Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Toyota Indonesia | posted August 03, 2016 12:50
Toyota broadens MPV lineup with all-new Calya
Toyota continues to expand its MPV lineup after the automaker recently revealed the all-new Calya ahead of its debut at the 2016 Gaikindo International Auto Show (GIIAS). It is the company's latest Low Cost Green Car (LCGC) in Indonesia and features styling cues from both the Wigo and new-generation Innova. In addition, it also has seating for seven and a 1.2-liter inline-four that drives the front wheels.
Starting with the exterior design, the Calya's front fascia features a large upper chrome grill that is flanked by fender-wrapped headlights. Also present are Innova-inspired lower black grill and circular foglight with satin silver accents.
Over to the side, more styling cues from the 2016 Innova are seen, particularly the kink on the third-row window and rear quarter panels. All variants roll on 14-inch two-tone alloy wheels wrapped in 175/65 Bridgestone Ecopia tires. At the back, the L-shaped taillights, wide rear glass and thick chrome garnish on the tailgate further denote styling cues from the Innova. Topping it all off is a tailgate-mounted spoiler, rear lip spoiler and bee-sting antenna.
Compared to the body-on-frame Avanza, the unibody Calya measures 4,070mm long (-120mm), 1,655mm wide (+5mm) and 1,600mm tall (-95mm). It also has a 2,525mm wheelbase which is 130mm shorter than the Avanza. Moreover, the front axle sits on MacPherson struts while the rear axle gets torsion axle beams.
Inside, both E and G variants of the Calya get fabric seats, manual air-conditioning, power windows, multi-information display, one touch tumble down 60:40 split-folding seats and bench-type third row seating. Both model variants even have a 2-DIN multimedia system that supports AM/FM radio, CD, USB and Aux. The G variant however sports several extras like Bluetooth connectivity and four speakers.
Other exclusive amenities on the G models are the following: front foglights, electronic folding side mirrors, silver accents on the door and dashboard and chrome accents on the aircon vents and gear knob.
Under the hood, the Calya is driven by a 3NR 1.2-liter DOHC inline-four with Dual VVT-i. It delivers 88 PS at 6,000 rpm along with 108 Nm of torque at 4,200 rpm to the front wheels. Available transmissions include a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic gearbox.
In terms of safety, both G and E variants come with a wide array of equipment including: dual front SRS airbags and ISOFIX child seat anchors. It also has anti-lock brakes which come as standard on all G variants as well as the E automatic. The E manual does not have it however.