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www.straitstimes.com.sg/singapore/story/0,4386,267835,00.html?): Soon, more for budget rides

Look out for made-in-Asean models and the first budget MPV, Innova

By Tan

SINGAPOREANS can look forward to cars as distributors bring in a of basic made-in-Asean models at the sub-$80,000 market.

This — dominated by four-door like Toyota’s Corolla and Vios, Honda’s City, Wira and Ford’s Laser has grown steadily since

Then, in the trough of the Asian crisis, cars in this category made up less 20 per cent of passenger cars This year, their shot up to 60 per cent — because of lower taxes and of entitlement premiums.

These cars, mainly Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines, are the South Korean makes the traditional budget brands a run for their money.

By January, a new that will seat people is likely to be the first budget multi-purpose vehicle to join the fray.

The new car, succeeds the highly successful Kijang in Indonesia, will be the Innova, which is scheduled to be in Jakarta next month.

A departure from the jeep-like the Innova is more like a and refined MPV. Although on the same platform as the Toyota van, it is equipped with latest line of engines.

The version expected here is a 2.0 Toyota-speak for an engine technology is powerful and yet economical. Priced possibly as low as $80,000, the Innova be displayed at the Singapore Motor in November.

Toyota distributor Motors says the car would to be priced ‘lower than the which currently starts at ‘We have not decided yet to import it,’ said its director Mark Choong.

If it is in, the Innova (Kijang Innova in will be the first Indonesian-made car to be here. Sources in Astra the Indonesian Toyota distributor, say the wait for the Innova there is ‘a few months’ long.

Asean-made cars are more than those made in For instance, the Thai-made Toyota starts at $71,000, compared $79,000 for a parallel-import equivalent is made in Japan.

The 10 per cent gives Asean-made cars an in a market where many have been downgrading the Asian financial crisis.

W.C. Lim, 52, said: selling my Mercedes to get a Toyota because my daughter is going to in Australia. The extra cash come in handy.’

Into price-sensitive market, distributors brought no-frills models as Honda’s ‘basic’ Accord and and Volkswagen’s 2.0-litre ‘Camry-fighting’

Others are offering cars manual transmission, fewer or without anti-lock brakes all previously standard equipment.

In conditions, South Korea’s long marketed as a value-for-money has beaten Nissan to emerge as the No. 2

Starsauto, agents for Chevrolet General Motors’ rebadged — says that the is selling relatively well because of its Thai-made Optra.

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Its manager Lee Chiu San noted the Optra, despite being its mass-market car’, makes up half of the company’s total

While the mass market towards cheaper cars, the half heads for the high-enders at $250,000. Take the recently-launched BMW The coupe starts at $338,000 and the at $368,000.

Despite these prices, to 100 people have booked one its launch in April — may make this the best-selling car this year.

‘Our sales expectation was 30 units,’ a spokesman for BMW agent Performance

At Mercedes-Benz, a marque favoured by buyers, about 90 sports were sold in the first months. And at Volvo, close to a of the cars it has sold this has been the top-end XC90 utility vehicle.






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