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.
Panel 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.