Astra Daihatsu invests RM482m for Rocky, Toyota Raize production in Indonesia – 1.2L NA, exports later

Astra Daihatsu invests RM482m for Rocky, Toyota Raize production in Indonesia – 1.2L NA, exports later

The Daihatsu Rocky and Toyota Raize, sister cars to our Perodua Ativa, were launched in Indonesia last week. As is usually the case with compact car twins sold with Daihatsu and Toyota badges in the republic, the Rocky and Raize are produced by Astra Daihatsu Motor (ADM). In Japan, the compact car expert owned by Toyota also makes both models.

According to Autonetmagz, ADM invested 1.7 trillion rupiah (RM482.3 million) for the production of the Rocky, which is the first Daihatsu model in the country use the Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA) platform. A new platform needs new tooling, and they had to factor that in for the Karawang, West Java factory that also rolls out LCGC budget models like the Ayla and Sigra.

Production started in end-April, and the first units are being delivered to dealerships across the country now, to serve as showroom display and demo cars. At present, they’re only making the 1.0L turbo variants; the 86 PS/105 Nm 1.2L naturally aspirated three-cylinder base option is for later.

The sales target ADM has set for the Rocky 1.0T is 500 units per month, which translates to 6,000 units a year. That’s very modest as Perodua has a target of 3,000 units per month, and our market is much smaller. ADM cites reasons such as the ongoing pandemic (which has dampened the economy), government stimulus in the form of luxury tax breaks (PPnBM) and production/supply issues.

However, ADM has export plans for the new SUV. Marketing director Amelia Tjandra told local media that the model will be exported to 50 countries in Toyota Raize form. Exports will start in August this year. Indonesia is the first country outside of Japan to market and produce the Toyota Raize.

Indonesia’s Daihatsu Rocky and Toyota Raize follow the look of the JDM models and both are powered by the 1KR-VET 1.0 litre turbo triple with 98 PS and 140 Nm of torque from 2,400 to 4,000 rpm, like the Ativa. Besides the D-CVT, the Indonesian market also gets a five-speed manual option, although active safety and driver assist kit (ASA) is reserved for the range toppers. The Raize gets a GR Sport flagship variant.

Rocky pricing is from 214 million rupiah (RM60,900) to 236 million rupiah (RM67,100), while the Raize goes from 219.9 million rupiah (RM62,500) to 263.7 million rupiah (RM74,930). These Indonesian prices are for the 1.0T. The better-specced Perodua Ativa sells for RM61,500 to RM72,000 in Malaysia.

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GALLERY: Toyota Raize, Indonesia spec

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Danny Tan

Danny Tan loves driving as much as he loves a certain herbal meat soup, and sweet engine music as much as drum beats. He has been in the auto industry since 2006, previously filling the pages of two motoring magazines before joining this website. Enjoys detailing the experience more than the technical details.



  • lilytan on May 03, 2021 at 4:42 pm

    Unlike in indonesia, Perodua @ Daihatsu is the no 1 automaker in msia by far. And yet they are ramping up for export there instead here. Something is surely wrong somewhere.

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    • Vito Aditya on May 06, 2021 at 3:50 pm

      That’s because Daihatsu also produces some Toyota models, which in turn are best-sellers in Indonesia. Avanza (the hardest car to overtake)? Produced by Daihatsu. Rush? Also by Daihatsu. The Agya? Again, another Daihatsu produced Toyota, along with its MPV sibling, the Calya.

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  • Fizoo on May 03, 2021 at 4:56 pm

    Alang – alang nak eksport tu, eksport la ke Malaysia sekali. Baru la meriah orang cakap. Buat macam Toyota Rush & Perodua Aruz.

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  • Celup King on May 03, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    Indonesia invest RM500mil into Rocky and gets to export in 50 countries.
    Perodua invest RM 2Billion of taxpayer money into Rocky rebadge and gets to remain as jaguh kampung.
    We are getting seriously shortchange with Perodua existence.

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  • azrai on May 03, 2021 at 5:05 pm

    Astra, you can make more money by exporting your bumpers and badges to Malaysia. TQ.

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    • matt farrel on May 04, 2021 at 4:21 pm

      well…many axia enthusiasts has been converting their axias to look like the agya/ayla twins…idk why but i prefer the more simple look of the axia

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    • Putra on May 10, 2021 at 2:37 am

      Actually many Indonesian try to import P2 myvi S.E or AV bodykit from Malaysia.

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  • Karam Singh on May 03, 2021 at 5:56 pm

    So a Toyota that sells cheaper than the vios in malaysia.

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  • Truth on May 03, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    perodua a.k.a burukdua better close shop

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  • Bye-bye Azmin Ali. Plenty of hot air as all invesments goes to Jakarta.

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  • Amran on May 04, 2021 at 5:09 am

    Good news for JDM fan boy.. Ativa can converted to Raize/Rocky..

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