The Toyota Succeed was introduced to the Japanese market in mid 2002. It is closely related to the Toyota Probox and is marketed as a 5 seater passenger car. They Toyota Succeed and Toyota Probox are popular in the Kenyan market especially with small businessmen. Its difficult to distinguish the two through casual observation. We will highlight the difference between the two later on in this review.
The first generation Succeed known as the NCP50 series was in production from 2002 to 2014. The second generation Succeed known as the NCP150 series has been in production from 2014 to present. The Toyota Succeed is available with a 1.5Litre 1NZ engine mated to either a 4 speed automatic or 5 speed manual transmission. There are 4WD options available.
Legroom & Space
The Toyota Succeed is an economical passenger car and therefore minimally comfortable. At the first row, the seats are manually adjustable with sufficient legroom for tall people. On the second row, space is tight and tall passengers will feel squeezed.
At the front, there are 4 cup holders, door panel storage , storage spaces below the dashboard, an open glovebox and a tray in between the seats. At the back, the only storage is on the door pockets.
2010 Toyota Succeed Boot Space
The boot space for the Toyota Succeed is impressive. The rear seats have been squeezed to free up space for the boot. The boot is covered in a waterproof plastic material that is ideal for carrying heavy luggage. The rear seats can fold flat to create more boot space.
Other Extras: CD/Radio player
The Toyota Succeed is a very basic car that comes with 14 Inch steel rims, halogen headlamps, and no fog lights. They are usually painted in a cheap white color with plastics accentuated in black.
2010 Toyota Succeed Fuel Consumption
2010 Toyota Succeed 1.5L Fuel Consumption: 15.0 km/L (On Average)
2010 Toyota Succeed Acceleration
2010 Toyota Probox 1.5L accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 11.7 sec.
2010 Toyota Succeed Fuel Tank Capacity: 50 Litres
2010 Toyota Succeed Ground Clearance
The 2010 Toyota Succeed has a ground clearance of 6.1 Inches(155mm). This is good ground clearance and will comfortably clear speed bumps and other road obstacles.
2010 Toyota Succeed Stability and Handling
To be honest, I expected the Succeed to perform much worse in this regard, but I was pleasantly surprised. The Toyota Succeed handles itself surprisingly well at moderate speeds. At higher speeds, I felt a slight wobble around corners and did not push my luck any further. Overall, the Toyota Succeed drives well. There is some cabin noise at high speed but I guess this is ok for an economical car.
Service and Maintenance Costs
Minor Service(Done after every 5000kms can be done by any reputable petrol station) – Air Cleaner, Oil Filter, Engine Oil = Total
Major Service(done after every 20,000kms has to be done by a competent garage)-Air Cleaner, Oil Filter, Fuel Filter, Plugs, Front Brake Pads, Rear Brake Pads(If available), ATF Oil, Engine Oil, ATF Filter = Total
Where to Service – see a list of our recommended Garages
Spare Parts Availability, Cost & Where to buy
The Toyota Succeed is a very cheap car to maintain. Spare parts are widely available and affordable. We visited several Toyota spare shops in Nairobi and we were able to quickly find the parts we wanted. For a list of these shops follow this link
2010 Toyota Succeed Reliability
The driving conditions in Kenya are significantly different from those in Japan and Europe. Reviews done for those markets largely do not apply to the Kenyan market. There are differences in roads, fuel, climate, spares, and technical expertise. To give you accurate and reliable local insights, we interview experts such as mechanics and car dealers, who have in-depth knowledge of the Kenyan market. We also test the cars ourselves. Our aim is to give you the right information to enable you make an informed decision when buying a car.
The 2010 Toyota Succeed is a very reliable car with no major problems reported. It is a very simple car that uses minimal electronics and sensors. Even when it breaks down, it can quickly be repaired due to its simple nature. Always follow the recommended guidelines as per the Owner’s manual. To download the 2010 Toyota Succeed Owner’s Manual click here
Resale Value: Good
Toyota Succeed Competitors: Toyota Probox, Nissan Ad Van
Cost of Ownership
Purchase Price: Between Ksh.800,000 to Ksh.950,000
Comprehensive Insurance: Average Ksh. 60,000/ per annum- Or
3rd Party Insurance: Ksh. 7,000/- per annum
Change of Tyres(If neccessary) Ksh. 24,000/- for 4 Tyres
NB: figures as at September 2017
The Toyota Succeed is not a particularly attractive car but its a highly functional and reliable car that can clock high miles without skipping a beat. We recommend it for people who need to balance between family and business needs.
Difference between the Toyota Succeed and the Toyota Probox
1. The Toyota Succeed is sold as a passenger car while the Toyota Probox is sold as a commercial van
2. The Toyota Succeed is more luxurious with extra padded seats and adjustable headrests. The Toyota Probox has fixed headrests and no padding on seats
3. The Toyota Succeed is only available with one engine option (1.5Litre 1NZ )while the Toyota Probox is available with 2 engine options (1.3Litre 2NZ and 1.5Litre 1NZ )
4. The Toyota Succeed comes with electric window options while the Toyota Probox only comes with manual windows
5. The Toyota Succeed has reverse lights on the tailgate while the probox has none.
6. The Toyota Succeed uses 14 inch rims while the Probox uses 13 inch rims
7. The Toyota Succeed is heavier than the Toyota Probox
What we like about the 2010 Toyota Succeed
1. Ideal for small businesses
2. Very cheap to maintain
3. Excellent fuel economy
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