Toyota has announced plans to launch the 2013 Toyota Nav1 early next week in Indonesia. Basically, this new model is only change the name of a Toyota MPV models that have been sold in Japan, and apparently no major changes. The new Nav1 MPV is better known as the Toyota Noah in the Japanese domestic market.
Set to hit the MPV segment in Indonesia, the 2013 Toyota Nav1 claimed to offer better driving comfort than other MPV models, complete with spacious cabins and safety features such as airbag and ABS (anti-lock braking system).
Johnny Darmawan said, “The Nav1 name is taken from the word of a Navigator One and will be fully assembled by Toyota Auto Body at their facility in Bekasi. However, for the initial phase is a Semi Knock Down (SKD) after that, Complete Knock Down (CKD),” said President Director of Toyota Astra Motor.
The 2013 Toyota Nav1 will most likely use the same engine lineup as the Toyota Noah, which has been sold in the Japanese domestic market. Power will be provided by a 2.0-liter engine with the new valvematic technologies capable of producing 158 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 196 Nm of torque at 4,400 rpm.
Destined for the MPV segment, the 2013 Toyota Nav1 will fight with some of its competitors in the MPV segment in the Indonesian domestic market, including Nissan Serena and Mazda Biante.
Note: The picture above is the old model.Category: Car News, Indonesian Automotive News, Toyota