Vans are people and cargo-hauling machines that are popular in the commuting business in the Philippines as well as a family vehicle. A van is a road vehicle that can vary in size, it can be bigger or smaller than a truck and SUV but it will always be bigger than a car.
Vans are classified by their two-box design and high roofline. They are often boxy in design in order to maximize space on the inside. Having a high roofline lets people and taller cargo be loaded into the vehicle. Vans also come with sliding doors and a rear hatch in order to make loading people in and out easier.
Vans are ideal for those who either want to carry several people around. Modern vans can seat a number of people ranging from nine up to 18. Vans can come in a mid-engine rear-wheel-drive layout. This means that the engine is located on or behind the front axle of the vehicle.
Popular vans in the Philippines are the likes of the Toyota Hiace, Hyundai Starex, Foton Traveler, Nissan NV350, and Hyundai H350. Newly launched vans in the Philippines in 2019 are the Maxus V80, Toyota also recently launched the all-new Hiace and the Hiace Super Grandia. These vans are paired with strong turbo diesel engines. Bigger full-size vans in the Philippines include the likes of the Foton Toano, Gaz Gazelle Next, and Hyundai H350.