Toyota’s new Agya hatchback is aimed at providing a low-cost new vehicle to those citizens who are feeling the pinch of the economic downturn.
Shigeru Ito, head of Toyota Caribbean, said the Agya, which means fast in Sanskrit, is Toyota’s first entry-level vehicle.
“We understand the current state of the economy and the direction the Government is heading and we want to make it easier to own a vehicle,” Ito said. “Anyone ranging from university students to retirees will enjoy this car. We want to provide the opportunity to purchase a brand new Toyota that is both dependable and affordable.”
The Agya comes in seven colours and, according to Ito, it has top class fuel efficiency.
“As you can see the vehicle is compact and modern. With a one-litre engine and four speed automatic transmission, even though it is small it can perform, we’ve tested it,” he said.
“The Agya comes with anti-lock braking system, dual airbags and an immobilizer. Don’t let the size fool you, there is enough room for five people six feet tall to sit in there comfortably.”