There will be a new MPV from Toyota launching in Indonesia soon, as revealed by PT Toyota-Astra Motor (TAM) bosses. It could be a new Avanza or Kijang Innova, as these two models have been serving the market for a long time, or a brand new model. But what’s certain is that it’ll be launched at the Indonesia International Motor Show 2011, which happens in July.
According to detikOto, TAM president Johnny Darmawan revealed that a new model will be launched at IIMS. He didn’t elaborate, but the company’s Marketing GM Widyawati Soedigdo added that it’s an MPV. “Akan ada mobil baru salah satunya MPV di IIMS,” she was quoted as saying.
The marketing boss of TAM added that the upcoming new model will be “much improved” and that its pricing will be “very competitive”. So what do you think it is?
In Indonesia, a strong MPV market, the Kijang Innova (just Innova to us) was launched back in 2004, receiving a facelift in 2008. The smaller Avanza on the other hand, was launched in 2003 and facelifted in 2006. It’s also sold as the Daihatsu Xenia, although the Toyota badged model is costlier, better regarded and more popular. Toyota is by far the market leader in Indonesia with a commanding 37% of TIV in 2010.