The Daihatsu Sigra which is essentially a Calya with a slightly different design has also been unveiled at the 2016 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS). The Sigra will be positioned slightly below the Calya to take on the Datsun Go+ Panca.
Both MPVs are based on the small car platform that underpins the Toyta Ayla and Daihatsu Agya (Perodua Axia in Malasia).
Design inspiration comes from the UFC-3 concept. Styling highlights include angular headlamps which are connected by a chrome insert, hexagonal grille, long daylight opening and L-shaped taillights like the Calya. The sheet metal surfaces are conservative to keep the costs at bay.
Inside, only the logo and a prominent white insert differentiate the Sigra’s dashboard from that of the Calya. Equipment on the top-end variant includes dual airbags, ABS, power windows, rear AC circulator, audio system, alloy wheels and so on. The Sigra measures 4,070 mm in length, 1,655 1,600 mm in width, and mm in height.
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The Daihatsu Sigra is will be available in four trim options. The first two variants are powered by a 1.0-litre petrol engine which is good for 67 PS and 91 Nm of torque. The higher variants get the 1.2-litre unit which dishes out 88 PS and 108 Nm of torque. The base engine is available only with a 5-speed manual transmission while the 1.2-litre mill can also be opted with a 4-speed AT.