Daihatsu introduces minor change to the Xenia in Indonesia Equipped with new engine and newly-developed platform, the Xenia undergoes drastic improvements to fuel efficiency and basic performance

Aug. 12, 2015
Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd.

New Xenia

Astra Daihatsu Motor (hereinafter “ADM”), an Indonesian subsidiary of Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. (hereinafter “Daihatsu”), will introduce a minor change to the Xenia, a multipurpose automobile only sold in Indonesia. After the minor change, the renewed model will be launched in Indonesia on August 20.

The Xenia is the first model that Daihatsu co-developed with Toyota Motor Corporation. Since its launch in 2004, the Xenia has been one of Daihatsu’s key models and well-received by customers for its affordable price and capacity to comfortably accommodate seven grown-up passengers despite of its compact body.

The recent minor change has equipped the model with a new engine. Along with employing the technology for cost and weight reduction in mini-vehicles that the company has built up over the years, Daihatsu has independently renewed the model’s platform. The new engine and newly-developed platform help to boost the strong traveling performance unique to FR cars*. The model has also undergone a 16% improvement in fuel efficiency, as well as improvements in engine quietness, stability, and comfort. The interior and exterior designs of the car have also been given a makeover. Likewise, Xenia has become user-friendlier in terms of small-turn performance, seat arrangement, and other features.

The target amount of sales of the new Xenia is 5,000 units per month. It will be available at a retail price ranging between nearly 151 million rupiahs and 187 million rupiahs (nearly 1.51million yen to nearly 1.87 million yen including tax, with 100 rupiahs roughly equal to 1 yen as of August 4th). The new Xenia model will be distributed via Astra International.

* Abbreviation for Front Engine, Rear Drive

<Major characteristics of the new Xenia>

New 1.3-liter NR engine and newly-developed platform

Developing technology for cost and weight reduction, which Daihatsu has built up in its mini-cars, the company has independently and drastically transformed the platform.

Traveling performance unique to FR cars provides greater ability to run on bad roads and climb up hills while carrying many passengers

16% improvement in fuel efficiency

Advance in basic performance

  • Reduction of noise and vibration has brought improvements in engine quietness
  • Measures such as making the body stiffer and optimizing suspension allow for improvements in driving stability and comfort


The powerfulness and sportiness of the exterior and better feel of the interior reflect the tastes of Indonesian customers.


Small-turn performance with a minimum turning radius of 4.7 meters (1.3L model)

Indoor space comfortably accommodates seven grown-up passengers despite the compact body

Left-right division of the third-row seat helps to enhance usability (1.3L model)


Drive System FR
Engine 1.0L (989cc) (model:EJ-VE)
1.3L (1,329cc) (model:1NR-VE)
Transmission 5MT/4AT
Capacity 7
Overall length, width, height in mm 4,190×1,660×1,695 (base model)