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New on the Tarmac: Meet Toyota’s price sensitive & frugal Agya

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) is proud to introduce the all-new Agya into South Africa’s highly competitive and price-sensitive A-segment for compact city cars.

As a direct replacement for the Aygo, the Agya competes in a fiercely fought segment where value and Rands-per-feature matter most and as such,the Agya is aimed at discerning budget-conscious first-time buyers.

With a host of standard features such as anti-lock brakes (ABS) enhanced by electronic brake force distribution (EBD), 14-inch alloy wheels, driver and front passenger airbags and the option of an automatic transmission, the Agya offers more for less.

Styled to Stun

The Agya’s front bumper is aggressively sculpted with a 3-dimensional design for an assertive look; which is further enhanced by upwardly curving tear-drop shaped projector headlamps.  The headlamps feature a lens acting as a magnifying glass to increase the brightness of the light beam for optimum visibility.

The Agya’s door handles and electrically retractable mirrors are colour coded, while at the back, the diminutive Agya sports a roof-mounted rear spoiler and LED-powered rear lights.

The new Agya is a no-nonsense value proposition-

Glenn Crompton, TSAM’s Vice-President of Marketing
Enjoy the space

To maximise interior and boot space, the all-new Agya has been specially designed with each wheel positioned at the outermost corner of the vehicle’s body. 

The Agya’s cabin features a mixed use of silver and black plastics and hard wearing fabric for the seats with a touch of polyurethane for the gear lever and steering wheel. 

Comfort is taken care of by power steering, cup holders, automatic air conditioning while key trip information is conveyed to the driver via a Multi-Information Display.  Passengers enjoy the luxury of electrically operated windows; and an auxiliary 12-volt socket is on hand for charging mobile devices. 

Set the pace

The Agya’s nippy but thrifty three-cylinder, fuel-injected petrol engine serves to make light work of urban commutes. Powering the front wheels and developing maximum power of 49kW and peak torque of 89Nm, the engine is mated to either a five-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic transmission.

TMSA states that the manual version of the Agya sips an average of just 4.8 l/100 km and emits a corresponding 112g CO2/km; and sprints from 0-100km/h in 14.6 seconds. Its  top speed is 165km/h.

Its automatic sibling as reported to consume 4.9 l/100 km with an emissions figure of 115g CO2/km, accelerates from standstill to 100km/h in 16.3 seconds and has a top speed of 145km/h. 

Driven at the recommended speeds, the Agya’s 33-litre fuel tank should yield a theoretical maximum range of around 687 km.

“The new Agya is a no-nonsense value proposition that’s laser-focused on delivering the best value to budget-conscious customers under the umbrella of Toyota’s legendary quality, durability and reliability,” says Glenn Crompton, TSAM’s Vice-President of Marketing.

Model line-up & Pricing

Agya MT                                 R178 600

Agya AT                                  R192 500

Agya MT (with audio)            R182 400

Agya AT (with audio)              R196 300

Warranty & Maintenance

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.

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