If you would like to obtain a review of the Toyota Quantum Bus, please have a look at the Youtube video below:
As an industry built on the values of practicality and safety, the people-mover segment is not known for innovation. If the primary function is to transport people to and from work, certain elements take precedence over others. Affordability, fuel efficiency, and security, to name just a few. However, the launch of the latest Toyota Quantum Bus is perhaps just the jolt of change that the industry did not know that it needed.
Toyota is an industry leader for a reason. True innovation in any space involves persuading consumers to view certain products in a different light. This seems to be the case with the Toyota Quantum Bus. Loaded with plenty of tech, performance, and a stunning new exterior, this range is introducing something new to the segment: Luxury.
The edgy Toyota Quantum Bus is available in 5 different variants:
The exterior modelling of the Toyota Quantum Bus is where the most noticeable change lies. It is a welcome overhaul that is both poised and elegant. Available in Quicksilver Metallic and Ivory White, there is an intention behind Toyota’s new design. The model has been assembled to maximize space within the cabin. Passengers are now afforded more legroom and headroom, heightening the feeling of comfort within the bus. Quantum fans may also notice the new 16” alloy wheels, which add to the overall stylish aesthetic.
There is a variety of luxury finishes inside the model, depending on the taste or requirement of the consumer. There is the choice of synthetic leather and fabric seats, as well as the always-useful Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality. A curious standout feature inside the vehicle is the use of shapes and patterns. Toyota has noted that the intention behind this was to give the model effect of “travelling through space.”
The Toyota Quantum Bus also seems to have presented an opportunity for Toyota to enhance its capabilities on the road. All models are equipped with a powerful 2.8l engine that produces a stable and comfortable drive. This engine variant can produce just enough capacity in any given situation.
The driver-assist technologies are what make this model stand out from its peers. Toyota understands how important it is to underline safety, especially with its people movers. There are useful functionalities such as Hill-Assist Control and Vehicle-Stability Control. The standout amongst them would be the inclusion of Trailer Sway Control, which is convenient for stabilizing a trailer.
Toyota has ensured that this range is also priced competitively. The entry-level Toyota Quantum 2.8 LWB bus 11-seater GL retails for R758 200, whilst the model at the top of the range retails for R1 111 400.
If you would like more information on the Toyota Quantum Bus, please download our brochure here. By locating your nearest approved CFAO Motors Toyota Dealership, we encourage you to book this model for a test drive.
Let’s have a look at the different variants in more detail.
The first model in our range is the Toyota Quantum 2.8 LWB bus 11-seater GL. This model is equipped with 130kW of power and 420Nm of torque.
|Cash price:||R758 200|
|Number of seats:||11 seats|
|Standout features:||Brake-Assist, Halogen headlights|
Second in our range is the Toyota Quantum 2.8 SLWB bus 14-seater GL. This model comes standard with 115kW of power and 420Nm of torque.
|Cash price:||R775 200|
|Number of seats:||14 seats|
|Standout features:||Bulb Daytime Running Lights, Vehicle stability control|
Next in our range is the Toyota Quantum 2.8 14-seater GL A/T. This range is equipped with 115kW of power and 420Nm of torque.
|Cash price:||R793 600|
|Number of seats:||14 seats|
|Standout features:||Chrome front grille, LED Daytime Running Lights|
The fourth model in our range is the Toyota Quantum 2.8 LWB VX Bus 6s. This model comes standard with 115kW of power and 420Nm of torque
|Cash price:||R1 107 400|
|Number of seats:||6 seats|
|Standout features:||Light control system, electrochromatic rearview mirror|
At the top of the range is the Toyota Quantum 2.8 LWB bus 9-seater VX. This model is equipped with 115kW of power and 420Nm of torque.
|Cash price:||R1 111 400|
|Number of seats:||9 seats|
|Standout features:||Trailer sway control, Brake-Assist|
The safety technologies that the vehicle comes equipped with allow it to stand out from the competition. Motorists can expect functionalities such as Vehicle Stability Control and Brake-Assist.
The range uses diesel to power its 2.8-litre engine.
This model is assembled in Durban, South Africa.
The range made its debut in the year 2005.
The honour goes to the Toyota Corolla Hybrid model. This model had the best score this year.
Competitors still have plenty to learn from brand Toyota. Achieving the next level in innovative motoring is a lot more than smart functionality here and there. It lies in offering people a different, more luxurious way of moving. The Toyota Quantum Bus has that quality in spades.
For more information on the Toyota Quantum Bus, download our brochure here. Alternatively, feel free to contact us.