Daihatsu Indonesia invested RM 480 million in its plant to build the Rocky

CY Foong · May 3, 2021 11:20 AM

Daihatsu Indonesia invested RM 480 million in its plant to build the Rocky 01

After Japan, Indonesia is the second country to sell both the Daihatsu Rocky and Toyota Raize following their launch last week. We'll see later whether the SUV will be a big hit there much like the Perodua Ativa is in Malaysia.

Daihatsu Indonesia invested RM 480 million in its plant to build the Rocky 02

More than that, the archipelago is also set to be the main production hub of the Rocky and Raize, with plans to launch the SUV to 50 markets overseas. To be specific, the export models will be assembled at Astra Daihatsu Motor’s (ADM) plant in Karawang.

Also read: Daihatsu Rocky and Toyota Raize to be exported to 50 countries, no luck for Ativa

Daihatsu Indonesia invested RM 480 million in its plant to build the Rocky 01

ADM is Daihatsu’s Indonesian distributor and the same Karawang plant also produces other low-cost green car (LCGC) models including the Daihatsu Ayla (Perodua Axia) and the Daihatsu Sigra seven-seater.

Daihatsu Indonesia invested RM 480 million in its plant to build the Rocky 02

According to info gathered by Indonesian media, the exported SUVs will be badged as a Toyota and exports are scheduled to begin in August 2021. Production has already begun in late April with the first deliveries to begin in May.

Daihatsu Indonesia invested RM 480 million in its plant to build the Rocky 03

In order to assemble the Rocky and Raize, ADM had invested around IDR 1.7 trillion (about RM 480 million) into the plant. This plant includes tooling machines for the Rocky and Raize. ADM is aiming at selling around 500 units of the Rocky each month.

Meanwhile, Toyota aims to sell around 2,000 units of the Raize each month. Toyota is still a preferred brand among most Indo buyers.

Daihatsu Indonesia invested RM 480 million in its plant to build the Rocky 04

Just like its Toyota twin, the Indonesian-spec Rocky is only available with the same turbocharged 1.0-litre 3-cylinder (1KR-VET) as the Perodua Ativa at launch. The newly-developed naturally-aspirated 1.2-litre (WA-VE) will be launched a little bit later.

Also read: Indonesia’s Perodua Ativa (Toyota Raize / Daihatsu Rocky) to get 1.2L 3-cylinder engine

Daihatsu Indonesia invested RM 480 million in its plant to build the Rocky 05

Though the Toyota Raize and Daihatsu Rocky share the same nameplates as their Japanese counterparts, there are some differences. These include a GR-S variant for the Raize which comes with paddle shifters and a manual transmission option.

Also read: Toyota Raize and Daihatsu Rocky launched in Indonesia: 1.0T at launch, up to 20 variants!

CY Foong

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Traded advertising for a career that fits his passion for cars. Enjoys spotting cars during his free time and has a soft spot for Japanese Kei cars but drives a thirsty manual sedan.

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