Following the recent simultaneous launch with its Daihatsu Sigra twin, the new Toyota Calya low-cost MPV makes another public appearance at the ongoing Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS 2016).
Predicted to be Toyota’s best-seller in Indonesia, the Calya is reportedly built on underpinnings shared with our very own Perodua Axia and Perodua Bezza. The prospects are certainly tantalizing for a potential Perodua equivalent in the future to slot below the Alza.
Available in five variants, the Calya is powered by the 1.2-litre 3NR four-cylinder Dual VVT-i petrol engine rated with outputs of 87hp @ 6,000rpm and 107Nm @ 4,200rpm. Its Daihatsu Sigra twin is additionally offered with the 1.0-litre 1KR VVT-i engine that also features in the Bezza.
Both the Sigra and Calya qualify for duty exemptions under Indonesia’s Low Cost Green Car (LCGC) initiative. A Perodua equivalent, if at all one is in the works, is likely to qualify for Malaysia’s EEV incentives as well.
Inside, the 7-seater Calya sports what Toyota calls a ‘multi-layer cockpit’ design theme with a black/brown two-tone colour finish.
Prices range from IDR 106-149 million for the Daihatsu Sigra and IDR 130-150 million for the Toyota Calya. In comparison, the cheapest Toyota Avanza 1.3-litre Manual starts from IDR 183 million in Indonesia.
Images from Mobil123.com.