Published on March 13th, 2023 | by Subhash Nair


All-New Daihatsu AYLA Launched In Indonesia

A short while after Malaysia got the new Axia, Indonesia gets the new Daihatsu AYLA.

Last week, Indonesia saw the release of a new AYLA. The Daihatsu AYLA is the sister product to the Perodua Axia, sitting on the same Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA) platform and sharing some core mechanical similarities. These two siblings also share their genes with the Toyota Agya.

That being said, the AYLA has some Indonesian-specific mechanicals. A 1.2-litre 3-cylinder naturally-aspirated WA-VE engine found on the Rocky is available here with the manual and D-CVT automatic options.

The 1.0L 3-cylinder naturally aspirated 1KR-VE engine is also available for D-CVT buyers in Indonesia. The 1.2L engine is produced in Indonesia by PT Daihatsu Drivetrain Manufacturing Indonesia.

Daihatsu says fuel efficiency is up by 16.5% versus the previous AYLA with these new powertrains. The new DNGA platform also lends better stability, ride comfort and safety.


Dimensions of the new AYLA are 3760mm bumper to bumper, 1665mm in width, and 1515mm in height. The Axia shares the same length and width but is 10mm shorter.

In Indonesia, the Daihatsu AYLA is priced from 134,000,000 rupiah to 189,900,000 rupiah, which translates to RM39,000 to RM55,500. Yes, that means the Perodua Axia is actually noticably cheaper than its Indonesian counterpart considering our Axia does not come with a manual option on the entry-level model.

That being said, specs and quality are different between these models, as is the taxation structure. We wonder if there are just as many Indonesian buyers who feel that this price increase is unjustified. We know Malaysians had a thing or two to say about the price increase of the 2nd generation Axia.

In Indonesia, the Daihatsu Ayla comes with dual airbags, hill start assist, stability control, keyless entry and start, LED reflector headlights, a localised Daihatsu Styling package, and more. The free-standing infotainment system and digital air cond controls are also new additions on this generation.

In terms of looks, the Daihatsu Ayla shares much in common with the Perodua Axia. Key differences include the unique grille design, some taillight garnish and the aforementioned styling package add-on.

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