Johannesburg - Toyota South Africa has confirmed that the new-generation Quantum is coming to South Africa in the second quarter of 2019.
This is the first time that the venerable bus and van range has been redesigned in 15 years, the newcomer offering improved packaging, a new engine and fresh features.
However, the locally produced Ses’fikile that serves the taxi market is set to continue in its current form, according to Toyota South Africa.
The new-generation imported range that’s coming in the second quarter will comprise of 11-seater (long-wheelbase) and 14-seater (super-long-wheelbase) buses as well as three seat panel vans in LWB and SLWB formats, and a six-seat LWB crew cab.
The only engine offered locally will be a 2.8-litre turbodiesel, as per the latest Hilux, mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Towing capacity has improved by up to 600kg, with ‘key’ variants rated to pull two tonnes.