Toyota Etios Valco launched in Indonesia in three variants

Posted on Mar 13 2013 - 5:48pm IST
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Well don’t get too excited about the new Valco name, it is just the suffix given to the Etios hatchback that’s just been launched in Indonesia.

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The Etios Valco is imported to Indonesia in the form of CKD kits and assembled by PT Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMMIN). The car is sold by PT Toyota Astra Motor, the Japanese giant’s Indonesian subsidiary.

Toyota Etios Valco frontToyota Etios Valco dashboard

The Valco employes the same 1.2 litre petrol engine that is found in the Indian Liva. The four cylinder engine develops 80 PS and is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.

The Etios Valco is available in three variants namely J, E and G. The top of the line G gets ABS, airbags and power windows while the entry level J makes do even without a power steering. The car is available in six exterior shades – blue, black, white, silver, grey and beige. The interiors are full black unlike the Indian car’s new dual tone theme.

Toyota Etios Valco seatsToyota Etios Valco gear knob engine

The Toyota hatchback would be locking horns with cars like Honda Brio, Nissan March (Micra), Mitsubishi Mirage and the likes.

Prices start from 135.5 million (around Rs. 7.55 lakhs) Indonesian Rupiah for the base J variant while the E variant is priced at 149.9 million Indonesian Rupiah (around Rs. 8.39 lakhs). The high end G variant costs 161.6 million Indonesian Rupiah (around Rs. 9.04 lakhs).

[Source: Otomotif.kompass.com ;Images: Toyota.co.id]

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6 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. herby May 3, 2013 at - Reply

    no clock in the Etios

  2. zaimar April 19, 2013 at - Reply

    Saya sangat berminat….tp sy cuma tertarik kalau ada warna hijau ( Legacy Green)…

    Seandainya sy pesan wrn hijau…kira kira brp lama

  3. Anil March 14, 2013 at - Reply

    Front and rear bumpers are different than the updated Etios and Liva which was launched in india. I dont know why they have not considered this in India. If cost is the concern they at least they can price it as accessories and release. What do you say Shravan?

    • Shrawan Raja March 14, 2013 at - Reply

      We’re going to ask Toyota about this when we speak to them again. I think these changes are market-specific, the Etios looks subtly different in Brazil, India and Indonesia and the local translations are from customer studies in domestic markets. The study in Indonesia may have concluded that the audience there wants a more aggressive look to their everyday car, directing Toyota designers to revise the look of the front and rear fascias to the extent that it fits the cost framework. This could be the philosophy, but we’ll get the official one soon, please standby.

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