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The Toyota Vitz, Toyota’s most affordable derivative, is based on the well-established Suzuki Celerio. This came about because of the Toyota/Suzuki partnership. The Vitz replaces the Agya that left the market in 2022. Find out more about the Vitz from the review below.1,2
The Toyota Vitz is based on the well-known Suzuki Celerio and has become its successor.1
Safety specifications have improved and include dual front airbags, ABS brakes with EBD, and a vehicle stability control system. In addition, the front safety belts have pre-tensioners with force limiters, rear door child locks, rear Isofix points for child seats, rear park sensors, and central locking. 1
For R219,900, Toyota provides a 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth connectivity. Satellite audio and phone controls are on the steering wheel, while the audio system has four speakers. It also has air-conditioning and electric power steering.1,2
The higher specification Xr models include alloy wheels, fog lights, and a rearview camera.2
The Vitz and the Suzuki Celerio share the same 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine generating 49 kW power and 89 Nm torque. It connects to a 5-speed manual transmission for the entry 1.0 and Xr models but to an automated manual transmission for the Xr derivative. 2
Unsurprisingly, the Vitz travels comfortably in the city, just like the well-established Suzuki Celerio. The 5-speed transmission is well suited to the high-revving three-cylinder engine. It proved difficult for test drivers to equal the claimed fuel consumption figures of 4.2 litres/100 km for the automatic and 4.4 litres/100 km for manual models. The test drivers could, at best, only obtain 5.5 litres/100 km with the 1.0 Xr model. The Vitz can reach 160 km/hour. 1,2
Partnering with Suzuki has helped Toyota enormously with the Urban Cruiser and Starlet. The Vitz entering the marketplace as a budget car in these difficult economic times can only spell success for Toyota, which has a huge dealership network as an extra advantage. 1
This car would appeal to budget-conscious buyers in the South African market. The 1.0 MT sells for R189,900, the 1.0 XR MT for R219,900, and the 1.0 XR AMT for R239,900. In addition, its good performance and great features make it a strong competitor.2
The article reviews the Toyota Vitz for Sale in South Africa in 2023.1,2
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