|Quote, originally posted by mick78 »|
|Well, the EUro Hi ACe is front engined, like 99% of all Mini busses sold in europe, whilst asia & many other countries get the under floor version. |
These flat nose ones were never popular in europe.
Toyota Australia used to sell this model HiAce in Australia, along side the "flat nosed" HiAce, which was badged in Australia, as the Toyota HiAce SBV - which mean's "Short Bonnet Vehicle"
When Toyota released the all new "flat nosed" Toyota HiAce in Australia, Toyota Australia also decided to axe the Toyota HiAce SBV from the lineup.
Now this was a surprising move by Toyota in Australia, because the LCV market in Australia, has now moved towards van's with the engines in the front and not under the front seat's, like the current "flat nosed" HiAce.
"Flat nosed" van's are fast disappearing from the Australian market - no more Ford Econovan, Mazda E Series Van, Kia Pregio, Mercedes-Benz MB100, etc, have all gone and now the market has moved towards your Ford Transit, VW Transporter, Mercedes-Benz Vito, Fiat Ducato, etc.