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Custom Commercial vehicles from Toyota - available to you through bira bank

In July 2019 bira bank announced an exciting new partnership with Toyota and Lexus, offering massive price discounts on any new Toyota or Lexus vehicles when financed through bira bank. As a trade association bank catering for retail businesses bira bank are always looking for new ways to support it’s members. And with the Toyota Trade Plus program not only are members eligible for sizable discounts they can also benefit from custom conversions direct from Toyota.

The Toyota Trade Plus programme is designed to provide popular ready-made conversions, delivered ready-to-go through the Toyota retailer network. The initial range features the Hilux Tipper, refrigerated Proace panel vans and standard racking kits, available to order alongside the standard model line-up. A key benefit of this scheme is that the need to contact a third party is cut out, the logistics are simplified, saving time and cost. Peace of mind is also provided, with conversion models included in Toyota’s five-year/100,000 mile manufacturer new vehicle warranty.
Customers and business users who have more specialised needs will be catered for by the new Toyota Authorised Converter Programme. The current range of conversions include a new internal racking system for the Toyota Proace medium-duty van, built and fitted by Bri-stor of Stafford; a Toyota Hilux Extra Cab tipper built by the TGS Group, based in Bristol and a refrigerated Proace prepared by Coolkit Ltd, in Burnley.
The Hilux tipper specification includes a tipper unit with an internal length of 2,140mm and width of 1,900mm, and with an estimated total vehicle payload capacity of up to one tonne. Features include fully galvanised tipping frames, a black powder-coated gantry with protection infill panel and anodised aluminium side boards with over-centre catches. The corner posts are removable and the unit has a two-way tailboard hinge mechanism and a Tippadek alloy floor system.

The Toyota Proace specification of a refrigerated van based on a medium wheelbase model in Base trim with conversion work by Coolkit. The installation of the refrigeration system creates a loadspace measuring (internally) 2,135mm long, 1,128mm wide and 1,347mm high. The vehicle payload is expected to be 941kg. The conversion proposes a Hubbard (Zanotti) SFZ009 temperature control system with an under-chassis condenser and off-cycle defrosting. It is designed to carry packaged goods at temperatures from chill to +0º Celsius. The design can be adapted to provide loading doors to the rear or either side. Other features available include LED loadspace lighting, strip curtains, drain hole and an anti-slip floor.

Bri-stor is offering two Toyota Trade Plus racking kits for Proace, each of which can be adjusted to suit customer needs with optional features and accessories. In standard form, Kit 1 consists of three 1,040 mm shelves, a tool panel with three tilt boxes for small items and metal basket. The conversion also includes 9mm phenolic plywood flooring, a polypropylene lining kit and coat hooks. Options include an additional nearside tool panel with further storage bins, tilt boxes and basket. Kit 2 equips Proace with offside racking, comprising a three-shelf system with greater storage space, eight bins, three drawers that can be accessed from the offside side door and a tool panel with three tilt boxes and a basket. It also makes use of Proace’s smart cargo hatch to provide storage for 3m lengths of pipe, conduit, or similar items, avoiding the need to fit external pipe tubes, saving both weight and money and improving security. The system also allows 8ft by 4ft sheets to be securely stored inside the van. As with Kit 1, plywood flooring and a lining kit are included.

These models will be available through the new Toyota Trade Plus programme, supplied as complete units ordered through any Toyota retailer and delivered ready to go. To get a non-obligation quote call our dedicated bank team today on 03330 048 048 or email