Another co-operation between Toyota and Daihatsu in producing a new car, only for Indonesia at the moment, following the smashing success of Toyota Avanza/ Daihatsu Xenia which are still the number one and two cars sold in Indonesia consecutively. The other success cooperation was Daihatsu Terios and Toyota Rush.
The car named Daihatsu Ayla and Toyota Agya and both been designed in consideration of the Low Cost Green Car (LCGC) policy, currently under Indonesian government review, which in theory can further reduce the price on the already economical car.
The Daihatsu Ayla and Toyota Agya planning and development is carried out by Daihatsu, with production is to take place at the new factory of P.T. Astra Daihatsu Motor, an Indonesian subsidiary of Daihatsu at Suryacipta industrial estate in East Karawang, West Java Indonesia. Daihatsu is then supply the car to Toyota under an OEM arrangement where Toyota will put the engine for the car
The design of the car based on the Daihatsu A concept and Daihatsu Mira e:S which were shown on last year Indonesian International Motor Show. This car is designed by Indonesian with Indonesian market in mind. The car is 3,600 mm long, 1,600 mm wide and 1,520 mm tall, smaller than Honda Jazz 3,900 mm long, 1,695 mm wide and 1,525 mm tall.
As for the engine, it is based on Toyota Aygo engine, available for European market. The engine is a 1.0 liter In-Line 3 Cylinder, 12 Valve, DOHC engine which capable of accelerating from zero to 100 km/h in less than 15 seconds. This engine has a 23 km/liter of fuel efficiency with the top speed of 157 km/hour. The car is available in five speed manual transmission and four speed automatic transmission.
The Daihatsu Ayla engine code is D26F-1KR-DE while the Toyota Agya engine code is 1KR-FE, however, both are identical engine. The 69 kg aluminum-block unit, which is 10 kg lighter than the 1.0 liter cast-iron block equivalent, can produce 65 hp at 6,000 rpm and 87 Nm of twist at 3,600 rpm
Usually though, Toyota will add its own touch, making it version of the car a little bit fancier compare to the Daihatsu but also a little bit pricey. At the end, it is a win-win solution for everyone, including the Indonesian consumers.
Although Daihatsu Ayla and Toyota Agya are powered by the same engine and designed by the same group of Indonesian, the exterior of both cars tries to retain its line of model from each company. The Toyota Agya has a grill and bumper that is similar to Toyota Veloz while the Daihatsu Ayla looks more towards the Daihatsu Sirion.
The current price slated for the Daihatsu Ayla is somewhere between Rp 75 to Rp 110 million. While the price from Toyota Agya has not been released yet, it is expected to be around Rp 10 to Rp 15 million more expensive than Daihatsu Ayla.
However, if the cars do qualify for the currently prepared Indonesian Government regulation regarding low cost and eco friendly cars, both cars could potentially get 0 percent sales tax on luxury goods which could drive the price even lower.