Toyota LiteAce for Sale in Sri Lanka
Toyota LiteAce Review
Toyota LiteAce is a multi-purpose van, designed and manufactured by the Toyota Motor Corporation. Initially mid-engine and later designs shifted engine to the front to comply with safety regulations. This model is a massive success in Sri Lanka since third generation onwards, where it started dominating the segment of midsize transportation vehicles. First and second generations of LiteAce was less popular compared to its third and subsequent models. Economical, simple, yet highly durable 1 C and 2 C engines made this vehicle more popular. Its strong body could withstand against rust compared to its counterparts such as the Isuzu Fargo.
The truck version of LiteAce too is widely available in Sri Lanka whereas the full-bodied version is very popular as a family vehicle, dual-purpose vehicle, as well as a cargo carrier. The 4WD and luxury wagon version, the FXV, comes with a Skyline roof, individual rotating seats, dual air conditioner, heaters, and refrigerator and even powered curtains. The fourth generation LiteAce joined another series of Toyota fleet of vans, TownAce. From there onwards, both LiteAce and TownAce shared the same platform, body and interior with minor differences.
Top 10 Reasons to Consider When Buying a Toyota LiteAce
1. Toyota LiteAce History
Simple yet extremely rigid design made LiteAce popular as it was proven in Sri Lankan roads and the country’s highly humid environment. Early generations did not appeal to the market, which was addressed in third and subsequent models. Standard version can carry five commuters including the driver whereas the passenger version can accommodate up to six occupants. However, vehicles fitted with locally manufactured seats can accommodate more passengers using its luggage space. The front section can accommodate only one passenger apart from the driver due to its compact design. This gives a car like environment for front occupants with a floor-mounted gear lever for the driver and features a compact dashboard with all essentials. Design allows a perfect view of all four corners of the vehicle for the driver and makes it easy to drive, adding another reason to the list of preferences in the eye of the buyer.
Most vehicles sold in Sri Lanka were outfitted with front air conditioning and a power-assisted steering wheel. Later versions are better equipped with additional features such as central locking, front power shutters, etc. However, the luxury versions had all possible features such as power-assisted sliding doors, power curtains and even a dual air conditioner.
2. Toyota LiteAce Specifications and Performance
The Toyota LiteAce is a practical, dual-purpose vehicle, with a well-proven record in Sri Lanka. The diesel engine variant, especially, holds a good market reputation with durable, simple and economical C series diesel engines (1C/2C/3C etc) to power itself on the countries challenging roads.
Toyota LiteAce Engine Specs:
- Type: 3SZ-VE DOHC
- Size: 1.5 L/ 2.0 L
- Cylinders: 4-Cylinder
- Compression Ratio: 9.5
- Maximum Output: 71 kW @ 6000 rpm
- Maximum Torque: 134 Nm @ 4400 rpm
- Transmission: 5-speed manual/ 4-speed automatic
- Top Speed: 150 km/h
- Acceleration: 24 seconds, estimate (0-100 km/h)
- Steering Specs: Rack & Pinion Type With Power Assist
- Drive Type: Rear Wheel Drive/ 4WD
- Suspension (Front / Rear): Strut/ Trailing Link Type
- Brakes (Front / Rear): Ventilated Disc/ Drum
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 4,435 mm x 1,695 mm x 1,935 mm
- Curb Weight: 1,440 kg
- Seating Capacity: 2/ 5-seats
3. Toyota LiteAce Fuel Consumption
One key reason for LiteAce to become popular in Sri Lanka was its C series diesel engine. Petrol version was the only variant available during its first generation, but due to subsidized prices of diesel, popularity took a shift towards diesel versions of later generations. Although there were many petrol versions available from the manufacturer, in Sri Lanka, 5K and 7K engines were more popular. In terms of diesel 1C, 2C, 2C-T (turbocharged) and 3C-E engines were available in this series. The 2C engine delivers 51 kW whereas the turbo-charged and 3C-E engines delivered more power and torque.
The Diesel series grabs the prize when it comes to the efficiency of fuel consumption in this van, with an average of roughly 14 - 15 km/l under city running conditions, with even more for mixed or long distance travels.
Fuel Category: Diesel/ Petrol
Fuel Tank Capacity: 55 L
CO2 Emissions: 129.0 g/km
4. The Design of Toyota LiteAce
Toyota LiteAce Interior: The interior of the Toyota LiteAce is spacious, and comes with dozens of features to facilitate its passengers
A/C: Front, AM/ FM Stereo, CD Audio System, Cassette Radio, Cup Holders, DVD Player, TV, Power Steering, Power Window, Speakers.
Toyota LiteAce Exterior: The exterior of the Toyota LiteAce is aerodynamic to fit the modern looks and has design elements such as
Alloy Wheels, Spotlights, Tinted Glass, Spare Tire, Rear Window Wiper, Rear Fog Lamps, Sliding Doors.
5. Available Color Options of Toyota LiteAce
For Interior: Grey
For Exterior: Silver Mica Metallic, White
6. Safety Rating And Associated Features of Toyota LiteAce
The Toyota LiteAce van is designed to transport not only cargo but also passengers, and therefore comes with important features to keep everyone onboard safe for the journey.
- Driver Airbags
- Passenger Airbags
- Anti-Lock Braking System
- Rear Window Defroster
- Remote Keyless Entry
- Power Door Locks
7. Standout Elements of This Model
Being compact whilst still allowing best delivery and passenger options with easy maneuverability makes LiteAce stand out from the rest of similar van models sold in Sri Lanka.
Availability of spare parts including body parts is a key criterion in the purchasing decision process in the minds of Sri Lankan vehicle buyers. The LiteAce tops this requirement since spare parts are freely available everywhere, not only in Colombo but also in the country’s rural areas.
8. Compared To Other High-Featured Vans Found in Sri Lanka
As a midrange van, the Toyota LiteAce can be compared with the Toyota HiAce, the Nissan Vanette and the Mazda Bongo that are used for similar purposes in Sri Lanka.
Toyota LiteAce vs. Toyota HiAce - The LiteAce has a smaller build form factor when compared to the HiAce
Toyota LiteAce vs. Nissan Vanette - The LiteAce has a spacious interior when compared to the Vanette
Toyota LiteAce vs. Mazda Bongo - The LiteAce has better spare part availability if compared with the Bongo
9. Key Reasons to Buy a Toyota LiteAce
If you are one of the buyers who is considering on buying a Toyota LiteAce van from the local market, then do not forget to consider the below aspects of this vehicle as well, for a more informed buying decision in the near future.
- Excellent interior space for both cargo and passengers
- Highly admirable handling capabilities
- Outstanding fuel economy for a midrange cargo transporter
- Superb availability of spare parts
- Wide range of options for servicing as well as accessories
The options available for infotainment activities within the Toyota LiteAce might seem a bit outdated for some drivers. However, the LiteAce does provide sufficient features to satisfy most day-to-day activities.
Apart from that, the majority of LiteAce vehicles are offered with a 1.5 L engine, which might not be the ideal for achieving a high acceleration on the roads of Sri Lanka. Nevertheless, it is enough for all essential commuting tasks seen in the country.
10. Where to Find a Toyota LiteAce for Sale in Sri Lanka
As of 2015, the best possible option available for a prospective buyer who is thinking about purchasing a Toyota LiteAce is to search it through the dozens of third party dealers located throughout Sri Lanka. Some of the popular cities where such dealers are found can be seen below.
Discover the Selection of Toyota LiteAce for Sale in Your City on Carmudi Sri Lanka
New, Reconditioned and Used Toyota LiteAce in Colombo
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Toyota LiteAce Price in Sri Lanka
The average market price of a third generation LiteAce hovers between Rs. 1.2 million to Rs. 1.6 million, whereas fourth generations are priced at Rs. 1.6 million to Rs. 1.9 million. The fifth generation Toyota LiteAce vans varies from Rs. 2.0 million to Rs. 3.5 million rupees (2015), depending on year of manufacturing, fuel type, and the options being offered.
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Price for Reconditioned or Used Toyota LiteAce (As Of 2015)
- Toyota LiteAce (1978): Rs. 250,000
- Toyota LiteAce cm 20 (1983): Rs. 450,000
- Toyota LiteAce (1984): Rs. 550,000
- Toyota LiteAce cm 20 (1985): Rs. 675,000
- Toyota LiteAce (1987): Rs. 990,000
- Toyota LiteAce (1988): Rs. 1,025,000
- Toyota LiteAce (1989): Rs. 1,125,000
- Toyota LiteAce (1990): Rs. 1,200,000
- Toyota LiteAce (1991): Rs. 1,275,000
- Toyota LiteAce (1992): Rs. 1,400,000
- Toyota LiteAce (1994): Rs. 1,450,000