Toyota is all set to introduce the new Starlet hatchback in the South African market.  The model will be built and exported from India. We tell you more about it.

  • Toyota Starlet will be built in India by Maruti Suzuki
  • It will share styling with India-spec Toyota Glanza 
  • Gets same engine-gearbox options as the South African spec Baleno

What is the Toyota Starlet?

The Starlet is Toyota’s popular brand name that was used for its entry-level hatchback globally, which was then replaced by the Yaris range of cars, a few years ago. The company has now resurrected the Starlet nameplate for South African markets and is expected to see this hatchback in as many as 47 countries in the continent.

Is the Toyota Starlet the same as the Toyota Glanza offered in India? 

Essentially yes, the Starlet is the same Glanza that’s sold in India. Interestingly, the South African…

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