16 Feb 2023

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First produced in 1969, the all-new fourth-generation Toyota Coaster bus is now newer, bigger, sleeker and better than ever before. Boasting a spacious interior, reliable performance, and comfortable ride, the new Coaster bus now offers more.

While the Coaster has always been commonly used for airport shuttles, tour groups, and school transportation, the new Toyota Coaster bus now finds itself in the midi-bus category, making it bigger than a shuttle or your conventional minibus taxi. Built to move large groups of people comfortably, the 23-seating configuration of the Toyota Coaster offers maximum seating capacity without compromising individual passenger comfort.

Well-fitted, the Toyota Coaster bus offers more comfort:

  • Front Seat Reclining
  • Multi-Information Display (MID)
  • Speakers


Boasting more storage, the new Toyota Coaster provides various functional storage compartments in both the cockpit and the cabin area. Offering more storage, the luggage bay has been redesigned to optimise space and provide passengers with plenty of room to neatly stow bags overhead, to avoid keeping baggage on the floor.

The Coaster 4.0 l boasts a diesel, common rail engine and a Variable Nozzle Turbo (VNT) for lower emissions, uncompromised power and fuel efficiency. You can look forward to enjoying the power of 100 kW @ 3 000 r/min and torque of 353 Nm @ 1 600 r/min in the 5-speed manual transmission model. The 6-speed automatic GL model, on the other hand, is well-equipped with the power of 110 kW @ 2 500 r/min and torque of 420 Nm @ 1 400 r/min.

Fitted with power steering, the Toyota Coaster bus enables drivers to steer the vehicle with less effort and greater comfort, while the Coaster’s turning circle of 6.5 m ensures easy manoeuvring on both models. Its structure has been optimally designed to achieve a high level of rigidity without compromising ride comfort.


Boasting a sleek and modern design, the new Toyota Coaster has an entrance step at the sliding door to make it easier for passengers to board and exit the bus. Coming in with a height of 2635 mm and a length of 6990 mm, the Toyota Coaster bus moves more people with more comfort.

The colour-coded front and rear bumpers, along with LED headlamps, enhance the overall appearance of the vehicle. Also, the headlamp levelling feature ensures that the light beam is aimed correctly, providing better visibility and improved safety during nighttime driving. While the Toyota Ses’fikile remains the most popular variant, the Coaster bus is more than up to being its peer. Its spaciousness, practicality, and safety are unmatched.

Offering more safety, the Toyota Coaster bus additionally features 3-Point ELR Seat Belts on all seats to promote peace of mind for everyone on board. Continuing to offer more, the Coaster bus additionally more safety features:

  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake-Assist (BA)
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Hill-Assist Control (HAC)
  • Vehicle-Stability Control (VSC)



The Toyota Coaster features a 4.0-litre, diesel engine in the Coaster 4.0D 5MT, and a 2.8-litre, diesel engine in the Coaster 2.8D GL 6AT respectively. Everything about this people carrier has been redesigned to offer more practicality and more space. The luggage bay has also been modified to optimise space for standing passengers so that they can do so more comfortably while still providing enough space to stow away bags.

Boasting more features for more functionality, the Toyota Coaster bus is perfectly fitted to offer both the driver and passengers more:

  • USB / Auxiliary Input
  • Black Door Outside Handles
  • Air Conditioner
  • 17.5” Steel Wheels
  • Side Step

The Coaster bus proves that by giving greater control to the driver, the fitted double-wishbone suspension keeps the journey smooth and passengers happy.

New Toyota Coaster 4.0D 23 Seater B/S


Our first model is the Toyota Coaster 4.0D 23 Seater B/S. This Toyota Coaster bus comes standard with an entrance step and is fitted with halogen headlights and a Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) of 5540.

Top Speed (km/h): 100
Fuel Tank Size (L): 95
Standard features: RWD
Power Steering
2 Spoke / Urethane Steering Wheel
1400kg Braked Towing Capacity

New Toyota Coaster 2.8D GL A/T 23 Seater B/S


Top of the line is the Toyota Coaster 2.8D GL A/T 23 Seater B/S which comes standard with LED headlights and features Autocut light control system.

Top Speed (km/h): 100
Fuel Tank Size (L): 95
Standard features: Display Audio System
Alarm / Immobiliser
Hydraulic Power Steering
Manual / Tilt & Telescopic Steering Column Adjustments


How many seats does the Toyota Coaster bus have?

The new Toyota Coaster comes standard with 23 seats. Now offering more space, the Coaster finds itself in the midi-bus category.

Is Toyota Coaster petrol or diesel?

The Toyota Coaster bus boasts a diesel, common rail engine and a Variable Nozzle Turbo (VNT) for lower emissions.

Is Toyota Coaster safe?

Yes, the Toyota Coaster is safe and reliable. The fourth-generation Toyota Coaster bus offers more safety, thanks to its enhanced safety features like the Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD).

How spacious is the Toyota Coaster bus?

The new Coaster bus now offers more space and comfort. With a length of 6990mm, the width of the Toyota Coaster Bus is 2080mm and its height is 2635mm long.


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CFAO Motors Toyota is here to help you navigate through all your Toyota Coaster needs. With a variety of Toyota dealerships spread across the entirety of South Africa, we are uniquely positioned to assist you with all your motoring needs no matter where you are.

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