By Otsile Kadiege
Toyota’s popular people mover, the Hiace Ses’fikile, serves as the lifeblood of the South African economy, shuttling people to work and back home. Following the addition of the driver guard in January this year, the Hiace Ses’fikile is now equipped with active safety systems – in the pursuit of enhanced safety for all occupants.
Headlining the change is Vehicle Stability Control, which is complemented by Brake Assist (BA), Hill Assist Control (HAC) and Traction Control (TRC). These new functions join the existing ABS system, to provide enhanced safety while assisting the driver to maintain vehicle control when conditions require.
Emergency Brake signal (flashing of vehicle taillamps to warn other road users), forms part of the safety spec upgrades. A new hooter design with enhanced durability has also been included.
Model Line-up & Pricing
Hiace Ses’fikile 2.7 16-seater – R478,500; and
Hiace Ses’fikile 2.5 Diesel 16-seater – R508,300.
All models are sold with a 6-services/60,000 km service plan and 3-year/100,000 km warranty. Service intervals are set as 12-months/10,000 km. Customers can also purchase service plan and warranty upgrades from any of the 220 Toyota dealers nationwide.
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