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Toyota last week introduced its NAV1 in Indonesia. The eight-seater MPV – assembled locally at the Bekasi plant – is essentially the Noah minivan with a slightly altered front-end. Initially, the NAV1, which derives its name from the term ‘Navigator One,’ is being assembled in SKD form, but CKD production is on the cards. Pricing starts from 378 million IDR (RM119,700) for the base model.

The NAV1, which is priced between the Innova and the Alphard, is powered by a 2.0 litre 3ZR-FAE mill with Valvematic offering 158 PS at 6,200 rpm and 196 Nm at 4,400 rpm, mated to a seven-speed CVT box with Shiftronic.

The 4.6 metre-long offering is available in two variant guises, these being the G and V. Standard features include dual automatic power sliding rear doors, a 5.8-inch LCD TFT touchscreen audio system, second row swivel seats, VIP rear seat entertainment (with ceiling mounted LCD screen) and dual-zone air-conditioning.

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Going the V route adds a smart entry/start system, VIP aerokit package, corner sensors and fog lamps to the mix. Common to both NAV1 versions is a five-spoke design 15-inch alloy wheel and 195/65 tyre combination.

Safety kit is made up of dual airbags, ABS and EBD, and the NAV1 wears a front disc/rear drum braking system. Four colours are listed – White Pearl CS, Gray Metallic, Black and Silver Metallic.

Reports say that Toyota is aiming to further expand its market share in Indonesia from the 50% it currently holds (combined with Daihatsu) by introducing new vehicles for the affluent – the NAV1 is undoubtedly one of these. With export targets in ASEAN and India also set to expand, might be we’ll see the NAV1 arriving here in the future.