Toyota Matrix for Sale in Nigeria
The Toyota Matrix is a compact 5-door hatchback introduced by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada in 2002. It is also referred as the Toyota Corolla Matrix, thus considered a variant of Corolla. The Toyota Matrix is jointly produced in collaboration with General Motors and sold as the Pontiac Vibe by GM. The Toyota Matrix was discontinued with its second generation, which was introduced in 2009, and ended in 2014. Though discontinued, the Toyota Matrix is popular in quite a number of vehicle markets, and in Nigeria, the vehicle was an instant hit when imported into the county. As Toyota Nigeria Limited did not market Toyota Matrix in Nigeria, a number of automobile dealers put it upon themselves to provide Nigerians with the Toyota Matrix, and they are still importing the vehicle into the country. Available as foreign used and Nigerian used vehicles, the Toyota Matrix could be found in many states across the country. To make your search for a very good Toyota Matrix, you would require the use of Nigeria’s leading online premium vehicle marketplace, Jumia Car Nigeria. From your couch or anywhere you find comfortably, you can select from a variety of Toyota Matrix vehicles all around the country from your internet enabled mobile device or computer. Start searching now, and maybe you would find what you want here..
What to know when Buying Toyota Matrix
Performance and Specifications of Toyota Matrix
The Toyota Matrix is available in four trim levels: Base, Convenience Package, Touring Package and S Package. All trims are available in all-wheel drive configuration, and powered by a 1.8 liter V4 engine harnessing a maximum output of 132 hp and 128 lb/ft of torque. Buyers get to choose between a 5-speed manual and 4-speed Electronically Controlled Automatic Transmission both equipped with low friction technology for smooth shift. The electric power steering provides easy and accurate handling and improved fuel efficiency, and consumes fuel at a rate of 26/32 mpg city/highway.
How is the design of Toyota Matrix
Toyota Matrix Exterior Design
The 2014 Toyota Matrix sport version has an athletic exterior with aggressive styling. The front is sharply angled and has a swept back beltline. The sharp angled headlamps add to its youthful appearance and provide excellent visibility at night. The front bumper features a grille and fog lamps for visibility in harsh weather conditions. The side mirrors are colour-keyed, with all the windows carved with High Solar Energy Absorbing glass to protect occupants from harmful radiations. The rear window wiper ensures better back view for the driver.
Toyota Matrix Interior Design
The Toyota Matrix interior provides pleasant ambiance. The front seats have been designed for maximum comfort with large bolsters and are placed high giving a good road view. Both the front and rear seats have ample head and legroom available. The rear seats and front passenger seats can be folded flat to accommodate more cargo. The tilt and telescopic steering allows you to adjust it according to personal preference and comfort. The high visibility gauges of the Toyota Matrix feature a tachometer and outside temperature gauge. The cabin has a number of storage spaces in the form of front and rear door pockets with bottle holders and overhead console etc.
What are the standout features of the Toyota Matrix?
The Toyota Matrix is equipped with some distinguishing features like color keyed, power remote heated, folding side mirrors, high solar energy absorbing glass windows and outside temperature gauge.
Another standout feature the Toyota Matrix possesses is an amazing safety system, which is Toyota’s Star Safety System featuring Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Anti-lock Brake System, Brake Assist, Electronic Brake-force distribution and Smart Stop Technology. This system also features an SRS Airbag System with dual stage front airbags and active headrests protect from injuries in the event of a collision.
The last standout feature that can be found on the Toyota Matrix is an amazing safety system, which is Toyota’s Star Safety System featuring Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Anti-lock Brake System, Brake Assist, Electronic Brake-force distribution and Smart Stop Technology. This system also features an SRS Airbag System with dual stage front airbags and active headrests protect from injuries in the event of a collision.
Nigerian Used and Tokunbo Toyota Matrix in Nigeria
In Nigeria, the most popular variants of the Toyota Matrix are the used ones, which include the Tokunbo (foreign) used and Registered (Nigerian) used ones. People would rather purchase the Tokunbo Toyota Matrix, because of the impressive conditions they come in, but they are a little pricy, compared to the Nigerian used ones. Nigerian used Toyota Matrix might also be enjoyable to use, but this is dependent on the previous user and how well they maintained the vehicle. In any case, it is imperative to take a trusted automobile mechanic along when going to look at the used Toyota Matrix vehicle you intend to purchase. Tokunbo and Nig used Toyota Matrix are available by various local car dealers in many major cities in Nigeria including;
The Best Toyota Matrix year to Buy
With two generations manufactured, the Toyota Matrix in any year would be a very good option. However, due to improvements made to vehicles, the best Toyota Matrix we would advise people to purchase would be either the Toyota Matrix 2010 or Toyota Matrix 2014 editions.
Toyota Matrix Price in Nigeria
The Toyota Matrix was recently discontinued, but there are still a number of brand new ones available in the Nigerian auto market, with a prices starting from N6,500,000. An affordable vehicle for those who have that type of money to spend on a vehicle, there are also the foreign used (Tokunbo) and Nigerian used options which are also in good conditions and cheaper. Find below an estimated price range of used Toyota Matrix in the Nigerian auto market.
Overall impression of Toyota Matrix
The Toyota Matrix is a compact economical car with sporty handling and proven track record for excellent performance. The Matrix does not offer a refined ride on rough roads, but it does provide all wheel drive, which is rare in its class. The hatchback receives tough competition from Kia Soul, Ford Focus, Subaru Impreza and Nissan Versa in Nigeria.