Toyota SA’s cheapest car is here: full details on the Agya budget hatch

We were the first to bring you local pricing for Toyota South Africa Motors’ new Agya budget hatchback but now more details of the brand’s cheapest car have emerged.

As we pointed out in our pricing scoop story, the local range comprises four variants, each bearing the same trim level. The manual Agya starts at R178 600, with the price rising to R182 400 should you specify Toyota’s audio system. The automatic version, meanwhile, kicks off at R192 500, increasing to R196 300 with the aforementioned audio system fitted.

A three-year/100 000 km warranty is included in the price, along with a two-service/20 000 km service plan.

Standard features across the range include 14-inch alloy wheels (with a full-size steel spare), manual air-conditioning, electric windows all round, a start button, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, outer rear IsoFix anchors and an immobiliser alarm.

The Agya measures 3 660 mm long, 1 600 mm wide and 1 520 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2 455 mm. Ground clearance comes in at 180 mm, while the kerb weight is a claimed 835 kg and the luggage capacity some 260 litres. Six exterior colours will be offered.

The naturally aspirated 1,0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine sends 49 kW and 89 N.m to the front axle. Transmission choices include a five-speed manual and four-speed automatic gearbox. Toyota says the manual model will reach 100 km/h from standstill in 14,6 seconds, before topping out at 165 km/h. Claimed fuel consumption is listed as 4,8 L/100 km. The auto variant, meanwhile, takes 16,3 seconds to hit three figures, running out of puff at 145 km/h and sipping at a claimed 4,9 L/100 km.

The five-door Agya is effectively a twin to the Daihatsu Ayla (and likewise built in Indonesia) and is also badged as the Wigo in some countries. It debuted in initial markets as long ago as 2012, before being facelifted first in 2017 and then again earlier in 2020.

The little hatchback will slot into Toyota SA Motors’ line-up below the new Starlet (which runs from R204 900 to R272 500), filling the small gap left by the outgoing entry-level Etios hatch derivatives. From what we can tell, the Aygo (which is currently priced from R182 000 to R210 600) will fall away once stock runs dry.

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