Uzone.id – Toyota makes the Kijang Innova the first car with a hybrid engine produced locally in Karawang.
Considering its history, it seems that the car that has the slogan ‘Unmatched’ is worthy of priority.
This information was disclosed directly by the Minister of Industry Agus Gumiwang in his remarks at the export of 2 million Toyota units and the first to Australia in Karawang, West Java.
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“PT Toyota also conveyed its commitment to the production of electrified vehicles, starting with the production of the Kijang [Innova] hybrids,” he said.
Make me curious again, recently appeared the appearance of the figure of a Toyota car which is allegedly a Kijang Innova hybrid.
Various speculations have sprung up, starting with the new platform, where it is very likely that the Kijang Innova will use the same platform as the Avanza, namely TNGA and automatically become front-wheel drive.
Production of the Kijang Innova hybrid will be carried out at the PT Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia factory, in the Karawang area, West Java.
That way the cars produced by Toyota Indonesia will increase by one model in addition to the Innova, Fortuner, Yaris, Vios, and Veloz.
In his presentation, Agus has not explained when the production process will start, although recently information has stated that everything will start in 2022.
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Previously, Toyota had confirmed that the Japanese manufacturer would produce HEV (Hybrid Electric Vehicles) vehicles locally starting in 2022 for the domestic and export markets.
Interestingly, this line of Toyota hybrid cars is also confirmed to be based on models that have existed before.
Innova Hybrid is one of 10 electrified vehicles that Toyota has promised to produce in Indonesia until 2025.
Toyota since 2019 has stated that it will invest IDR 28.3 trillion in the country for electrification until 2025.
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