Ahead of Axia, Toyota unveils all-new Agya in Indonesia with GR Sport variant

While we are still waiting anxiously for the Perodua Axia’s official launch here in Malaysia tomorrow, Toyota took first dibs by unveiling the all-new Agya in Indonesia earlier today.

The Toyota Agya, alongside the Daihatsu Ayla, are essentially the Perodua Axia’s Indonesian twins, and as such share the same underpinnings as our national car, based atop the Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA) platform.

Screenshot: Toyota Indonesia/YouTube

Unlike our upcoming Perodua Axia, which is powered by a 1.0-litre three-cylinder mill, the Toyota Agya in Indonesia will instead get a larger 1.2-litre four-cylinder engine. Toyota did not share further details on the Agya’s powertrain, but did indicate that it’ll be a new engine for the model.

For context, the outgoing 1.2-litre mill makes 88 hp and 108 Nm, with power sent to the front wheels via a four-speed automatic gearbox. On the all-new model, the bew 1.2-litre engine will instead be paired to the new Dual-Mode CVT (D-CVT) gearbox, just like most of its other DNGA brethens.

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In terms of styling, the Toyota Agya is essentially identical to the upcoming Perodua Axia that was previewed last week, albeit with a unique Toyota-exclusive front fascia design characterised by a larger front opening.

The Agya also gets a pair of slimmer headlights, with the daytime-running light signature forming a sharp boomerang shape above the main headlight elements, instead of an underline design as seen on the Perodua Axia.

Just like the outgoing generation, the all-new Toyota Agya will also be offered in a GR Sport variant in Indonesia, equipped with sportier bumpers, and what looks like a set of larger alloy wheels, complemented by a two-tone paint job on the outside.

Inside, the all-new Toyota Agya is also essentially a carbon copy of our upcoming Perodua Axia, sharing the same dashboard design. However, based on the single photo shown during the launch livestream, it appears that the Agya will feature a slightly different air-con control unit on the centre stack, and it also lacks the digital instrument cluster that we’re getting on the range-topping 2023 Perodua Axia.

This could however just be based on a lower-spec variant of the all-new Agya, as Toyota only unveiled two variants today during the global debut – the G and GR Sport. The latter could feature the same seven-inch digital instrument cluster as our Axia, and even more variant-exclusive touches, although we’ll need more photos and information to confirm that.

Now that we’ve seen the sportier Toyota Agya GR Sport in Indonesia, are you hoping to see a similarly spruced-up version of the Perodua Axia tomorrow? Drop your thoughts in the comment section below!


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