Daihatsu to launch three models in 2015 – Indonesia

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New Sirion, Spirit, and Xenia to be launched.

Astra Daihatsu Motor is reported to have three launches planned for the year. According to Kompas, the Japanese car maker will include the new Sirion, the Terios Spirit, and updated Xenia MPV into its Indonesian line up.

Daihatsu Terios Spirit front three quarters right at the 2014 Indonesia International Motor Show
The three launches will include the Spirit SUV showcased at the 2014 Indonesia International Motor Show.

The report says that the new Daihatsu Sirion will be the first among these three. Following its launch in Malaysia this month (as the new Perodua Myvi), the city car will be introduced in the Indonesian market in February.

Next up in April is the Daihatsu Terios Spirit which Daihatsu showcased at the 2014 Indonesia International Motor Show to gauge public response. The show car, which previewed the facelift, had new projector headlamps, black grille with two chrome slats, and redesigned bumper.

When put into production, it is likely to continue using the 1.5-litre petrol engine (which makes 107 hp and 141 Nm of peak power and torque) as the current vehicle.

Daihatsu Xenia Indigo at the 2014 Indonesia International Motor Show
New versions of the Sirion hatchback and Xenia (pictured here) will be launched, too. Picture of Xenio Indigo concept used for representational purposes only.

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The Daihatsu Xenia will be updated with a look change and come with added features such as an immobilizer, and could be launched as early as August 2015. Xenia MPV is currently available in four variants, and with two engine choices: a 3-cylinder 1-litre petrol engine that makes 61 hp of maximum power at 5,600 rpm and a more powerful 4-cylinder 1.3-litre petrol which makes 90 hp of power at 6,200 rpm.

Daihatsu Terios Spirit – Image Gallery

Daihatsu Xenia Indigo – Image Gallery

[Source – Kompas.com]

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