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Toyota, Daihatsu unveil


Indonesia’s largest firms, Toyota Astra (TAM) and Astra Daihatsu (ADM), unveiled on Wednesday two developed compact cars — the Toyota Agya and the Astra Ayla.

Yukitoshi Funo, the vice president of Toyota Corporation (TMC), said the fuel-efficient city cars strengthen the cooperation between and Daihatsu that was initiated in through the production of the Toyota and Daihatsu Xenia, which become Indonesia’s top-selling

“Agya and Ayla are new concept designed for the Indonesian market on Daihatsu’s expertise in compact car he said during his remarks at the launch on Tuesday in Jakarta.

TAM has not set the price of the Agya, while ADM that the Ayla may be sold Rp 75 million (US$7,875) and Rp 105 million. ADM director Sudirman Maman said that both would be produced in Daihatsu’s new in the Suryacipta industrial estate in Karawang, West Java. The built with an investment of Rp 2.1 is entering the final stage of and is slated to kick off operations in

It will be able to produce units per year after fully operational next

“After the government introduces the we will calculate how many to produce and we will start Sudirman said.

The Daihatsu said that all the technical for the cars had been finalized, basic requirements under the planned rule on low-cost cars being met.

The for example, are designed to utilize content for 84 percent of their with parts sourced 120 local first-tier and 600 second-tier makers, according to Sudirman.

The cars are slated for display at the International Motor Show as it off on Thursday at the Jakarta International in Kemayoran.

ADM marketing director Tjandra declined to specify the of the Ayla as the cars would be only after the government’s was issued.

However, she said ADM would take orders for the with indicative prices from Rp 75 million to Rp 105 million.

TAM director Johnny Darmawan declined to comment on the price of

Industry Minister MS Hidayat that the government would issue a presidential regulation for its low emission program, which various kinds of eco-friendly such as hybrid and electric apart from low-cost and cars.

Although he refused to give a frame for the regulation’s issuance, hinted that the long-delayed would be the reduction of sales on luxury goods (PPnBM) to as low as percent.

According to the draft automobile manufacturers will be for the lower tax rate when cars with 1,000-cc that can travel farther 22 kilometers on a liter of fuel, or with 1,200-cc engines can run more than 20 kilometers per

A low-cost car is said to sell Rp 100 million, which can reach masses seeking to shift motorbikes to cars.

As more half of its 240 million inhabitants the emerging middle class, has become a very lucrative for cars as well as motorcycles, key indicators of consumption in Southeast largest economy.

Car sales hit a high last year, 894,164 units, up 19.93 from 2010.

From to August this year, amounted to 714,152 units, up percent from a year with local automakers sales to exceed the 1 million by year’s end.

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