2024 Toyota Starlet Cross Launched In South Africa Based On Maruti Fronx With 1.5L Engine

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A popular model made by Indian car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki, the 2024 Toyota Starlet Cross is all set to hit the roads of South Africa soon. This car is a rebadged version of the recently launched Maruti Suzuki Franks, Which will be sold under Toyota branding.

Let’s take a closer look at this new compact SUV and see its features, specifications, and on road price in detail.

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2024 Toyota Starlet Cross Design and Style

Some changes have been made to the exterior of the 2024 Toyota Starlet Cross, But overall it looks quite similar to the Maruti Suzuki fronx. It has a hexagonal grille with chrome inserts, while it has LED daytime running lights on either side.

The triple LED headlamps are positioned in separate pods on the bumper. Overall, this car sports a sporty and stylish look, which will be able to attract young customers.


Features and variants

Toyota has not yet officially revealed the variants and features of the Starlet Cross available in South Africa. However, it is expected that it will be largely based on the Indian fronx, Which may include touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, cruise control, multi-function steering wheel and many safety features.

2024 Toyota Starlet Cross Launched In South Africa Based On Maruti Fronx With 1.5L Engine

Toyota in South Africa usually offers multiple variants for its vehicles, so it can be expected that the same will be the case for the Starlet Cross.


Engine and Performance

The 2024 Toyota Starlet Cross launched in South Africa is powered by the same 1.5-litre K15B petrol engine as the Suzuki Fronx made for the global market. This engine generates power of 104 bhp and torque of 138 Nm. It can be paired with a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission.

However, it is important to note that unlike the Fronx sold in India, which is offered with 1.2-litre or 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine, South Africa only gets a 1.5-litre engine option.


Expected Price and Launch

Toyota has not yet officially announced the pricing of the 2024 Toyota Starlet Cross. However, it is expected to be slightly more expensive than the current Toyota Starlet in South Africa.

Talking about the launch date, its launch is likely to be around June 2024. Overall, the Toyota Starlet Cross offers an attractive package.

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