Toyota Starlet Rise Again Since the 1990s

Toyota Starlet Rise Again Since the 1990s – For the generation of the 1980s to the 1990s in Indonesia, the Toyota Starlet must be familiar. Now the latest generation of Toyota Starlet reappears. While still for the South African market. The Toyota Starlet hatchback is one of the most popular models in South Africa. Rising back, but carrying the specifications of the Suzuki Baleno.

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Toyota Starlet Rise Again Since the 1990s

In Indonesia the Toyota Yaris replaces the success of the Toyota Starlet. Yaris is now fighting with models such as the Honda City Hatchback, and Suzuku Baleno in the country. Meanwhile, until now there has been no, not even rumors, to bring back Starlet since the 90s.

Toyota Starlet Rise Again
Old vs New Toyota Starlet.

We all know that Suzuki and Toyota have worked together. One form of cooperation is to share a car base with each other. This is the case for potential markets such as India and Africa.

Referring to, in general the difference between the Toyota Starlet and the Suzuki Baleno lies in the bumper and grille.

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Talking about the engine, the Toyota Starlet uses a 1.5 liter four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 77kW at 6,000rpm and 138Nm at 3,800rpm. That’s 9kW and 8 Nm more than the 1.4 engine Toyota used before.

Toyota uses a five-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic. With this power and transmission, Toyota claims all variants will go from 0-100km/h in 11.2 seconds. The top speed in manual transmission is 170km/h and 165km/h in automatic.

Standard safety features across all models include rear parking sensors, ABS brakes with EBD, hill assist control and vehicle stability control.

This car will be launched in the next few weeks, but Toyota South Africa has already announced prices and specifications for the latest model of the Toyota Starlet.

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The following is the price list for the Toyota Starlet in South Africa:

  • Xi manual: R226,200 or around IDR 209.9 million
  • Xs manual: R239,100 or around IDR 221.9 million
  • Xs automatic: R261,100 or around IDR 242.3 million
  • Xr manual: R294,900 or equivalent to IDR 273.2 million
  • Xr automatic: R313,300 or equivalent to IDR 290.7 million.