If you run a small business in the UAE, you’ll know just how important an asset a reliable business vehicle is to your organisation. Whether you’re a builder or a florist, run a taxi company or head out to remote parts of the region as a surveyor, your transport is your lifeline. Reliability is crucial, and no brand has a better reputation for keeping you on the road than Toyota.
Their selection of commercial vehicles is designed to help your business grow and prosper by delivering outstanding performance, great economy, and a good resale value too. So which are the top Toyota commercial vehicles for small businesses in the UAE? Here is our pick of the best.
If there is one Toyota commercial vehicle that has a well-earned reputation for its go-anywhere-do-anything attitude, it’s the Toyota Hilux. This indestructible pick-up has been pushing the frontiers for decades and is relied upon by thousands of businesses not just here in the UAE, but around the world. Options include a single or a double cabin, two different powertrain choices between a 2.4Ltr turbo diesel and a 2.7Ltr petrol engine, and that all-important cargo bay that is tough enough to take almost anything you can load into it.
The iconic styling and sheer ruggedness of the Hilux make it a top pick for tradespeople who work in more remote, hard-to-reach locations, but who still want some comfort while getting there.
Versatile, nippy, and able to carry a surprisingly large load, the Liteace is the quintessential business vehicle. Perfect for deliveries around town, it’s compact enough to zip through the traffic thanks to that 1.5Ltr NR-VE engine and capable of packing in up to 750kg of payload in the back. The square-shaped space means that it's super-easy to slide even larger boxes in and out without snagging them on internal wheel arches. A special transmission set-up makes this ideal little commercial van light on fuel too, so it won’t impact your bottom-line profits.
If you’re offering a luxury-standard airport shuttle or hotel pick-up service, the Toyota Granvia is the MPV of choice. Smooth, quiet, and offering six-seater opulence with luxurious leather captain’s seats for your passengers, the Granvia is the vehicle to pick. A powerful and totally reliable 3.5Ltr V6 engine is paired with a six-speed transmission for smoother running, while a full safety package gives you and your passengers total peace of mind. The Granvia also holds its resale value well, making it a useful asset for any taxi or shuttle service business.
While it’s hard to beat the Hilux for sheer go-anywhere versatility, there is one commercial vehicle that can match it, and that’s the Land Cruiser. With decades of LC DNA flowing through its pipework, this super-rugged pick up can go where most other vehicles fear to tread. A larger payload capacity and a choice of single and double cabin options make it a smart choice if you’re in construction, the oil industry, or spend much of your working day bumping down dusty tracks to get to out-of-the-way sites. Passive and Active safety features mean there’s no fear of breaking down on the way, either.
And finally, we come to one of the most versatile, all-round commercial vehicles in Toyota’s stable, the Hiace. This exceptional van can be configured to carry passengers or cargo. With a sliding side door for easy access and a long wheelbase, as well as three powertrain choices including a 2.7Ltr petrol, a 2.8Ltr diesel, and a 3.5Ltr petrol van, the Hiace is the everyman van for every business. As an MPV, it can carry up to 12 passengers and the driver, making it a perfect choice for taxi companies and airport shuttle services. Reliable, spacious and easy to drive, it’s the minivan of choice for UAE businesses.
Which one suits your business needs? Book a test drive with Al-Futtaim Toyota today and take your business to the next level with commercial vehicles from Toyota.