Volkswagen T-Roc, Toyota Agya: New models of the week

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2021 Volkswagen T-Roc
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Volkswagen and Toyota launch new models in South Africa this week.

Deliveries of the German carmaker's T-Roc will begin at the end of November.  

Toyota's new Agya is an entry-level newcomer that the brand has teased photos of on social media.

Wheels24 is attending both launches this week. 

Two of the country's largest car brands will launch significant new models this week. Volkswagen South Africa's much-anticipated T-Roc SUV and Toyota's entry-level Agya make their debuts. 

VW says 400 customers have pre-ordered the stylish T-Roc, which slots in between the T-Cross and Tiguan models. 

There are two engine options available at launch: a 1.4-litre TSI (110kW/250Nm) motor and a 2.0-litre TSI (140kW/350Nm). 

The entry-level derivative's power is sent to the front wheels only via an eight-speed automatic gearbox, while the bigger capacity engine model features all-wheel-drive and a twin-clutch seven-speed transmission.

There are two trim options, with only the Design specification offered on the 1.4 TSI and a choice of either Design or R-Line offered on the 2.0-litre. 

With pricing starting from R489 400 and toping out at R593 600, Volkswagen says delivery of the T-Roc will begin at the end of this month. 

Volkswagen T-Roc
2021 Volkswagen T-Roc
Volkswagen T-Roc
2021 Volkswagen T-Roc
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Volkswagen T-Roc
Volkswagen T-Roc
2021 Volkswagen T-Roc

And now onto something not as plush or luxurious as the T-Roc, but rather a newcomer in the highly-contested budget car segment. 

Toyota has been posting teasers on social media of its latest model, the Agya. The model will filter in below the new Starlet and is powered by a 1.0-litre naturally-aspirated engine with 49kW. Power is sent to the front wheels via a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic gearbox according. 

According to a local report from Carmag and Timeslive, the Agya will replace the Aygo. 

Toyota will provide more details on Wednesday (25 November) for the Agya's webinar before a test drive session on Thursday.

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