BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (May 23, 2023) — Toro is excited to expand its commercial vehicle portfolio with the all-new Vista® shuttle. Designed for the task of transporting multiple passengers comfortably and conveniently, Vista is ideal for resorts, stadiums, universities and municipalities. A HyperCell®lithium-ion, battery-powered option meets the needs of customers looking for an alternative energy solution.
“We are thrilled to add Vista to our product lineup and make Toro a single source for utility vehicles,” says Marissa Garin, product marketing manager at Toro. “Vista smoothly and efficiently transports — and impresses — guests, students, fans and other visitors with style and ease. It’s made to move passengers around all sorts of settings and events, from resorts, campus tours and sporting venues to special events.”
Customers can choose from four, six or eight passenger options in both EFI gas and lithium-ion powertrains, with the option to add additional power on lithium units to further boost performance and keep users powered for longer. For added operator and maintenance convenience, users can easily view speed, battery level (on lithium-ion models), fault codes and other key information on the LCD screen located on the dashboard.
The new Vista lithium option is powered by Toro HyperCell batteries — Toro’s proprietary, patent-pending lithium-ion technology. Toro has implemented rigorous standards that require every battery to pass extensive environment and third-party certification testing. The distributed Battery Management System (BMS) optimizes battery performance to enhance reliability and longevity. HyperCell batteries provide diagnostic information to simplify and streamline any service needs. A third-party recycling program is available for batteries that reach end-of-life.
“Vista has been thoughtfully designed for quality, strength and durability,” says Garin. “Instead of extending golf cart frames, which can lead to a bent or bowed frame when heavy loads are added, we created a modern, robust frame design for each of the models. This helps ensure that guests travel comfortably and arrive safely.”
The attention to detail in the sleek and smooth design of Vista allows customers to provide a professional experience to their guests. Plus, each transport vehicle can easily be custom branded with decals, wrapped or painted, due to the use of TPO plastic in the body panels — allowing universities, stadiums and more to deck the shuttle out with their colors and logos.
Equipped for a smooth and relaxing experience during longer rides, Vista provides front and rear independent suspension, plenty of leg room, and ample onboard storage space. The steering wheel is designed so the driver can easily get in and out of the seat. A standard, fold-down rear seat with grip texture and a lip around the edge provides easy storage for bulky items, such as bags or boxes, and holds these items in place during transport.
The parking brake activates and deactivates on lithium models, which means fewer brake adjustments and less maintenance. Hydraulic disc brakes allow for swift, assured stopping power.
For more information on the new Toro Vista shuttle, please visit toro.com/vista.