engine vehicles, and for gasoline engine vehicles, the 3 number wide body was set up. Moreover, a triple moon roof and electric sliding doors were installed for the first time, improving riding comfort.
The body size was enlarged, measuring in length, width, and height at 4,615mm, 1,690mm, and 1,935mm respectively; as such, the interior space was also enlarged, measuring in length, width, and height at 3,155mm, 1,525mm, and 1,330mm respectively.
In terms of the engine, the newly developed 1,998cc gasoline engine with 100 horsepower was added to the lineup. Other engine options were the 2,438cc gasoline engine with 120 horsepower and the 2,779cc diesel engine with 91 horsepower.
These were combined with a 4-speed automatic or 5-speed manual transmission. For the drive system, the FR and 4WD were made available.
In May 1992, with the aim to enrich safety features, for certain grades, the high mount stop lamp was installed. Additionally, all vehicles were installed with 3-point seat belts, side door beams, and seat belt alarms as standard equipment.
In August 1993, minor changes were implemented, primarily on the exterior and the instrument panel for the interior. For the diesel engine, the 2,982cc engine with 130 horsepower was newly carried, further improving running performance. As for the suspension system, the electric suspension system, TEMS, was made available, enhancing both running performance and driving comfort.
In August 1995, improvements were made on the engines to adhere to the newest gas emission regulations. At this time, the 1998cc gasoline engine with 100 horsepower was removed from the lineup. Moreover, for certain grades, back door easy closer and overhead dual air conditioning were installed, further enriching equipment options.
The minor changes made in August 1996 led to all vehicles being installed with ABS and front seat dual airbags as standard equipment, demonstrating efforts to further improve safety. Moreover, for the exterior as well, the design was altered, with changes focusing primarily on the front grille and headlights. In terms of the interior, changes were made to increase an air of luxury, such as standardizing the use of UV cut glass and wooden panels.
In July 1999, the front over hang was lengthened by 50mm, changing the design to one that was more relaxed and unconstrained. At the same time, for the interior, self-luminous meters were used, further heightening a high-quality air.
In August 2002, the engine lineup was cut down to the diesel engine only.
Fifth Generation H200 Series (2005-)
The fifth generation model that was introduced in 2004 saw further improvements in practicality, especially due to the fact that the function and role of a wagon was explored with the Toyota Alphard series. The body size was enlarged, measuring in length, width, and height at 4,840mm, 1,880mm, and 2,105mm, and riding capacity was set to accommodate 10 people comfortably.
As a result, changes were made to the engine lineup to further respond to various uses and needs. In terms of the car body as well, the measurements were expanded to a length, width, and height of 4,840mm, 1,880mm, 2,105mm respectively. For the interior space, the length was expanded to 4,250mm, and with the continued use of the high-roof edition that secured an interior height of 1,565mm, riding comfort was greatly improved.
For the Wagon's use as a children's school bus, improvements were made so that seats could be secured for 4 adults and 18 children, thus responding to varied needs.
The 2,693cc four-cylinder gasoline engine with 151 horsepower was made available.
This was combined with the 4-speed automatic transmission.
For drive system options, the FR for the mid-roof and 4WD for the high-roof were carried over.
In November 2005, all vehicles were installed with high mount stop lamps as standard equipment, further improving safety.
In August 2007, the GL was added as a new grade.
In July 2010, minor changes were implemented, leading to design changes in the front area, such as to the front bumper and headlights. Moreover, discharge headlights were made available as an option for the GL as well, marking greater enrichment of equipment options.
In May 2012, further improvements were made on the equipment options; for example, the illuminated entry system was newly installed, which allowed for the front room lamp to remain on for a short period of time, even after all doors are closed. Moreover, as an anti-theft measure, the engine immobilizer system was installed on all vehicles as standard equipment.
In December 2013, minor changes were implemented, leading to LED headlights as optional settings, design changes in the front area of the exterior, and design changes for the combination lamps in the rear; thus, the overall outer appearance evolved to one that was more powerful and stylish. Moreover, in terms of the interior, a multi-information display that shows data, such as average fuel consumption and outside temperature, was installed on all vehicles as standard equipment.
In January 2015, further improvements were made to the engine. Because the DUAL VVT-i was newly utilized, fuel efficiency was greatly improved, allowing adherence to the “2015 Fuel Consumption Standards +10%” and receiving certification as “2005 Gas Emission Standards 50% Reduction in Emission Levels.” Moreover, the transmission options were made more varied; the 4-speed automatic was changed to the 6-speed automatic (with sequential shiftmatic).
|MODEL||Displacement||Drive System||Fuel||Line-Up Year|
|1967-1975||RH10G||1,500||Gasoline||FR||1967 - 1975|
|1977-1985||RH22G||2,000||Gasoline||FR||1977 - 1985|
|1982-1989||YH51G-MES||1,998||Diesel||-||1982 - 1989|
|E-RZH100G||1,998||Gasoline||FR||1992 - 1994|
|Y-KZH100G||2,982||Diesel||FR||1993 - 1995|
|KD-KZH106W||2,982||Diesel||4WD||1995 - 1998|
|E-RZH101G||2,438||Gasoline||FR||1992 - 1998|
|KD-KZH120G||2,982||Diesel||4WD||1995 - 1998|
|KH-KZH110G||2,982||Diesel||FR||1999 - 2004|
|2004-||CBA-TRH214W||2,693||Gasoline||FR||2004 - 2014|
|CBA-TRH229W||2,693||Gasoline||4WD||2005 - 2014|
|CBA-TRH219W||2,693||Gasoline||4WD||2004 - 2014|