Maruti Suzuki cars like the Baleno and Brezza are sold in India with re-badged avatars from Toyota. Now another Maruti his Suzuki vehicle is about to be added to the list. Celerio Small His hatchback will be marketed as the Toyota Vitz, but not in India. The entry-level hatchback will be sold as Toyota’s most affordable car in South Africa, reports Cars.co.za. The report further claims that the Toyota Vitz will go on sale in the country in the second quarter of this year.
Reports claim that the rebadged version of the Celerio will be supplied by Maruti Suzuki, not Suzuki. This is also powered by the same he 1.0-liter 3-cylinder naturally aspirated K10C petrol engine that runs under the hood of the Indian spec model. The engine is well suited to producing 65 hp peak power and 89 Nm peak torque via a 5-speed manual gearbox, but an automated manual transmission is also offered. However, the final specifications and price of the Toyota Vitz have not yet been revealed.
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The Toyota Vitz claims to be the successor to the Toyota Agea in the company’s South African product portfolio. Based on Daihatsu’s Aira, the Agya is currently the most affordable model in the country. Appeared in 2020 as the successor to Aigo.
Suzuki Motor Corporation formed a business alliance with Toyota Motor Corporation in 2017. Under this partnership, the two auto giants have shared models and automotive technology on a global level. In India, Maruti Suzuki and Toyota share models. Toyota sells rebadged versions of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Glanza. Also, the Urban Cruise Hyryder will appear as a rebadged version of the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara.
First issue date: January 30, 2023 10:10 am
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