B-Dash Unleashes Toyota HiAce Transformation with Land Cruiser J300 Facelift at Tokyo Auto Salon

Toyota HiAce (carscoops.com)

Japanese tuner B-Dash steals the spotlight at the 2024 Tokyo Auto Salon with a jaw-dropping transformation of the Toyota HiAce, adopting the Land Cruiser J300’s iconic front end. A result of meticulous craftsmanship, the HiAce now boasts headlights, grille, and intakes sourced from a Toyota Land Cruiser GR Sport, seamlessly integrated with a front bumper from Wald. Despite the HiAce’s narrower face, the Land Cruiser grille underwent precision modifications for a flawless appearance.

Exterior Upgrades and Styling

The striking makeover doesn’t stop with the front facelift. B-Dash enhances the HiAce’s aesthetics with side skirts from Essex Progress, body-colored fender extensions, a sporty rear bumper from Stinger, and distinctive 20-inch wheels by Project D D-1SR. The final touch comes in the form of a Dark Red Mica Metallic paint job, providing a sleek finish to the unconventional yet captivating transformation.

Getsu Ace: Interior Overhaul and Sound Experience

Dubbed the “Getsu Ace,” the interior of the transformed HiAce receives an overhaul focused on delivering an unparalleled sound experience. Supplied by Diecock, the new sound system dominates the cargo area, featuring multiple speakers and amplifiers. The six-seater cabin showcases black and red leather upholstery, accentuating the Recaro bucket seat for the driver. While performance upgrades aren’t explicitly mentioned, the Getsu Ace sports a modified chassis with a new air suspension, contributing to its slammed appearance.

Despite its roadworthiness limitations—marked as a one-off display according to Tokyo Auto Salon regulations—the Getsu Ace’s bold fusion of HiAce practicality with Land Cruiser charisma is likely to inspire Toyota enthusiasts to explore similar customization options for their vans.