Toyota Veloz has trouble tackling muddy roads; Outshined by Axia-based MPV Toyota Calya

Jerrica · Jan 11, 2022 05:08 PM

Toyota Veloz has trouble tackling muddy roads; Outshined by Axia-based MPV Toyota Calya 01

A video of an all-new Toyota Veloz, the sportier version of the Toyota Avanza, struggling through a road covered in a thick layer of mud has been circulating Indonesia’s social media channels.

Every time the car gets stuck, bystanders along the stretch of road pitched in to help get the Veloz out of the mud. Thanks to the help, the Toyota Veloz finally made it past the damaged road and continue on its way.

Also read: All-new 2022 Toyota Avanza debuts: Now DNGA, TSS, RM 60k to RM 85k, Malaysia launch next year?

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However, the video didn’t end there. Unlike the Veloz, a Daihatsu Ayla (aka Perodua Axia)-based MPV Toyota Calya was seen crossing the same stretch of damaged road with ease. 

While many viewers were quick to point out that this could be the result of changing the drive train to the front, but more seasoned drivers believe that this is a matter of the driver’s skill. The Calya is also front-wheel-drive.

The only difference between the two cars is the powertrain. The Veloz is powered by a 1.5-litre 2NR-VE engine that produces 106 PS and 137 Nm. Meanwhile, the Cayla is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine that produces 88 PS and 107 Nm.

What do you think about the situation? Did Toyota make the wrong call by changing the drivetrain of the Avanza to front-wheel-drive (FWD) or it really is a matter of skills?

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Jerrica

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There isn’t a time in memory that doesn’t involve staring at cars. After discovering the excitement of watching Schumacher vs Hakkinen, Formula 1 became a major part of life. The love for cars and F1 ultimately led to a job with CAR Magazine. The untimely death of the magazine meant a hiatus from cars at lifestyle women’s magazine Marie Claire before another opportunity came knocking again.

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