Toyota serves up the new Proace Van

Toyota has announced details of a new medium-size van, the Proace.

Toyota ProAceAvailable in two lengths and heights, giving load capacities of 5m3, 6m3 or 7m3, the ProAce can carry up to 1,200kg and tow up to two tonnes.

Two sliding side doors can be specified, and customers can choose between a top-hinged tailgate and dual side-hinged rear doors that open to 270 degrees.

Proace can also be specified as a panel van or crew cab, so meeting a wide range of business transport needs.

Toyota ProAceLike Toyota’s other commercial vehicles such as Hilux and Dyna, the van’s versatility and capability are matched by comfort and convenience for driver and passengers.

The driver’s seat is set high and there is a large windscreen which gives excellent visibility and an MPV-like environment on-board. Proace is highly specified for convenience, with electric windows, central remote door locking, an adjustable steering position. Details of optional equipment items will be available nearer to the on sale date.

The standard safety provisions include ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Vehicle Stability Control and daytime running lights.

Toyota ProAceProace will be available with a range of efficient, Euro 5-compliant diesel engines. The 89bhp 1.6-litre engine produces 180Nm of torque and is matched to a five-speed manual transmission. Two 2.0-litre diesel units are offered, with outputs of 126 and 161bhp and peak torque figures of 320 and 340Nm respectively. Both of these engines come with a six-speed manual transmission.

An 80-litre fuel tank capacity gives the 2.0-litre versions of Proace a theoretical driving range of more than 770 miles before refuelling.

The new Proace will go on sale in Spring 2013 with first deliveries to customers during the second quarter of the year. Details of equipment specifications, powertrains and performance data for UK versions will be announced later.

Toyota ProAce

You can find out more about Toyota commercial vehicles here. We’ll bring you more on the Proace as we get it.

Oultine Proace technical and equipment specifications (UK data to be announced)

Overal length (mm)

L1 – 4,805

L2 – 5,135

Overall height (mm)

H1 – 1,942

H2 – 2,276


L1 – 3,000

L2 – 3,122

Interior loadspace length (mm)

L1 – 2,254

L2 – 2,584

Interior loadspace height (mm)

H1 – 1,449

H2 – 1,750

Interior loadspace width – max. (mm)

All versions – 1,602

Interior loadspace width – between wheelarches (mm)

All versions – 1,245

Load capacity (m3)

L1H1 – 5.0

L2H1 – 6.0

L2H2 – 7.0

1.6 dieselMax. power (bhp/Kw @ rpm)

89/66 @ 4,000

Max. torque (Nm @ rpm)

180 @ 1,500

2.0 dieselMax. power (bhp/Kw @ rpm)

126/94 @ 3,500

Max. torque (Nm @ rpm)

320 @ 2,000

2.0 dieselMax. power (bhp/Kw @ rpm)

161/120 @ 3,750

Max. torque (Nm @ rpm)

340 @ 2,000

Towing capacity (kg)

Up to 2,000

Payload (kg)


Standard features

Daytime running lights

Vehicle Stability Control


Electronic Brakeforce Distribution

Fog lamps

Driver’s airbag

Adjustable steering wheel

Two-seat passenger bench

Electric windows

Remote central door locking

Speed-sensitive auto door locking

Full partition between cab and loadspace

Panelled right and left sliding doors

Panelled rear doors

Optional features

Air conditioning

Cruise control

Speed limiter

Passenger airbag

Side airbags

Rear parking sensors

Audio system with Bluetooth

Tyrepressure monitoring system

Rain-sensing wipers

Dusk-sensing headlights

Electric, heated door mirrors

Window in rear partition

Top-hinged tailgate – panelled

Alarm and deadlocking



    1. Good morning,
      The on sale date and pricing have as yet to be released for the new Toyota ProAce. We’ll be sure update you here on the Toyota Blog with all the latest new model information.
      Many thanks for your post.

  1. As an existing Hi Ace owner the Proace looks good but the option of automatic
    transmission is long overdue

  2. Having bought new Hiace vans for my business over the last 22 years, I am disappointed to see the new ‘Toyota’ van. Its just a Peugeot Expert with a different bonnet. Why would I buy a Proace when I can buy an Expert much cheaper? I wouldn’t buy a Peugeot anyway, so it looks like being a VW Transporter for me. Sorry. So sad.

  3. One small problem this is not a Toyota it is a rebadged Citroen Dispatch, Peugeot Expert, Fiat Scudo and these vans do not have best reputation for lasting very long. The Hiace was the last proper Toyota van, rather sad really as they are a cracking van.

  4. This will be the worst decision ever made by Toyota. The reliability and build quality found in the hiace was unmatched by others. Bring back the real hiace please and discontinue this joke.

    1. Hi Martin,
      Thank you for your post. Information on new Proace van will be announced early next week, so keep an eye on our blog for more information. Many thanks.

    1. Hi Margaret,
      The lever is on the right hand passenger side in the footwell. The lever will lift the bonnet slightly, then the release is under the bonnet and to the left. We hope this helps!

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