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‘Selamat siang’ from Bali, Indonesia!

Who else would take a pic of himself with a Toyota Avanza, right?

Yep this is good old me posing proudly next to a new generation Toyota Avanaza at Denpasar International Airport, Bali Indonesia. You may not have noticed because I have made sure the updates kept flowing, but I just spent the last 4 days in Bali and it was the opportunity for me to make sure the monthly models rankings I have been publishing were verified in real life...

They do like their Suzuki APV in Bali!

And the answer is: yes! Many many Toyota Avanzas and Daihatsu Xenias in the streets, with the Suzuki APV very much appreciated as taxi, especially in Ubud. In spite of only launching at the end of last year, the new generations Avanza and Xenia are already very well represented: I saw dozens every day I was there.

Typical street scene in Ubud, Bali Indonesia, May 2012

Plus: there are non-MPV vehicles also selling well in the country, including a Chinese model specially successful with Seminyak taxi drivers... which I will reveal in my next update! I took over 100 pictures in 4 days so expect an updated Indonesian post with many, many illustrations very soon!

More Bali street pictures below.

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  1. azpirins
    October 4th, 2013 at 13:09 | #1

    Andra :
    At the airport that’s Xenia, not an Avanza

    it still the same car with different badge, originally made by Daihatsu.

  2. June 7th, 2013 at 18:47 | #2

    At the airport that’s Xenia, not an Avanza

  3. Flying Brief
    May 11th, 2012 at 06:58 | #3

    Hey Matt,

    It is great indeed to put a face to the name [and a good-looking one at that!!].

    Thanks for the fantastic work, and keep it up!

    And they do love their Avanzas and APVs in Bali – almost complete domination of the market.

    • matgasnier
      May 11th, 2012 at 15:39 | #4

      Hey Andy,
      Not sure about the good looking bit but glad you are enjoying the site! :-)
      Take care

  4. Anthony
    May 4th, 2012 at 07:20 | #5

    And its nice putting a face to a name,and all the hard work you do…

    • matgasnier
      May 4th, 2012 at 11:28 | #6

      Thanks Anthony!

  5. May 3rd, 2012 at 18:00 | #7

    keren foto2 nya share lebih banyak pemandangan donk

  6. May 3rd, 2012 at 17:18 | #8

    I’ve seen similarities with the Philippines and Indonesia, they love the Toyota Kijang and Avanza, but there are more Innovas here

  7. Anthony
    May 3rd, 2012 at 07:03 | #9

    Matt,enjoy Bali.

  8. anp
    May 2nd, 2012 at 22:47 | #10

    I’ve been following the blog for a couple of months now. Great to see a face to all the posts :)

    • matgasnier
      May 2nd, 2012 at 23:52 | #11

      Hey anp – yep this is me! :-)

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