In 2002, Toyota unveiled the Toyota Probox and Succeed van models. These two Toyota vehicles were intended for modest commercial use. These two vehicles were built on a more sophisticated Toyota Fielder chassis. Some nations, including Bolivia, Myanmar, and Peru, use the Probox model as a cab.
To better serve the expanding and occasionally shifting needs of customers in Japan and abroad, these two cars underwent a facelift in 2014.
There’s no denying the Toyota Probox’s reputation for dependability. Almost every market where the car has been sold has dubbed it a workhorse.
It has a mixed reputation in Kenya. Its favorable reputation stems from its easy maintenance, ability to tow big loads that many of its competitors would find difficult, and its nearly instantaneous acceleration.
Its poor reputation stems from its association with undesirable individuals, including irresponsible drivers, criminals (sometimes), and errant police officers.
Although it is not preferred by those who are interested in buying luxury cars it has a high demand in developing and underdeveloped countries due to its dual use it is a car that is used to transport goods and can be turned into a mini truck with its spacious rear. Moreover, the vehicle is very inexpensive compared to its practicality, comfortability and roomy interior
Both a 1300cc and a 1500cc version were released. While the 1500cc is available in both 2WD and 4WD, the 1300cc is only available in two-wheel drive. There is also a Super ECT (super clever 4-speed automatic) gearbox available.
It falls into the little wagon category. mostly utilized as a business vehicle for cargo delivery. Because it may be used as a corporate vehicle in addition to a family automobile, it provides a very stable ride.
Unlike its Toyota cousin, the Probox lacks power windows and a rear headrest, suggesting that it was not designed with passenger comfort in mind.
The Probox, being a commercial van, has a maximum carrying capacity of 450 kilograms, while its rivals, such as the Nissan Advan, have a maximum carrying capacity of 505 kilograms.
In every way, the Advan one of the Nissan models without a CVT transmission rivals the Probox.
Initially manufactured in 1982, the A.D. is categorized as a light commercial van and is available with engines ranging from 1300cc to 1500cc.
A potential buyer may find it difficult to switch from a Probox to a Nissan Advan amid the flood of other models that seem to be stomping over Toyota as a result of price increases.