This types of light commercial vehicle market will exist, and continue to grow, mainly used by travel agents to drive from one place to another, such as from the airport to the hotel, even for tourism.
Marketing Director of PT Toyota Astra Motor (TAM) Joko Trisanyoto explained that today travel agent mainly using minibus modified from light trucks, so it is not comfortable.
Hiace was once marketed by TAM in Indonesia during 1980's, will go on sale again. In Japan, Hiace production continues, it,s just stopped marketed in Indonesia since the 1980's.
New Hiace, will be imported from Japan, the scheme utilizing the Indonesia-Japan Economic Partnership (IJEPA) so it gets a lower import duty facility for vehicles with engine capacity above 2,000 cc. Toyota Hiace is a light commercial vehicles with engine capacity of 2,500 cc. vehicles were first produced and launched in Japan in 1967 and now entering its fifth generation.