Looks like Toyota sees room for an even smaller MPV that will slot under the Avanza, seen in these photos leaked on otomania.com and AutoBild Indonesia. Rumoured to be called the Toyota Calya, the seven-seat people carrier for the Indonesian market is expected to compete with the Datsun GO+, and will be based on the Daihatsu Ayla and Toyota Agya, close cousins of the Perodua Axia.

Just like the GO+ (sold as the GO+ Panca in Indonesia), the Calya will reportedly be built as part of the country’s Low Cost Green Car (LCGC) programme, which provides tax incentives on fuel efficient vehicles with a maximum engine capacity of 1.2 litres.

The Calya could very well be the production version of the Daihatsu UFC-3 concept introduced at the 2014 Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS) – that one was tipped to presage an MPV that was smaller than the Daihatsu Xenia, a rebadged Avanza.

There are a number of styling details that are shared between the show car and this, such as the side window shape and some of the surfacing – although things have definitely been toned down.

What hasn’t been toned down is the ultra-aggressive front fascia, which should be unique to the Toyota. Reminiscent of the one on the facelifted European-market Yaris, it’s one of the more extreme examples of the company’s Keen Look design language, with a lower grille that is so massive that it’s joined to the Toyota badge and the slim upper grille.

At the rear, there are L-shaped tail lights, much like on the new Innova, although these have much less of a Honda HR-V-esque look to them. There are no photos of the interior, but we’d wager that it would be a world away from the slick, upscale look that was seen on the UFC-3.

No technical details have been revealed just yet, but the Calya is expected to utilise a 1.2 litre 3NR-FE four-cylinder engine from the Etios, making 80 PS at 5,600 rpm and 104 Nm of torque at 3,100 rpm. Transmission options should include a five-speed manual gearbox and a four-speed automatic, just like on the Axia.

Could Perodua be working on a version of the Toyota Calya for our market? Malaysians’ hunger for people carriers may not be as voracious as Indonesians, but we can still see a sub-Alza vehicle being a very good fit for lower-income families over here. What do you think? Sound off in the comments section after the jump.

GALLERY: Daihatsu UFC-3 Concept at IIMS 2014