Front seat passengers now get a bucket seat, separated from the driver by a centre console, while the driver gets a new four-spoke steering wheel with cruise control and audio switches.
The driver also gets an LCD multi-information display screen, showing the odometer reading, outside temperature and time, while the instrument cluster also features the selector position on automatic models and an ‘Eco’ driving light.
Safety improvements include a seatbelt warning buzzer for the driver and front passenger, along with a seatbelt warning lamp for the front passenger.
The reversing camera is retained, with all HiAce models featuring a 3.3-inch image displayed in the electro-chromatic rear-view mirror since May 2012.
Front styling has been updated with a new bumper, grille, headlights and daytime running lights, while a new 'scarlet' exterior colour has been added to the long-wheelbase range.
Long-wheelbase (LWB), Super Long-wheelbase (SLWB, with high-roof and wide body) and Commuter Bus body styles are still available, and the engine and transmission options are unchanged.
Buyers get a choice of four-cylinder engines in either 2.7 litre petrol guise or the more popular 3.0 litre turbo-diesel, matched to either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission.
The 2014 Toyota HiAce is on sale now, with pricing for LWB and SLWB models unchanged, while the Commuter Bus sees a price-rise of $500.
Pricing (excludes on-road costs)
- LWB van - $32,990
- SLWB van - $40,990
- Commuter bus - $53,490
- Automatic transmission: $2,500
- Diesel engine: $4,000
- Premium paint: $550
- Auto door (bus): $900