South Africa’s most-loved people mover has been upgraded 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 has introduced an upgraded driver guard to the popular Ses’fikile (‘We have arrived’) commuter.
COVID-19 driver guard enhances safety for all
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.
Reverse Camera feature
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.
The GL bus inherits 16-inch alloy wheels with 235/65-R16 tyres (replacing the previously-employed steel versions), while also standardizing the wheel size between 11- and 14-seater models.
Model Line-up rationale
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 range.
Pricing starts at R535,700 for the Quantum 2.8 LWB Panel Van 3-s, going up to R985,600 for the Quantum 2.8 LWB VX Bus 9-s.
All models are sold with a nine-services/ 90 000km service plan and three-year/100 000 km warranty, with service intervals set at 12-months/10 000km.