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26 November 2020
Toyota Replaces its Aygo with the Agya
Sourced from its Daihatsu subsidiary and built in Indonesia, the Agya is one of South Africa’s most affordable cars, with a starting price of R178 600. The five-door Agya does battle in the A Segment, against the likes of the VW Up!, Suzuki Celerio and Hyundai Atos.
The Agya’s styling is sharp and just a little bit sporty. The front end features a wide bumper with angular details, matched to clear-lensed LED lights and a roof spoiler at the rear. All models also feature body-coloured door handles and run on 14-inch anthracite wheels.
With a focus on value for money, the Agya’s interior packs an impressive list of standard features, which includes climate control, electric windows all round and start button. Safety features extend to driver and front passenger airbags, and Isofix child seat mountings. While some models feature no audio system, the base spec is a 2-speaker setup with Bluetooth and USB. A dealer-fitted option will add a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay / Android Auto.
The Agya is also prepped for Toyota Connect, providing onboard wi-fi. Owners can make service bookings, view the vehicle logbook and tracking data, renew vehicle licenses and more, all via the MyToyota app. Added to that, Toyota and Vodacom have partnered up to create a new streaming service for video and music. Called MyEntertainment, the service comes with 15gb complementary data (which can be topped up once depleted), and offers users the ability to stream media even when not behind the wheel of the Agya.
The Agya is powered by a 1.0 3-cylinder naturally aspirated motor, with 49kW and 89Nm. There is a choice of 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic gearbox. Toyota claims fuel consumption figures of 4,8l/100km for the manual, and 4,9l/100km for the auto. Safety kit includes ABS and emergency brake force distribution.
Agya MT (no audio system)
Agya AT (no audio system)
Price includes a 2-services/20 000 km service plan and 3-year/100 000 km warranty.