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Indonesia’s largest firms, Toyota Astra (TAM) and Astra Daihatsu (ADM), unveiled on Wednesday two developed compact cars — the Toyota Agya and the Astra Ayla.

Yukitoshi Funo, the vice president of Toyota Corporation (TMC), said the fuel-efficient city cars strengthen the cooperation between and Daihatsu that was initiated in through the production of the Toyota and Daihatsu Xenia, which become Indonesia’s top-selling

“Agya and Ayla are new concept designed for the Indonesian market on Daihatsu’s expertise in compact car he said during his remarks at the launch on Tuesday in Jakarta.

TAM has not set the price of the Agya, while ADM that the Ayla may be sold Rp 75 million (US$7,875) and Rp 105 million. ADM director Sudirman Maman said that both would be produced in Daihatsu’s new in the Suryacipta industrial estate in Karawang, West Java. The built with an investment of Rp 2.1 is entering the final stage of and is slated to kick off operations in

It will be able to produce units per year after fully operational next

“After the government introduces the we will calculate how many to produce and we will start Sudirman said.

The Daihatsu said that all the technical for the cars had been finalized, basic requirements under the planned rule on low-cost cars being met.

The for example, are designed to utilize content for 84 percent of their with parts sourced 120 local first-tier and 600 second-tier makers, according to Sudirman.

The are slated for display at the Indonesia Motor Show as it kicks off on at the Jakarta International Expo in

ADM marketing director Amelia declined to specify the price of the as the cars would be sold after the government’s rule was

However, she said that ADM take orders for the Ayla indicative prices ranging Rp 75 million to Rp 105 million.

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TAM president Johnny Darmawan also to comment on the price of Agya.

Industry Minister MS Hidayat that the government would issue a presidential regulation for its low emission program, which various kinds of eco-friendly such as hybrid and electric apart from low-cost and cars.

Although he refused to a time frame for the regulation’s Hidayat hinted that the incentive would be the reduction of taxes on luxury goods to as low as zero percent.

According to the rule, automobile manufacturers be eligible for the lower tax rate making cars with engines that can travel than 22 kilometers on a liter of or cars with 1,200-cc that can run more than 20 per liter.

A low-cost car is said to sell Rp 100 million, which can reach masses seeking to shift motorbikes to cars.

As more half of its 240 million inhabitants the emerging middle class, has become a very lucrative for cars as well as motorcycles, key indicators of consumption in Southeast largest economy.

Car sales hit a high last year, 894,164 units, up 19.93 from 2010.

From January to August year, sales amounted to units, up 23.13 percent a year earlier, with automakers expecting sales to the 1 million mark by year’s

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