• Toyota Quantum returns as the new Hiace

    Following the release of the all-new Quantum in May this year, Toyota South Africa has made the decision to re-introduce the 14-seater version of the previous- generation people carrier under the Hiace nameplate.

    Whilst the new ‘semi-bonnet’ Quantum has moved up in calibre, demand still exists for a value-focused people mover. With this in mind, the previous generation 14-seater Quantum has been rebranded as Hiace – joining its Ses’Fikile 16-seater minibus stablemate under this naming convention.

    Specifications remain unchanged, with only a single diesel model being offered. The proven 2.5 turbodiesel engine delivering 75kW and 260Nm, drives the rear wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission.

    A simplified two-colour line-up comprising Ivory White and Quicksilver metallic has been adopted.

    Another key differentiator between the new generation 14-seater Quantum and the re-introduced Hiace 14-seater, is the driver’s license requirement. Due to GVM classification, the Hiace 14-seater remains classified as a Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) and thus doesn’t require a Code-10 license.

    Pricing:

    Hiace 2.5D GL Bus 14-seater R 571 900

    Hiace Minibus

    Hiace Ses’fikile 2.7 16s R 428 400

    Hiace Ses’fikile 2.5D 16s R 453 900