Toyota South Africa has increased its Quantum range together with a number of cosmetic changes to freshen the appearance of the vehicle. The addition of the latest variant, a 10-seater, brings the number of distinct models in the Quantum range to four.
Each of the vehicles is offered with a choice of either a 2,7 litre petrol VVT-i or 2,5 litre D-4D direct injection diesel engine.
The extension of the range comes in response to strong customer demand for an efficient commuter bus type vehicle that does not require the driver to have a Professional Driving Permit (PDP) to operate it.
In South Africa, a PDP is required for any vehicle designed to carry more than 12 people at a time. With its comfortable 2-2-3-3 seat configuration, the new Quantum 10-seater bus meets this need adequately.
Like the larger 14 seater model, the new Quantum 10-seater minibus is fitted with ABS brakes with brake assist, airbags for the driver and front passenger, and three- point seat belts for all seats.
Remote central locking linked to an alarm system together with a transponder key immobiliser provide anti- theft protection.
Vehicle security is enhanced by the Toyota Care Microdot System that is standard on all Quantums. This system scatters as many as 10000 microdots, each bearing the vehicle's VIN number, throughout the vehicle.
Virtually impossible to see with the naked eye, these microdots are impossible to remove completely and provide an effective means of identifying a vehicle and its parts when viewed through a special device.