The new Toyota Agya has arrived in South Africa, with a starting price of well under R200,000.
The four-door hatchback was developed through a partnership between Toyota and Daihatsu – and the Agya shares a base with the Daihatsu Ayla.
“As a direct replacement for the Aygo, the Agya competes in a fiercely-fought segment where value and rands-per-feature matter most,” said Toyota.
Despite its low price, the car will include ABS with EBD, 14-inch alloy wheels, and driver and front passenger airbags as standard.
The car will also be available in two variants, a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic.
Toyota said a feature of the vehicle is the number of kilometres you receive per litre of fuel, thanks to its economical engine.
The Agya packs a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder, fuel-injected petrol engine which produces 49kW and 89Nm of torque.
“The manual version of the Agya sips an average of just 4.8l/100km, while completing the 0-100km/h sprint in 14.6 seconds and runs to a top speed of 165km/h.”
Owners of the automatic version will receive a consumption figure of 4.9l/100km, and will go from 0-100km/h in 16.3 seconds. It then has a top speed of 145km/h.
When this economy is combined with the Agya’s 33-litre fuel tank, drivers can go for just over 680km – when driving at recommended speeds.
Keeping the Agya on the road are 14-inch alloy wheels with 175-65 R14 tyres.
Features on the inside
While the Agya is only available in two models, you can choose whether you would like you car to come with an audio system or not.
This can save you just under R4,000 if you select to go without the audio setup.
The remaining features are then standard across the range, and include power steering, automatic air conditioning, electrically-operated windows; a start button, and remote central locking.
If you do select to include a sound system in your car, you will receive a touchscreen multimedia unit with CD, Bluetooth, auxiliary, and USB connectivity.
“An optional touchscreen audio system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality will be available to customers as a dealer-fitted option,” said Toyota.
As with all new Toyota cars, the Agya will be fitted with Toyota Connect support.
This provides Wi-Fi connectivity, a host of online services, and 15GB of free data.
Additionally, once linked to the MyToyota App, owners can make service bookings, retrieve vehicle usage information, renew vehicle licenses, review tracking data, request roadside assistance, and more.
South African pricing
- 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 Toyota Agya comes with a 2-services/20,000km service plan, and a 3-year/100,000km warranty.