Family cars usually choose MPVs so they can carry large numbers of people. But the problem is, the price of new cars continues to rise and is getting more expensive. If you only have a budget of IDR 150 million, the only option is Toyota Calya 2021.
It’s a different story if you’re hunting a used car with the same budget. You can get the Baby Alphard, the Toyota NAV1. For those who don’t know, this Toyota NAV1 or Noah is a generation before the current Toyota Voxy.
For a luxury-style MPV, the Toyota NAV1 can be an attractive choice. The sale of this car was stopped by PT Toyota Astra Motor (TAM) in 2016. The NAV1 is less famous than the Mazda Biante or Nissan Serena even though this is a baby Alphard.
Toyota NAV1 Design Too Simple
Toyota presents the NAV1 to fill the gap in the MPV (Multi Purpose Vehicle) class, its position is between Alphard and Kijang Innova.
In addition, the Toyota NAV1 is also positioned to fill the competition with its two competitors, namely the Mazda Biante and Nissan Serena.
Entered as a High MPV sliding door, the Toyota NAV1 comes with a simple boxy concept but looks elegant. The exterior is enhanced with a chrome grille and LED projector lights.
The Toyota NAV1 G A / T variant received a new roof spoiler during the 2014 facelift. Meanwhile, the highest variant, V A / T, gets a new chrome-plated door handle, High Mount Stop Lamp, V Limited emblem, until the wheel size becomes bigger to R16 205/60.
Unfortunately, this very simple design makes the NAV1 often associated with a car of the same class as the Suzuki APV. This is because the size is almost similar at first glance.
Even though the NAV1 is in the same class as the Nissan Serena or Mazda Biante. So it’s not an ordinary boxy MPV because its class is indeed luxurious. If it becomes an alternative to LCGC, it is clearly very attractive as long as you have a garage that is also large because of the large size of the NAV1.
Toyota NAV1 Premium Interior, Relief and Feature-Rich
Entering the interior features, the Toyota NAV1 is equipped with a New Touch Screen Audio System, VIP Seat Entertainment on the back seat, Dual Zone Air Conditioner, 5.8-inch TFT LCD and sunroof.
The presence of a two-zone automatic cabin air conditioner and a monitor screen hanging on the ceiling for passenger entertainment clearly reinforces the premium and cozy impression in the spacious cabin.
The interior material quality of NAV1 is better than Mazda Biante, but still below that of Nissan Serena. The cool thing is, the middle captain seat on the V type NAV1 can be rotated facing the back. So we can have a meeting or discussion in the car even on the way.
The cabin nuance changed to dominant black in the 2014 facelift, from the previous beige. Not only that, the NAV1 is supported by a new audio system and console box for cooling and heating drinks. This feature can be found in the cabin of the New Toyota NAV1 type V Limited A / T.
Toyota NAV1 is superior in terms of engine performance
The kitchen runway used by the Toyota NAV1 is supported by a 3ZR-FAE engine with 4 inline cylinders, 16 valve DOHC with Valvematic which has a capacity of 2.0 liters.
This machine gives off a maximum power of 158 PS at 6200 RPM engine speed for torque reaching 196 Nm. The power is channeled into a 7-speed automatic CVT transmission which will provide excellent performance.
Compared to competitors such as the Nissan Serena and Mazda Biante, the 2,000cc NAV1 engine is the most powerful. In addition, the overall comfort of the NAV1 is definitely okay because it is added to the CVT type automatic transmission.
Is the price of the NAV1 equivalent to the Toyota Calya？Which one do you choose?
The price of a used Toyota NAV1, like 2013, currently starts at Rp. 140 million to Rp. 180 million. For the facelifted NAV1 alerts 2015 to 2016, now the price ranges from Rp. 215 million.
Toyota NAV1 is quite worth it for those of you who need a comfortable family car, okay features, a powerful and efficient engine with a budget of under Rp. 200 million.
When compared, the current price of a used Toyota NAV1 is arguably the equivalent of a new LCGC such as the Daihatsu Ayla, Toyota Calya to the Honda Brio. Since this is an MPV, we compare it to the new Toyota Calya.
Toyota Calya is offered by PT Toyota Astra Motor (TAM) in the 7-passenger Low Cost Green Car (LCGC) segment. This car was launched in 2016 and got a refresher in 2019.
For the spur, the engine maintains the inline four-cylinder engine coded 3NR-VE with a capacity of 1,197 cc combined with Dual VVT-i technology. The machine is claimed to be capable of producing 87 hp at 6,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 4,200 rpm.
The Toyota Calya is currently sold starting at Rp. 144.55 million for the type E M / T STD On The Road (OTR) DKI Jakarta. Meanwhile, the most expensive type, namely G A / T, is priced at IDR 165.85 million OTR DKI Jakarta.
With a price of Rp. 140-160 million, we can only buy a new car in the class of a Toyota Calya for MPV. This means that the cars we have are not luxurious, but only sufficient for daily vehicles.
If we use the money to buy a used car, the choices are very diverse and often it is a luxury car. Not infrequently, the price of luxury cars falls due to the lack of enthusiasts.
Talking about Toyota NAV1, this car is not a luxury car with relatively easy maintenance. Indeed, the price of spare parts is not as cheap as Calya, but don’t forget that this NAV1 status is a baby Alphard, the comfort is similar even though it can’t match its brother.