Toyota and Daihatsu introduce small car twins Agya and Ayla in Indonesia

Posted on Sep 21 2012 - 7:16am IST
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Toyota unveiled its small car Agya along with Daihatsu’s Ayla at the Indonesia motor show yesterday.

Daihatsu Agya and Toyota Ayla

The twin small cars are tailor made to comply with the Indonesian governments ‘Low Cost Green Car’ (LCGC) policy.

For the uninitiated, Daihatsu is a Toyota-owned, low-cost brand which specializes in small cars. The Toyota Agya and Daihatsu Ayla are essentially the same cars slight visual difference. The duo is engineered by Astra Daihatsu in Indonesia and will be locally made at its west Java plant whose construction is nearing the finishing stage.

Toyota Agya

Indonesian government is yet to decide the incentives for the cars complying with LCGC policy and Astra-Toyota-Daihatsu has planned to fix the production rate of both the cars accordingly.

Daihatsu Agya front fasciaDaihatsu Agya rear

This is not the first time for Toyota and Daihatsu in selling two very similar cars in Indonesia simultaneously. In fact the badge engineered Toyota Avanza and Daihatsu Xenia became the best sellers in Indonesia back in 2003.

These low cost green cars are powered by a three cylinder 1.0 litre petrol engine that is borrowed from Toyota’s European small car, the  Aygo. The motor has a power output of 68 bhp.

Daihatsu Agya and Toyota Ayla dashboardDaihatsu Agya and Toyota Ayla front seats

While the price of Toyota Agya is not announced yet, the Daihatsu Ayla will have a price range of Rp. 75 million (Rs. 4.26 lakhs) to Rp. 105 million (Rs. 5.97 lakhs) make it accessible to people who are looking to upgrade to cars from motorbikes.

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[Source: TheJakartaPost.com via PaulTan Facebook page]

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  1. Johnny kong October 5, 2012 at - Reply

    THESE GUYS ARE JOKEING, THE KILLING THE TRUE DNA OF A CAR, JUST CLONEING ,

  2. Manohar September 21, 2012 at - Reply

    Who copied from whom?? Ford, TOYOTA or MARUTI. Or was it the same person who designed all the cars?? OR is there some secret alliance??

    • sandy September 22, 2012 at - Reply

      In future, I won’t be surprised if same car is sold by different car companies under their banner for cost cutting reason.

  3. sri September 21, 2012 at - Reply

    Guess there are no sufficient or talented sculpted designers nowadays , as We could see many copy cats of design every where in this world !!! funny !! figo+i10 = alto 800 and so called badge engineering give rapid=vento and full renault family is a duplicate photo copy of nissan ,atleast Audi,BMW,Merc please dont follow such worst cases and spoil the name of auto industry ” Adulteration everywhere :P

  4. sandy September 21, 2012 at - Reply

    O no, not any more. We have enough of it.

  5. Dmitry September 21, 2012 at - Reply

    Front and rear look alike to upcoming new Maruti Alto 800=)

  6. PK September 21, 2012 at - Reply

    Ayla – Front fascia inspired (copied)are from Audi,Ford & hyundai…

    Agya – Front end copied from Ford inverted trepezoidal front grill…

    Toyota doesn’t have the proper front end DNA..same as the case in india made Etios..Boring looks..!!

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