• Safest Passenger Minibus in South Africa
  • Most number of seats in a minibus of this size
  • Ideal transport solution for schools, shuttle services and tour operators


Maxus South Africa has introduced the new Maxus 16-seater Passenger Minibus as part of a new School Bus Campaign, offering outstanding safety, value for money, and “space for a whole rugby team AND the coach”.

“Other buses in this class only offer 10 to 14 seats at up to R60 000 more,” says Marc Spaull, Brand Manager at Maxus & Maxus Commercial South Africa.

The new Maxus 16-seater Passenger Minibus is certified to be driven by anyone with a normal (Code 08) driver’s licence.

Maxus vehicles, now manufactured in China after the British company was taken over in 2009 by the largest Chinese automaker, SAIC, have been proven the most reliable minibus in the UK for the last four years, outperforming the likes of IVECO, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Nissan and Toyota, to name but a few (source: Warranty Direct Survey, United Kingdom, 2013).

The Maxus 16-seater Passenger Minibus offers outstanding safety features. It has passed stringent European Safety Standards for front and side impact tests, and offers seat belts on all 16 seats, air bags for the driver and front passenger, side impact beams, anti-lock braking system (ABS), emergency Brake Assist (EBA), and Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD).

Priced at R324 900, the new Minibus offers brilliant value for money thanks to a comprehensive list of standard features, including air conditioning, power steering, MP3 sound system, central locking, LED day time running lights, electric windows in the front, and anti-theft safety systems.

The new minibus is powered by a 4-cylinder turbo diesel engine of 2 499 cc driving the front wheels via a five-speed manual transmission. The engine delivers 100 kW of power at 3 800 rpm and 330 Nm of torque at 1 800 rpm.

Boasting an average consumption of 7,4 ℓ/100km, a 3-year/100 000 kilometre service plan and a manufacturer’s warranty of 100 000 km/36 months, the new minibus offers low running costs

Locally Maxus is distributed and sold by Mandarin Motors, part of the Combined Motor Holdings (CMH) group, a leading South African motor retailer group listed on the JSE. Maxus currently has twelve dedicated Maxus dealers throughout South Africa.