Date: December 4, 2023

CFAO Motors Kenya implores PSV operators to avoid compromising road safety as it delivers a fleet of 30 brand New Toyota Hiace

News → CFAO Motors Kenya implores PSV operators to avoid compromising road safety as it delivers a fleet of 30 brand New Toyota Hiace

24/11…CFAO Motors Kenya, the local Toyota Authorized dealer, has implored public transport operators to prioritize road safety standards by shunning the purchase of converted cargo vans into passenger vehicles.

Speaking at a handover ceremony for a fleet of 30 new Toyota Hiace Passenger Vans valued at Kshs. 132 million to The Guardian Coaches Ltd., CFAO Motors Kenya Managing Director Mr. Arvinder Reel said that safety, comfort and security of passengers is at the fore front of the Toyota Hiace model that is the leading mode of public transport on the Kenyan roads

Mr Reel said that, as CFAO Motors they are committed to ensuring the highest technical and mechanical standards are met, through their local assembly value proposition, that includes the Toyota Hiace model, which has been locally assembled since 2021 at KD level 2, with enhanced safety standards.

The firm, he said, will continue to collaborate and partner with local road safety agencies, including the National Safety and Transport Authority (NTSA), to raise awareness of road safety standards through the use of purpose-built vehicles.

“As we celebrate the investment of these vans by The Guardian Coaches Ltd. , we are also keen to reiterate the value of such tropicalized units. These units are built for local conditions and provide unrivaled driver and passenger comfort and safety,” Reel said.

He added, “At CFAO Motors Kenya, we are actively collaborating with SMEs and investors such as Guardian Coach Bus Company to renew their fleets using zero mileage quality assured vehicles as we seek to raise public service operating efficiencies and safety.”

Available for cargo or with up to 16 passenger seating capacity, the Toyota Hiace is a truly versatile model, equipped with a euro 4, 3.0L diesel engine that provides the power needed to carry cargo or passengers in and around the city or rural areas. Van or minibus versions are specially designed to provide a fatigue-free driving experience on long journeys thanks to the ergonomic design of its seats. It also meets the safety requirements, particularly with driver and passenger airbags and ABS. Your travel is assured to be in complete peace of mind with the Toyota Hiace.

A one-of-a-kind model in the market, the Toyota Hiace comes with fuel efficiency capabilities of up to 12km per litre with ample leg and headroom to facilitate long-distance travel. Incorporating a roll cage for advanced safety, reclining seats, standard speed governors, and high-mount lights offer both vehicle operators, drivers and passengers a comfortable ride without worrying about safety issues.

On his part, Guardian Coach Company Managing Director, Mr. Julius Mokaya extended his appreciation to CFAO Motors Kenya for the excellent quality, noting that with the new fleet, the transport company will be able to expand to newer routes, thus positioning it to emerge as one of the most preferred transport companies. 

“As we head into the festive season, we are excited to introduce to our customers a newer fleet that will guarantee them safety and comfort as they move from one part of the country to another. The collaboration between CFAO Motors and Guardian Coach reflects a shared vision for the future of public transport services hinged on not only meeting but exceeding customer expectations,’’ Mr Mokaya said.

The move is part of CFAO Motors’ long-term ambition to support Kenya’s economy through their vision and investment towards local assembly, allowing Kenyans to benefit through technical knowledge transfer and training, and create employment opportunities across its various lines of operations.

About CFAO MotorsCFAO Motors Kenya Limited, a subsidiary of the CFAO Group, is the distributor and service provider of Toyota, Yamaha motorcycles, Volkswagen, Suzuki, Mercedes Benz passenger, trucks and buses, Hino, Hyundai light trucks and Sinotruk (HOWO) as well as Winpart (value parts) and AUTOFAST quick service stations. CFAO Motors Kenya has a network of 40 Branches, Dealerships, and Authorized Service Centers across the country with exceptional after-sales services. CFAO Motors Kenya also provides additional services under our certified pre-owned vehicle brand, Automark, as well quick fix service through our AUTOFAST service centers.