The History of Toyota Kijang in Indonesia
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The History of Toyota Kijang in Indonesia

Jakarta : Indonesia | Sep 27, 2011 at 4:42 AM PDT
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Toyota Kijang

Toyota Kijang is a model of commercial vehicles and family vehicles made by Toyota which is the most popular for the class of minibuses in Indonesia. Toyota has been present in Indonesia since 1977 and currently is one model that carried by Toyota and the top-selling in Indonesia. Now this car can be found easily in all corners of Indonesia.

Launch of the first generation of Toyota Kijang was in 1977. The first generation Toyota Kijang pickup with applying the concept of basic box shape. This model is often called the "Kijang Buaya"because of the hood lid can be opened up to the side. Generation of Toyota Kijang was produced until early in 1980.

Toyota Kijang second generation was sold in September 1981. The shape of this model is no different than the previous generation, but has some changes that include increasing capacity to 1,300 cc engine cylinder.This capacity increased up to 1,500 cc.

In 1986, the third generation model launched to the market. Toyota Kijang this generation is more curved shape on the curve so it looks more modern. This model is still widely used on the streets in Indonesia even though no longer manufactured.

After ten years of sticking with the design of the third generation, Toyota kijang launched the next model with changes to the exterior and the interior is more aerodynamic. This model is usually called "Kijang Capsule". The design is rounded like a capsule and more aerodynamic. Toyota is issuing two types of engines ie 1800cc petrol engine like the previous generations and 2500cc diesel engine.

Toyota Kijang renewed in 2005 and marketed under the name "Kijang Innova". This model has undergone a dramatic increase compared to the models of previous generations. At the beginning of the concept of first-generation Kijang is Basic Utility Vehicles or vehicle underclass, then the V-generation Kijang further categorized as middle-class vehicles. Form of physical models is much more modern and futuristic.

Toyota has sold:

Generation I: 26,806 units

Generation II: 84,068 units

Generation III: 509,687 units

Generation IV: 429,674 units

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arszwetta is based in Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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