2024 Toyota Calya: A Compact and Versatile Mini-MPV


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The Toyota Calya, unveiled at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Motor Show 2016 (GIIAS 2016), is making waves in the automotive market as an attractive addition. Positioned as an entry-level model in Indonesia’s Low-Cost Green Car (LCGC) category, this mini-MPV offers a blend of compactness and spaciousness, ideal for those prioritizing versatility and fuel efficiency.

Design Inspired by Agya and Innova Crysta

Drawing inspiration from the Agya and the Innova Crysta, the Calya boasts a meticulously crafted design. Its front grille features a thick chrome slat, seamlessly integrated headlamps, and a fascia reminiscent of other Toyota models. While resembling the Agya from the front, its side profile reflects elements inspired by the Innova Crysta, including the three-row glass and grab-style door handles.

Engine Options for Indonesian Market

In Indonesia, the Calya offers two engine options: a 1.0-liter naturally aspirated petrol and a 1.2-liter naturally aspirated petrol. The 1.0-liter engine delivers 66bhp and 89Nm of torque, paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. Meanwhile, the 1.2-liter engine produces 87bhp and 108Nm of torque, available with both 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmissions.

Engine TypeDisplacementPower OutputTorqueTransmission
1.0-liter Petrol1.0 liters66bhp89Nm5-speed manual
1.2-liter Petrol1.2 liters87bhp108Nm5-speed manual, 4-speed automatic

2024 Toyota Calya Price in India

Priced between the Agya and the Avanza in Indonesia, the Calya’s range starts from Rs 8.96 lakhs to Rs 9.42 lakhs (ex-showroom), placing it in direct competition with the Suzuki Ertiga in the Indian market. Although Toyota has not confirmed its launch in India, anticipation among enthusiasts remains high, given its potential to shake up the entry-level MUV segment.

Feature-Packed Interior

Inside, the Calya offers a host of comfort, convenience, and entertainment features, including air conditioning, keyless entry, power windows, rear A/C vents, and a touch screen infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity and USB/Auxiliary inputs.

Safety Features

The Calya prioritizes safety with features such as anti-lock braking system (ABS), brake assist, electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), airbags for both driver and passenger, rear camera, parking sensors, and child safety locks, ensuring a secure driving experience for passengers.

With its compact yet spacious design, fuel-efficient engines, competitive pricing, and array of features, the Toyota Calya emerges as a strong contender in the mini-MPV segment. Whether it graces the Indian market or not, its blend of practicality and performance is sure to attract attention from car enthusiasts and families alike.

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