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Used Toyota Quantum for Sale

The Toyota Quantum, which is also known as the Toyota HiAce, Toyota Siyaya or Toyota Ses’fikile over the course of the vehicle generations, is a Minibus People Carrier and Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) that is popular both in the New and Used Vehicle market. In fact, the demand for Used Toyota Quantum Minibuses far outstrips the demand in South Africa thanks to their popularity in the Local Taxi Industry. This popularity is due to the fact that they are affordable, easy and cost effective to maintain and have a very good fuel consumption rate. They also come with a host of safety features which makes them great people carriers, this is especially true for the top of the range 14 seater version of the Quantum.

Used Minibus and LCV

Since 1967 Toyota has been building Quantum vehicles under a number of different names, but they all essentially one family bundled into 5 generations of reliable Toyota’s. Todays Used Toyota Quantum is the 5th generation, however the previous generation was not sold in South Africa even though the 1st through to the 3rd generations were. The current Quantum range comes in numerous formats and trim levels, all of which we’ve listed below:

  • 2.7 LWB P/Van 3S
  • 2.5D LWB P/Van 3S
  • 2.7 SLWB P/Van 3S
  • 2.7 Crew Cab 6S
  • 2.5 SLWB P/Van 3S
  • 2.5 Crew Cab 6S
  • 2.7 GL Bus 10S
  • 2.7 GL Bus 14S
  • 2.5D GL Bus 10S
  • 2.5D GL Bus 14S

What is the Crew Cab? The Toyota Quantum Crew Cab is a Light Commercial Vehicle with a second row of seats to carry additional crew.

Toyota Quantum Generations Available in SA

5th Generation Toyota Quantum Ses’fikile
2004 – Current

Launched late in 2004 with the first models going on sale in South Africa in 2005, the current version of the Quantum has more model variants and trim levels than any other previous generation. Additionally, for the first time the gear lever has been moved to the dashboard. This helps with easier movement in the cabin and is just one of many new ergonomic improvements made to the cabin that has helped to make this generation of Quantum the biggest selling commercial vehicle in South Africa. Model changes have been minimal since its launch, with the majority that have occurred being cosmetic and not functional in nature.

Standard safety features in the Quantum include ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), an immobiliser, central locking and the Toyota Microdot System.

Did You Know? The Toyota Quantum is so popular that iy has the dubious honour of being the most stolen vehicle not just here in South Africa, but also in almost all countries where it is sold, including Japan itself.

5th Generation Toyota Quantum at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 2.7 L Petrol
  • 2.5 L Diesel

Transmission

  • 5-speed manual
  • 4-speed automatic
  • 6-speed automatic

Vehicle Layout

  • Front engine with rear-wheel drive

Body Style

  • 3-door van/minibus
  • 4-door van/minibus

Wheelbase

  • 2,570 mm

Built In S.A.?

  • Yes, the 5th generation Toyota Quantum is built in Durban and Prospecton.

3rd Generation Toyota Quantum Siyaya
1982 – 1995

Launched in 1982 as a people carrier, with an additional LCV version being added to the range in 1985, this was the biggest version of the Quantum built up to this point. It was sold under the HiAce name in South Africa, but was affectionately renamed the Toyota Siyaya by the majority of South Africans who commuted to and from work in it on a daily basis. This generation became a taxi industry icon in South Africa due to its part in building on the burgeoning informal taxi industry that the second-generation Quantum helped establish. The reliability of this Quantum is unquestionable and even today many of the 3rd generation vehicles sold in South Africa can still be seen in operation as taxis on South African roads.

Did You Know? Although this generation of the HiAce was discontinued in the 80’s it was still sold in South Africa until the 90’s. Older models are still found from time to time on our showroom floor and when they do they are generally from this generation.

3rd Generation Toyota Quantum at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 1.8 L petrol
  • 2.0 L petrol
  • 2.2 L petrol
  • 2.2 L diesel
  • 2.4 L diesel
  • 2.8 L diesel
  • 3.0 L diesel

Transmission

  • 4-speed automatic
  • 4-speed manual
  • 5-speed manual

Vehicle Layout

  • Front engine with rear-wheel drive

Body Style

  • 2-door pickup
  • 3-door van
  • 4-door van
  • 4-door pickup

Wheelbase

  • 2,295–2,795 mm

Built In S.A.?

  • No, Japan Only!

2nd Generation Toyota Quantum
1977 – 1982

The 2nd generation Toyota Quantum was sold in South Africa as the HiAce, and it was this very vehicle range that helped to establish the modern informal taxi industry in South Africa. So important was this vehicle to commuting patterns that it literally became part of everyday slang in SA, and as with the name Hoover becoming synonymous with vacuum cleaners, so did the name HiAce become the standard name for all informal taxis no matter what vehicle brand they were for most of the 1980’s and well into 1990’s. Even today there are still the occasional references to HiAce in modern informal settlement culture, even though the current range of vehicles is known as the Toyota Quantum.

Did You Know? Even after this version of the HiAce was discontinued, certain variants were still manufactured for sale in South Africa. Many of these vehicles were the taxis that ferried first time voters to voting stations during the first free elections in South Africa in 1994. This vehicle is now an indelible part of South African history and will be remembered fondly for years to come.

2nd Generation Toyota Quantum at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 587 cc petrol
  • 1808 cc petrol
  • 1968 cc petrol
  • 2188 cc diesel

Transmission

  • 5-speed manual
  • 4-speed manual

Vehicle Layout

  • Front engine with rear-wheel drive

Body Style

  • 2-door pickup
  • 3-door van
  • 4-door van
  • 4-door pickup

Wheelbase

  • 2,340 mm

Built In S.A.?

  • No, Japan Only!

1st Generation Toyota Quantum
1967 – 1977

For a decade that spanned the 60’s and 70’s this first generation Toyota Quantum, which was called the HiAce, was the first minibus taxi on South African roads and was the school bus vehicle of choice for many South African Schools. This vehicle safely transferred multiple generations of children to school sporting events and made inroads into the as yet unestablished informal taxi industry of 1970’s and early 1980’s South Africa.

Did You Know? The first generation HiAce is a rare model indeed due to the fact that were all ultimately used as public transport vehicles both here in South Africa and throughout the African continent. This means that the wear and tear on them over the years has resulted in less and less versions of the first generation Quantum being seen on SA roads.

1st Generation Toyota Quantum at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 1345 cc
  • 1490 cc
  • 1587 cc
  • 1808 cc

Transmission

  • 4-speed manual

Vehicle Layout

  • Front engine with rear-wheel drive

Body Style

  • 2-door pickup
  • 4/5-door van

Wheelbase

  • 2,350 mm

Built In S.A.?

  • No, Japan Only!

Toyota Quantum FAQ’s

Due to the high demand for Used Toyota Quantums there are always a number of Frequently Asked Questions that our Group 1 sales teams in the Western Cape, Gauteng and the Eastern Cape always have the answers to. To save you time, and for you convenience, we’ve included these FAQ’s and their answers below:

Q: Is the Toyota Quantum a Taxi?
A: Although the Quantum is available as a people carrier, and is in fact the most popular Minibus Taxi in South Africa, its is not just a taxi. It is also available as an LCV and a Crew Cab that offers a good mix of LCV and People carrier capabilities.

Q: Is there a Diesel powered Toyota Quantum?
A: Yes there is! The Quantum is available with a 2.5 Litre Common Rail Diesel Engine that is exceptionally reliable and offers a very good fuel consumption rate.

Q: What are the most popular Quantum year models?
A: The newest model Toyota Quantum vehicles are always the most popular, but due to the reliability that is often a fair number of older versions available as well. The most popular Toyota Quantum Yera Models according to sales are the 2017 Quantum, the 2016 Quantum, the 2015 Quantum and the 2014 Quantum models.

Q: What is the top of the range Toyota Quantum?
A: This would be the 2.5D GL Bus 14S! It seats 14 people, has air conditioning, comes standard with the Toyota/RDS audio system, has Bluetooth compatibility, comes standard with Driver and Passenger Airbags and has Rear Seatbelts.

Used Toyota Quantum Prices

The Prices of a Used Toyota Quantum are determined by the age, model, trim level, mileage and condition of the vehicle. You can view our current Used Toyota Quantum Prices at the top of this page, or can contact us at one of our Showroom using the contact details below. Rest assured however, that we at Group 1 always strive to provide the best possible quality used vehicles at the best possible prices.

Used Toyota Quantum in the Western Cape

Find a quality Used Toyota Quantum in Cape Town, Kuils River, Stellenbosch or Knysna at any one of our Used Vehicle Showrooms:

Group 1 in Kuils River
Tel:
021 900 5200

Group 1 in Stellenbosch
Tel:
021 887 6900

Group 1 in Knysna
Tel:
044 302 2600

Used Toyota Quantum in Gauteng

You can find the best quality Used Toyota Quantum Minibus Taxis and Light Commercial Vehicles in Johannesburg at:

Group 1 at The Glen
Tel:
010 593 4393

Group 1 in Midrand
Tel:
011 312 2678

Used Toyota Quantum in the Eastern Cape

With two Showrooms selling Used Toyota Quantum Vehicles in the Eastern Cape, there will almost always be a vehicle available for you to purchase at:

Group 1 in Port Elizabeth
Tel:
041 994 1800

Group 1 in Uitenhage
Tel:
041 994 1800

Used Toyota Quantums Delivered Nationwide

There does not have to be a Group 1 Showroom near you for you to take advantage of our Used Toyota Quantum vehicle range and prices. This is all thanks to our reliable nationwide vehicle delivery service.

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