Daihatsu patent pictures filed in Indonesia present Toyota Vios twin – to be the subsequent Perodua sedan in Malaysia?

Daihatsu has filed patent pictures of an unnamed sedan with Indonesia’s Directorate Common of Mental Property (DGIP), which is beneath the purview of the nation’s ministry of regulation and human rights. In line with DGIP’s database, the submitting was made by Osaka-based Daihatsu Motor Co. (DMC) and carries the appliance quantity A00202204663 in addition to an announcement date of December 28, 2022.

Two individuals – Eishi Araki and Shun Ohoka – are named because the designers of the Daihatsu sedan, which bears a hanging resemblance to the fourth-generation Toyota Vios that made its debut in Thailand final August. Now constructed on the Daihatsu New International Structure (DNGA) platform, the newest Vios has since made its method to Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia and Brunei.

Relying available on the market it’s bought in, the sedan is on the market with engines from the NR household which have capacities starting from 1.2 to 1.5 litres, paired with both a five-speed handbook or CVT. It’s also bigger than its XP150 predecessor and may be fairly effectively outfitted on higher-end variants.

The invention of the patent pictures does recommend that Daihatsu might supply a extra inexpensive tackle the Vios, though the carmaker shouldn’t be confirming something of the kind simply but, not less than in keeping with CNN Indonesia.

In a report, Sri Agung Handayani, director of selling and director of company planning and communications of Astra Daihatsu Motor, stated “this can be a routine registration performed by the DMC for the copyright of the car” and “for now, we wouldn’t have a plan for this.”

Toyota is the mother or father firm of Daihatsu, and the latter was accountable for the DN F-Sedan Idea that previewed the AC100 Vios. As such, it’s not a shock if Daihatsu follows by and introduces its personal sedan sooner or later. In actual fact, there are presently a number of Toyota and Daihatsu fashions that share ties in Indonesia, together with the Rocky–Raize, Ayla–Agya, Sigra-Calya, Xenia–Avanza in addition to the Terios–Rush.

Perodua is one other carmaker that works carefully with Daihatsu, and the Malaysian carmaker has been broadly rumoured to introduce a B-segment sedan in some unspecified time in the future. The Myvi we all know right here is bought because the Sirion in Indonesia, and in case you take a look at the AC100 Vios carefully, you’ll discover a couple of acquainted parts as we’ve reported on earlier than.

This provides to the hypothesis {that a} Perodua B-segment sedan is on the playing cards, however we’ll should be affected person and look ahead to additional developments, if any. Perodua has declared previously of its ambition to be an ASEAN R&D hub for Daihatsu and hinted at 4 future unidentified DNGA-based fashions after the Ativa throughout a presentation two years in the past. Would you welcome a extra inexpensive Vios?