The All-new Starlet – Born to be a Rockstar
Toyota will begin sales of the all-new Starlet from August 2022 throughout Africa.
Toyota Starlet (High grade is shown)
Since Toyota first launched the Starlet in 2020, this model has been a very welcomed addition to the Toyota line-up and widely enjoyed throughout Africa. The new Starlet promises to deliver even more, with its stylish exterior, comfortable cabin space, powerful performance and advanced technology making this new model even more appealing.
The exterior design has been upgraded and is now even more modern. The revised front and rear-styling ups the ante with sleek headlamps up front, chrome detailing, a sloping rear roofline with boot spoiler and stylish two-piece rear light clusters which complete the sporty yet elegant profile.
The spacious interior has been improved, with design features swooping accent lines and blue detailing.
- A sporty, three-spoke steering wheel with large Toyota insignia and steering switches, provides the perfect driver interface.
- Equipped with a touchscreen audio system (either 7 or 9 inch) with Bluetooth, including rear USB charger.
Engine & Transmission
The newcomer also gets a boost in performance, making every drive an enjoyable experience.
- The engine size has been increased from the previous 1.4 liter to the
more powerful 1.5 liter resulting in enhanced acceleration with more torque.
- The new Starlet offers two transmission types, a 5-speed manual, or a 4-speed automatic (grade dependent).
Safety & Security
All Starlet models are well equipped with a host of safety features protecting all occupants.
- All grades come standard with driver and passenger airbags.
- Also included is ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) accompanied by EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution) ensuring you are well supported when you need it most.
- Driver assistance is also aided by rear parking sensors (PDC), Hill Assist Control (HAC) and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC).
Toyota offers a Special Extended Warranty for the new Starlet of 5 years or 150 thousand km whichever comes first*.
For details of grade, specification, and price, please kindly contact the distributor in your country.
Reference: Main specifications
*Contents of warranty may depend on country. Please kindly contact the distributor in your country.
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Toyota Tsusho launches skills building programme for refugees in collaboration with UNHCR in Uganda - First collaboration of its kind between UNHCR and a Japanese company to provide refugees in Africa with practical skills in the automotive industry -
Toyota Tsusho Corporation (“Toyota Tsusho”) announced today that it is collaborating with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and group company CFAO Motors Uganda on a new project which aims to provide refugees in Uganda with training on vehicle mechanics . This initiative will start in April 2022. It is the first collaboration of its kind between UNHCR and a Japanese company to provide refugees with practical skills in the automobile industry. The programme is expected to improve the refugee trainees’ livelihoods opportunities and thus contribute to self-reliance of refugee communities.
Promoting refugee self-reliance is a pressing issue in Africa, as refugees in the continent still face considerable barriers in this area. They are often unable to access quality training, employment, or financial services, and have limited opportunities for entrepreneurship.
Uganda hosts the greatest number of refugees in Africa. As of 31 January 2022, Uganda hosts almost 1.6 million displaced persons, of which over 59% are under the age of 18.
So far, Toyota Tsusho has supported skills development in Africa through programs tailored to target the social issues of each country and the opening of training centers. For this new project, the company is collaborating with UNHCR to support its mission to provide solutions for displaced communities. The project aims to provide training to refugees in Uganda to develop their skills on vehicle mechanics. This project aims to encourage self-reliance of refugees, thus easing the pressure on Uganda as a refugee-hosting country and contributing to the economic development of both refugee and host communities
Based on the “WITH AFRICA FOR AFRICA” philosophy, the Toyota Tsusho Group seeks to grow with the people and communities of Africa while further reinforcing and expanding business foundations. The Group will look beyond business creation to contribute to the autonomous growth of the continent through proactive measures to develop human resources and make social contributions.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, leads international action to protect people forced to flee their homes because of conflict and persecution. We deliver life-saving assistance that includes shelter, food and water, as well as help safeguard fundamental human rights. We also develop solutions that ensure people have a safe place to call home where they can build a better future and work to ensure that stateless people are granted a nationality.
Pictures of the training image to develop vehicle mechanics.
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Hiace SKD Production Starts in Kenya
Toyota Tsusho Corporation ("Toyota Tsusho"), acting through Toyota Kenya Limited ("TKEN"), began SKD* production of the Toyota Hiace at Associated Vehicle Assemblers Ltd. ("AVA"), a vehicle production contractor, using parts supplied by Toyota Motor Corporation ("Toyota"), on November 9, 2021. The planned Hiace annual production volume is 500 units. Investment associated with the addition of the Hiace as a production model was approximately US$600,000 (equivalent to approximately 70 million yen; including equipment, tools, and training of assembly personnel).
The Hiace vehicles to be produced will be used as matatu, privately-owned minibuses operated in Kenya. Under the "With Africa For Africa" philosophy, which seeks to achieve growth with the African people and African society, the Hiace will be produced locally to provide safe and secure means of public transportation in Africa.
In conjunction with the local production of the Hiace, provision of the MaaS Package, which is intended to enhance the quality of bus services, also started. This package uses a service provided by Data Integrated Limited, which develops and provides operational management systems for bus transportation operators, and is expected to improve bus operation information. Toyota Tsusho invested in Data Integrated through Mobility 54 Investment SAS.
A ceremony marking the start of Hiace production was held at the AVA Mombasa Plant from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (local time; 4:00–7:00 p.m. Japan time) on December 15. Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development Betty C. Maina, attended the ceremony, at which President Keiji Masui of Toyota Auto Body Co., Ltd. and President Ichiro Kashitani of Toyota Tsusho presented messages via video, conveying their commitment to contributing to Kenya’s further development through production of the Hiace.
* Abbreviation for semi knock down. Unlike completely knocked down (CKD) production, the welded and painted auto bodies are imported, and the main parts are installed on the body and chassis locally. Only relatively simply assembly work is performed.