By Khulekani Dumisa
The popular Toyota Quantum and Hiace have received upgrades. The Hiace tweaks address the prevailing Covid-19 operating conditions whilst the Quantum changes are more cosmetic.
Upgraded Driver Guard for Hiace Ses’fikile
The enhanced driver guard, provides additional protection for the driver against possible Covid-19 transmission.
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 has been upgraded with the GL bus getting 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.
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 a 3-year/100,000 km warranty.
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