If you’re an automobile enthusiast or someone with basic knowledge about cars then you must be familiar with the term CBU vehicles & even if you’re not then don’t worry, we’re here to help. In layman terms, CBU or Completely Built-Up Vehicle means a type of vehicle that is assembled in a foreign country and has been imported to the local market as a fully functional vehicle unlike a CKD or Completely Knocked Down Vehicle that is assembled locally in the country while its major components such as engine and parts could be imported from the country of origin.
CBU vs CKD:
Another core difference between CKD & CBU vehicles is in terms of their pricing. In general, CBU vehicles have a greater import duty as compared to their CKD counterparts. However, CBU cars are high-end vehicles with many advanced features and both CBU & CKD vehicles are available at Toyota Creek Motors.
Knowing Toyota Hiace:
Whether it’s for the purpose of cargo or carrying passengers, you can rely on the mighty Toyota Hiace to meet all of your driving and comfort needs. It is one of the CBU vehicles available at Toyota Creek Motors and the fact that it has an excellent storage capacity makes it a reliable choice for various commercial applications. It doesn’t end here. The iconic commercial van is famous for a lot of remarkable features that make it a worthy investment.
Features that Set Toyota Hiace a Class Apart:
If there’s one vehicle worth praising for its incomparable durability, it is the Hiace. Irrespective of a long mileage, it can maintain its condition and can even be traded at a good price.
2- Robust Engine:
The engine is a crucial component to consider when it comes to vigorous vehicles and the Hiace is no exception to the case. It is equipped with a strong and efficiently performing engine in both petrol and diesel variants for extensive traveling.
3- Spacious Capacity:
Want to fit your luggage as well as accommodate your family at the same time? With the new Toyota Hiace, you should consider it done. It is extremely spacious and an ideal choice for carrying belongings, hefty cargo, and passengers.
4- Matchless Safety:
Safety is Toyota’s top-most priority and is given keen attention in all of the CKD and CBU vehicles. The automobile structure and its features are designed as per the highest safety standards to minimize the chances of accidents and to ensure the safety of occupants.
Following are the types of Hiace variants available at Toyota Creek Motors:
1 – Hiace Commuter STD:
It has a 2693CC-Petrol engine and the following specifications: 5-Speed MT, Halogen Headlamps, Bridgestone Tires.
2- Hiace Commuter Dual AC:
It has the same engine as above with the following specifications: 5-Speed MT, Halogen Headlamps, Bridgestone Tires, Vinyl Leather Seats, AC.
3- Hiace Mid-roof Dual AC:
It is equipped with the same engine and has these specifications: 5-Speed MT, Halogen Headlamps, Bridgestone Tires, Fabric Seats, Mudguards etc.
4- Hiace Commuter STD:
This commuter van has a 2.5L- diesel engine and impressive specs: Euro ii Engine (2KD-FTV), Turbocharger with Intercooler, Bridgestone Tires, Fabric Seats, Mudguards etc
5- Hiace Commuter Dual AC:
It has the same engine and specifications as its STD variant.
6- Hiace High roof Dual AC:
Although this vehicle is similar in terms of its specifications, it has a high roof panel which makes it different from its commuter variant.
7- Hiace Deluxe Standard Roof Commuter:
The Toyota Hiace Deluxe standard roof commuter has a powerful engine of 2.8L – Diesel and has these cutting-edge specifications: 2KD-FTV Engine, 15 Seater, Integral Steering Wheel, 215/R16C Tire, Manual Retractable ORM with Supplementary Mirror, Instrument Panel (2), Center Seatback (2) Cupholder, Fabric Seat Material, Manual Tilt & Telescopic Steering Column, 2 Speakers, Day & Night IRVM, Driver + Passenger + Center SRS Airbags, Key Remind Warning with Buzzer.
8- Hiace Deluxe High Roof Commuter:
This vehicle has the same engine as its standard roof variant and has the following specifications: 2KD-FTV Engine, 15 Seater, Integral Steering Wheel, 215/R16C Tire, Manual Retractable ORM with Supplementary Mirror, Instrument Panel (2), Center Seatback (2) Cupholder, Fabric Seat Material, Manual Tilt & Telescopic Steering Column, Driver + Passenger + Center SRS Airbags, etc.
9- Hiace Deluxe High Roof Tourer:
As the name suggests, this is one of the CBU vehicles exclusively for tourists with the same capacity engine along with these progressive specifications: 1GD-FTV Engine, 14 Seater, Integral Steering Wheel, 235/R16C Tire, Electric, Retractable & Colored ORM, Instrument Panel (2), Rear Console (2) Cupholder, Fabric + VNL Leather Seat Material, Light Control System, Digital & electrochromic IRVM, D + P SRS Airbags, Shoulder Grip, 3 Point Type ELR Seat Belt, Seat Reclining (Front & Rear), Rear Passenger Seats USB Ports, Automatic Transmission, Automatic Sliding Door.
To wrap up, whether you’re inclined to buy CKD or CBU vehicles, some key pointers to guide your decision making should be the vehicle in question’s performance, mileage, longevity, and comfort. At TCRM, we offer an extensive range of vehicles under both types of variants to cater to your driving needs.