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New Toyota Vitz launched in South Africa – Pricing and specifications

Toyota has launched a new derivative to the Vitz line-up, expanding its entry-level options by two models.

The new iteration is known as the X-Cite – a nameplate that the automaker has used in the past to spruce up other models on the affordable end of its catalogue, such as the Aygo.

The X-Cite treatment adds several cosmetic details to make both the inside and outside of the hatchback more exciting, including one major addition to the base model.

What’s new

Primarily a visual overhaul, the X-Cite additions can be had on either the base or XR trim levels, according to Duoporta’s price listings, where an orange theme is carried throughout.

This includes orange highlights on the rear spoiler, side mirrors, side mouldings, and around front fog lights, which are complemented by black wheel arch mouldings, front and rear bumpers, and side skirts. “X-Cite” decals have been added to the sides of the doors, too.

A similar treatment has been afforded to the interior, as there are now orange highlights around the air vents, gearstick base, and parts of the doors.

While the XR has not received any additional features, the base X-Cite is notable for having a radio system with Bluetooth, USB, and aux ports  – something that is a paid-for extra on the entry-level Vitz.

Beyond that, the equipment list is the same as before, meaning you can expect the following as standard: halogen headlights, 14-inch steel wheels, a full-sized spare wheel, a multifunction steering wheel, fabric upholstery, manual air conditioning, two speakers, rear park distance control, ABS, electronic brake force distribution, vehicle stability control, and two front airbags.

Opting for the XR will then add alloy rims, remote central locking, all-round electric windows, a digital tachometer, a USB port, a multifunction steering wheel, two more speakers, and a 7-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

All versions of the Vitz are shipped with the same 1.0-litre petrol engine that provides 49kW and 89Nm.

Notably, the X-Cite is only available with the five-speed manual gearbox, meaning interested parties are losing out on a four-speed automatic option.

As for fuel consumption, the manual hatch will provide a frugal return of 4.4l/100km.


The South African pricing for the updated Toyota Vitz range is as follows:

Note that the non-X-Cite models are currently available with a promotional discount, which will reduce their listed price by R20,000.

Each purchase comes with a 3-year/100,000km warranty and a 2-service/30,000km service plan.

Toyota Vitz X-Cite

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