Kaleidoscope 2021: Popular Hatchback Row Throughout the Year, Honda Jazz Still On The List

www.informationautomotive.com - Various vehicle segments are present in Indonesia following the needs of the community. One that has many fans is the hatchback that is now offered by various brands.

Many hatcback enthusiasts choose this model because of its smitten sporty and modern design as well as its ease of driving in urban areas thanks to its not too large dimensions. In addition, the 1.5L engines that are mostly offered become the right choice of machines for daily or used occasionally out of town.

Try to summarize the most popular hatchback models in 2021 from data from the Indonesian Motor Vehicle Industry Association (Gaikindo). The figures are taken from wholesale sellers From January to November 2021. What are these popular models?

Kaleidoscope 2021: Popular Hatchback Row Throughout the Year, Honda Jazz Still On The List
Kaleidoscope 2021: Popular Hatchback Row Throughout the Year, Honda Jazz Still On The List

Honda City Hatchback


This is one of Honda's newest models in 2021. The model that comes to replace the Jazz immediately became the best-selling hatchback with a record wholesale sales since its launch until November 2021 as many as 8,515 units. As a new model, the Honda City Hatcback offers a wide array of sporty features and designs. Features include a remote engine start, 8-inch touchscreen, paddle shift, 8 speakers and multi angle camera. The engine uses 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC powered by 121 ps and 145 Nm of torque. City hatchback RS is offered with two variants namely manual transmission and CVT transmission. The price tag is Rp 292 million and Rp 302 million. This model is also included in products that get PPnBM waivers.

Toyota Yaris


The Yaris hatchback gets an update with the presence of a line of GR Sport products in the middle of the year. From January to November 2021, yaris sold 6,616 units. Yaris is offered with a choice of G and S GR Sport variants as well as a choice of three airbags and seven airbags as well as manual transmission and CVT options. The price tag starts from Rp 248 million to Rp 284 million. This model also gets PPnBM waivers.

Suzuki Baleno


This is a Suzuki hatchback model produced in India aka CBU status. Baleno managed to sell 2,512 units during January to November 2021. The look is modern with a design refresh in the form of LED projector headlamp, sporty grill and foglamp bezel that makes it look more sporty. Baleno uses a 1,373 cc engine, comes with a touch screen head unit, auto climate, Audi steering switch, start stop button and color MID. Baleno is offered with two variants, namely manual transmission for Rp 250.4 million and AT transmission at a price of Rp 263.9 million.

Daihatsu Sirion


Daihatsu also contributes models in this segment, namely Sirion. Throughout 2021, until last November, Sirion managed to sell as many as 900 units. The model, which gained All New status last year, offers a new model aerokit, digital features AC, MID, engine start stop, keyless entry, front corner sensor, parking camera and airbags front and side. Sirion uses a 1,329 cc engine with 95 ps of power and 12.2 kg of torque.m. Sirion is offered with two variants, namely AT transmission for Rp 223.1 million and manual transmission Rp 207.8 million.

Honda Jazz


The presence of City Hatchback RS cut off jazz sales in Indonesia. The legendary hatchback, which comes in three generations, closes 2021, its last year of sales, with sales of 897 units. This hatchback comes with a 1.5L engine and sporty design. The fans are quite a lot and had been the best-selling hatchback in Indonesia for some time.

Mazda2 Hatchback


This is mazda's cheapest model in Indonesia. This product managed to sell as many as 390 units from January to November 2021. Mazda2 offers Mazda's modern Kodo design, combined with several safety features such as blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, dynamic stability control, traction control system and Mazda Connect features. About the engine, Mazda2 uses a 1.5L Skyactive DOHC 1,496 cc engine powered by 111 ps and 144 Nm of torque with i-Stop features. Mazda Indonesia only offers one variant, the New Mazda2 GT with a 6-speed automatic transmission. This model is offered with a price tag of Rp 327.7 million.

Mazda3 Hatchback


Mazda offers Mazda3 Hatchback models with sedan models. This hathback model managed to sell 292 units from January to November 2021. About the design, still using the kodo design language, Mazda3 comes as a hatchback with a futuristic shape. This model gets complete active safety features such as adaptive front lightning system, high beam control, smart city brake support, forward obstruction warning, radar crusie control, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist and driver attention alert. This hatchback uses a 2.0L engine that produces 155 ps of power and 200 Nm of torque. Mazda3 is offered in one variant with a price tag of Rp 519.9 million.

Volkswagen Polo


This German brand offers Polo hatchback models in Indonesia. Throughout the year, until November 2021, Polo managed to sell 66 units. This model offers a 1.2L TSI engine with 105 PS of power and 175 Nm of torque and paired with a 7-speed transmission with DSG technology. About the price, this hatchback is priced at around Rp 315 million.

Toyota GR Yaris


This is one of the new models that are present in Indonesia and immediately grab the attention of automotive enthusiasts. Toyota GR Yaris based on wholesale sales records sold as many as 64 units. This model was originally offered at a price of Rp 850 million with limited units, when it was about 126 units only. Now the price of the former penetrated up to Rp 1.5 billion. The specialty of this car is made with world rally championship (WRC) race specifications. Unlike the standard Yaris, the GR Yaris engine uses the G16E-GTS 3 Cylinder DOHC which produces 261 hp of power and 360 Nm of torque. There are as many as 25,000 GR Yaris units worldwide and are incorporated in the Toyota Motomachi factory by selected HR who have been assembling cars for 60,000 hours.

Wrong Assumptions About Electric Cars

 Minimal Mileage


www.informationautomotive.com - How far do you travel for routine activities such as to the office? The average person travels 40-60 km a day to leave and go home from work. Well, even the most wasteful electric car is able to travel twice the distance above. The Hyundai Ioniq you see in this place can travel up to 270 km. Nissan Leaf can run up to 240 km, with a single charge of the battery.

Wrong Assumptions About Electric Cars
Wrong Assumptions About Electric Cars


Powerless


The assumption of a lackluster EV aka no power is possible because it is often associated with golf cart cars. Don't be confused. Road electric cars have qualified performance according to their designation. A spectacular example, the highest version of Tesla's Model S even broke records as the fastest mass car. Acceleration of 0-100 km / h is achieved in 2.5 seconds.

Unsafe


This is the most frequent question, in addition to mileage. No need to worry is the shortest answer. More fully, the manufacturer has prepared a qualified safety device in the car. According to NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), the electric cars they tested were able to provide a good assessment for passenger protection. Battery? It's the same. Safe from collisions. They also asserted that the occurrence of fires due to collisions in electric cars, can be compared to the cars of fuel users.

Hard to Take Care of


On the other hand, electric cars are very easy and frugal to maintain. The much smaller number of components of a conventional machine allows for significant cut-off component maintenance and replacement costs. For example, you do not need to change the oil and filter, spark plugs, timing belts, air filters, gasoline filters, and so on.

Difficulty Refilling Batteries


No need to worry. In addition to battery charging infrastructure being seriously developed by the government and private sector, most electric cars will be recharged more often in homes or office parking lots. Currently SPKLU (Public Electric Vehicle Charging Station) infrastructure is available in various cities in Java, Sumatra and Sulawesi. Digital applications to help find SPKLU are already there and easy to use.

Not very environmentally friendly


The ev converts 70 percent of the chemical energy to drive the wheels. Compare that to conventional vehicles that only change 20 percent of the chemical energy contained in fuel. Plus, electric cars don't produce emissions directly through exhaust. Because there is no burning result that must be removed. 

 

The Current Variety of Electric Cars

www.informationautomotive.com - The future of vehicle electrification has arrived. For those who are interested in owning an electric car, you can choose one of the varieties offered in the market. Currently, there are four types of electric cars that are already mass produced. Let's get acquainted with all kinds of electric cars.

Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV)

battery electric vehicle
Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV)


As the name implies, battery-based electric vehicles. This type is commonly known as electric cars. Not a few people also call it a pure electric car. Bev uses batteries as the main power source to drive electric motors. No fuel or combustion process at all. So it is certainly environmentally friendly because it does not produce emissions. 

Battery energy is recharged through power lines like electronic devices that also use batteries. The most common type of battery used is lithium-ion. Battery technology in this battery-based electric car that then makes the banderol difficult to press. Therefore, the price of BEV electric cars is still relatively high.

Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)

Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)
Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)


Hev is more commonly known or called a hybrid car. Uses two systems as the source of the drive. Conventional engines or fuel and electric motors. The electric motor's driving power source also uses batteries. But not as big as the BEV capacity. Conventional engines use fuel oil.

Although using batteries, hybrid cars do not need to be charged with electric plugs. Power will be charged automatically when the car moves using a conventional engine. Other energies such as the results of regenerative braking can also support battery recharging.

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)


This type of PHEV electric car combines BEV and HEV systems at once. Because it is hybrid, so it still carries a conventional engine, both as a source of drive and helps charge the battery.

The batteries used by PHEV are also large such as BEVs. To charge, it can plug in. Utilizing the engine with fuel oil to charge the battery can also. So that it is more flexible and can reach a longer distance.

With that function as well, a number of PHEV cars offer the ability to provide a power source. Like a large generator set that can continue to work as long as there is fuel oil.

Not just from charging the battery. PHEV drives from engines and electric motors can generally be used interchangeably or simultaneously (AWD/4WD).

Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV)

Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV)
Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV)


For the last type of electric vehicle is more unique. It doesn't use a conventional machine. It doesn't use batteries like the BEV. The power source is derived from the use of hydrogen.

If in FCEV, what is filled is hydrogen. While the fuel cell itself is a device similar to the battery in an electric car. It produces energy from chemical reactions, a combination of hydrogen and oxygen. It then produces energy and water. The energy will be stored by the module to be distributed throughout the car. While the water is discharged through the channel resembling exhaust.

The system on this FCEV is considered to solve the problem of charging the battery on the BEV. But FCEV technology is no less expensive than BEV. So that the population of FCEV vehicles in the world is not as much as electric and hybrid cars.

EV Protection System in the Event of An Accident

www.informationautomotive.com - Electric cars can still be said to be a new item in the automotive market. Not only in Indonesia, but also in most parts of the world. Many aspects are still a question mark in the minds of the general public related to electric cars, one of which is about safety. How safe is an electric car compared to a conventional internal combustion engine car?

EV Protection System in the Event of An Accident
EV Protection System in the Event of An Accident


By involving the engineering team and the long development process of each manufacturer, electric cars are certainly not just any. There are calculations and in-depth consideration of how the car can be comfortable and safely driven by consumers. The biggest concerns regarding the safety of electric cars today revolve around the potential for fire and electrocution during accidents.

Nissan, as one of the manufacturers with sales of the world's best-selling electric cars, states the quality of safety owned by electric cars is as good as conventional cars. It is asserted that the safety level of nissan electric car passengers is as good when and after an accident than conventional cars.

Wayne Harris, Nissan Australia's Manager of Electrification, claims that there are no vulnerable areas of electric cars when compared to regular cars of their class equivalent. "In accident regulations there are specific requirements for electric cars related to the prevention of electric shocks and electrolyte spills," Harris said.

While from Mercedes-Benz as an electric car manufacturer in the premium class states that there is extra protection in the electric cars they make. Compared to conventional cars, the protection provided by Mercedes-Benz electric cars is not only about passenger safety and crumple-zone on the body and chassis of the car. More protection is also provided for battery components in the event of a collision.

Electric car batteries that contain many cells can cause fires when an accident occurs, if not properly packaged by the manufacturer. Even the criteria for research and development of electric cars also include testing the reaction of batteries during impact and when penetrated by foreign objects, with simulations of excess heat and overload as well.

"The battery is surrounded by a sturdy frame with an inseparable impact structure. The deformation element is installed between the frame and the battery, and it is able to absorb additional force in the event of a severe side impact," explained Sarah Widmann, spokesperson for Intelligent Drive & Passive Safety at Mercedes-Benz.

Nissan Leaf
Nissan Leaf


So what about the potential for electric shocks? Mercedes-Benz also claims that when the car's electric system is exposed due to an accident, users will still be guaranteed safety. The German manufacturer has a "multi-stage safety" concept that works in the event of an accident. The high-voltage electric system in the car will automatically turn off when a collision is detected. That way in a matter of seconds there is no residual voltage in the high voltage system outside the battery that can cause injury.

Even in an emergency after a not-so-severe accident, the system still allows the electric car to be turned on and re-driven if there is no potential for harmful damage. This can be used to continue the journey to a safe place or repair.

Speaking about the cost of repairing electric cars due to accidents, whether more expensive than conventional cars, Nissan and Mercedes-Benz said it will depend on the level of damage to the car. Basically, you could say there is no big difference between electric cars and conventional cars.

Data and Facts About Hyundai That Are Rarely Known

www.informationautomotive.com - We promise, this article is not sponsored by Hyundai. But it was the Hyundai i30 Fastback N that became the safety car of the Superbike race in Mandalika last week which sparked thoughts about Hyundai's football in the world. Especially in the automotive field.

Hyundai
Hyundai


In the 90s, Indonesia was surprised by the presence of Timorese cars. Based on Kia Sephia. Not long ago, Bimantara was present with Cakra and Nenggala. Based on Hyundai Accent and Elantra. That was the first time the people of this country became acquainted with cars from the Ginseng Country. And the assumption is similar to that experienced by Chinese manufacturers in Indonesia today. Crooked.

But that's not what we want to talk about. And it is not about hyundai electric car buzz in Indonesia such as IONIQ Electric, KONA Eletric, or IONIQ 5 plans. After looking for info here and there, there are eight interesting things that are rarely known about this South Korean manufacturer's football, in penetrating the world car market. And rarely does anyone know.

The World's First Hydrogen Car Manufacturer

Hyundai NEXO
Hyundai NEXO


In 2013, Hyundai introduced the ix35, based on the Tucson with the world's first mass-selling hydrogen fuel. The reason they made the car was because they believed that hydrogen would be part of the means of transportation. Whether it's a private vehicle, public transport, commercial vehicle or whatever. Currently, the Hyundai Nexo is the only Hyundai hydrogen car sold in bulk. The electric motor is capable of driving up to 660.8 km with full hydrogen to charge the battery. The only emissions are water. 

In 2018, Hyundai re-launched a hydrogen-fueled sport utility vehicle (SUV), NEXO. Hyundai's seriousness doesn't stop there. The South Korean vehicle manufacturer is also developing the world's first large hydrogen-powered truck, the XCIENT Fuel Cell. The truck is scheduled to be released in 2023.

At the Hydrogen Wave event in September 2021, Hyundai officially announced their latest vision, hydrogen vision 2040. The vision aims to encourage the use of hydrogen in communities around the world by 2040. Hyundai Group Chairman Euisun Chung said it would apply the hydrogen fuel cell system to a wider area beyond transportation, from daily activities to infrastructure development.

"Hyundai Motor Group's vision is to apply hydrogen energy to all joints of activities and industries, such as at home, work, and factories. The goal is to make hydrogen usable by everyone," Chung was quoted as saying by the official website of Hyundai Motor Company, Tuesday (09/07/2021).

The first Hyundai car is still related to... MINI?


Hyundai Pony was their first product. Many people think that this car has a relationship with Mitsubishi. Alias just change the design. But that's not all. If you look at the recent Hyundai is very European, they've actually been doing that for a long time. It started with george turnbull, the former managing director of Austin Morris, the maker of the Mini Cooper. He then invited five other British engineers, one of them John Crosthwaite, a chassis expert who worked at BRM, a successful chassis manufacturer in the racing world.

Turnbull Cs takes the base of the Morris Marina sedan, which actually performs poorly and is often a dagelan among British car enthusiasts. But for Pony, a massive adjustment was made. Plus the drive system provided by Mitsubishi. As a result, the first car made in South Korea was widely praised. He has a long life, produced from 1975 to 1990.

Ten-Year Machine Warranty


Every car manufacturer has its goal of success in the United States (or China). Hyundai does too. In 1986 they entered with a Hyundai Excel. Great success. With many names - Pony, Pony Exel, Presto - Hyundai Excel sold 168,882 units in its first year. It was named the best-selling debutant car in U.S. history. But cost cuts, by those made, make this car unreliable. Dealers can also profit from repairs, not sales.

The defensive step is done. For the sake of erasing the ugly image, they invest heavily in areas of design, quality and research. Then added a product warranty for two years or 24,000 miles (38,400 km). Even crazier, they provide a 10-year or 100,000-mile engine warranty. Confidence in this quality, making the American automotive market rethink the quality of Hyundai.

The Largest Production Facility in the World


Hyundai has massive car manufacturing facilities. What is meant by massive here is not only the factory that is a large factory. Hyundai's assembly center in Ulsan, South Korea has an area of eight square kilometers. 1.6 million cars come out of the facility each year, worked by 34,000 naker.

The road network connects five factories at once has a hospital, fire headquarters, sewage treatment wells and spectacularly has its own port!

In the U.S. it's not losing.


In 2006, Toyota Sales America chairman Yukitoshi Funo said, "Our competitors are Honda, Nissan and Hyundai. But all we really noticed was Hyundai. Funo-san's words are now evident. Hyundai has a $30 million assembly facility in Irvine, California. Compare that with their investment in Indonesia which was US $ 1.15 million. The Technical Center for America is even more spectacular. The investment reached US$117 million. The results have just appeared in the format of a double cabin pickup car, Santa Cruz. The lightweight pickup was made at their factory in Alabama.

The Germans were hijacked.


They used to hire English people. This decade German engineers were hijacked. Hyundai is spending a lot of investment to hire experts whose profiles are quite striking. The brightest was Albert Biermann, a former bmw M Division official. Biermann's brain produces one of the best BMW M3s from the E46 family as well as the best M5 (outside media says) of the E39 fam. Biermann's knowledge in processing ordinary cars so fast applied to Hyundai. One of them is the one at the Mandalika Circuit, so the safety car.

Amazingly, it's not just Biermann. Hyundai also recruited Thomas Schemera, the former leader of BMW M and BMW Individual BMW America. His position at Hyundai is head of the Motorsport and Performance Vehicle Division. For its subsidiaries. Fayez Abdul Rahman is believed to be vp of vehicle architecture development for the Genesis brand, Hyundai's Luxury Lexus brand. Fayez Abdul Rahman was the man responsible for developing the platform used by the BMW 7-Series, BMW X-series and M cars.

Meaning of Logo H Tilted

hyundai's tilted logo
hyundai's tilted logo


Often compared to the H logo from Honda, hyundai's tilted logo has a unique meaning. The letter H can describe two people shaking hands, symbolizing trust and cooperation. Then why tilt? Well, if it symbolizes progress or progress. What do you think?

5 Old School Motorcycles that Are Riding in this Year, Suitable for Collection

www.informationautomotive.com - Not only the new model, consumers in Indonesia also like to hunt old-school or old-school motorcycles. Especially if the unit has a long history in the country's two-wheeled industry. Another reason old-school motorcycles are still purchased is because the population is not much so it has its own pride to have it.

5 Old School Motorcycles that Are Riding in this Year, Suitable for Collection
5 Old School Motorcycles that Are Riding in this Year, Suitable for Collection


Old motorcycles that are the target of collectors the price can skyrocket high. In fact, there are bands that reach tens to hundreds of millions of rupiah.

OTO.com try to summarize old-school motorcycles in Indonesia and will describe in full 5 classic motorcycles that are hunted by collectors. In accordance with the 2021 trend, below is a list of classic 2-stroke and 4-stroke engined motorcycles that you can also consider.

Yamaha Mio Sporty


In mid-2003-2008, Yamaha Indonesia harvested sales thanks to the death of Yamaha Mio Sporty. It was not the first matik in the domestic two-wheeled industry, but at that time the qibla of the automatic transmission motor was focused on Mio.

In 2021 matik garapan tuning fork it turns out to have a banderol that makes the head shake. Yamaha Mio 2004 alert with yellow is sold with a price tag of Rp 35 million or more expensive than the highest type Yamaha NMAX.

"The iconic color is indeed yellow and quite rare in the market. The price of the smooth body alone penetrated Rp 5 million is the same stripping," said Jimmy Anwar, owner of Yamaha Mio restoration workshop in Depok, West Java.

If you have a plan to maintain a Yamaha Mio Sporty, our advice is to choose a unit with yellow. But make sure the color and STNK are the same alias not the result of repainting.

Little information, this generation Yamaha Mio is equipped with a 113.7 cc SOHC engine, 4-tak, 2 valves, air conditioning, with carburetor. Where mio Sporty is able to produce maximum power up to 9.5 horsepower at 8,000 rpm and peak torque of 7.8 Nm at 7,000 rpm engine rotation.

Honda NSR 250


From the manufacturer with a flapping wing logo there is one model that is the target of collectors even the unit is very limited in Indonesia. Yes he is a Honda NSR 250, a 2-tak bike with a sport fairing look.

Reportedly the units entering Indonesia are the result of General Importer (IU) orders in the 1990s. This motorcycle has gone viral because it was sold at a price of Rp 250 million to 300 million or the equivalent of one new car unit.

One of the uniqueness of this bike is to use a special card or smart card to turn on the motor. In addition, the performance of the engine and the iconic display is also the reason why this bike is very hunted by its consumers.

Honda NSR 250 comes with several variants, but the most dominant is the MC type which is further divided into 4 series, namely NSR 250 MC16, MC18, MC21, and MC28.

Behind the fairing is a 249cc V-twin (2-cylinder) engine with a bore x stroke mixture of 54x54.5 mn, while for compression is 7.4:1. Then with that construction he is able to produce maximum power up to 40 horsepower at 9,000 rpm engine rotation and peak torque of 32.3 Nm at 8,000 rpm.

Suzuki RGR 150


In the early 90s, Suzuki released the RGR 150 which at that time was enough to make a splash in the 150 cc motor sport segment. Using a full fairing body, this hero from Suzuki becomes a product that is very calculated by its competitors.

Suzuki RGR 150 was first launched in Thailand. There, this bike is more familiar with the name RG-V150. His work in Indonesia began in 1991 which was directly shipped from Thailand by PT Suzuki Indomobil Sales (SIS).

The information we summarize, there are 3 generations that Suzuki Indonesia offers for RGR 150 ranging from Sprinter, Crystal, and Tornado types. The price in the used motorcycle market is Rp 20 million.

Speaking of runway kitchens, Suzuki RGR 150 is equipped with a 147 cc, 2-tak, and air-cooled engine. While the bore x stroke mixture is 59 mm x 54 mm combined with a carburetor made by Mikuni VM26SS. The claim is that this motor is capable of pumping a maximum power of 26.1 horsepower para 9,500 rpm and peak torque of 20.5 Nm at 8,000 rpm.

The technology highlighted by the manufacturer is sipc (Suzuki Intake Pulse Control) and SSS (Suzuki Super Scavenging System). Its function, SIPC is installed to control the entry of fuel according to the needs of the engine, while the SSS has the task of providing a greater air intake when the engine is fast. Both are embedded to support the performance of RGR 150.

Yamaha 125Z


Speaking of 2-engine motorcycles is not much of an option, but this one is quite special, he is a Yamaha 125Z. The ngebul motorcycle that fills this duck class has been sold for Rp 125 million in Indonesia.

Yamaha 125Z began production in 1998 which was then paved in Malaysia, Singapore, and then demonstrated in Indonesia. His life here was only sold from 2000 to 2002 and made it very rare and targeted by his loyalists.

In terms of engine specifications, he carries a 124.3 cc 2-no-engine with a 6-speed clutch manual transmission. The power is arguably large for the duck bike class which reaches 17.26 horsepower at 8,000 rpm and peak torque of 16.1 Nm at 7,500 rpm.

Honda Nova Dash


Honda Nova Dash once enlivened the ayago (rooster) segment in Indonesia in the 2000s. The price of the former continues to skyrocket tends to be stable at Rp 100 million. The reason is quite logical, in addition to its exotic performance and appearance, the population is arguably a little plus to attract it.

At that time the Honda Nova Dash was not distributed directly by APM Honda. So if you want to have this motorcycle must buy through the services of General Importers shipped directly (CBU) from Thailand.

In 2019, this motorcycle was sold at a price of Rp 110 million. In 2021 fans of this motorcycle are back sticking out, but indeed the unit is quite rare because the owners are reluctant to give up their favorite units.

Nova Dash uses an aluminum frame with a 2-stroke, 1-cylinder engine, liquid coolant, and carburetor. On top of that he has a maximum power of 21.56 horsepower (at 9,000 rpm and peak torque at 18.3 Nm at 8,000 rpm. The output is combined with an ideal total weight of only 102 kilograms.

And that's 5 old motorcycles that are still stars in 2021. Oh yes, the price mentioned above is not binding, it could be cheaper as agreed. If you want to buy one of these motorcycle options, it's good to bring a trust mechanic and make sure the unit has the appropriate documents and part fittings.

Toyota Starts Selling Tiny Electric Cars C+Pod, Effective for Cities

www.informationautomotive.com - After several times only being an exhibition vehicle and present in a special area, the Toyota C + Pod can finally be purchased for the general public. This was announced by Toyota Motor Corporation for consumers in Japan.

Toyota C +Pod is an ultra compact vehicle with battery power or battery electric vehicle (BEV). The vehicle was first introduced last year to consumers in residential areas in Japan.

Tiny Electric Cars C+Pod
 Tiny Electric Cars C+Pod



Later, prospective consumers who are interested in using C + Pod must go through the lending process. This is done through Toyota and Toyota Rental & Lease dealers throughout Japan.

The car, which has been present in Indonesia some time ago and is used in tourist areas in Bali, is an environmentally friendly vehicle with two battery-powered seats. Toyota designed the C+Pod as a mobility option for people who often travel to various places with relatively short distances with few passengers. This vehicle was originally intended for young, single or elderly drivers who may still feel nervous while driving on the highway.

C +Pod is claimed to have been well received by consumers who have tried it. Special notes are given on ease of driving, environmentally friendly and safety and safety factors even though it comes with a very small size. This reason is also what makes Toyota confident to offer C +Pod to the wider Japanese community.

The C+Pod lending scheme includes efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle the batteries of the vehicles used. It is Toyota's goal to achieve a society that produces carbon neutrality in every activity.

Set up another model

Tiny Electric Cars C+Pod
 Tiny Electric Cars C+Pod


Going forward, Toyota will continue to offer a wide range of eco-friendly vehicles including C+Pod and C+Walk T3 to provide safe mobility and meet people's needs, regardless of life and capability. Starting from the driver who just holds the steering wheel, senior drivers to wheelchair users.

The C+Pod has dimension sizes of 2,490 mm in length, a width of 1,290 mm, and a height of 1,550 mm. While the turning radius is about 3.9 m, so it is able to maneuver on narrow streets and easy when parking.

This compact car is equipped with a 1RM electric motor or permanent magnet with a maximum power of 9.2 kW (equivalent to 12.3 hp and a maximum torque of 56 Nm.C + pod has a speed of 60 km / h reinforced with a Lithium Ion battery of 51 Ah / 177.6 Volts / 9.06 kWh. The battery's cruising power is about 150 km on a single charge (WLTC mode).

The battery can be recharged within 5 (five) hours of standard charging which is 200V/16A and 16 hours of 100V/6A charging. The charging cable is a 100/200 VAC that can connect directly to the outlet.

Interestingly, C +pod cars can be used as emergency generators during power outages or during natural disasters. The electricity supply obtained can reach 10 hours, starting from the day's power consumption of 10 kWh. C+Pod features Dual Airbags, ABS+EBD, VSC, TRC, Pre-Collision Safety System, and Intelligent Clearance Sonar with Parking Support Brakes.

Currently, Toyota sets the price of Toyota C + type X pod worth 1,650 million Yen or equivalent to Rp224.7 million and the price of Toyota C + G type pod worth 1,716 million Yen or equivalent to Rp233.7 million.

In March 2021, Toyota gave every community the opportunity to try C +Pod in The Nusa Dua area, Bali. This is done to provide an opportunity for people who want to experience driving with an electric car. The route offered starts from the station in front of The Nusa Dua parking center or come to the station in the entrance area of The Nusa Dua Peninsula Island. 


Kaleidoscope 2021: 5 Best-Selling MPVs So Far This Year, Toyota's Most

www.informationautomotive.com - Indonesia's automotive industry is slowly rising after experiencing the tremendous impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The existence of a tax relaxation policy (PPnBM) at the beginning of the year has a large share. Plus since the GIIAS 2021 exhibition, the results are quite surprising. People enthusiastically welcome the arrival of new cars in the country.

1. Toyota Avanza-Veloz: 56,127 units

Toyota Avanza dan Veloz
Toyota Avanza dan Veloz


Avanza sales (including Veloz) during January-November 2021 were recorded at 56,127 units. This figure is the highest compared to other cars sold in Indonesia until November 2021. This calculation also includes the latest models, namely all new Veloz and Avanza and also gr sport models that are present in the middle of the year replacing the TRD Sportivo.

If in the previous generation that is more dominant is Avanza with an average composition of 68.3 percent, for this new generation it is Veloz who dominates with a composition of 67.4 percent.

All-New Toyota Avanza type 1.5 G M/T and 1.5 G CVT become the main choice of customers who are generally first buyers and prioritize functional aspects to support their routine activities, both inside and outside the city.

While the highest type on the All-New Toyota Veloz is 1.5 Q CVT and 1.5 Q CVT TSS more dominant according to the user profile. Usually consumers who need stylish vehicles and equipped with advance features to support their daily lifestyle activities for various locations.

2. Mitsubishi Xpander (includes Xpander Cross): 45,576 units

Mitsubishi Xpander
Mitsubishi Xpander


Mitsubishi Xpander was ranked the second best-selling car in Indonesia 2021. He sold 45,576 units from January to November 2021. This includes the Xpander Cross variant. When compared to the previous year, MMKSI's flagship product has increased. In 2020, Xpander recorded sales of 26,362 units.

New Xpander and New Xpander Cross come with a new look, both from the exterior and interior. The new Xpander has a new grille and front bumper design, as well as headlights that use the LED T-Shape design. The back features a garnish tailgate.

Xpander facelift already uses a CVT transmission system and the suspension has been improved. Not to forget a number of safety features such as Electronic Parking Brake + Brake Auto Hold (BAH), Cruise Control, Speed Sensing Door Lock, Auto Stop and Go, RISE Body, Hill Start Assist, Active Stability Control, to Emergency Stop Signal (ESS). The new Xpander is offered in several variants ranging from GLS, Exceed, Sport and Ultimate with price tag ranging from Rp 228 million to Rp 272 million.

While the New Xpander Cross does not change too much to the exterior, only the use of a new grille that is now black metallic. However, significant changes are present in the interior. It is offered in three variants namely MT, CVT and Premium Package CVT which is priced from Rp 268 million to Rp 291 million. There are still Black Edition models with Rockford Fosgate audio to choose from. Xpander and Xpander Cross are included in the models that get PPnBM waivers.

3. Toyota Kijang Innova and Venturer: 43,408 units

Toyota Kijang Innova
Toyota Kijang Innova


The entry into force of a sales tax discount on luxury goods (PPnBM) of 50 percent for cars above 1500 cc has an effect on sales of Toyota Kijang Innova. Toyota's proud MPV sales until November this year managed to sell as many as 43,408 units.

Innova 2021 utilizes 2GD-FTV diesel engine type with DOHC technology with VNT Intercooler with a capacity of 2,400 cc and 1TR-FE gasoline engine with DOHC technology with Dual VVT-i with a capacity of 2,000 cc. Armed with a 4-cylinder and 16-valve engine, the car is capable of producing power up to 149 PS per 3,400 RPM with a maximum torque of 359.9 Nm per 1,200-2,600 RPM. Innova is priced from Rp 326 million to Rp 417 million.

Especially this year, in order to celebrate Toyota's 50th anniversary in Indonesia, there is a special edition Innova. As per Toyota's birthday, this model is only offered 50 units only. Nothing different from its features, Toyota only provides changes to the exterior by presenting gold-colored stickers with deta

4. Daihatsu Sigra: 36,717 units

Daihatsu Sigra
Daihatsu Sigra


In the LCGC MPV segment, Daihatsu Sigra is among the best-selling, the achievement until November was at 36,717 units. It is an alternative vehicle of choice for those who want a car at an affordable price. In addition to the banderol, other attractions are the cost of taxes and cheap maintenance, as well as fuel consumption that tends to be economical.

Some of the advantages sigra offered include, stylish and modern exterior design. Although identical to cheap cars, Sigra is also equipped with a polished alloy wheel measuring 14 inches with the addition of mud guard on all four wheels that make it appear more exclusive.

The interior is more luxurious with the presence of a touch of 2 tone color color blend of black and light grey. The center cluster, knob AC appears more modern to make it easier for users to regulate cabin temperature in the car. The 2-Din touch screen head unit and electric retractable mirror feature are also present in several sigra variants.

Security features there is a rear parking camera for ease when parking the vehicle, dual SRS Airbag, ABS EBD for several variants, as well as front seatbelt 3P with pretensioner & force limiter.

Sigra gets two engine choices, namely 1KR-VE DOHC 998 cc with 67 ps power and 89 Nm of torque, and 3NR-VE DOHC Dual VVTI 1,197 cc engine that produces 88 ps of power and 108 Nm of torque.

5. Toyota Calya: 32,258 units

Toyota Calya
Toyota Calya


 

Cars in the low cost green car (LCGC) or cheap eco-friendly cars from Toyota are also included in the list of best-selling MPVs. The 5+2 configuration car posted sales figures until November of 32,258 units.

Toyota Calya is equipped with a 3NR Dual VVT-i 4-cylinder engine with a capacity of 1,197 cc. It is equipped with two transmission options, namely a 5-speed manual transmission system (M/T) and a 4-speed automatic transmission (A/T). The mechanical heart is capable of producing power of 88 PS per 6,000 RPM, with torque reaching 11 Kgm per 4,200 RPM. The price is priced from Rp 146 million to Rp 167 million. This model is also included in the PPnBM waiver program. 

Kaleidoscope 2021: 7 Models Who Are Retiring, Some Don't Sell Anymore Today

www.informationautomotive.com - National automotive is slowly moving in a better direction after having been down the last two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Ahead of the end of 2021, sales trends are moving up. Omotitf exhibitions such as Gaikindo Indonesia Internatioanl Auto Show (GIIAS) 2021 have also been taking place. Manufacturers have also started to present new models.

National automotive is slowly moving in a better direction after having been down the last two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Ahead of the end of 2021, sales trends are moving up. Omotitf exhibitions such as Gaikindo Indonesia Internatioanl Auto Show (GIIAS) 2021 have also been taking place. Manufacturers have also started to present new models.

1. Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport


PT Mitsubishi Motors Krama Yudha Sales Indonesia (MMKSI) as the agent of Mitsubishi brand holders no longer continues production of Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vehicles in early 2021, precisely in February. For six years, the Outlander Sport sold less than 1,000 units.

The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport first launched in 2012. At that time there were three types offered: PX, GLS, and GLX. Towards the end of 2013, Mitsubishi released the Outlander Sport limited edition, as a ceremony for the beginning of its production domestically. Not long after in 2014, the manufacturer gave a light refresh to be competitive in its class. Then in 2017, the Outlander Sport PX Action variant was born, which was also the highest type. After that there is no more refreshment on the model. 

The latest data on the official website of Mitsubishi Indonesoa, the car is displayed at a price of Rp 338 to Rp 383.5 million. But earlier this year, the official website of the mitsubishi-motors.co.id, no longer emblazoned the name Outlander Sport.

Indeed, the journey of Mitsubishi Outlander Sport throughout 2020 yesterday as if life is reluctant to die unwilling. Data from the Indonesian Motor Vehicle Industry Association (Gaikindo), the sales figures of wholesales (from factory to dealer) Mitsubishi Outlander Sport throughout 2020 yesterday was very small, only 36 units of 4 variants were offered.

About the kitchen runway Mitsubishi Outlander Sport carries a 4B11 MIVEC 1,998 cc engine powered 148 dk at 6,000 rpm and maximum torque of 197 Nm at 4,200 rpm. Its maximum power is mated to a CVT transmission and a glx-specific 5-speed manual.

2. Nissan Terra

Nissa Terra
Nissa Terra


This bongsor vehicle from Nissan also helped extend the row of vehicles that had to be stopped production activities. Nissan stopped production for the SUV in February 2021. Although the trend of vehicles that tend to lead to SUV vehicles, it does not mean that the pressure to stop the production of these vehicles does not exist. The market is so tight that Nissan has to wave a white flag for this vehicle.

Nissan says its focus is not on developing sales or Terra models. Nissan is now more eager to popularize two new cars, the Kicks and Magnite, which are five-passenger SUVs.

In position, it's actually quite promising. Terra is a challenger to The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and Toyota Fortuner and was brought in from Thailand. Nissan Indonesia began marketing the Terra model three years ago, precisely at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) 2018. At that time, the box-looking car with a 2,488 cc 4-cylinder DOHC engine was claimed to get a positive response from its lovers. As for the banderolannya, Terra is priced at Rp 479 million to Rp 680 million.

Regarding sales, terra is actually quite good and able to compete in the ladder frame class of SUVs or large SUVs. It's just that, its popularity is inconsistent, it continues to decline every year. Based on data from the Indonesian Motor Vehicle Industry Association (Gaikindo), Terra wholesales in 2018 or its debut (November-December) was 772 units and then rose to 1,166 units in the following year. Unfortunately after that his fans kept going down.

Are there any plans to come again? It is still on the official website of Nissan Indonesia. Terra is priced from Rp 478.9 million. Moreover, the latest model that launched in Thailand is very slick. The changes obtained make Pajero Sport and Fortuner seem ordinary.

3. Isuzu Panther

Isuzu Panther
Isuzu Panther


This is one of the names that on the list of people who are reluctant to die unwillingly. Many do not expect that the vehicle famous for its jargon "King of Diesel" must end its existence in 2021. In March this year Isuzu said goodbye to Isuzu Panther.

In the 90s, Isuzu Panther became one of the iconic models that consumers in demand. However, with the times, plus the number of competitors, the car began to dim. Even the sales are very contrary to the past.

Cause? Especially if it's not about emissions. The Euro 4 emissions standards regulations put in place next year are a snare. The diesel engine used by the Panther was deemed unable to meet that standard. Naturally, twenty years of its presence, the mechanical heart did not undergo much significant change.

This car since the 2000s carries a 4JA1-L 2.5 liter diesel engine supported by turbochargers. Unfortunately, it is not common rail technology. Though it is an important capital, so that it can be configured again to follow euro 4 emission standards. When compared to its closest competitors, Toyota Kijang Innova is indeed different. Innova continues to be developed with the times, has even been paired with common rail for a long time.

It's not just outdated technology. The settings given are no longer qualified. Lose the competition. The Panther engine is only able to produce a peak power of 80 PS and the highest torque of 192 Nm. While Kijang Innova which now carries a 2GD-FTV runway kitchen, with a cubication of 2.4 liters has spouted power of 149 PS, and a twisting moment of 360 Nm. Now, as a replacement, Isuzu focuses on the mu-X.

4. Suzuki Karimun Wagon R

Suzuki Karimun Wagon R
Suzuki Karimun Wagon R


An important decision was made by PT Suzuki Indomobil Sales (SIS). The manufacturer said it no longer produces and sells Suzuki Karimun Wagon R for the country's market. This model is still sold in several countries abroad. Instead, Suzuki will prepare one electrification model that is still being kept secret.

Karimun Wagon R itself is a vehicle produced locally by PT SIS and fills the low cost green car (LCGC) city car segment. In addition to being marketed in Indonesia, Suzuki also exports Karimun Wagon R to several other countries in East Asia. The dismissal of Karimun Wagon R sales in Indonesia is due to the manufacturer's plan that will prepare for the era of electrification in Indonesia.

"It is with a heavy heart that we have to stop the production of karimun wagon R for the domestic market. However, we will be presenting electrification vehicles to Suzuki's loyal customers in the near future," said Shodiq Wicaksono, Managing Director of Suzuki Indonesia.

Karimun Wagon R itself is equipped with a conventional 3-cylinder engine with a capacity of 1.0-iter mated with two choices of 5-speed manual transmission and 5-speed AGS automatic. The engine is able to produce a maximum power of 62 ps and peak torque that reaches 90 Nm.

In Indonesia itself Suzuki Karimun Wagon R is sold with several color options namely Graphite Grey, Silky Silver, Burgundy Red, Cool Black, Pearl White, and Radiant Red. Related to the price, the choice is BLIND VAN Rp 134.5 million; GL M/T Rp 137.7 million; GL AGS Rp 147 million; GS M/T Rp 146.3 million; and GS AGS Rp 155.2 million on the road Jakarta.

5. Honda Jazz

Honda Jazz
Honda Jazz


Honda has signed a new City Hatchback RS player. But behind his presence was sad news. Honda decided to no longer sell the Jazz. A difficult decision, Jazz included a best-selling model in Indonesia, and several Asean regions. But Honda's headquarters in Japan has a different direction to the new Fit.

Now, the City Hatchback is considered worthy as a successor. The news is quite surprising considering that Jazz has been so attached to Indonesian consumers for almost 17 years since 2004. It's a shame that the public here will not feel the fourth generation of Jazz or also called Fit.

Business Innovation and Sales & Marketing Director of PT HPM admitted that the latest Fit character – introduced at the Tokyo Motor Show 2019 – did not match the Indonesian market. Jazz in the country and also some Asean countries are already attached with DNA and sporty characters. There was even a proposal for Indonesia to produce its own Jazz for local consumption.

The Honda City Hatchback RS was plotted as a replacement. Although the two cars take different design patterns. The City is a genuine hatchback, can be seen from the sedan's body line without the tail of the trunk. More specifically the shape of the hood is long, flat, and low roof. The height comparison is obvious. Jazz 1,524 mm, while City HB 1,488 mm. So it resembles the profile of the Yaris and other conventional hatchbacks.

Jazz is in the form of a small MPV. Since the first time it was born it has always maintained such a figure. It can be characterized from the shape of a short hood with grooves almost fused windshield. All the glass is large and forms a high roof. But that's where the activity lies. It's easy to wear any style.

Jazz in Indonesia must end until the third generation only. Fortunately all of Jazz's greatness was inherited to City HB. Think of it changing skin and identity. After all it still shares a platform with the latest Jazz. At least it still gives the same taste even though it looks much different. The part that could be the most appropriate consideration for longtime Jazz owners not to turn to the City Hatchback.

6. Honda Civic Hatchback

Honda Civic Hatchback RS
Honda Civic Hatchback RS


The Civic hatchback must also expire in December 2021. He was imported from the Land of the White Elephant, while there his sales fell steadily. So Honda Prospect Motor only sells sedan versions only. Equipped with a 1.5 liter gasoline engine plus turbocharger thrust. The combustion resultant gives a maximum torque of 220 Nm in the range of 1,700 - 5,500 rpm. Then the power bundle is 173 PS at 5,500 rpm.

All output is channeled via CVT and front-wheel drive. Earth Dreams technology transmission is claimed to provide responsive balance from low to high rotation. It is also said to also suppress fuel consumption is increasingly economical. You can get paddle shifts for the practicality of changing gear positions. In general, the capabilities between sedans or hatchbacks are the same. Different in stnk extension only.

7. Honda Odyssey

Honda Odyssey
Honda Odyssey


The last one is the Honda Odyssey. Yep, quite surprising. The reason, this facelift version of odyssey was only released on February 18, 2021 and not until one year. Honda said it was retiring the model perched in the luxury MPV segment for the country's market. The last delivery was made this December. After that APM is no longer channeling and only the end at the official dealers.

The company will no longer sell odyssey. If traced, actually it has been announced by japanese principals some time ago. Production was halted in the Land of the Rising Sun, due to the closure of the Honda Sayama plant in Saitama Prefecture in fiscal March 2022. The car, which was brought in whole (CBU) from Japan, will make its final delivery this month. For the number itself, as many as 35 units.

Reinforced 2.4-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine (2,356 cc combustion chamber) four cylinders in line, i-VTEC DOHC, 16 Valve + DBW. Fuel supply systems always use PGM-FI. The mechanical heart of this gasoline drinker can beat up to a maximum power of 173 PS at 6,200 rpm. While the peak twist moment reached 225 Nm at 4,000 rpm. Power distribution uses a CVT transmission that is claimed to be very smooth and can save fuel efficiency.

Odyssey cabin order is classified as luxurious plus with advanced features. For example One Push Ignition System, Paddle Shift, Hands-Free Telephone Switch, Tri-Zone Auto A/C with Smart Touch. Then it is more alluring because it has a seven-inch Interactive Thin Film Transistor (TFT) cluster meter.

The comfort of the airy cabin space is equipped with Premium Cradle Seat + Ottoman. You can also enjoy Power Sunroof, Side Sunshade, and Rear Auto A/C with Smart Touch. While on the third row can be used to add storage space. That's thanks to the 3-Steps Reclining Magical Storage feature. HPM sold Odyssey 2021 Rp 898.9 million on the road Jakarta.

Honda Prepares for New MPV Step WGN

www.informationautomotive.com - The MPV market was not completely abandoned by Honda which later flooded with SUV models. At least in Japan, recently Honda Motor just showed a teaser of the MPV All New Step WGN e:HEV car.

This medium-dimensional box MPV is planned to be shown the concept version on January 7, 2022 virtually at Tokyo Auto Salon 2022 as well as on Honda's Youtube account. The sixth generation of Step WGN is planned to come in two variants, namely Step WGN Air and Step WGN Spada.

Honda Prepares for New MPV Step WGN
Honda Prepares for New MPV Step WGN



Honda is also not stingy information. In the teaser, Honda shows the All New Step WGN will come with a spacious interior space and can be enjoyed for family members, in accordance with its target market. Honda's latest safe driving support system with an e:HEV engine that delivers smooth and environmentally friendly driving.

Step WGN was first launched in Japan in May 1996. This car was launched with a size and function that suits the needs of families in Japan who set a new standard for family cars with roomy space on the interior, low floors and high headroom enough for 8 adults.

Another point is that this car has a variety of seating arrangements where the whole family can relax comfortably as well as easily to insert and remove items from large luggage.

The second generation of the car was launched in April 2001. The second generation of Step WGN was born by rethinking the concept of the car from a child's point of view, where children can spend their time in the car comfortably and create a high-quality interior with various seat settings that allow users to enjoy various activities, play, eat, sleep, and more.

The third generation Honda Step WGN appeared in May 2005. The third generation of this car has evolved into a car that can be used in everyday life more practically. The floor is lower than before and the body size is more ideal with lower ground clearance as well as sliding doors that can get bigger to open on both sides for smooth entry and exit in the third row.

Honda Prepares for New MPV Step WGN
Honda Prepares for New MPV Step WGN


As for the fourth generation, this car began to be marketed in October 2009. In this generation, Step WGN has evolved into a large space with the concept of "uses up the room to the limit" with third row seats that can be stored under the floor, allowing for more luggage. This car is designed by adjusting the times and making everyday life easier and fun. In its time, this car became the largest car in its class with low fuel consumption.

The fifth generation was introduced in April 2015 and has been equipped with a hybrid system so anyone can drive easily. In addition, Honda SENSING as a safe driving support system has also been embedded in this car for all drivers to drive more safely.

The news of the arrival of Step WGN is a breath of fresh air for fans of Honda MPV models. Because, recently Honda fans got the news that the odyssey futuristic model MPV has stopped production including its sales in Indonesia.

This condition occurs because Honda's factory in Sayama, Japan which produces odyssey, clarity, and legend models is closed. This was done by Honda as a strategic step in ensuring the effectiveness of vehicle production in Japan.

Odyssey itself was only sold in Indonesia in the third generation in 2005. Then in 2010, the fourth generation was introduced and in 2014 the fifth generation Odyssey entered Indonesia. In 2018 this MPV received minor changes and in February 2021 the latest Odyssey arrived in Indonesia.

In addition to the WGN Step, Honda is globally preparing the latest generation of Lysion models. This boxy MPV is present in the Chinese market and offers the advantages of specialized MPVs in the Chinese market. This Dongfeng-Honda cooperation product uses the e:HEV feature which may also be used in the latest WGN Step.

2021 Note: Next Year's Electrification Vehicles Will Be Even More Stretched

www.informationautomotive.com - The theme of electrification vehicles, which are often identified with electric cars, is very warm throughout 2021. Not only a topic in seminars but also real movements such as the launch of new models. Even the three Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) 2021 which took place last November, there were 21 electrified cars on display to the public.

The presence of GIIAS 2021 electrification vehicles is the largest in the history of car shows in Indonesia. So 2021 can be called the era of electrification.

Manufacturers in Indonesia no longer hesitate to introduce and sell pure electric cars or the cool language of electric vehicles. This year, South Korean manufacturer Hyundai made a splash by marketing two electric cars at once. Hyundai KONA Electrik and IONIQ Electric. The manufacturer also invited his countryman, LG, to build an electric battery producing factory to show its seriousness in working on the national market. Hyundai is also working on charging stations at a number of points in Indonesia.

Electric Car
Electric Car


Actually, when it comes to electrification. Toyota was first. You could say they are pioneers for electrification in the country. Toyota is more marketed hybrid vehicles that combine conventional engines with batteries. Starting from the Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid SUV to the Toyota Alphard Hybrid. For pure electric cars, Toyota markets the UX 300e through the Lexus brand.

And what about 2022? Automotive observer Yuniadi Haksono Hartono stated that electrification vehicles are an inevitability that must be faced. "So many electrification cars in the form of hybrids and electrics present at GIIAS 2021 show that there has been a trend of electrification in Indonesia," he said.

According to him, the presence of electrification vehicles is a phenomenon that we cannot avoid. Not only are fossil oil reserves depleting, but Indonesia at the Convention in Paris, France, has also expressed readiness to reduce carbon emissions by 29 percent by 2030 or 41 percent with international assistance.

This indicates, he said, the government already has a road map of the presence of electrified cars both hybrid and pure electric that are environmentally friendly. "Of course the presence of electrification cars saves our national fuel consumption later," he added.

"Inevitably we have to do something. How to encourage these carbon emissions must be reduced. We started in 2013 with an LCGC car that is claimed to be environmentally friendly and very fuel efficient compared to previously class cars. Now we are entering the next phase of the era of electrification. Although there are two options, go directly to electricity or gradually. There are hybrids, plug-in hybrids and then electricity. Even later fuel cells," said the man who wrestled with the automotive world for decades.

Society Must Change


He said electrification vehicles were the future. "Whichever path we choose, this is one step that we have to take. This is what we have to do. We cannot rely solely on internal combustion engines due to the fact that petroleum reserves are dwindling and the issue of global warming is growing. We have to change and do something, whether it's gradually or directly into an electric car it's an option." 

According to him, at some point we will be faced with a period of scarcity of fossil fuels so to deal with it must be pioneered step from now. "When do we want to step up? Electric cars and electrification are becoming a trend in the world, automatically the national market will be encouraged to do so.

But the scale is large or small, it depends on the uptake of the market. It depends on the national automotive market. The government itself has proclaimed that in 2025, 20 percent of cars produced in the country are vehicles based on electricity, both purely electric and hybrid," he said.

Yuniadi said that the development of electric cars in 2022 will be higher. "We see data on Toyota's electrified car sales that continue to increase. On the streets, hybrid and electric cars from Japan and Korea are no longer a strange sight. It's normal."

Electric Car
Electric Car



"The government has now stimulated the market with a variety of policies, including rules on electric car tax incentives. Those who use electric cars also get a variety of conveniences. But that policy is not enough and must be followed by other policies that continue to stimulate the national electrification car market," said the alumnus of a university in Germany.

Is it the Indonesian market ready? "Yes, you have to be ready. Electric-based vehicles will inevitably be present and need to be present in the national market," he replied. "The increase in electrification car sales in Indonesia maybe in 2022 will not be too significant, the percentage is not very large. People are still groping, dabbling, but awareness among the public is getting higher. Although not significant, maybe national electrification car sales next year will be the highest in national automotive sales," he concluded.

Kaleidoscope 2021: The Latest SUV Launch Streak So Far This Year

www.informationautomotive.com - There are 15 SUV models launched in Indonesia throughout 2021. Both in the category of new variants, facelift, All New model and light changes as a special edition. This figure is much more than the latest MPV publications in the country. The trend of this segment continues to grow in line with global developments. If for the domestic market, wide-dimensional cars and tall legs have their own advantages. Because the contours of the road here are very diverse. So that his fans are getting more and more. From small, medium to large SUV genres.

Hyundai Palisade

Hyundai Palisade
Hyundai Palisade

Hyundai Palisade launched in December last year. But his debut began this year. Carrying the pacemaker R 2.2L CRDi four cylinder in line with diesel. With the help of turbo e-VGT, it is able to supply a maximum twist moment of 440 Nm. Then the piston dance gives 200 PS. This turbodiesel engine is claimed by the manufacturer to be very efficient, environmentally friendly, powerful. At the same time produce the best power output in its class, but still meet exhaust emission rules.

The power distributor uses an 8-speed automatic transmission that can be set with shift-by-wire (SBW) type buttons. The SUV also provides four driving modes. Comfort for everyday driving activities. ECO to maintain optimal fuel efficiency. Sport mode to support the acceleration of the car is increasingly agile. The last smart driving style that uses learning algorithms. The system automatically adjusts the gear shift interval based on the driving pattern of the driver. 

Honda CR-V Regular & Black Edition

Honda CR-V Regular & Black Edition
Honda CR-V Regular & Black Edition


The CR-V facelift arrives feb. The Black Edition joins in December. The engine on the CR-V 1.5L Black Edition did not change because it was based on the Prestige variant. It relies on a four-cylinder VTEC DOHC 16 valve turbo drive. More power outings are pangolins, obtained 190 PS at 5.6000 rpm and 240 Nm twist moment since 2,000 rpm. All are channeled via CVT Earth Dreams Technology transmission through front-wheel drive. There's a paddle shift as well. Power distribution is claimed to remain responsive but efficient.

You are treated to black chrome garnish, special edition emblems, smoked headlight extensions, dark 18-inch rims. Then when entering the cabin, the feel is the same from the exterior. There is a Black Edition leather seat and a black panel dashboard. Honda Sensing is available. These include Collision Mitigation Brake System (CMBSTM), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Auto-High Beam.

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport
Mitsubishi Pajero Sport


February is also the birth month of the new Pajero Sport. The mid-to-high variant still uses a 4N15 MIVEC 2.4L diesel drive. You can find it in Dakar 4x2 AT, Dakar Ultimate 4x2 and Dakar 4x4 AT. It is equipped with Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT) and intercooler assistance. The diesel engine pumps 181 PS of power at 3,500 rpm. Next the optimal twist moment is 429 Nm at 2,500 rpm. The power bundle is channeled using only an 8-speed automatic transmission. This type of engine is more recommended than 2.5L. It's even more power than the Fortuner 2.4L turbo.

The GLX and Exceed trims rely on the DOHC's 4D56 solar drinking machine. It has a fuel volume of 2.5 liters DOHC plus turbo induction. The resultant power is much smaller, which is 136 PS at 4,000 rpm and 324 Nm twist moment since 2,000 rpm. Power distribution uses the choice of a five-speed manual transmission or a five-speed conventional matik. It feels like a responsibility, if you don't take dakar.

Wuling Almaz RS

Wuling Almaz RS
Wuling Almaz RS


In March, Almaz RS equipped with advanced technology launched. Wuling Indonesia is really serious in taking the SUV in order to be superior to others. To help you in driving, the company equips a number of devices. Proverbs availability ACC, BCA, SDW, FCW, AEB, IHBA, CMS. Then there are additional in the form of: Built in Ionizer, Panoramic Sunroof, Keyless Entry, Engine Start / Stop Button. Further installed Front & Rear Parking Sensors, Adjustable & Foldable Electric Mirror, Semi Leather Seat Material, Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel. There continues to be WIND and WISE as leading technologies.

Other technologies continue to be provided, such as Wireless Charger Pad, Windows Operation, AC Ventilation Mode, Wiper Operation. You can also connect with more personal vehicles. Because Wuling provides Vehicle Remote Control, Positioning & Geo-fencing, Bluetooth Key, Online Navigation, Online Music and Online Messaging.

In addition to a 10.4-inch head unit, it is covered in nine speakers from Infinity (Harman Kardon). Audio bursts are great for singing music. Then attached a 360-degree camera, displaying all sides of the vehicle. Almaz's entire product line uses 1.5-liter turbo gasoline engine technology. The runway unit is capable of producing a maximum power of 140 Hp (152 PS). Then the optimal torque is 250 Nm. The transmission carries an eight-speed CVT with manual simulation. 

Kia Sonet 7-seater

Kia Sonet 7-seater
Kia Sonet 7-seater


Sonet's pacemaker relies on the Smartstream Gamma II. 1,500 cc (non-turbo) DOHC four-cylinder configuration, Dual CVVT and Dual Fuel Injector. With a step diameter of 75.6 x 83.4 mm, the piston dance powered 115 PS at 6,300 rpm. Then the peak torque of 144 Nm is achieved at 4,500 rpm. Kinetic energy is channeled to the front wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. Or the next option, automatic variable (iVT) which is said to be agile.

Sonet has a length of 4,120 mm, a width of 1,790 mm and a height of 1,615 mm. Even the wheelbase is similar, 2,500 mm. Calculated from the front to rear axle. Luggage capacity reaches 392 liters. It uses seven seats (5+2). Indeed, if there is a third line, there is a forced impression. Because the length of the car is only four meters. But on the other hand, that's how KIA peddles products so that people have different options. If the third bench is not used, just fold it.

Hyundai Santa Fe

Hyundai Santa Fe
Hyundai Santa Fe


Santa Fe 2021 also launches April. Offers new and more powerful powertrain options. As a standard, plugged four-cylinder gasoline engine, Smartstream 2.5 liter direct-injected (DI). It was then given a multi-point injected (MPI) system combined with a conventional 6-speed automatic transmission. Well, its position replaces the 2.4 liter engine in the existing model. Internal combustion powered 180 PS at 6,000 rpm. Then the torque boost is 23.7 kg.m (232 Nm) at 4,000 rpm. If the consumer wants another option. Hyundai offers a 2.2-liter CRDi tubo diesel engine. The power is 202 PS plus optimal torque of 441 Nm (45 kg.m). That energy is channeled using an 8-speed dual clutch matik transmission.

Santa Fe's facelift version adds to the maturity level. Look at the grooves at the front end that are striking and protrude through the shape of the grille. Very special carving Fluidic Sculpture Hyundai latest. The 3D pattern on the grille gives a sturdy character. Then Daytime Running Light (DRL) LED T-shaped, so unique. When viewed as attention grabbing. Especially when it's in the dark. Highlight vertical eyes very sharp like snake fangs want to pounce on prey.

Toyota Raize

Toyota Raize
Toyota Raize


The Toyota Raize launched in April. Available in six variants, namely 1.0 Turbo GR Sport CVT TSS, 1.0 Turbo GR Sport CVT, 1.0 Turbo G CVT, 1.0 Turbo G M /T, and 1.2 G CVT and 1.2 G M /T. Each has its own appeal to meet the needs of a diverse society. Turbo-engined Raize can be ordered from April 30, 2021. While for naturaly aspirated 1.2L engine will appear around the second semester of this year. They did not immediately release at once, citing it as part of TAM's trading strategy.

Raize is very compact. Length 4,030 mm, width 1,710 mm, and height 1,635 mm. Even so, the car still looks proportional thanks to the wheelbase reaching 2,525 mm. Then the ground clearance is as high as 200 mm. The impression of a compact SUV is so obvious. That's thanks to the application of thick trapezoidal bumpers, accompanied by sharp, aggressive elbow angles in front. In type 1.0T, there is illuminating headlamp, daytime running light (DRL), and sequential turn lamp all-LED. Then a 17-inch rim.

Daihatsu Rocky

Daihatsu Rocky
Daihatsu Rocky


Rocky is the same, launching in April along with Raize. There are two machines with different tasks. Turbo trim is prepared to target middle to upper consumers. Instead, the N.A. engine nets the middle to lower level. So that all slices of the market can be reached Astra Daihatsu Motor (ADM). Mechanical 1.2-liter Rocky runway is classified as a new type, hence it is said to be the world premiere. No other model has been used yet.

WA-VE engine configuration uses three cylinders 12 valves, DOHC Dual VVT-i. The step diameter alone is different from the turbo variant, or even the Sigra 3NR-VE. It has a size of 75.3 mm x 94.1 mm. The resultant internal combustion of the Rocky 1.2L injection engine can soar to 88 PS at 6,000 rpm. The maximum twist moment is achieved 113 Nm at 4,500 rpm. The option of channeling kinetic energy via D-CVT or Dual mode Continuously Variable Transmission. There is also a choice of five-speed manual gearbox.

While Rocky 1.0L is supported by a 1KR-VET 998 cc gasoline engine. The configuration is three cylinders in line, 12 valves, DOHC plus turbo thrust. With a step diameter of 71.0 mm x 83.9 mm plus a compression ratio of 9.5: 1. Piston explosions provide peak torque of 140 Nm, ranging from 2,400 to 4,000 rpm. Then the maximum power reached 98 PS at 6,000 rpm. The outpun is larger than a non-turbo engine. There is a power difference of 10 PS and a twisting moment of 27 Nm. The option of power distribution to the front wheels using CVT or five-speed manual. Exactly the same from toyota raize.

Renault Kiger

Renault Kiger
Renault Kiger


Kiger, who was officially present in August, has the same mechanical heart as his brother, the Nissan Magnite. Sitting behind the front bonet of the 1,000 cc turbo three-cylinder engine. Power beats up to 100 PS at 5,000 rpm and peak torque of 152 Nm achieved between 2,800-3,600 rpm. It bears curb weight with a weight of 1,037 kg and power to weight ratio of 0.0964. According to the manufacturer's claims, the engine is still very capable and comfortable to drive. Distribution of power via CVT to the front wheels. Based on data on paper, the car is slightly more powerful than the Raize (98 PS and 140 Nm).

Enter the cabin, the cluster meter is already using full digital. Another insert in the form of automatic climate control aka ac digital plus PM2.5 water to filter particles as small as 2.5mikron. The Renault Kiger has a large touchscreen measuring 8 inches (20.3 cm). Compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Then there's the Bluetooth and wifi connections. The audio system uses 3D Sound by Arkamys Auditorium in the form of 4 speakers plus 4 tweeters to provide high-quality audio. For easy parking, there is a speed camera plus rear view camera along with a guide line.

 MG ZS

MG ZS
MG ZS

The change made by this Chinese-British brand cannot be said to be a minor change. Because the power distribution part is also replaced. The new MG ZS, which launched in September, uses an eight-speed CVT transmission. While the old model still uses a conventional 4-speed gearbox plus a tiptronic to move gears manually. Although mechanical pacu is still used the same.

Both new and old models use a 1,498 cc naturally aspirated engine. The 15S4C coded unit has a 4-cylinder DOHC configuration of 16 VTi-TECH valves. The combustion results of the multi-point injection system give a maximum power outing of 114 PS at 6,000 rpm. Then peak torque is available at 150 Nm at 4,500 rpm. Although the transmission is now converted to CVT, the resultant energy has not changed.

All New Honda BR-V

All New Honda BR-V
All New Honda BR-V


Br-V 2022 was unveiled in September. It uses a new engine like the 2021 Honda City Hatchback. Embedded engine coded L15ZF i-VTEC four-cylinder Double Over Head Camshaft (DOHC). Older models still use SOHC. The pacemaker gives a maximum pulse of up to 121 PS at 6,600 rpm. Then the optimal twist moment is achieved 145 Nm at 4,300 rpm. Kinetic energy distribution option using a six-speed manual transmis or CVT. All are channeled to the front wheel.

Safety features can still keep pace with opponents. For example, in the form of ABS + EBD braking system, Vehicle Start Assist (VSA) to maintain vehicle stability. As well as Hill Start Assist (HSA) to facilitate acceleration after stopping on the ramp. In terms of security, it is supported immobilizer and alarm system as standard. About the evolution of the body. The 2022 Honda BR-V wears an inverted trapezoidal-style front grille that connects with two main eyes. The arranged vertical blades adorn the chromium-clad grille. The hood is now increasingly upright as an ACCENTUation SUV. Then the main highlight, foglamp, including daytime lights (DRL) with LED technology.

Xpander Cross

Xpander Cross
Xpander Cross


In November, the latest Xpander and Xpander Cross launched. Thanks to facial surgery, he appears more muscular despite looking almost the same as regular. The dimensions are 4,500 mm x 1,800 mm x 1,750 mm and the wheel axis is 2,775 mm. Grille tossed in black chromium paint. Suv characters emerge from overfender, body moulding and roof rail. Lighting systems use LEDs in the front and back. Then the mirrors are electric. Most importantly, ground clearance increased by 20 mm to 225 mm. It said there were changes to the legs, including suspension reinforcement and a 17-inch five-bar rim.

Mitsubishi Xpander Cross carries a 1.5-liter Mivec engine and there has been no change. The resultant four-piston combustion gives 105 PS of power at 6,000 rpm. But it gives a punching torque kick, 141 Nm at 4,000 rpm. The unit uses front-wheel drive. The transmission has a 5-speed manual option and most recently, the CVT.

Kia Seltos Diesel

Kia Seltos Diesel
Kia Seltos Diesel

The cubication of diesel Seltos engine reaches 1,493 cc with CRDi fuel spraying system. The resultant four-piston combustion gives a peak torque of 250 Nm at 1,500 rpm. Then the maximum power is ejected 115 PS at 4,000 rpm. For the Indonesian version, combined dct transmission. The performance is good, when compared to the output of Seltos to accelerate the 1.4 liter turbo gasoline.

The turbo induction gasoline engine version gives maximum torque of 242 Nm in the range of 1,500 – 3,200 rpm. The power gust from the piston even reaches 140 PS at 6,000 rpm. The safety device embedded in the diesel Seltos is complete. It contains six airbags in the driver, passenger, side and curtain sections. Braking use discs in front and behind. Already inserted ABS, EBD, Electronic Stability Control, Hill Assist, Traction Control. And Cruise Control to make it easier for you when surfing on the freeway. Including factors that make fuel consumption efficient because it maintains engine rotation.

Hyundai Creta

Hyundai Creta
Hyundai Creta

Hyundai Creta engine is very different from the Indian version (1.4 turbo and diesel). Instead, use a 1,500 cc MPi four-cylinder gasoline engine. Just like his brother, Kia Sonet. The resultant of channeled power reaches 115 PS at 6,300 rpm and peak torque of 144 Nm is achieved at 4,500 rpm. The option of a six-speed manual transmission or automatic iVT so channel kinetic energy to the wheels. It is not yet time for a 1,400 cc turbo drive to be given to the market here.

The shape of the front grille is very clear in reverse trapezoidal style. The pattern in it is not a horizontal crossbar, but a small triangular combination. DRL is installed three dots in each corner. You can see more clearly as in the zigwheels rendering version. Then the main eye highlight is located under the daytime lights. We already use LED technology. The name is facelift, Creta 2022 has the same side body silhouette of the existing model. The style of the dual tone rim does not change.