Following the forging of successful partnerships with several other automotive brands including Suzuki with the Toyota Starlet and Subaru with the 86, Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) is proud to announce its latest collaboration. Through the Daihatsu Motor Company, TSAM is set to introduce the all-new Agya into South Africa’s highly competitive A-segment for compact city cars.
The Agya shares its underpinnings with the Daihatsu Ayla a five-door urban hatchback designed for generous interior space despite compact exterior dimensions. As a direct replacement for the Aygo, the Agya competes in a fiercely fought segment where value and Rands-per-feature matter most. The Suzuki S-Presso and Hyundai Atoz are direct competitors for the Agya.
Styled to Stun
The front bumper is sculpted with a 3-dimensional design for an assertive, sporty look and a wide stance. This is further enhanced by upwardly curving projector headlamps and feature a lens acting as a magnifying glass to increase the brightness of the light beam for optimum visibility. At the side, the door handles are colour coded, as are the electrically retractable mirrors that neatly integrate the indicator lens. And showing off some more smartness at the back is a roof-mounted rear spoiler and LED-powered rear lights.
To maximise its value proposition, all Agya models feature assertively-styled anthracite-coloured 14-inch alloy wheels shod with 175/65/R14 tyres, along with a similar-sized steel spare wheel, serving as backup. The suspension is configured as standard-for-the-segment McPherson struts at the front and a torsion beam axle at the rear.
Engine & Performance
The Agya’s powered by a 998 cc, three-cylinder, fuel-injected petrol engine powering the front wheels only. The 1.0-litre mill develops maximum power of 49 kW @ 6000 rpm and peak torque of 89Nm @ 4400 rpm, the engine is mated to either a five-speed manual transmission or four-speed automatic transmission for complete driving comfort.
The manual version of the Agya sips an average of just 4.8 l/100 km and emits a corresponding 112g CO2/km; while completing the 0-100km/h sprint in 14.6 seconds and runs to a top speed of 165km/h. Its automatic variant consumes 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. An eco-indicator assists drivers in achieving fuel efficient driving.
Audio & Infotainment
On so-equipped models, the Agya’s double-DIN touchscreen multimedia unit features 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. When connected via a USB cable, both of these interfaces display the screen of the smartphone on the infotainment screen and links the phone’s audio output to the vehicle’s two speakers – enabling navigation and audio streaming apps as well as enhanced telephony services.
Interior comfort is taken care of by power steering and automatic air conditioning (climate control), key trip information is conveyed to the driver via a Multi-Information Display, while all passengers enjoy the luxury of electrically operated windows; and an auxiliary 12-volt socket is on hand for charging additional mobile devices. Powering up the Agya experience is a Push Start button and remote central locking.
Finally, safety and style go hand in hand through the fitment of driver and front passenger airbags; 14-inch alloy wheels and Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) equipped with Emergency Brake Force Distribution (EBD).
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.