More Power and Modified Aesthetic for the New Toyota Starlet

  Colin Windell

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 6 Jun, 2022



The upgraded version of the Toyota Starlet, now on sale, gets a performance boost by switching to the same 1,5-litre engine found in the Urban Cruiser.


New look with chrome detailing

The gain is 9 kW (for a total power output of 77 kW), while the torque receives an 8 Nm tweak to take it to a maximum of 138 Nm. Despite this, Toyota claims consumption of between 5,4 l/100 km and 5,7 l/100 km. 

However, it does not only get a performance boost but an aesthetic makeover with revisions to both the front and rear end. 

New look headlights with chrome detailing and two-piece rear light clusters mark the external changes. 

There are modifications to the interior too

A revised interior design features accent lines and blue detailing, with a  centrally-mounted infotainment screen and instrument binnacle.


Digital infotainment and modern tech

All models now come equipped with a touchscreen audio system ( 18 cm or 23 cm) with USB, Bluetooth and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto interface and a rear USB charger. Automatic Climate Control, power-retractable mirrors and power windows are features on the standard menu. 

Safety, convenience and driver assistance

The safety package includes rear parking sensors (PDC), Hill Assist Control (HAC), Vehicle Stability Control, ABS and EBD, and driver and passenger crash bags with the flagship XR grade. 

The top-tier Xr model adds Smart Entry, Push Start and Cruise Control.

Wrapping it up

The three-grade strategy has been retained (Xi, Xs and XR). The choice for buyers is between a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission on Xs and Xr models. 

Pricing

Starlet 1.5 Xi MT - R 226,200

Starlet 1.5 Xs MT - R 239,100

Starlet 1.5 Xs AT - R 261,100

Starlet 1.5 Xr MT - R 294,900

Starlet 1.5 Xr AT - R 313,300


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Toyota Starlet





2020 1.4 Xi

R 219,900

2022 1.4 Xs

R 239,950

2022 1.4 XR Auto

R 319,900

2022 1.4 XR Auto

R 319,900

2020 1.4 XR Auto

R 289,900

2022 1.4 XR

R 282,500


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