The 2023 Toyota Agya GR Sport just looks really cool
Toyota Indonesia wasted no time in advertising the all-new Agya which, in case you were wondering, is indeed based on the 2nd-generation Perodua Axia which was only officially launched yesterday.
The twin cars, along with the expected Daihatsu Ayla, are built on the Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA) platform which has already seen wide use and received with acclaim in the Perodua Ativa (elsewhere known as the Daihatsu Rocky or Toyota Raize) as well as the Perodua Alza (Daihatsu Xenia, Toyota Veloz in Indonesia and other markets).
Back to the Agya. The Toyota-baged version of the smaller-than-small hatchback, however, ditches the 1.0-litre naturally aspirated 3-cylinder for a four-cylinders and a 1,200cc displacement for a little extra pep.
Much like the Axia here inheriting its engine from its predecessor, this 1.2-litre unit is a carry over from the previous Agya. That said, Toyota has not confirmed if it has undergone any upgrades or changes, leaving us to believe that the 88hp and 108Nm output is also undisturbed. This time around it’s mated to the Dual-Mode CVT (D-CVT) gearbox.
The car’s styling changes from the Axia also set it apart, but these cosmetic alterations are mostly limited to a unique front and rear fascia and headlight elements. Interestingly, the brand has also gone ahead and revealed a sportier GR Sport variant.
This is very likely also going to be a cosmetic upgrade package, albeit a more comprehensive one that encompasses the front/rear bumpers, dark contrast exterior trimming, a two-tone paint finish, aero kit, larger wheels, and perhaps some interior flourishes to match.
Toyota’s Indonesian arm (P.T Toyota Astra Motor) will be delving into further detail about the all-new Agya but we have to admit that it certainly can be argued to be pulling ahead in the looks department.
Naturally, Perodua will be offering the Axia with their own flavour of cosmetic enhancements via the GearUp line of accessories, but it might not go as far as the GR Sport treatment.
Currently, the new crop of Axias are not too visually distinguishable as they all share the same exterior elements, even down to the single alloy wheel design shared across the range.