Toyota Agya arrives in Mzansi
Toyota has blessed budget-conscious shoppers with two great new vehicles in the summer of 2020
Toyota Agya arrives in Mzansi
Toyota has blessed budget-conscious shoppers with two great new vehicles in the summer of 2020. Hot on the heels of the spacious Toyota Starlet comes the all-new Toyota Agya, a car whose great looks are matched by an incredibly affordable price tag.
‘Agya’ means ‘fast’ in Sanskrit, and the car that bears this name is powered by a feisty little 1-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine with fuel injection. This produces 49kW of power and 89Nm of torque, but the figure to get particularly excited about is the claimed average fuel consumption of just 4.8 l/100km for the manual and 4.9 l/100km for the automatic! This fuel consumption translates to a range of 687km from the 33-litre fuel tank. The manual version uses a five-speed gearbox, while the automatic is fitted with a four-speed gearbox.
As the Agya is a direct replacement for the Aygo, it fits into the Toyota stable below the Etios and Starlet with price tags starting at just R178 600 for the manual derivative. Perhaps the greatest attraction of the Agya (other than the sticker price!) is the funky, very cool looks that are not common in a budget-oriented car, especially when seen in a bright colour like Electric Yellow or Flame Red. The front end is sporty with exciting angles and angular teardrop headlights, all emphasised by anthracite-coloured alloy rims.
The Agya is a compact urban car, but that doesn’t mean it’s cramped inside – there is more than enough space for two tall adults to be very comfortable up front, and the seats have good side support and are very easily adjustable. The 168-litre boot can be made bigger by folding down the rear seats, which split 50/50.
In this market segment the price is usually the biggest factor that people take into consideration, but with the Agya Toyota hasn’t chosen price over features – the Agya still has two airbags up front, ABS braking enhanced by electronic brake force distribution (EBD), two ISOFIX anchors in the back, power steering and climate control, remote central locking, a Multi-Information Display, electrically operated windows all round – there’s even Push Start button! Because some buyers will want to choose their own audio system, it is optional on the Agya, but those buyers who opt for the factory-fitted audio system will receive a double-DIN touchscreen multimedia unit featuring CD, Bluetooth, auxiliary and USB connectivity. A touchscreen audio system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality is a further option.
All Agya models are sold with a 2-services/20 000 km service plan. A 3-year/100 000 km warranty is also provided. Customers can purchase additional service plan and warranty options via the extensive dealer network of 220. The Agya is priced as below:
Agya MT R178 600
Agya AT R192 500
Agya MT (with audio) R182 400
Agya AT (with audio) R196 300