Toyota and Daihatsu have just launched their two virtually-identical jointly-developed cars, the Ayla and Agya, at the Indonesia International Motor Show. The car is a five-door hatchback measuring just over 3.5 meters in length, so Toyota’s three-pot 1.0-liter motor with 65 hp and 87 Nm of torque is adequate to motivate it along.
Both cars are built by Daihatsu, and the Toyota variant gets different front bumper and grille design, and that’s it. The latter will, however, get a ‘TRD S’ version which will get a subtle aero pack, which includes sportier bumpers and side skirts, as well as more ‘racy’ alloys – the engine, however, is the same 1.0-liter unit, so performance will be identical.
The Ayla and Agya are both specifically designed for the needs of the local Indonesian market, where they will undoubtedly sell very well, as demand for such cars is ever-increasing, especially in a large and crowded country like Indonesia.