September 16, 2014


Toyota and Daihatsu have apparently come up with two virtually indentical, jointly-developed green concept cars, Ayla and Agya, which would be up at the Indonesian Motor Show.

The Sister Cars, as it is known is 5-door Hatchback, which measures over 3.5 meters in length, so with that Toyota’s 1.0Litre with 65 hp and 87Nm of torque is sufficient to drive along.

These cars have 5-passenger capacity, 3-cylinder 1.0 litre engine and is expected to cost less than Rp 100 million ($10,433 at current rates).

Prijono Sugiarto, President Director of Astra International, said: “The car was designed by Indonesian son, namely Mark Wijaya, and Car’s local content also has reached 84% more”.

The names given to these cars Agya and Ayla, was apparently taken from Sanskrit Literature which means “Fast” and “Light”. Prijono Sugiarto added that Agya and Ayla are for those people who are looking forward for a comfortable car at an affordable price. He said “Right now the middle class in Indonesia has reached 45 million people and by 2030 will be reaching to 93 million people. The problem of the low car ownership is the price is not affordable right now”.

The Toyota variant, gets a different bumper, and grille design, the latter will however get a ‘TRD S’ version, which would include all new sportier bumpers and side skirts, as well as more ‘racy’ alloys, the engine, however, will be the same 1.0-liter unit, so performance will be totally identical.

Astra Toyota Agya and Astra Daihatsu Ayla will be manufactured at the Astra Daihatsu Motor (ADM) new factory in the industrial area of Suryacipta, East Karawang. Production capacity could reach 100,000 units per year in full capacity.

Stay tuned for more updates.


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