Introduced nearly 50 years ago, Toyota Coaster has affirmed its quality and popularity in many countries, particularly in Nigeria. Below is Toyota Coaster bus price updated in 2018.
1. Toyota bus
Unlike the diversity of car models, consumers just opt for certain brands when it comes to commercial vehicles. And of course, the biggest automaker in the automotive industry must secure the top of that list – Toyota vehicles. Speaking of bus product line, there are two most typical representatives: Toyota HiAce and Toyota Coaster. For Toyota HiAce price list, please refer to our previous posts in Car price section, meanwhile, Toyota Coaster bus price will be discussed right hereunder.
HiAce and Coaster are 2 big names from Toyota
Toyota HiAce is offered in a variety of body styles, ranging from minibus to pick-up or taxi. The first model was introduced in 1967 in the form of a cab-over pick up. Its commuter vehicle version serves as the smaller alternative to Toyota Coaster minibus. HiAce was sold only at Toyopet Store.
Speaking of Toyota Coaster bus, it was released 2 years after the HiAce and has been produced till date. The original single-decker minibuses (a.k.a Hino Liesse II of Hino Motors, Ltd.) are exclusive to Toyota Store in Japan while their unlicensed clones produced in China have been promoted under different names such as Joylong Motors’ HKL6700 or Sunlong Bus’ SL6770.
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2. Toyota Coaster bus price
The Toyota Coaster price is generally higher than that of the Toyota HiAce. This is easy to understand given the number of passengers it can carry.
Toyota Coaster bus price new and used surely differ from each other, depending on the production year, car condition, variant and fuel mileage. If you are more financially comfortable, a brand new one is highly recommended as its price is very reasonable while the quality far exceeds a pre-owned.
The very first Toyota Coaster models in 1969 used similar running gear to Toyota Dyna, being able to accommodate 17 passengers at once. The 2.0L Toyota R engine was mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox to produce 98 ps and 110 km/h at max. Later versions employed either four or six-cylinder engines running on both diesel and petrol.
An automatic transmission then a Coaster Hybrid EV was offered in turn. The Coaster was the first product having hybrid version, even ahead of Toyota Prius.
Especially, for specific market like Hong Kong where the air pollution is an alarming problem, Toyota has developed the LPG Coaster bus operated on liquefied petroleum gas. In other places namely Singapore, Australia, Santa Cruz de la Sierra and Peru, Coaster bus is warmly welcomed as an efficient public transport.
Driving The 2012 Toyota Coaster For The 1st Time
Toyota Coaster – the distinctive public transport in Peru (Photo source: Riveranotario)
Another interesting usage of Coaster bus is its conversion to a motor home by removing most passenger seats and adding essential furniture like TV, kitchen, beds and water tanks, etc.
Below are some common variants of Toyota Coaster for sale with exact specifications:
Now, let’s spend some minutes looking through Toyota Coaster model pictures in different forms and markets!
Toyota Coaster in Australia
Driver-friendly Coaster to transport commuters (Photo source: Riveranotario)
The versatile Coaster motorhome
There’s not much to complain about Toyota Coaster, especially Toyota Coaster bus price in Nigeria. Inherited the best automotive technologies while remaining at reasonable price tags, Coaster bus deserves to be one of the most hunted vehicles among renowned cars from Japan.