Introduced in 1967, the HiAce was offered as a cab over pick-up, delivery van, and a stretched commuter vehicle. It was also called the HiAce Commercial in camper van configuration. It was brought to market two years after the introduction of the Nissan Homy, acquired by Nissan when they assumed operations of the Prince Motor Company. A few engines of different sizes were available upon introduction, ranging from the 70 PS (51 kW) 1. 35 to a 83 PS (61 kW) 1. 6-liter version. In 1975, the 1. 8-litre 16R engine was added. The HiAce was available with a heater, considered a luxury item at the time.