August 19, 2021
During the pandemic in South Africa, motorists are looking for reliable and economical cars in these financially challenging times. Launched at the start of December 2020, will the Toyota Agya meet the expectation as an affordable means of transport? Read on and enjoy the review.1
There is no doubt that Agya stands out compared to its other entry-level competitors. This car is ideally suited for any small family or single parent, as it’s economical to run, while parking it is so easy.
Everything has its pros and cons, and the Agya is no exception. Doing a U-turn is just a breeze. Trying to find parking these days can be a motorist’s daily nightmare, but it’s another thing trying to get your car into that tiny space. For the Agya, it’s no challenge.
There is enough space, especially at the rear. The glove compartment is spacious enough to store the usual items. The soft seat covers appear long-lasting and of superior quality, while the large boot has enough space for all the vacation luggage or children's school equipment. Going grocery shopping is a joy to experience. Also available are climate control, push-button start, and 4 electric windows.
Although a touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto can only be included as an extra option, the car does have Wi-Fi. The optional audio specification involves a double din radio/CD player with AUX input. Other optional extras include a USB port and Bluetooth. In addition, you could also stream songs via a music app.
More and more motorists are becoming safety conscious, and the Agya doesn’t disappoint. It has ABS braking, with EBD as well as 2 airbags in the front. The reassuring news is that it may well go for the crash tests organised by the AA and Global NCAP. The Toyota Etios managed to obtain a 3-star rating, which may well apply to the Agya in the future. ISOFIX anchor points occur at the rear, and unusual for this segment is that the rear middle seat has a 3-point safety belt. Child locks have also been installed.
The 1.0-litre petrol engine with a power output of 49 kW and 89 Nm of torque is connected to a 5-speed manual transmission. The Agya is stable to drive on the highway, but road and wind noise appear at the 120 km/hr stage. However, if you stay in the right gear, the Agya is capable of a full load. The 5-speed manual achieves 0-100 km/hr in 16.4 seconds, but the 4-speed automatic takes a bit longer.
This article is only a source of information because car insurance is complicated. That’s why you need to first see a financial advisor for professional advice before deciding to buy a car insurance product.
Owning a new car such as the Toyota Agya may come easy for some motorists but remember, comprehensive car insurance is a legal requirement if a bank will finance your future new Agya. So if you are wondering which insurer to approach, you could enjoy affordable, comprehensive car insurance to suit all your needs with PMD.