Toyota Calya is another 7-seater option car sold by Toyota. It was first launched in 2016 in sold exclusively by the brand in Indonesia. Technically, the Calya is the rebadged version of the Daihatsu Sigra, which is also sold exclusively in Indonesia. So, what is the Calya all about? What does this MUV pack in? We share our detailed preview of this new seven-seater. The Toyota Calya preview in detail, its design and will it come to India? So read till the end.
Toyota Calya Design
The Calya’s design is based on the Agya, however it even gets inspiration from the Innova Crysta as well. This new compact MUV will have a thick chrome slat that will be forming the front grille with headlamps that meld well into the design. The folamp bezel will have chrome surround and the fascia will be similar to other Toyotas. From the front, it can be mistaken to be a Ayga. It is the side profile, where things have changed. The three row glass seems to have been inspired form the Innova Crysta as it gets a similar shape. The door handles are grab ones and the side view mirror is similar to the Etios family.
Toyota Calya Interior
The interiors of the Calya are like the Ayga. A basic three spoke steering wheel along with a simple centre console. There is a in dash music system and the Calya comes with dual airbags and ABS too. This is a 5+2 seater, with the last two seats being for kids or short travel. The rear seats can be folded for more boot space. In timers of quality, this is better than the Datsun. The gear lever is mounted on the centre console system.
Toyota Calya Engine
In Indonesia, the Calya comes with a 1.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol and 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol. The 1.0-litre engine is capable of producing 66bhp and 89Nm of torque. This engine only comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox option. While the 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol is capable of producing 87bhp and 108Nm of torque. This engine comes with a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic gearbox. If Toyota brings the Calya to India, it will need to borrow the 1.5-litre engine from the Ertiga.
Toyota Calya Price
The Toyota Calya is priced in between the Ayga and the Avanza in the Indonesian market. In Indonesia, the pricing of the Calya starts from Rs 8.96 lakhs and goes to Rs 9.42 lakh (ex-showroom) (converted from RP). This puts the Calya right in the Ertiga territory in the Indian market.
Toyota Calya Launch Date
Toyota already sells the Calya in the Indonesian market. As stated above, the MPV got an update in 2022. What about the India launch? For now, it doesn’t look like Toyota will be bringing the Calya to India. Instead it is has rebagded the Ertiga as Rumion in the Indian market.
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