GIIAS 2016: Toyota Calya Makes Appearance

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GIIAS 2016: Toyota Calya Makes Appearance

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.

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Prefering his cars to come with four disc brakes, independent rear suspension, and manual transmission, Kon prioritizes mechanical sophistication over outward appeal. Admires cars built to exceed the sum of their parts and appreciates vehicles engineered with integrity.


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