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Toyota and Daihatsu have announced the start of exports of the Toyota Agya from Indonesia to the Philippines, with sales planned to begin at the end of this month.

The five-door hatch, produced by Daihatsu’s Indonesian subsidiary, PT Astra Daihatsu Motor, will be sold in the Philippines under the Toyota brand. Initial export volume is planned at approximately 500 units a month.

The Agya and its eco-car twin, the Daihatsu Ayla, premiered at the 2012 Indonesian International Motor Show, but the Agya’s Indonesian market debut didn’t happen until September last year, its market introduction put on hold until support measures for the country’s Low-Cost Green Cars (LCGC) programme were announced.

The Agya and Ayla are powered by a 997 cc three-cylinder engine, coded the 1KR-FE for the Agya and D26F-1KR-DE for the Ayla. The aluminium-block unit, which weighs 69 kg, is good for 65 hp at 6,000 rpm and 87 Nm of twist at 3,600 rpm. Drivetrain choices for the Indonesian market are a five-speed manual and a four-speed auto – no details as to what the Philippines will be getting.