Toyota Kijang, Indonesia’s unofficial national car | Reuters

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Toyota Kijang, Indonesia’s national car

JAKARTA (Reuters — India has its legendary Europe’s cult car is the Beetle. And in You have the sturdy old warhorse, the

Toyota’s Kijang may not have the of the Ambassador or the cuteness of the Beetle, but the multi-purpose vehicle has been the of Indonesia for decades.

The Kijang, means deer in Bahasa was first launched in Indonesia in as a cheap — and not so attractive pick-up truck that easily navigate the country’s and often packed roads.

Over the years, it’s into a sleeker vehicle truckloads of features such as sensors, GPS navigation and leather with plenty of space to accommodate an extended Indonesian

On Friday, Toyota’s Indonesian launched a coffee-table book on the to mark 30 years of what the calls the pride of the Indonesian

Indonesia’s best-selling car has held its even during the Asian crisis of the late 1990s and the recent slowdown in the auto due to a massive hike in the fuel in 2005.

The Kijang, with a starting of around 160 million rupiah has been the lifeline of Indonesia’s largest automotive distributor, PT International Tbk, which has around 1.5 million units so

It’s become Indonesia’s de national car — far better than the ill-fated Timor, was launched by former President son in the mid-1990s.

In the 1980s there was a racing series called the Kijang, an open-wheel Formula 1 car but with a Kijang engine.

The Kijang has managed to stay in the lane despite competition car-makers such as Mitsubishi, and Isuzu.

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Toyota sold 32,000 Kijangs in the first 10 of 2007, while none of its came anywhere close to number.

Nissan launched an on Toyota’s bastion this with its fuel-efficient seven-seater the Grand Livina. But since the in April, only 10,186 have been sold, 24,000 Kijangs rolled out of in the same period.


Why does Indonesia love the Quite simply, because cheap and easy to run. And it can in an entire family and more. The in Indonesia is that you only to feed it some grass to it running.

That’s serious in a country where car firms been racing to lure with their green and image, and new car sales have dominated by small models.

Jakarta even has a shopping in the centre of the city where of clothes, customers shop for

Now the Kijang has grown big in size. we prepared its younger brother, the said Johnny Darmawan, director of PT Toyota Astra the distributor of Toyota cars in referring to a smaller van launched by three years ago.

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