Toyota will start the sales of the Starlet, a new compact hatchback model, launching from September and progressively being introduced into 47 countries in Africa.
The small passenger car segment is growing steadily throughout the African Market, increasing individual customer demand. The Starlet will be an entry model in Toyota’s lineup, with good performance and affordable pricing. The Starlet offers a modern exterior design, spacious interior and enhanced specifications.
The exterior design follows a classic hatchback profile, with a short, downward-sloping nose and rounded-off rear hatch. A v-shaped front grille with centrally-mounted Toyota insignia are joined by two vertically arranged headlamps with chrome inlay.
The side profile features contour-following upper and lower crease lines which creates a sense of motion. Prominent wheel arches give the Starlet a sure-footed stance.
The rear design centres around the large LED tail lamps featuring a red and clear colour scheme. These are joined by a trapezoidal indent in the lower bumper section. The overall result is a compact and striking design.
The interior layout prioritizes spaciousness and ergonomics without compromising on flair. The centre hang-down section neatly groups the ventilation, infotainment and climate control switchgear. Contour lines create a feeling of unison with the exterior design. A chunky three-spoke steering wheel incorporates steering switches.
Engine & Performance
Powering the Starlet is a 1.4-litre DOHC four-cylinder engine. The engine exhibits responsive and reactive characteristics that make light work of the daily commute. Power outputs are 68kW @ 6000 rpm and 130Nm @ 4200 rpm.
Two transmission choices are on offer, a 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic, all driving the front wheels.
Safety & Security
All Starlet models come well equipped with safety and security equipment which include active electronic aids such as ABS, EBD, and Brake Assist (BA).
For details of grade, specification, and price, please kindly contact the distributor in your country.
Reference: Main specifiations
Length (mm) : 3,995
Width (mm) : 1,745
Height (mm) : 1,470
Seating Capacity : 5
Engine : K14B(1.4 liter)
Displacement (cc) : 1,373
Maximum output (kW / rpm) : 68 / 6,000
Maximum torque (Nm / rpm) : 130 / 4,200
Transmission : 4-speed Automatic Transmission, 5-speed Manual Transmission