The latest models in the Philippines (particularly the Toyota HiAce 2016 and Toyota HiAce 2017) are equipped with the 2KD-FTV engine—a 2.5 liter diesel D-4D DOHC engine which supplies 102 horsepower and 260 Nm of torque. This engine can accelerate from 0-100 kilometer per hour (kph) in 18 seconds. A 3.0 liter version of the same engine is now available for the 2017 Toyota HiAce, specifically the 3.0 liter 1KD-FTV turbo-diesel engine that produces 170 horsepower and around 343 Nm of torque.
The Toyota HiAce suspension employs a double wishbone system at the front and a rigid leaf spring system at the back. These elements lend the HiAce a skittish ride without load, and the cabin tends to bob about more than it should. However, refinement is not the reason the HiAce sells in vast numbers, but because it is a largely trouble-free workhorse that can endure decades of use.