The Toyota Agya arrived in South Africa in late November and is firmly aimed at the entry-level market.
Even the top-of-the-range model – the Agya AT With Audio – comes in at a reasonable R196,300.
The “with audio” option listed there is not a typo and means just as it says: you can buy the car with or without an audio system included.
Additional cost-saving elements include the fact that the Toyota Agya was developed in partnership with Daihatsu.
The Agya shares a base with the Daihatsu Ayla, and will replace the Toyota Aygo in the company’s lineup.
In total, there are four models available locally:
- Toyota Agya MT – R178,600
- Toyota Agya AT – R192,500
- Toyota Agya MT With Audio – R182,400
- Toyota Agya AT With Audio – R196,300
The AT With Audio model
The “AT” designation on the range-topping Agya references its automatic 4-speed transmission.
This is as opposed to the 5-speed manual alternative car buyers will have.
Standard features then include ABS with EBD, 14-inch alloy wheels with 175-65 R14 tyres, driver and front passenger airbags, a manual air conditioner, electrically-operated windows, a start button, remote central locking, and power steering.
Engine options are also standard across the range, and the Agya features a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder, fuel-injected petrol engine which produces 49kW and 89Nm of torque.
The “with audio” elements, which are not included as standard on lower models, are a Toyota Double Din audio system with CD player, Bluetooth connectivity, and a USB and auxiliary input.
An optional touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality will also be available to customers as a dealer-fitted option.
Other differences to note are that:
- The AT models are heavier than the manual models: 855kg vs 835kg.
- The AT models are slower than the manual models from 0-100km/h: 16.5 seconds vs 14.6 seconds.
- The AT models have slightly higher average fuel consumption compared to the manual models: 4.9l per 100km vs 4.8l per 100km.
- The AT models have a lower top speed compared to the manual models: 145km/h vs 165km/h.
All the Agya models then feature a 33-litre fuel tank, along with Toyota Connect support.
This provides Wi-Fi connectivity, a host of online services, and 15GB of free data.
A noticeable difference between the Agya and higher-end Toyota hatchbacks like the Etios Hatch and the Yaris is the service plan.
The Toyota Agya comes with a 2-services/20,000km service plan, while the Etios and Yaris both come with a 3-service plan.
This means your Agya will have its services covered for two years, while the higher-end hatchbacks receive three years of support.
The warranty on the Agya is on par with these vehicles, however, at 3-years/100,000km.
Customers can purchase additional service plans and warranty options through the Toyota dealer network, stated the company.