- Upgraded driver guard to protect against Covid-19 transmission on Hiace Ses’fikile
- Alloy wheels added to Quantum GL Bus
- Reverse camera and auto-dimming mirror added to GL, Panel Van and Crew Cab
- Model line-up streamlined
South Africa’s most-loved people mover has received an upgrade in response to the prevailing Covid-19 operating conditions. In support of the local taxi industry and ensuring the safety of both drivers and commuters, Toyota South Africa Motors has introduced an upgraded driver guard to the Ses’fikile commuter. This enhanced driver guard, provides additional protection for the driver against possible Covid-19 transmission – thereby providing enhanced peace-of-mind for both drivers and passengers.
All Hiace Ses’fikile models produced from October 2020 onwards are fitted standard with the Covid-19 driver guard.
Added Convenience for Quantum
The Quantum range now sports added comfort and convenience features along with exterior upgrades on selected models. The GL bus inherits 16-inch alloy wheels shod with 235/65-R16 tyres (replacing the previously-employed steel versions), while also standardizing the wheel size between 11 and 14-seater models.
A new upgraded rear-view mirror incorporates an auto-dimming function (electro-chromatic), as well as reverse camera display. The newly-added reverse camera provides drivers with a clear view behind the vehicle, offering improved visibility while also promoting safety.
VPanel Van and Crew Cab derivatives too benefit from the auto-dimming rear-view mirror and reverse camera upgrade.
Model Line-up Rationalisation
Based on market response and customer feedback, Toyota SA have reduced the number of derivatives within the Panel Van and Crew Cab ranges. The non-air-conditioned models have been discontinued while the Crew Cab line-up has been simplified by deleting the rear air-conditioned version from the line-up.
Model Line-up and Pricing
|Quantum 2.8 LWB Panel Van 3-s||– R 535,700|
|Quantum 2.8 SLWB Panel Van 3-s||– R 574,600|
|Quantum 2.8 LWB Crew Cab 6-s||– R 545,300|
|Quantum 2.8 LWB GL Bus 11-s||– R 669,800|
|Quantum 2.8 SLWB GL Bus 14-s||– R 684,900|
|Quantum 2.8 LWB VX Bus 9-s||– R 985,600|
All models are sold with a 9-services/90 000 km service plan and 3-year/100 000 km warranty. Service intervals are set as 12-months/10 000 km.