/Toyota HiAce Tuning

Toyota HiAce Tuning

HiAce1 at Toyota HiAce Tuning

The Toyota HiAce possesses great heritage, a vehicle spanning five decades and evolving through five generations. Not always an easy vehicle to categorise due to the many configurations it has seen since its creation in 1967, this sensible and compact MPV (Multi Purpose Vehicle) has grabbed the attention from custom builders and tuners, a rising trend set to completely transform the HiAce’s quirky character.

HiAce2 at Toyota HiAce Tuning

From a simple ECU chip and tweak, to a full-blown Manga (Japanese comic style) inspiration, the little HiAce has become a blank canvas to create something totally unique.

HiAce3 at Toyota HiAce Tuning

It seems slamming (lowering) a HiAce is popular too, adding to the finished look of added alloy wheels and rear spoiler. If you have windows, simply tint them, and if you don’t, either have custom spray graphics applied, or go for a full-wrap. Despite body kits being scarce, there are some pretty fearsome HiAce’s cruising the streets – if you join a local club or forum, you’ll be surprised at what can be done, especially with enthusiasts producing their own from fibreglass.

HiAce4 at Toyota HiAce Tuning

If you’re not entirely satisfied with just the exterior being modified, then go the whole hog and apply the final ‘Pimp My Ride’ finishing touches. Rip the seats out and replace with reclining full leather armchairs for the ultimate ride. Install the latest technology to watch TV or listen to surround sound audio. The interior rooftop can be customised to give the impression you are sitting in the fuselage of a private jet, not the inside of a modest MPV.

HiAce5 at Toyota HiAce Tuning

So whilst the VW Camper Van has always been loved, faithfully restored to maintain its integrity whilst also given the modern touches, it seems the HiAce has taken it a step further into the future, its fans not happy until it has been transformed into something completely different, a million miles away from 1967 and its tin can predecessors.

(Journalist) – James is a published fiction and article writer from London (UK) with a serious penchant for Ferrari F1, anything with an engine, and English Pointers.