Indonesia is set to launch the Toyota Raize and Daihatsu Rocky twins on 30-April. According to our sister-site AutoFun, the Indonesian twins of our Malaysian Perodua Ativa will be offered with two engine options.
The first is the familiar 1KR-VET 1.0-litre turbocharged 3-cylinder that is used by our Perodua Ativa, and a new 1.2-litre naturally aspirated engine that will make its debut in Indonesia.
The new 1.2-litre engine is also a 3-cylinder, and is said to make 88 PS and 112 Nm, paired to either a CVT-type automatic or a 5-speed manual. That’s 10 PS and 28 Nm less than the Ativa’s power and torque figures (98 PS / 140 Nm).
Its headline figures are less impressive but we suspect the larger naturally aspirated engine may produce better real-world fuel consumption results than the Perodua Ativa.
Like many tiny turbocharged engines, the Perodua Ativa’s real-world fuel consumption figures is very far off from its claimed 5.3-litre/100 km (Nissan Almera is a rare exception).
The best we’ve ever recorded was 6.4-litre/100 km, but most of the time, 7.5-litre/100 km is the average.
Not much else is known about the new engine, but we are pretty certain that the Toyota Raize / Daihatsu Rocky aren’t the only models to use the new engine.
The 1.2-litre engine capacity fits nicely into Indonesia’s Low Cost Green Car (LCGC) regulations, which waives Luxury Tax on small cars that consume no more than 5-litre/100 km.
Currently, the ageing Toyota Agya / Daihatsu Ayla, both are twins of our Perodua Axia, use a 1.2-litre 3NR-VE Dual VVT-i 4-cylinder engine.