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Aygo, Yaris, Etios - Toyota tweaks its small car range in SA

2019-04-18 10:05
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Toyota updates its small car range with new bespoke colour combinations and exterior enhancements.

Colourful additions to Aygo

Aygo X-Clusiv

The compact city car now offers two new models each with bespoke colour combinations and exterior treatments. The previously offered ‘X-Play Silver’ is replaced by the new ‘X-Clusiv’ model. The X-Clusiv features a silver A-pillar, and a combination of Quartz Grey and Piano Black interior trim, whilst the interior door handles now feature chrome plating.

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Fog lamps have also been added to the standard specification level on the X-Clusiv. As before the model is ‘exclusively’ available in black body colour.

Aygo X-Cite Orange

The flagship Aygo variant, the X-Cite, complete with folding canvas roof, now offers buyers the option of a vibrant orange-hued canvas top. The orange roof can be paired with any of the six exterior colours (White, Silver, Ash Grey, Cherry Red, Caribbean Blue or Black). Customers can also opt for the X-Cite black which features a more traditional black folding roof.

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Mechanicals and other specification items remain unchanged. The Aygo range is powered by an ultra-efficient 1.0-litre engine delivering 53kW and 93Nm. Fuel economy is this engine’s strong suit, with a frugal 4.3 litre per 100 kilometres fuel index figure.

Aygo – R 171 900

Aygo X-Play Black – R 174 200

Aygo X-Clusiv – R 174 800

Aygo X-Cite (Black roof) – R 198 900

Aygo X-Cite (Orange roof) – R 198 900

Sensible Upgrades to Yaris

The Yaris range inherits an upgraded Anti-theft system, whilst the Xs, Sport and Cross variants receive rear Park Distance Control (PDC). The comprehensive standard feature list is left unaltered (bar the PDC addition) and the range continues to be powered by the rev-happy 79kW 1.5-litre VVT-i engine. Buyers can opt for either a 5-speed manual or CVT transmission option (model dependent).

All Yaris models feature Keyless entry, driver and passenger airbags, ISOFIX provision, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Hill Assist Control (HAC). The intuitive touchscreen audio system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto+ and Bluetooth integration continues as before.

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The range continues unaltered with four (Xi, Xs, Cross and Sport) grades across five models. 

Yaris 1.5 Xi – R 241 000

Yaris 1.5 Xs – R 266 200

Yaris Cross – R 281 900

Yaris 1.5 Xs CVT – R 282 000

Yaris Sport – R 300 100

Etios Security System

The complete Etios range also benefits from an upgraded security system, including Alarm and Immobiliser. The Etios line-up offers both Hatchback and Sedan models in Xi, Sprint and Cross (hatch only) configuration.

Etios HB 1.5 Xi – R 179 500

Etios SD 1.5 Xi – R 188 300

Etios HB Sprint – R 185 000

Etios SD Sprint – R 193 300

Etios Cross – R 207 800

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