Toyota Calya mini MPV – 5 things we know
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At the upcoming 2016 GIIAS, Toyota Indonesia will reportedly launch the Toyota Calya in the archipelago. Here are five things we know about Toyota’s newest MPV.
1. Exterior design
Spyshots have revealed the final exterior design of the Toyota Calya, which draws cues from the Toyota Agya and Avanza. It measures 4,070 mm in length, 1,655 mm in width and 1,600 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,525 mm and a ground clearance of 180 mm.
The front-end has a bold chrome bar flanked by a pair of regular headlamps, while the bumper houses a large hexagonal grille and foglamps. At the back, it features Innova-inspired taillamps, roof spoiler and a bold chrome applique above the registration plate area. Top-end variants will ride on 14 inch alloy wheels, as seen in spyshots.
2. Interior design
The Calya has an interior design inspired by bigger Toyota MPVs sold in other markets, as seen in the console mounted gear lever that sits beside the HVAC controls and floating dashboard design finished in dual tone beige and black. It also gets a three-spoke steering wheel without controls and analogue instrument cluster with a multi-info display and round HVAC vents on either sides.
The only engine option in the Toyota Calya is a 3NR-FE 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 88 PS (87.76 hp) at 6,000 rpm and 108 Nm of torque at 4,200 rpm. It is equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission as standard, while a 4-speed automatic transmission is available in both grades.
5. A Daihatsu version will follow
Similar to the Toyota Avanza-Daihatsu Xenia relationship, Daihatsu will also launch a rebadged version of the Calya – dubbed as the Daihatsu Sigra. One of the biggest differences with the Calya is that the Sigra will additionally offer a smaller 1KR-FE 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine producing 67 PS (66.06 hp) and 89 Nm of torque, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.