One of the craziest displays at the 2024 Tokyo Auto Salon comes from a Japanese tuner called B-Dash, featuring Toyota HiAce with the fascia of a Land Cruiser J300 and a very powerful audio system.
In the digital realm, what appears to be a case of face-swapping is actually the product of skill and labor. The front bumper from Wald is paired with headlights, grille, and intakes from a Toyota Land Cruiser GR Sport. The Land Cruiser grille had to be trimmed and cut in half due to the HiAce’s shorter face, but that being said, the integration looks fantastic.
The rest of the body kit consists of 20-inch wheels by Project D D-1SR, body-colored fender extensions, a sporty rear bumper from Stinger, and side skirts from Essex Progress. The van was then given a glossy shade of Dark Red Mica Metallic paint.
In addition to the unorthodox cosmetic enhancements, B-Dash refers to the vehicle as the Getsu Ace because of its redesigned interior, which emphasizes sound quality. The majority of the cargo room is occupied by a brand-new Diecock sound system that has numerous speakers and amplifiers. With black and red leather upholstery and a Recaro bucket for the driver, the cabin looks to feature six seats.
The venerable HiAce keeps its basic 2.7-liter four-cylinder petrol engine since no performance enhancements are mentioned. On the other side, the slammed appearance is the result of modifications made to the chassis, including a new air suspension.
The Tokyo Auto Salon’s official website states that the Getsu Ace is a one-off vehicle that is not permitted to be driven on public roads. Even so, looking at this example, a good number of Toyota HiAce customers would love to add some Land Cruiser elements to their van.
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