The van…what to say about this workhorse? It can transport your family, deliver goods, or carry all of your gear to a vacation spot. It can be the one vehicle that does everything if it is properly configured. If we built a list of all of the vans that could be a proper fit for everyone, it would take years and no one would read the whole thing. Even if we restricted ourselves to the vans that are offered here on BE FORWARD, it would be a VERY long list and our readers would quickly lose interest.
We thought it best to create a short, targeted list. We decided to build a list of five vans that can be used by either a cargo or transportation company. We also decided to limit today’s list to Toyota offerings. Keep checking back for short lists that feature offerings from other companies.
Toyota Hi-Ace Van
The Toyota Hi-Ace is the great granddad of Japanese-built vans. It is also built on one of the most versatile platforms around. The Hi-Ace series of vehicles was first introduced in October of 1967. The earliest vehicles could be bought as a cab over pick-up truck, a delivery van, and a stretched commuter vehicle (similar to what is called an MPV today). Buyers could even get a camper van body. As you can see, the Hi-Ace series was built for versatility from the beginning.
The 2008 Toyota Hi-Ace DX pictured above is powered by a 2,980 cc diesel engine mated to an automatic gearbox. It offers seating for three to maximize cargo space. With that much cargo room, you can deliver a huge amount of payload without sacrificing fuel costs: as you would with a larger truck. That kind of savings on fuel could boost your profit margin quickly.
Toyota Probox Van
The Toyota Probox is a very versatile light commercial vehicle. On one hand, its small stature makes it a great option for delivering packages in tight urban settings. On the other hand, it seats up to five people, so it can be used as a taxi or shuttle vehicle.
The is powered by a 1,290 cc petrol engine that is paired to an automatic gearbox. It seats five and is equipped with the DX Comfort trim package. This could be the perfect van for a new taxi service or to shuttle clients from the airport to your business.
Toyota RegiusAce Van
Toyota introduced the RegiusAce van in 1999. It is a luxury upgrade of the Toyota Hi-Ace. It uses a cabover design to maximize interior space and easy access to the rear of the van from the front seating area.
The 2009 Toyota RegiusAce van pictured above is part of the H200 fifth generation of the Toyota Hi-Ace. It is the Long version of the van, so it has a wheelbase of 2,570 mm and is 5,380 mm in total length. It is powered by a 2,980 cc diesel engine that is mated to an automatic gearbox. It is also equipped with the DX GL trim package for added comfort.
Toyota Town Ace
The Toyota TownAce is a passenger van based on the Toyota LiteAce line of commercial vans. There are many things that can be said about the Toyota TownAce, but utilitarian and functional are the best descriptors that come to mind.
The 2011 Toyota TownAce van pictured above can add economically priced to its list of descriptors. It is powered by a durable 1,490 cc petrol engine. The fuel economy of this van is maximized by a manual gearbox. It may be the best fit for you.
The Toyota Succeed is the passenger van version of the Toyota Probox. These vans will provide reliable transportation for many years. They can be used as a durable taxi or a reliable transportation for clients.
The 2004 Toyota Succeed pictured above is powered by a 1,490 cc petrol engine that is mated to a tough, long-lasting automatic gearbox. It is equipped with the UL package and is one of the most economically priced vans currently being offered by BE FORWARD.
We understand that the Toyota vans listed here may not meet the needs of everyone currently searching for a new van. That is why we always carry a large inventory of vans from many different manufacturers. You can see our entire inventory of vans here. Our inventory is updated daily. If you do not see what you need, check back tomorrow or you can contact us by email and ask to be updated when new listings become available.