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The reason AHM did not change the design and engine of the New Honda Vario 125

 Modification Honda Vario 125 does not represent consumer expectations. The revisions made only minor updates to the design and the addition of features for the highest variant. Not a few hope that the Vario 125 will also find a design similar to its older brother Vario 160. Consumers also expect the use of an eSP + 4 valve engine and a revised eSAF type chassis.

The reason AHM did not change the design and engine of the New Honda Vario 125

In this regard, according to As Large Project Leader From Honda R&D South East Asia Co., Ltd, Sompong Sureechairattanakul, the development of the New Honda Vario 125 is based on consumer needs and demands. The results of internal research obtained state that the core design and old engine of this model are still needed by consumers.

"For the Vario 125 model, it was developed from the desires and needs of consumers. So why is it maintained, once again because it is considered sufficient for daily and urban use," he said during a virtual press conference, in Cikarang, West Java, Monday (26/9).

Consideration of the compact size of the motor and the right weight are one of the reasons why we keep the old engine mix. Supposedly, Honda already has a 125 cc engine with ESP + 4 valve technology which is embedded in the Honda SH125 in several countries.

The strategy did not change the total design and engine of the Honda Vario, arguably the first time that AHM had done it. Previously, the 125 and 150 engine versions of the Honda Vario were always presented like twin brothers. Then the question arises, is this a manufacturer's ploy so that consumer cannibalism occurs?

The answer can be said like that, AHM seems to want to separate the target consumer between the 125 and 160 cc engine versions. However, in a more subtle language, the Marketing Director of PT AHM referred to it as market expansion.

"The design is indeed sportier, especially in the light shield, front top cover, and side body. So when it comes to changes, it's different from the Vario 160. wide. Yes, the point is to expand consumers," he said.

From a business perspective, with all the changes made to the New Vario 125, Thomas said the sales target of this scooter is projected to be able to sell 500 thousand units per year. The trade price has now escalated from Rp. 300 to Rp. 800 thousand. Below is the official OTR for the Jakarta area.

this is the difference between eSP and eSP +

 Enhanced Smart Power (eSP) technology is available in all Honda scooters. Beat, who introduced it for the first time in 2013. The manufacturer claims, this technology is able to increase combustion efficiency and reduce wasted energy. So that the automatic motor becomes more fuel efficient, the engine is smoother and produces better power. While eSP + is now installed on the PCX160. Check out the difference.

this is the difference between eSP and eSP +

The following are the components contained in eSP technology:

This is the difference between eSP and eSP +

ACG Starter

Technology that serves to reduce friction so that the engine starts more smoothly without sound. It also supports the ISS (Idling Stop System) feature function.

Cylinder Offset

Serves to reduce friction between the piston and cylinder by resetting the position of the cylinder and crankshaft.

Roller Type Rocker Arm

Using shell type needle bearing as a shaft. So as to reduce friction and reduce the load on the valve spring.

pinny sleeve

Cylindrical wall spiked texture that keeps the perfect circle shape. Its function can reduce distortion and other friction losses.

Squish

Its function is to make better ignition and faster combustion.

Tumble

Serves for an even distribution of fuel and makes combustion more complete.

Compared to the previous generation of eSP, eSP+ is able to make automatic motor work more perfect. Because there are changes in the internal components of the engine that are quite a lot.

There are two main objectives in the development of eSP+ technology. First, improve engine performance for the better and reduce friction or friction.

The eSP+ development on the PCX160 engine is huge. Changes that include the use of four valves (valve), high compression ratio, maximize the air passage to the combustion chamber. Then use a hydraulic tensioner, piston oil jet to a more rigid crankshaft. In the filter room there is also a rectifier or rectifier. The benefit is to direct the wind with more precision into the combustion chamber, while reducing air turbulence.

The eSP+ technology was first implemented on a PCX160 motorcycle which was later used by the Honda Vario 160. The positive impact of the application of eSP+ technology makes acceleration feel better than the previous generation. As well as the manufacturer claims, there are no symptoms of shaking in the early rounds. Even when climbing at a relatively low speed.

There are three more features that optimize Enhanced Smart Power. First, PGM-FI, which is a fuel supply system using a spray system. So that the use of gasoline is more efficient and environmentally friendly. Second, CBS braking. By pulling the left brake lever, the rear and front brakes can function simultaneously. Third, ISS. The system is designed to reduce emissions and fuel consumption at rest. The ISS immediately shuts down automatically and restarts the engine with just a slight twist of the gas lever.

Can penetrate 20.5 km / liter, this is the key to the efficiency of the Peugeot 2008

 Peugeot 2008 plays in the compact SUV class at the level of the Honda HR-V RS. Currently sold for IDR 505 million on the road in Jakarta, which means it is cheaper than its rivals (HR-V RS Turbo IDR 515.9 million). Certainly an attractive offer from a premium brand from Europe.

Can penetrate 20.5 km / liter, this is the key to the efficiency of the Peugeot 2008

In addition to looks and technology, the selling point offered is fuel efficiency. One of the testers has recorded gasoline consumption touching 20.5 kilometers for one liter. This result is done when the car is driving constant on the freeway. However, this figure cannot be used as a reference. Because the driving style and how to maintain the rhythm of the vehicle (engine speed) varies from person to person.

The heart of the Peugeot 2008 has a 1.2 liter turbo Puretech three-cylinder fuel volume. The results of the internal combustion engine provide a power boost of 130 PS at 5,500 rpm and an abundant torque of 230 Nm from 1,750 rpm. Power is channeled using the EAT6 automatic gearbox. This is one of the secrets. The transmission has a tight gear ratio. So that the gearshift is very smooth and sometimes not felt by the driver.

Thanks to the 6-speed transmission, the engine doesn't need to do high revs to get great power while driving. This makes the engine work lighter so that it has an impact on fuel efficiency as well as being environmentally friendly. Then there are three driving style preferences, namely Eco, Normal and Sport.

Peugeot 2008

In addition, Peugeot is also able to reduce vibrations caused by the combustion of three cylinders. So the manufacturer adds a 'balancer shaft' in the crank-shaft. Peugeot 2008 also features Drive by Wire (DBW) technology. It is claimed to increase the efficiency of the use of components and fuel. So, no longer using old components such as the power steering pump. All have been replaced with servo motors as drivers that work based on computer commands (ECU).

Finally, the use of fuel in accordance with the research octane number (RON) is able to produce better combustion in the engine room. The selection of this fuel must be adjusted to the needs so that the vehicle continues to function optimally and excellently. For this reason, Peugeot 2008 is recommended to use fuel that has a very high octane, namely RON 98. Because it matches the engine compression specification of 10.5:1.

"For the kitchen runway, Peugeot 2008 embedded engine capacity of 1.2 liter TurboPuretech three cylinders. As a result, Peugeot 2008 is capable of producing 130 PS of power and up to 230 Nm of torque. Even when testing the 0-100 km/h acceleration performance, it was still under 10 seconds," explained Samsudin, Aftersales Support of PT Astra International - Peugeot, in an official statement.

AHM Recall Honda PCX and ADV160, Indicated Malfunction in CVT Components

 PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM) wrote to several Honda PCX and ADV160 users to check and repair components at the official AHASS workshop. This can be called a recall campaign because AHM found a malfunction in the CVT components of the two scooters.

Several owners of Honda PCX and ADV 160 received a letter from AHM with the theme Product Update. This information was first revealed through uploads on several Facebook community forums. The component repair and replacement activities are effective from September 2022.

The part that needs to be checked and replaced is the Pulley Assy Drive. Indications of this component malfunction are said to have occurred on the Honda PCX and ADV160 because these two scooters indeed pack the same platform.

AHM Recall Honda PCX and ADV160, Indicated Malfunction in CVT Components

It is explained if the thickness of the part is uneven due to an imperfect production process. If left in the long term can potentially cause noise (noise) in the CVT area. On the other hand, it can also reduce the decrease in performance of the part.

"To avoid this, consumer calls and replacement of CVT (Pulley Assy Driven) components at official Honda motorcycle workshops are free of charge," wrote AHM via uploading a recall/product update letter to one of the owners of the Honda PCX160.

Related to this, General Manager of Corporate Communication of AHM, Ahmad Muhibbuddin, confirmed that there was information for Honda PCX and ADV160 owners to replace the components in question. He ensures that this is a step to ensure customer satisfaction and comfort.

"That's right, we invited several consumers who own the two models (PCX and ADV160) to AHASS to inspect the Pulley Assy Driven section to ensure the condition of their motorcycles is always in the best condition," said Muhib.

But he said this did not happen to all Honda PCX and ADV160 units. It was explained that there were only a few consumers who were sent to immediately check their vehicles at an official workshop.

"Not all. Only a few consumers are written or texted, or consumers can check independently on the AHM website," he said.

To determine whether your motorcycle must replace the Pulley Assy Driven component, you can visit the official AHM website. How to click the Home link, scroll down, select Corporate, and visit Product Update.

There will be several fields that you must fill in, starting from the vehicle frame number, the name of the vehicle owner, and the cellphone number. Or you can contact Honda Customer Care at 1-500-988.

 

HJC Releases New Sonic The Hedgehog Graphics for the RPHA 11 Series

 HJC Helmet has come up with some pretty eccentric designs over the last few years. The product line up always gives a different feel. An example is in the RPHA 11 unit livery of several DC and Marvel themed super heroes. The latest South Korean helmet brand has released Sonic The Hedgehog graphics.

One of the top helmet brands in the motorcycle industry is now partnering with Sega of America. The collaboration resulted in a unique design, featuring one of the biggest video game icons, Sonic the Hedgehog. This is not the first time that HJC has collaborated with a video game company. Previously, this South Korean brand made work with Activision and produced a helmet with the Call of Duty design.

HJC Releases New Sonic The Hedgehog Graphics for the RPHA 11 Series

As we know, Sonic the Hedgehog is the mascot of the video game company Sega Corporation since 1991. Its presence became popular thanks to the Sega Genesis game console. Over the years, Sonic and Sega have spawned countless video game sequels. Even now, there are games based on character toy applications, animated television shows, and action films that are adapted directly from blue animal characters.

Just like other character-themed helmets, Sonic graphics are poured into RPHA 11. The entire shell is dominated by the classic blue color typical of anthropomorphic hedgehogs. The forehead to the vents on each side is filled with green eyes. Characteristics of white gloves and red shoes also appear on this helmet. While on the back there is an exclusive font according to the Sonic the Hedgehog theme.

Regarding the price, the RPHA 11 retails for €629.90 (Rp9.3 million). This price is certainly much more expensive than in Indonesia. For example, RPHA 11 DC and Mervel characters here are only sold for Rp. 7 million. While the RPHA 11 plain motif is only Rp. 4 million.

Speaking of specifications, the HJC RPHA 11 is actually included in the racing helmet category or for racing purposes. The shell is made of a mixture of carbon and carbon-glass hybrid fabric. A total of 5 layers in one, and named and Special Composite Premium Integrated Matrix (PIM Plus) aerospace standard. Claimed to provide enhanced shock-resistant performance and aerodynamic levels for extreme performance at maximum speeds.

Then he has a flat visor type HJ-26 2D, can optimize visibility and also provide UV-A & B protection up to 99 percent. The pinlock and tear off post have been attached and two visors are given, clear and dark. The feature is the Rapidfire II Shield Replacement System or a quick visor release mechanism that makes removing or installing the visor very concise and easy. At the end there is a locking visor so it doesn't open easily. Create a circuit safety standard given the DD ring model chin belt.

While the interior features Multicool Polygiene. Wear anti-bacterial cloth and provide moisture-absorbing and fast-drying functions. All parts including the cheek pad, crown pad, chin curtain and neck roll are removable and washable. Then there is the groove for riders who wear glasses.

Vents are on the front, forehead, top, rear exhaust, bottom rear. Everything has been tested in the laboratory as well as in "real life" to meet the highest quality standards. HJC is a helmet company equipped with state-of-the-art wind tunnel laboratories, to test aerodynamics, ventilation, noise and more. In addition, it can measure air power under various riding conditions to improve helmet performance.

Additional safety features include reflective material in the back neck area and an emergency release cheek pad system for safe and fast helmet removal in an emergency situation.

This helmet complies with ECE 22.05 regulations. Tests include energy attenuation, penetration resistance, chin strap structural integrity, and labeling requirements for motorcycle helmets on the road. While the RPHA 11 Pro type has an additional DOT. So a little heavier 100 grams. And if you enter Indonesia, of course, you are SNI certified. HJC offers the helmets in sizes XS-XXL, but new units will be available in late 2022.

Because of this part, Honda PCX160 and ADV160 have to be recalled

 Astra Honda Motor announced to Honda PCX160 and ADV160 owners to check parts at the nearest authorized dealer. This is due to a Product Update related to the replacement of Face Set Drive. This program is not fully addressed to all users of the two scooters, but only those who receive a summons.

The letter that was distributed to consumers said it was face set driven, but on the body of the text it was written Pulley Assy, Driven. That means there are some components that need to be replaced. Our assumption of replacement includes the face set driven, double clutch and clutch bowl or a set of Secondary Sheave (Driven Pulley). So how does the rear CVT component work?

Because of this part, Honda PCX160 and ADV160 have to be recalled

In the CVT transmission there are 3 main components that play an important role in transmitting power to the wheels of the vehicle.

  • Primary Sheave (Drive Pulley)
  • Secondary Sheave (Driven Pulley)
  • V-belt 

The Primary Sheave is located at the front, while the Secondary Sheave is at the back. These two components are connected by a V-belt. These three components determine the amount of output in the form of torque and speed, which are then channeled to the axle and then to the wheels of the vehicle.

The operation of this transmission is by shifting the diameter of the V-belt on both parts of the pulley. When "low gear" or just running, the radius of the drive pulley is small, while the driven pulley is large. Meanwhile, when the "high gear" is the opposite, the radius of the drive pulley increases, the driven pulley decreases.

Regarding Secondary Sheave (Driven Pulley) or secondary Pulley consisting of Secondary Fixed Sheave (fixed secondary pulley), Secondary Sliding Sheave (moving secondary pulley), Secondary Sheave Spring, Secondary Shaft (secondary pole), clutch carrier (centrifugal clutch), clutch housing (clutch housing), cam torque and reduction gear.

Problems that often arise are usually from the clutch housing (bowl), centrifugal clutch lining and secondary sliding sheave.

Symptoms of the clutch housing (clutch housing) is usually a halting acceleration at lower revs. The indication is because the shape of the bowl is no longer flat. So that it is not optimal to bind the clutch lining. This condition could be due to frequent opening of the gas and braking immediately.

Then from the centrifugal clutch lining which starts to wear out. Usually there is a squeaking sound, the acceleration of the motor feels slower both at the lower and upper rounds. Then the secondary sliding sheave which is worn or eroded due to the continuous rotation of the V-Belt. In addition to the rough sound, the symptom caused is that acceleration at mid-speed feels stuck, but returns to normal as the engine speed increases. The habit of hitting the gas cycle can be the cause of this problem.

As we know, in the summons, the reason for Honda to withdraw the PCX160 and ADV160 is due to the potential decrease in face set driven performance and noise (noisy) in the CVT area. The reason is that there is an error in the production process. As stated in the following announcement:

"Uneven part thickness due to an imperfect production process, which in the long run can potentially cause noise in the CVT area and result in a decrease in the performance of the part. To avoid this, customer calls and CVT component replacement (Pulley Assy., Driven) are carried out at official Honda motorcycle repair shop free of charge. Immediately contact the nearest AHASS or call our contact center 1-500-989 to get product updates for free."

DFSK Parent Company Changes Name to Seres Group

 The success of Seres as one of the EV vehicle brands belonging to the Sokon Group continues to increase, especially in terms of sales in China. This popularity finally decided to change the name Sokon Group to Seres Group and oversee a number of automotive brands DFSK and Seres itself. Currently, Seres has collaborated with Huawei to develop premium electric vehicles in China and several other countries outside China.

DFSK Parent Company Changes Name to Seres Group

The collaboration between Seres and Huawei has actually existed since last year when it introduced its first electric car, the Seres SF5 in China. In addition, Seres was also able to sell 7,807 vehicles in July and an increase of 8,873 percent (year-per-year). So far this year alone, the Seres brand of vehicles has sold more than 29,000 units in China.

After the success of the Seres SF5, Huawei and the Seres Group then launched the Aito in December which was followed by the release of the Aito M5 which then made it increasingly known by consumers in China. This hybrid-powered SUV immediately received a positive response from consumers, as many as 6,000 units of the Aito M5 were sold within five days of its introduction. In addition, Aito and Seres also bring a number of cutting-edge technologies into the M5, including PETAL Map and Harmony OS Smart Cockpit Cockpit Navigation Experience.

The change in the name of this group of companies also affected the name of the company's stock acronym which is traded on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE). Sokon's name will be changed to Seres in order to facilitate investors' understanding of the company's position and strategic plans to be carried out. However, the change in Sokon Group's name to Seres Group does not affect the automotive brands under its auspices, one of which is DFSK.

The new energy vehicle business journey has actually been initiated by Seres Group since 2016 and still uses the name Chongqing Sokon Industrial Group Co Ltd. At that time, the Seres Group started by making continuous investments in research and development in the automotive sector. As a result, the Seres Group was able to achieve achievements in terms of electric drive technology, smart connectivity and autonomous driving systems.

One of his latest projects is a vehicle platform designed to be able to roam for long distances with pure electric propulsion. Meanwhile, Seres and Aito have released their last model, the M7 in July 2022, by offering an electric SUV concept with large dimensions and supported by a premium cabin appearance. In addition, there are a number of cutting-edge technologies from the safety side to entertainment services for cabin occupants.

“The official announcement regarding the change of the official name of Chongqing Sokon to Seres was made on July 31, 2022. The change of name to Seres Group is the company's strong determination to continue to develop smart electric vehicles in the luxury car market," said Zhang Xinghai, Chairman of Seres.

Meanwhile, the name Seres SF5 itself was once crowded in the Indonesian automotive market when PT Sokonindo Automobile, the agent holding the DFSK brand, brought it to the IIMS 2022 event. There are two electric motors that drive all four wheels with a power of 35 kWh and are able to carry it up to 1,000 km. Although it has not been officially sold in Indonesia, the Seres SF5 has received quite a positive response from Indonesian consumers, especially electric car lovers.

Honda Hornet Engine Details Revealed, Use Unicam 755 cc

 Honda has announced that the Hornet is getting an all-new engine. Use the Unicam 8-valve Parallel-Twin 755 cc engine. It is claimed to have an output of 90.5 hp at 9,500 rpm and 75 Nm of torque at 7,250 rpm. It has a 270-degree burn sequence and the sound character it produces mimics that of the V-Twin engine.

Honda Hornet Engine Details Revealed, Use Unicam 755 cc

Last year Honda revealed a teaser drawing the Hornet Concept. The manufacturer released that model to revive the popular mid-range nude streetfighter. The prototype unit at that time was still in the form of sculptures and was done in detail by computers. The language expressed in the artwork is only about "ultramodern" motorcycles with "exciting engine performance."

Rumors about a new 750 cc engine from Honda have been circulating for quite some time. Although the company already has the 745 cc parallel twin engine that currently powers the NC750X, Forza 750, and X-ADV. This all-new unit is also not taken from the Africa Twin engine which was reworked by making it smaller.

Instead, the manufacturer developed a short-stroke parallel-twin unicam engine while borrowing some elements from the dirt bike lineup, and reworked it for this platform. The Unicam SOHC architecture (borrowed from the CRF model), allows this engine to have compact dimensions to help reduce weight and allow for a higher compression ratio.

Honda Hornet Engine Details Revealed, Use Unicam 755 cc

In comparison, the current 745 cc parallel engine only produces around 58 hp at 6,750 rpm and 69 Nm of torque at 4,750 rpm. The difference in capacity is only 10 cc, but the power that is incised has a significant difference.

The development of the Hornet was led by Fuyuki Hosokawa, Honda Project Manager who also took part in the construction of the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade. In a statement, Fuyuki said that the Hornet has always been a very special motorcycle for Honda. Its performance is attractive and balanced by agile and agile handling.

Fuyuki Hosokawa claims the uneven combustion sequence allows it to have a wide spread of torque throughout the rev range, while providing top-end thrust. He also said that this machine is still comfortable to drive at city speeds, especially in heavy traffic conditions.

Honda Hornet Engine Details Revealed, Use Unicam 755 cc

“Before starting this project, we thought long and hard about what kind of performance we want to give the riders. We know it's important to keep the classic Hornet power going but with a modern build. We wanted this engine to have very strong torque and a 'pulsing' sensation at low to mid rpm speeds. Our goal has always been to match this with the lightest and most agile handling, to make every journey even within the city as exciting as possible,” he said.

“To get the performance and light handling we wanted, we had to develop an all-new short stroke twin cylinder engine, with a 270 degree crankshaft. This produces not only high speed, but also sporty low torque. Ideal for driving in urban environments and off corners on the open road.”

With the peak output generated by the new engine, it means he can go head to head with Honda's own Aprilia Tuono 660 and CB650R. With this bike, Honda aims to break into the international mid-range naked streetfighter market, which has largely been dominated by the Yamaha MT-07 and Suzuki SV650.

This engine is also expected to be installed in the upcoming Honda Transalp. But it is possible to reset it to suit the characteristics of the tualang motor. As EICMA takes place in a few months away, it is hoped that Honda will launch at least one of these two mid-range challengers.

For your information, the Unicam engine is like a combination of DOHC and SOHC types. The way it works there are two cam protrusions that work to push the valve in like a DOHC engine. While the other bulges move the exhaust valve with the help of the rocker arm, the same thing with the performance of the SOHC engine.

The advantage is less friction like SOHC, but with capabilities like a DOHC engine. Another advantage is the cylinder head construction which is more compact. So that Honda's advantage when designing a chassis that wants a light weight and also compact. That's why Unicam technology is usually applied to trail or enduro motorcycles such as the CRF series which must have great power, but the weight must be reduced for agility to maneuver.

New Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Born in Europe, Use Renault's Platform

 Mitsubishi Motors Corporation introduced the Mitsubishi ASX or better known as the RVR and the Outlander Sport in several countries. This update targets the European compact SUV segment and the presence of the ASX has started since 2010. Interestingly, the model introduced uses the product base of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance. The platform uses the CMF-B model which had previously been developed by Renault through the Captur product.

New Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Born in Europe, Use Renault's Platform

Based on Mitsubishi's official release, it was revealed that the latest ASX products will be produced at the Renault factory in Valladolid Spain and will be present in March 2023 at Mitsubishi showrooms in several European markets.

The latest ASX makes the impression of Mitsubishi products disappear a little. However, Mitsubishi ensures that distinctive designs such as the Dynamic Shield are still given. This can be seen from the thick grille design with the iconic three large diamond logo on the front. In addition, the smooth design lines, typical of European designs, with a wide body size show a strong impression of an SUV. The front and rear appearance is different from its predecessor which is more similar to its Captur twin.

The interior offers ample cargo space. The rear row of seats can be adjusted back and forth to meet the needs of passenger space. The Smartphone-ink Display Audio (SDA) feature is located in the center of the instrument panel. In addition, the Multi-Sense system that can be adjusted via SDA allows the driver to choose the driving mode to suit their needs.

New Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Born in Europe, Use Renault's Platform

In addition, there is an advanced driver assistance system technology feature via MI-PILOT. Some of them include adaptive cruise control, lane centering assist and several other features for safety support while driving.

About the engine, ASX is offered in several options. This is to meet the transportation needs and choice of machinery in the European market. Highest is the plug in hybrid system (PHEV) with a 1.6 liter petrol engine paired to two electric motors, an alternator starter and a motor. This model uses an automatic transmission, a multi-mode gearbox and a 10.5 kWh battery.

New Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Born in Europe, Use Renault's Platform

The full hybrid (HEV) model uses a 1.6 liter petrol engine with two electric motors. This model uses an automatic transmission, a multi-mode gearbox and a 1.3 kWh battery. Mild hybrid model for those who want a cheaper price, comes with a 1.3 liter direct injection turbo engine. This model is paired with a six-speed manual transmission and a seven-speed double clutch automatic transmission (7DCT). The cheaper model is offered with a 1.0-liter turbo gasoline engine paired with a six-speed manual transmission.

ASX or Outlander Sport itself in Indonesia has been discontinued some time ago. The reason is because in the Outlander segment, Mitsubishi Indonesia has the newer Eclipse Cross. Will this latest model be present in Indonesia? We'll just have to wait some time.

Kawasaki Partners with Toyota to Develop Hydrogen Engine

 Kawasaki Motors Corp. cooperates with Toyota Motor Corp. The partnership was carried out for the development of a hydrogen engine. While moving forward with the commercialization of green vehicles, Toyota aims to share data and concerns with the motorcycle industry. According to the world's largest automaker, this is a move that is believed to accelerate the development of hydrogen engines for vehicles.

Kawasaki Partners with Toyota to Develop Hydrogen Engine

 Toyota has been one of the most pro-active manufacturers with regard to the development of future sustainable alternatives to ICE, including hybrid and electric technologies. And now manufacturers are also forging ahead with innovations in hydrogen power.

While Kawasaki stands out from its competitors for investing in hydrogen technology. It has emphasized its commitment by joining forces with Toyota to pool resources and develop hydrogen engines for future motorcycles.

The deal with Toyota offered Kawasaki many advantages. At least the giant car company is already at a more advanced stage of innovation in the hydrogen field. It has been done since about 30 years ago, thus accelerating development. One example is the Toyota Mirai. The world's first commercially available dedicated hydrogen fuel cell car, of which more than 2,600 units were sold globally.

Kawasaki Partners with Toyota to Develop Hydrogen Engine

The deal came earlier this month when Toyota President Akio Toyoda rode a hydrogen Kawasaki ATV at the Mobility Resort Motegi circuit. The hydrogen engine installed is actually for motorcycles and has been developed by Kawasaki Motors Corp - a subsidiary of Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd which is in charge of the motorcycle division. The company develops engines in collaboration with Toyota, Denso Corp and other companies.

"There should be various options for reducing carbon dioxide emissions. I hope the government will support output with technological innovations like this, rather than stopping us with regulation," Toyoda told reporters at the event.

Kawasaki's hydrogen engine is a modified version of the Ninja H2 engine. The company has installed its units in four-wheeled vehicles sold by motorcycle manufacturers in North America and other markets. Other parts and components are the same as those used in the hydrogen-powered Toyota Corolla.

Kawasaki said its company joined the project after being encouraged by Akio Toyoda to work together beyond the boundaries of motorcycles and cars. The design process began in earnest in December 2022.

The company intends to use the technology for motorcycle decarbonization together with Suzuki Motor Corp, Honda Motor Co and Yamaha Motor Co, and other major Japanese motorcycle manufacturers.

Hydrogen Technology

A hydrogen engine burns water instead of gasoline, and no CO2 is emitted except for burning engine oil. Unlike a fuel cell vehicle, it uses electricity generated from hydrogen to drive a motor. The basic structure of hydrogen-engined vehicles is the same as that of gas-powered cars, so Japanese manufacturers can apply the parts and technology they already have.

Toyota's hydrogen-engined vehicle completed the five-hour endurance race held at Motegi from September 3 to 4, 2021. One year has passed since entering the race last May, and vehicle output has surpassed that of gasoline-powered vehicles in the same class year.

“The landscape has definitely changed over the last year. There were difficulties, but now it's clear what we need to do," Toyota Operations Officer Koji Sato told reporters on Sept. 4.

To increase mileage, Toyota is also working on technology to use hydrogen in liquid form rather than gas, as is the case today. The volume of liquid hydrogen is 1/800 of the gas, creating the possibility of loading the tank with more fuel.

Although temperature control and other issues persist, trials of vehicles equipped with the system have been carried out on track, with the aim of participating in the races before the end of the year.

Aprilia Develops New 250cc Engine for Entry Level Sportbike

 Aprilia is developing a new four-stroke 250 cc parallel-twin engine. It is known from the design of the drawings registered by Piaggio's joint venture with Zongshen in China. The registration of the new twin cylinder engine is reportedly made under the project name 'GPR250RR'. This unit will be intended for entry-level sportbikes.

Now the Noale company is working on a new 250 cc engine. This engine is not similar to the GPR250R sold in China. Yes, it does not carry one cylinder but two cylinders. The GPR250RR would later become the most exotic engine of the existing ones.

Aprilia Develops New 250cc Engine for Entry Level Sportbike

Unlike most other parallel twin engines. Aprilia's 250 cc unit appears to have a central cam drive located between the two cylinders. This unique arrangement is said to reduce the flexibility of camshafts and crankshafts under heavy loads. Points out that the brand-new RS250 could be a purely race engine designed for the track.

Such a configuration can be said to be an unusual innovation for Aprilia. But not for other manufacturers, such models have already been adopted by Honda 1, 000 cc six-cylinder, V4 from VFR400R or Yamaha YZR-M1 MotoGP engines.

According to Aprilia, the engine model under development has a more compact cylinder head. In addition, with the arrangement of the central drive running between the two cylinders can reduce the likelihood of the camshaft and the crankshaft bending or twisting. From the circulating image, it also shows the layout of the DOHC character engine. And of course it is water-cooled. Aprilia's decision to design this layout to pursue more spin or performance.

A little reminiscent, the single-cylinder GPR250R became the basis of the track-only Aprilia RS250 SP offered in Europe in 2020. Aimed at novice racers. The power produced is only 28 Hp. But the engine has the attraction of a fairly light weight, 105 kg. While the latest 250 twin cylinders under development are predicted to produce much higher power than that.

With the new twin cylinders, it is expected to achieve power above 40 Hp. Because competitors in the same class are the Yamaha R3 (Europe) 321 cc which has a record power of 41.4 Hp and the Honda CBR250RR which reaches 40.2 Hp.

Thanks to the fact that Aprilia is under the Piaggio group, which has the resources of several other manufacturers, a new 250 cc unit is currently being developed by Zongshen-Piaggio in China. Yes, Aprilia is no stranger to Chinese R&D, because its small sportbike, the RS125 and GPR250R sold there were developed and manufactured by Zongshen.

If Aprilia releases this new model in the global market, it is very likely that its consumers will be novice riders looking for a light and powerful bike to bring to the circuit. Obviously, this model became a tough competitor to the Yamaha R3 and CBR250RR.

Leaked Specifications of Toyota Innova Zenix and Hybrid 2022

 The issue of the arrival of the latest generation of Toyota Innova continues to blow fast. Not only in the country, new models are also widely discussed in the international automotive industry. Understandably, it is a global vehicle. Many are waiting. In fact, he carries the Zenix frills and has been registered with the Ministry of Law and Human Rights. Design images have also appeared a lot. One by one rumors turned into facts.



The first, the use of the name Toyota Innova Zenix as a successor. This nomenclature is used for gasoline-fueled models. Not for hybrids. Based on the info obtained, he will use a 2.0-liter engine. But both power and torque capabilities will be improved. The car no longer rests on the ladder frame chassis. But using the TNGA monocoque, it was likely taken from the Corolla Cross Hybrid.

Toyota will also strip away the 2.4-liter diesel engine. There will be two petrol and hybrid options available. Then the conventional 6-speed A/T transmission type was replaced with a CVT. The drive or power delivery system switches from the rear axle to the front wheels. Applies to both new models. The manual gearbox option is also allegedly no longer available in the new generation.

For the hybrid version, Toyota will combine a 2.0-liter engine, an electric motor and lithium ion battery support. It is not yet known how much power it is. But it is believed to be increasing in performance. If it is based on information from salespersons at official dealers. The new Innova will be launched around November or no later than the end of the year. About the price is predicted to start from IDR 400 million and above.

Regarding the language of design and build. Toyota seems to continue to adopt the Keen Look design. You can see from the rendering version or the one that is widely circulated on Instagram. Starting from the change of the wasp nest-style hexagonal grille. The shape of the headlight housing changed. From parallelogram to slightly angular. The bumper is automatically rearranged along with the turn signal below.

The shape of the rims in the petrol variant may change by 17 inches and 18 inches for the hybrid trim. The look looks sweet when the patterns and paint are like that. If it's from the back side, visuals like Rush or Terios. The tail light flows all the way to the side of the body. The shape of the stern was also reorganized.

Security and safety features are definitely updated. For the highest variants and hybrids it is quite possible to use the Toyota Safety Sense. More advanced than All New Veloz. The combined safety package includes a Pre-Collision System (PCS), Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC). Next, insert Lane Departure Alert (LDA), Automatic High Beam (AHB), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) and Blind Spot Monitor (BSM). Then T Intouch is also definitely installed. Its function is to connect between the car and the owner. Namely through a telematics device installed in the vehicle. The system can read data from the car. Wait for the next update of the info.

Once a Mechanic, Take a Peek at 25 Rare Car Collections of the Late Queen Elizabeth II

 British Queen Elizabeth II breathed her last at the age of 96 at Balmoral Palace, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on Friday (9/9). Behind her legendary leadership, it turns out that the Queen has a high hobby for car collections.

Citing Hotcars, Queen Elizabeth II is known to lead a strong and active life even at the age of 92. One of the things she really enjoyed was driving herself, though protocol stated that the queen should be escorted wherever she went.

His love of cars can be traced back to the time of World War II. She is a member of the Women's Auxiliary Service and doubles as a mechanic. In fact, he is said to be the only member of the work who understands how to change car tires.

Based on reports from various sources, it is believed that his car collection is worth more than 10 million pounds or around Rp. 172 billion. Below are 25 car collections of british Queen Elizabeth II's mending cars.

1. Edward VII Town Coach



This is the rarest vehicle still used by Queen Elizabeth II before her death. Named After Edward VVI the vehicle had undergone restoration in mid-1964.

This car is a historical witness of the British civilization from 1901 to 1910. Its presence played a major role in the modernization of the royal transport fleet.

2. Landrover Rover Hybrid Landaulet



This car was made by the manufacturer only 1 unit in the world and for Queen Elizabeth II alone. His public appearance was made in 2015 in an official event.

It is known that the manufacturer has already given birth to 4 special cars for the royal family since 1953. The Landaulet Hybrid model itself is designed to replace the previous outdated car.







5-Door Suzuki Jimny Prototype Spy Shot Caught in Europe

The 5-door Suzuki Jimny is a reality. Long awaited, finally circulated the appearance of a prototype unit being tested. For those who want to have a Jimny with a more roomy cabin, they will be happier. The spy photos may indicate a slide is imminent. But which market came first is still a mystery?




Carscoops caught a 5-door Jimny while testing in Europe. Still tightly camouflaged, as if hiding an additional door behind. But the long wheelbase can't be disguised. Moreover, there is a 3-door model right next to it.

Even though it was covered by a disguise blanket, it didn't cover the original design. Only in the form of a sticker, so the design from the front to the stern is still clearly visible. Still identical to the 3-door Jimny, parts that don't really need to be changed first. Because it is still liked and gives off the iconic impression of the legendary petite offroader. The interior is also exposed. It's no different from the 3-door Jimny, but the monitor screen looks bigger.

April last year, leaked the specifications for the 5-door version. The details are quite clear especially the dimensions. Because that's the sector that most distinguishes the 3-door Jimny. Length increased by 300 mm to 3850 mm, as well as a stretched wheelbase of 300 mm to 2,550 mm. While other parts remain the same as the short version. It is 1,645 mm wide, 1,730 mm high and has a ground clearance of 210 mm. There are additional white and brown color options, although it is not yet known exactly what. This brings the total to 10 colors and there is the possibility of two-tone variations.

Cabins are believed to be more practical to transport more people. So it is suitable to be purchased by consumers who want to take a crowd on an adventure. Accommodation will not be as complicated as a 3-door Jimny with a narrow back seat. However, it is necessary to calculate the effect of adding wheelbase and dimensions. Generally will affect off-road capabilities.

New news comes from the kitchen runway sector. Especially for Europe, which is increasingly stringent in terms of exhaust emission regulations. To the extent that the 3-door Jimny has changed its status to a commercial car since 2021. For the sake of being able to be sold there. Well, there was news that the Jimny would later be powered by a hybrid engine. It makes sense, because Suzuki already has that. The possibility of applying mild-hybrid technology combined with the K15C DualJet engine. Fuel efficiency improves along with performance

It could be out in Europe first or even first in India. Because that's where the production center is located, apart from the Kosai factory in Japan. Prepared to fight local players in the Sub4m segment such as Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue, and Maruti Vitara Brezza. But it is likely that it will only be realized in late 2022 or early 2023. If it is produced in India, it is also a market expectation that is difficult to meet the booming demand for the Jimny. Of course, there is hope that it can also be exported to the country. Fulfill the dream of a more logical price tag.

AHM Sets a Target of 30 Thousand New Honda ADV160 Sales Units by the End of 2022

 PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM) finally released the new Honda ADV160 some time ago. Its launch is also a global debut, which indicates that this adventurous scooter is an important product for Honda's business in Indonesia.

The revision brought by the Honda ADV160 deserves appreciation. Because now it gets a new engine with a larger capacity, adde8d features, to minor changes in the design sector. The Marketing Director of PT AHM, Thomas Wijaya, explained that with all the updates in the ADV160, his party targets sales of this motorbike to reach 30 thousand units by the end of 2022.



"In the second semester, we hope to reach 20 to 30 thousand for 6 months, for the new Honda ADV, yes," said Thomas in Cikarang, West Java, recently.

Furthermore, according to Thomas, the actual sales target of this adventurous scooter is at 60 thousand units per year. However, because the new version of ADV was released in semester 2 they only set half the target by the end of this year. Yes, it means that sales of the previous version of the ADV150 have reached 30 thousand when referring to the sales expectations of the latest ADV model.

The sales target figure of 60 thousand units was slightly corrected from the sales target when the Honda ADV was first released in Indonesia. At that time, Thomas had said that this scooter was targeted to sell 100 thousand units per year.

As for the sales contribution, the Honda ADV is said to have contributed 10 percent to Honda's motorcycle business in Indonesia. The backbone of AHM sales is still supported by entry-level automatic products such as the Honda Beat, Scoopy, and Vario series.

Regarding the opportunity to be exported to other countries, according to Thomas, until now they are still focusing on meeting the needs of the domestic market first. It is confirmed that the New Honda ADV160 can be ordered and the units will gradually be distributed to the entire Honda dealer network in Indonesia.

"We focus on Indonesian consumers. Moreover, if there were those who were waiting, we would definitely focus more on the Indonesian people. We will see the conditions (for exports)," he explained.

AHM confirmed that the problem of the semiconductor chip crisis affected the fulfillment of Honda motorcycles in Indonesia. Therefore, the decision to prioritize the needs of domestic consumers over exports to other countries is the right choice for the company.

The New Honda ADV is now equipped with a new 156.9 cc engine (rounded to 160 cc), 4-valve configuration, and eSP+ technology. The engine design is identical to that of the Honda PCX 160 which produces a maximum power of 11.8 kW or 15.8 horsepower at 8,500 rpm and peak torque at 14.7 nm at 6,500 rpm.

In addition to the engine, the ADV160 also gets a new front and rear side body, a higher windscreen, a USB Type A port, a 30 liter trunk (2 liters up), a new panel meter, and the addition of a traction control safety feature or HSTC (Honda Selectable Torque Control). . If you have a plan to ask for her hand, below is the latest price for the Honda ADV160.

Honda e electric car has a limited edition version, only 50 units available

 Honda introduces a special edition to one of its electric cars. The eco-friendly vehicle comes with a new color choice, namely Premium Crystal Red. In addition, it also gets 17-inch alloy wheels and a special badge on the black rear.

This Limited Edition model was introduced by the Formula 1 racer who is also the 2021 world champion with Honda, namely Max Verstappen. This special edition of Honda e is sold in a limited way, which is only fifty units for the European market.



Honda e is a new generation electric vehicle made by Honda which is designed with a simple design, but focuses on ease of use for the rider. In accordance with current trends, Honda e also carries the distinctive style of modern urban society, supported by connectivity technology and dynamic driving performance.

The presence of the Honda e is a manifestation of Honda's steps to achieve its vision of 100 percent electric car sales in Europe 2025. Simplicity and retro style are embedded as a design identity, reminiscent of the 1971 Honda Life SA360. Free from aggressive strokes like Honda that is currently circulating. The circular lamp gives a retro feel. The pop-up handle is made flush with the panel, pops up immediately when the hand approaches. Conventional mirrors are absent from the display, replaced by a small camera that is broadcast through a screen in the cabin.

It's the same with interior design. Simple retrofuturistic emphasizes horizontal lines. The Honda e dashboard has two large, interconnected touch screens, to display various applications and entertainment services in a lounge-like setting.

Through this screen, drivers and passengers can enjoy various applications and connectivity with comfort. The system can also be operated via voice commands, which the Honda Personal Assistant (HPA) responds to. Intelligent artificial intelligence is claimed to continue to learn the owner's voice over time in order to provide accurate responses.

For the drive system, the Honda e is equipped with a 35.5 kWH battery with compact dimensions. With this power blend, this car is claimed to be able to drive up to 200 to 220 kilometers when the battery is fully charged.

Thanks to the placement of the battery in the center results in a 50:50 balanced weight distribution. The manufacturer calls this composition, the car becomes more stable and has rigid control. Water cooling in the battery section also ensures optimal temperature.

Regarding battery charging, this electric car made by Honda is also supported by fast charging technology. His claim to reach 80 percent condition can be completed in just 30 minutes.

This electric car also did not take long to get recognition from various institutions. In April 2020 Honda e received two awards from the Red Dot Award. In this event, Honda e won the "Red Dot: Best of the Best 2020" award in the car design category and "Red Dot 2020" in the Smart Products category.

Then in 2021, Honda e won other prestigious awards such as; “German Car of the Year 2021” and “World Urban Car of the Year” award at the 2021 World Car Awards.

For information, the Honda e was introduced in the world for the first time in a concept version under the name Honda urban EV Concept in 2017. Two years later, this model appeared in a prototype version at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Then in the same year he appeared in a mass production version. at the Frankfurt Motor Show. It also marks the start of sales of the car in Europe. As for the Asian region, it premiered at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show and went on sale in Japan in early 2020.

The most popular manual type Daihatsu Sigra, here's the reason

 Daihatsu Sigra is a 7-seater low cost green car (LCGC) vehicle that is the mainstay of PT Astra Daihatsu Motor (ADM). Until May 2022, the car that was born thanks to a collaboration with PT Toyota-Astra Motor (TAM) has sold more than 257 thousand units. It has become the choice of the Indonesian people because it is pocket friendly, can fit a lot and has low operating costs.



Of the many Sigra units that have been sold throughout Indonesia, the best-selling variant is the manual transmission model. The percentage, manual type can reach 39 to 40 percent of total sales. Hendrayadi Lastiyoso, Marketing & Customer Relations Division Head of PT Astra International Daihatsu Sales Operation (AI-DSO) also tried to explain it.

"The Daihatsu Sigra is available in two engine variants. From 1,000 cc and 1,200 cc. The composition of sales of 1,000 cc is about 35 percent and 1,200 cc is 65 percent. If based on variants, the 1,200 cc R manual is the most in demand. If the percentage reaches 39 to 40 percent of total sales," he said at the launch of the New Daihatsu Sigra, at Summarecon Mall Bekasi, Thursday (7/7).

Furthermore, he conveyed that the Sigra color was the most sought after by Indonesian consumers. “At most it is dominated by three standard paints. First it is white or white which reaches 36 percent, then black or solid black is followed at 22 percent and the third is silver which is around 21 percent," said Hendrayadi.


Honda ADV 160 Credit Scheme with Installments of IDR 1.5 Million per Month

 PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM) has launched the Honda ADV 160 with the latest technology and several changes in design from the ADV 150 edition. So what is the cheapest installment to be able to bring this adventurous scooter?

Honda offers two variants for the ADV 160. The Honda ADV 160 CBS type is offered for Rp. 36 million on the road in Jakarta, while the ABS type is offered at a price of Rp. 39 million on the road in Jakarta.



The Honda ADV 160 comes with several improvements from the ADV 150. Starting from the tough and sturdy urban explorer design, to the embedded technology features.

The kitchen is equipped with a 160cc 4 valve, liquid-cooled, eSP+ engine with a PGM-FI injection combustion system. The new engine is capable of producing 11.8 kW of power and up to 14.7 Nm of torque.

The New Honda ADV160 is supported by the Honda Smart Key and an alarm system and USB charger on the console box with a maximum power of 5V 2.1A, which replaces the power charger on the old model.

ADV 160 . Installment Scheme

When quoting from the main dealer Wahana Honda, the Honda ADV 160 CBS credit simulation, for the choice of the highest down payment is Rp. 6.7 million with the longest term of 35 months, then the monthly installment is Rp. 1,536,000.

If the tenor is the fastest, which is 11 months, the installments will be IDR 3,435,000 per month. Meanwhile, the lowest down payment is IDR 3.8 million, and the installments are IDR 3,806,000 (11 months) and IDR 1,717,000 (35 months).

Switch to Honda ADV 160 ABS, with the lowest down payment of IDR 4,100,000 and will receive installments of IDR 4,137,000 per month if you take 11 months, and IDR 1,867,000 for a 35 month tenor. The highest DP is IDR 7.2 million and for a period of 11 months the installments are IDR 3,740,000 and IDR 1,672,000 for 35 months installments.

Complete Surgery, Specifications, Features and Prices of the New Honda ADV160

 The New Honda ADV160 is the new champion scooter for PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM) in the Indonesian two-wheel market. The world debut on Friday (1/7) the automatic adventure is still enjoying the market alone, because until now rival brands have not produced their opponents.

The revisions made were quite significant, AHM injected a machine with a larger capacity, applied new features, and revised several body sectors. Interestingly, with the changes brought by the official price of this motorbike, it only starts from Rp. 300 thousand to Rp. 400 thousand from the ADV150 predecessor.

Complete Surgery, Specifications, Features and Prices of the New Honda ADV160

In this article, we will present in full the specifications, features, and prices of the new Honda ADV160 scooter in the Indonesian market. Is it worth taking it home to the garage? Let's see together.

Specifications of New Honda ADV 160

Our assumption is correct that the new Honda ADV will pack an engine similar to the Honda PCX 160. From the specification sheet, it carries a 156.9 cc engine (rounded to 160 cc), 4 valves, liquid cooling, and has eSP + injection technology (enhanced Smart Power plus).

The amount of power and torque is also identical to the PCX, where it is capable of producing a maximum power of up to 11.8 kW or 15.8 horsepower at 8,500 rpm and a peak torque of 14.7 Nm at 6,500 rpm. The engine is combined with ACG Starter technology which makes the engine starter momentum smoother.

Further to the compression blend the engine is at 12:1 with bore x stroke at 60 x 55.5 mm. Again the settings are similar to his brother, the PCX 160.

There is no more detailed information on what changes have been made, but if you refer to the statement from the Honda technical team which says that the base is picking up the PCX 160 engine, there are a number of revisions. Starting from the use of the hydraulic tensioner cam lifter, the application of roller bearings in the crankshaft, piston oil jets, changes in the air intake system, revision of the 2 mm throttle body size, changes in exhaust construction, and improvements to CVT components.

Added Advanced Features

In this sector the New Honda ADV160 also gets improvements. To increase driving safety, it is equipped with a traction control feature or HSTC (Honda Selectable Torque Control) specifically for the highest variant.

Next is the application of an adjustable windscreen which is about 75 mm higher. This change is explained by Honda to improve aerodynamics and maximize wind exposure. To be more complete, below are the features embedded in the ADV160:

  • The new panel meter looks like the Honda ADV350
  • Charging dock model USB Port type A
  • ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) for the highest variant
  • Full LED lighting (front, rear, turn signal)
  • DRL
  • hazard lights
  • ESS (Emergency Stop Signal)
  • Handlebars
  • Wavy disk
  • Luggage 30 liters (2 liters bigger)
  • Side Stand Switch
  • Keyless with security alarm.

 Dimensions of New Honda ADV160

In terms of dimensions, there is no significant difference between the ADV160 and the previous model. There is a slight difference in the height of the motor which is lower by 43 mm.

In general, this automatic motorbike has a length of 1,950 mm, a width of 763 mm, and a height of 1,196 mm. Meanwhile, the seat height has also been corrected by 75 mm or now to 780 mm, with the lowest distance to the ground still at 165 mm. With the changes in the ADV160, the weight increases by 1 kilogram or becomes 133 kg (dry weight) for all CBS and ABS variants.

As for the fuel tank, this motorbike is capable of drinking up to 8.1 liters of gasoline. From Honda's internal testing using the WTMC-Euro 3 method with the active ISS feature, the figure is 45 km per liter, so that when the fuel tank is full it can run up to 364 km.

Price of New Honda ADV160

AHM still offers the Honda ADV160 in 2 different variants, namely CBS and ABS. Both are sold with a tag of Rp. 36 million and Rp. 39.25 million, respectively, which have OTR Jakarta status.

As for color availability, the company offers 6 colors at once. The choices for the CBS variant are metallic black, white, and red. Then for the ABS variant, it comes in matte white, black, and red colors.

For those who are interested in owning the new Honda ADV160, AHM ensures that the unit can be ordered starting this July from the nearest dealers from your domicile. How, interested?

Toyota Introduces T-Care, New Car After Sales Service Up To 60,000 Km

 After-sales service is always a separate assessment for potential customers. The presence of a trusted service makes consumers not have to worry about vehicle maintenance and the availability of spare parts. PT Toyota-Astra Motor (TAM) prioritizes after-sales service for vehicle maintenance and goes a step closer to consumers. The latest is the T-Care periodic service program starting July 1, 2022. T-Care is given to customers who buy new cars for certain models with several benefits.

Toyota Introduces T-Care, New Car After Sales Service Up To 60,000 Km
T-Care


One of them is free of service fees up to the 7th periodic service or a maximum of 3 years/60,000 kilometers. There is also free spare parts up to the 7th periodic service or a maximum of 3 years/60,000 kilometers. Then there is a prize in the form of an extended warranty for 1 year/20,000 kilometers so that the total Toyota warranty in Indonesia will be 4 years/120,000 kilometers, if the customer has regular service every six months.

This service applies to all Toyota customers who purchase new vehicles starting in July 2022 with the production code 2022. The models included in the T-Care program include the Corolla Cross and Corolla Cross Hybrid. Then C-HR Hybrid, Fortuner, LC-300, Raize, Rush, Alphard, Vellfire, Avanza, Veloz, Innova, Sienta, Voxy, Camry, and Camry Hybrid. Then the Corolla Altis and Corolla Altis Hybrid, Toyota 86, Vios, Yaris, Hilux, Hi-Ace Premio and Commuter and Toyota Supra. Special Supra is given on the second service to the 7th service or a maximum of 3 years/72,000 kilometers.

Anton Jimmi Suwandy, Marketing Director of PT TAM, said that Toyota has always focused on maintaining service quality. This is also expected to be part of educating customers about the importance of regular vehicle maintenance.

"Regular service is important so that the vehicle's performance can be maintained, as well as being safe and comfortable when used. We urge our customers to carry out regular servicing in accordance with Toyota's recommendations, which is every six months," said Anton in his statement.

For those who ask, what is exempt from the cost of spare parts in this T-Car program. The list is for gasoline engines, consisting of TMO Lubricant Engine Oil, filters, engine oil gaskets, air filters, TMO Chemical Brake Fluid, TMO Lubricant Manual Transmission, TMO Lubricant Differential Gear, plug gaskets and AC filters. For the diesel engine model, the modified device is the same as the gasoline engine but is added with TMO lubricant transfer gear oil.

T-Care is a development of the periodic service program previously introduced by Toyota, namely Free Periodic Service Fee. This program is a program that is free of service fees and spare parts costs up to the 6th periodic service with a maximum period of 4 years or 50,000. This program is awarded on a specific vehicle model and year.

For Toyota customers who buy a new vehicle before the T-Care launch period, they will continue to enjoy the free periodic service fee program. The models that received the after-sales program included Rush, Toyota 86, Land Cruiser, Alphard, Vellfire, Yaris, Kijang Innova, Fortuner, C-HR, Raize, Hilux, GR Yaris, Camry, Veloz, Avanza, Corolla Altis, Voxy and Hiace. . Through the free periodic service fee program, customers can enjoy free service fees up to the 6th periodic service and free spare parts fees up to the 6th periodic service with a maximum period of 4 years/50,000 kilometers.