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New MG HS Launches, Now with Semi Autonomous Features

 After repeatedly showing teasers and leaking new product plans. MG Motor Indonesia finally officially introduced the New MG HS, (25/1). This SUV is the first product to be introduced in 2023 and carries a variety of the latest technologies in its class.

"We are presenting an SUV that has a modern design and is superior in terms of safety as well as comfort in various situations. The New MG HS now brings various advantages through design, features and technology that suit the needs of the Indonesian people," said Zhang Weiwei, Vice Managing Director of MG Motor Indonesia. greeting.

New MG HS Launches, Now with Semi Autonomous Features

The New MG HS design still carries the 3rd Design Language MG. The digital flamming grille with alloy rims of the Tomahawk model is a concern. The front looks modern thanks to the shape of the tapered headlamp with LED projector technology. This LED technology is also present in turn signals and stop lamps. The sporty impression is visible through the double exhaust at the back.

It measures 4,574 mm in length, 1,876 mm in width and 1,664 mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,720 mm. There are four color options to choose from: metal ash gray, scarlet red, black night and artic white.

The interior hasn't changed much. MG HS uses a yacht blue color and soft touch materials in several places for a premium impression. In addition, there is a panoramic sunroof, a 12.3-inch digital meter cluster, and a 10.1-inch IPS touch screen head unit. Passengers can also feel the ambient light with a choice of 256 colors to choose from.

The MG HS update feels the most from the more advanced i-Smart technology. It is a telematics feature connected to a mobile phone. Through this feature, the owner can easily monitor the condition of the car, as well as activate in-vehicle features.

Some of the capabilities that can be done through the i-Smart feature include remote vehicle control, security alarm, remote vehicle diagnosis, geofence, MG touchpoint and travel plans. The Smart Command feature allows owners to make voice commands, smart calls, i-call to contact the MG call center, set points of interest and digital key technology to operate the vehicle.

Safety devices rely on the advanced ADAS system. This feature consists of a lane assist system, lane departure warning, lane departure prevention, and lane keep assist. There is still adaptive cruise control, traffic jam assist, forward collision warning, intelligent high beam control. In addition, features lane change assist, blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alert and door open warning. Other features include ABS, EBD and EBA braking as standard, there are electronic differential system features, a stability control system and a traction control system.


Its performance comes from a 1,490 cc turbo four-cylinder engine with a power production of 162 PS at 5,600 rpm and 250 Nm of torque at 1,700 - 4,400 rpm. Everything is channeled to the front wheels with a 7-speed sportronic twin clutch transmission.

The latest MG HS is offered in three variants namely Activate, Ignite and Magnify i-Smart as the top variant. Activate costs IDR 455.8 million, Ignite IDR 499.8 million and Magnify IDR 545.8 million. All are on the road status and can be ordered now.

Goodyear Releases Silent Tires for Premium Cars

 PT Goodyear Indonesia Tbk. released two new tires: Assurance ComfortTred and Assurance Maxguard SUV. It is claimed to be quiet, because it is supported by Advanced Noise Canceling (ANX) technology which minimizes the sound of tire friction. Both are available at dealers and tire shops with prices starting from IDR 1.1 million for the Assurance ComforTred and Assurance Maxguard SUV starting from IDR 1.5 million.

Goodyear Releases Silent Tires for Premium Cars

“Assurance ComfortTred is aimed at comfort-oriented premium vehicles, so we present ANX technology which reduces noise from tire noise. Meanwhile, Assurance Maxguard itself is intended for urban SUVs that have more mobility in the city. We see that consumers in the premium segment place greater importance on comfort than other matters," said Andreas Sendie, Area Sales Manager & Training Specialist at Goodyear Indonesia.

Assurance ComfortTred has 13 different sizes, from ring 16 to ring 19. Commonly found in full-size sedans. Meanwhile, the Assurance Maxguard SUV starts with ring 15 to ring 20 inches according to consumer needs. Apart from ANX, Assurance ComfortTred is also supported by several features such as Wet Roads & Control Safety, Stable Cornering Performance and Wet Control & safety.

The Assurance Maxguard SUV has ActiveGrip technology which improves the grip of the tires on the road surface and DuraGuard Technology using 2 layers of construction. In addition, the block design of the Maxguard SUV has also been made more inclined to reduce tire noise when on the road.

In addition, Goodyear Indonesia also provides a tire warranty for 12 months or reaches a mileage of 20,000 km after installation. Consumers who experience flat tires, tears, bumps and scratches from sharp objects can claim the warranty from Goodyear Indonesia dealers.

goodyear comfortred

On the same occasion, Goodyear Indonesia also invited the media crew to try first-hand the advantages of the Assurance ComfortTred and Assurance Maxguard SUVs at Pusdiklantas, BSD. There are six different vehicles consisting of a Hyundai SantaFe with Assurance Maxguard SUV tires size 235/60R18 and a Cherry Tiggo 7 with tire size 225/60R18. Meanwhile, Assurance ComfortTred is installed on the Toyota Camry and Camry Hybrid with size 215/55R17.

Several test points were made starting from acceleration to 80 km/h, environmental conditions and also braking testing or braking on wet and dry land. "We tested the Goodyear AMG SUV product on dry and wet asphalt with puddles. The advantage of the AMG SUV is excellent braking in all road conditions. This is made possible by 2-in-1 technology, with Grip Protection for shorter braking times and Impact Protection to withstand road impacts. This product is perfect for consumers who want to feel safe driving in any terrain and weather while having long-lasting tire reliability," concluded Andreas.

List of New Cars Ready to Roll Out Throughout 2023

 Before New Year's Eve. Several automotive manufacturers and APM have actually provided new product information. Most likely it will be released throughout 2023 and the number could increase. OTO Media noted a number of indications of the launch of a new vehicle. However, it is more focused on non-premium brands. Apart from the shocks of recession and global issues. The hope is that by being presented with various new models, it can further stimulate people's purchasing power.

List of New Cars Ready to Roll Out Throughout 2023

List of New Cars Ready to Roll Out Throughout 2023

All New Toyota Agya & Daihatsu Ayla

 Perodua Axia 2023

The new generations of Agya and Ayla are confirmed to launch in the first quarter of 2023. The manufacturers already have the TNGA chassis, engine technology, transmission, features and security systems. All of that is presented in the product line of Toyota and Daihatsu. Make sure the engine format changes. If in the existing model, use the 1.2 liter NR 4-cylinder inline, 16 valve, DOHC, Dual VVT-i. Meanwhile, the new model will use the Rocky or Raize engine.

To accompany the 1.0 liter engine. The new option for the WA-VE (Euro 4) 3 cylinder in-line, 12 valve DOHC with Dual VVT-i pacemaker is embedded in the Toyota Agya and Daihatsu Ayla 2023. The diameter of the piston is 73.5 mm x 94.1 mm. With a compression ratio of 12.8:1, this engine can produce a peak power of 88 PS at 6,000 and a maximum torque of 113 Nm at 4,500 rpm. The option for transmitting power to the front wheels uses a five-speed manual transmission. One more, use D-CVT, as a mainstay of the manufacturer's technology. If the Honda Brio only uses an ordinary CVT. 

All New Honda Civic Type R

 2023 Honda Civic Type R

In Japan, the new Civic Type R has launched. This year it's Indonesia's turn to get the prize. Dibesut car increasingly violent and shows a lot of improvement. All of that is still obtained from the old KC20C1 4-cylinder 2.0-liter turbo engine. Then power distribution is via a 6-speed manual transmission. The power surge is getting bigger. Power increases by 10 PS (10 hp) and an additional 20 Nm of torque. From the previous 320 PS (316 hp) & 400 Nm, it becomes 330 PS (326 hp) at 6,500 rpm and 420 Nm from 2,600-4,000 rpm.

Mitsubishi Xpander Hybrid

 Mitsubishi Xpander

Back to opening Mitsubishi Motors' 2020 fiscal financial report. In it, it is written that the company plans to introduce the Xpander Hybrid (HEV). The launch itself is scheduled for 2023. Not only for the Indonesian market, but also in the ASEAN region. Detailed information about the hybrid model has not been clearly disclosed. But MMKSI opened up a little about the news about the MPV.

"So, we want to ensure that consumers benefit from this hybrid. MMKSI studies well for this segment. Because we are still doing research or research in preparing the HEV strategy in Indonesia. We realize that electric vehicles are still new to the market in Indonesia. We want to ensure customers will get the full benefit of this type of vehicle," said Hikaru Mii, MMKSI Director of Product Strategy Division, some time ago.

All New Suzuki Grand Vitara

 Grand Vitara

Harold Donnel, Head of 4W Brand Dev. PT SIS & Marketing Research & IT Network explained. In planning the company's business steps for the next four years, it will focus on the SUV segment. They see that the trend or demand for this segment is still wide open. "A little clue that one of Suzuki's strategies in the Indonesian market is an SUV. So by 2025 we will release around seven new products with SUV nuances. Therefore, the S-Presso is the first step for the SUV segment that we will develop," he said some time ago to OTO Media Group.

There are two variants, but SIS seems more interested in selling the Smart Hybrid version. Because the technology is the same as the Ertiga mild hybrid. The embedded K15C engine is 1,462 cc, DOHC, four cylinder. Diameter times step 74 mm x 85 mm. Maximum torque is 136.8 Nm at 4,400 rpm. Peak power is achieved at 75.8 Kw or 103 PS at 6,000 rpm. The battery for the ISG drive is 12V- 6Ah (Li-ion). The distributor of kinetic energy uses a 6-speed transmission (AT). If you quote data from Maruti India, the fuel consumption of the Grand Vitara Smart Hybrid AT is claimed to be 19.38 km/liter. While the manual transmission is 20.58 km / liter

All New Isuzu mu-X 4x2

 Isuzu mu-X

The latest generation of Isuzu mu-X uses a ladder frame type chassis. Astra Isuzu has just released the 4x4 MT version to enter the fleet market. Meanwhile, the AT 4x2 variant as a passenger vehicle has not yet been sold. Possibly this year. The engine offered is the same, in the form of a 1.9 liter coded RZ4E-TC diesel engine plus turbo induction. The engine produces 150 PS of power at 3,600 rpm and a torque of 350 Nm, achieved from 1,800 rpm -2,600 rpm. Automatic transmission and ADAS options should have been available and brought here.

Wuling Alvez and Formo Max


The Wuling Formo Max engine uses a four-cylinder configuration and a 1.5 liter DOHC, I-VVT combustion chamber. The resultant maximum power is 99 PS at 5,800 rpm and a torque of 140 Nm in the range of 3,600 rpm to 4,400 rpm. Overall power is distributed to the rear wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission system. It will be a pickup with the smallest petrol engine offered by Wuling Indonesia. It is predicted that the completeness is similar to the Formo BV variant.

Well, the Wuling product that often tests its way here is Alvez, as Almaz's younger brother. There are three types of pacemaker options in China. First, using a 1.5 liter naturally aspirated engine. Then the 1.5 liter turbo engine (like Almaz's). Finally, the hybrid version is offered using a 2.0 liter NA plus an electric motor. Otherwise known as Asta Hybrid. All powertrains are produced by SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile Co., Ltd. There is no further information yet, which variant will be sold in Indonesia.

What is clear is that Alvez's dimensions are fairly compact. It is 4,365 mm long, 1,750 mm wide, 1,640 mm high and has a wheelbase of 2,550 mm. The front of the vehicle uses a large grille. If you see, it's a bit like the Wuling Victory MPV. If observed in more detail, the vehicle uses a horizontal chrome decoration. On the other hand, the headlights are in the shape of a parallelogram, there is DRL plus fog lamps with LED technology.

Kia Niro & Sorento HEV

 KIA Sorento HEV

Niro EV has been introduced at GIIAS 2022. It was only sold this year for around IDR 800 million. It uses a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) electric motor on the front wheels. Its power reaches 200 PS and a maximum torque of 255 Nm with a battery capacity of 64.8 kWh.

The claim is that the Niro EV can cover a total distance of up to 463 kilometers using the WLTP method. Great, can power other electronic devices (V2L) of 3.6 kW. Some of the features installed include 8 point airbags, ADAS such as cruise control. Then there are lane following assists, lane keeping assists, blind spot collision avoidance assists, manual speed limit assists and forward collision avoidance assists.

Hybrid technology is also ready to be presented this year through the Sorento HEV. It uses the SmartStream G1.6 T-Gdi engine, an inline 4-cylinder CVVD with a capacity of 1.6 liters turbocharger. The pacemaker is capable of producing 179 PS of power and 264 Nm of torque. It has a parallel electric motor hybrid system as a driver with a power of 44 kW. The capacity of the lithium ion battery is 13 kWh. The combination of power reaches 230 PS and 350 Nm of torque, channeled to the front wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission.



To fill the electric car market. DFSK immediately sells Mini EV cheaper than Wuling Air ev. The electric motor delivers a maximum power of 25 kW (34 Hp) and a peak torque of 100 Nm. In China, the model is available in two battery capacities: 9.18 kWh and 13.8 kWh. Mileage is offered 120 km or 180 km. Small and suitable for economical urban mobility. This Dongfeng car is 2,995 mm long, 1,495 mm wide, 1,640 high and has a wheelbase of 1,960 mm. It can accommodate four passengers with a 50:50 folding of the rear seats. Quite practical as a small vehicle. When you enter the cabin, the materials seem standard.


 Review MG4 EV

The electrification market potential in RI is getting bigger. This Chinese-British company is ready to bring the MG4 EV. The electric heart in the standard variant puts out 170 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque. Meanwhile, the Comfort and Luxury types generate 204 PS plus 250 Nm of torque. The MG4 EV, dubbed Global Pure Electric SuperPower Crossover and uses the latest battery technology, the Rubik's Cube. So that it is promised to achieve accelerated speeds of up to 100 km / h in an instant.

The cheapest unit (Standard type) uses a 51 kWh lithium iron phosphate battery with a range (WLTP) of 350 km. Furthermore, other variants have 64 kWh. Comfort range of 450 km and Luxury 435 km. This capability is still far behind compared to the Hyundai Ioniq 5.

The MG4 EV battery can be charged from 10 - 80 percent in just 35 minutes using a common rapid charger with a capacity of 150 kW.

Cherry Omoda 5

The new Art in Motion style philosophy provides a lot of accentuation to contemporary body lines. The audience can observe. Proverbs, big front grille without frame. The grille even integrates with the LED daytime running lights. The main light house is also quirky, adopting diode technology. The shape of the headlamp is a bit like a Hyundai SUV with a Matrix pattern.

Omoda 5's pacemaker is a 1.6-liter TGDI petrol (from the Tiggo 8 Pro engine family), producing 197 PS of power and 290 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The Plug in Hybrid and EV versions are said to be being developed by Chery to accommodate the world's electrification needs. This year it is promised to enter Indonesia, while the HEV version may follow.

Honda Scoopy vs Yamaha Fazzio, Which is the Most Efficient Gasoline

 Discussing the matter of consumption of fuel oil (BBM) is more efficient, it all depends on how to drive.

But what if the Honda Scoopy duels against the Yamaha Fazzio to determine who is more fuel efficient.

The latest Honda Scoopy is claimed to be more fuel efficient because it uses the new eSAF (enhanced Smart Architecture Frame) frame technology.

In addition, this 110cc engine is equipped with eSP (enhanced Smart Power) technology.

ESP technology is integrated with the ACG Starter to start the engine smoother and quieter.

Meanwhile, Yamaha Fazzio uses technology that is no less sophisticated, namely the Blue Core Hybrid.

Blue Core Hybrid technology makes this 125cc automatic motorbike more powerful, reliable and environmentally friendly.

Which of the two retro scooters is more fuel efficient?

Honda Scoopy when used daily activities, the average consumption of gasoline is 55.7 km / liter.

Test conditions also varied, with road contours filled with inclines and tandem.

Meanwhile, PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM) claims that Scoopy's fuel consumption is 59 km/liter.

Moving on to Yamaha Fazzio, the engine doesn't immediately scream but rises slowly.

Then the speed increases in rhythm with the increase in engine speed.

The combination of an engine that doesn't 'scream' easily plus hybrid technology at low speed is effective in making the Fazzio economical on fuel consumption.

Used for daily use with various road conditions, the average consumption of gasoline can reach 51.6 km / liter!

These results are obtained in driving conditions, sometimes it gets stuck, sometimes it goes smoothly, sometimes it's slow, sometimes the pol gas gets stuck.

The method used is of course full to full which is done 3 times and taken on average, because on Fazzio's speedometer there is no info on fuel consumption.

Of course, if the driving method is calm and the road conditions are consistently smooth, it is possible to get a number that is more economical than that.

For the record, the above results were obtained by a rider with a posture of 173 cm, weighing 64 kg and an aggressive driving style.

Don't be confused, choose Honda Genio and Scoopy, these are the differences

 The new Honda Genio scooter has been officially launched. The design is modern with minimal body curves, similar to that offered by Scoopy. Genio's price tag is not as expensive as Scoopy. But there are differences in the provision of features and specifications that are carried. What are the differences between Genio and Scoopy?

There is a decent difference in terms of price. The price of Honda Genio is Rp. 17.2 million for the standard type of CBS (Combi Brake System) and added Rp. 500 thousand to get the ISS (Idling Stop System) feature. While the Scoopy price is Rp. 18.94 million, both stylish and sporty type. There is a difference of more than Rp. 1 million between Genio and Scoopy. Just peek at the specifications.

Mechanical heart, both are 110 cc, but have different cylinder construction. Genio is said to be carrying the latest generation of eSP engines, with 9.0 PS of power at 7,500 rpm and a peak torque of 9.3 Nm at 5,500 rpm. The Scoopy is slightly different, with 9.1 PS of power at 7,500 rpm and 9.4 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm.

Genio and Scoopy sizes also have significant differences. Understandably, the Genio was built from a new type of chassis. The Genio has dimensions of 1,869 x 692 x 1,061 mm (LxWxH), a wheelbase of 1,256 mm and a ground clearance of 147 mm. Genio seat height 740 mm. While the Scoopy has dimensions of 1,847 x 686 x 1,061 mm, the distance between the axles is 1,257 mm, the ground clearance is 143 mm and the seat height is 744 mm.

Design aesthetics and appearance are also different, although there is a bit of a retro aspect with rounded accents in both. But if you pay attention, the Scoopy's body has fewer corners. As a result, Scoopy feels more retro feel. The use of lights, meter panels and round mirrors also reinforces the retro character of the Scoopy. Moreover, Scoopy is equipped with 12-inch rims with thick tires 100/90 d9 front and 110/90 rear tires. Genio uses 14-inch rims with 80/90 tires and 90/90 for the rear tires. The Genio rim design is also ordinary with black color.

Both Genio and Scoopy have LED headlights. Genio's panel meters are fully digital. But they are small in size. While Scoopy is bigger, with a combination of analog speedometer and digital MID. Oh yes, both of them also have an Eco indicator for fuel-efficient driving.

The Combi Brake System feature is standard on the Genio and Scoopy. Meanwhile, the ISS feature is only available on the most expensive Genio. On Scoopy, the ISS is a standard feature. Genio luggage is claimed to be relieved, with a capacity of 14 liters. But it turns out, still more relieved to have a Scoopy, 15.4 liters. Even so, Genio has a gas tank capacity of up to 4.2 liters. Scoopy only 4 liters.

The AHM manufacturer doesn't flaunt the Genio's exterior. Just pay attention to the storage drawer in front. Appear simple, prioritizing function. While on the Scoopy, the left front storage drawer is given a protective cover. Inside there is a plug for charging the smartphone. So it's safe when used. Genio also has a similar plug, but its position is in the trunk of the seat.

Scoopy's sophistication is of a higher level than Genio. Key features, for example. Genio uses a standard lock with a cover on the lock. Scoopy even has an alarm to prevent theft. The answer back system function is also available on the Scoopy key. Its function is to give an audible and flashing hazard turn signal when the button is pressed, making it easier to find a motorbike in a crowded parking lot.

In terms of features and appearance there is a significant difference. The Genio scooter is indeed cheaper, but the features are not as rich as the Scoopy. The appearance is also still more attractive Scoopy. Now, all you have to do is adjust it to your wishes and budget, a new design motorbike priced at IDR 17 million or a Scoopy with IDR 18 million which has a retro appearance with richer and more sophisticated features. Select which one?

Honda Activa 2023 Launches, Prices Start at IDR 13 Million

 Honda Activa 2023 officially launched in India (23/1/2023). Sold from Rp. 13 million, Honda's best-selling scooter in India now has many advanced features and is certainly more environmentally friendly.

"Activa has reinvigorated the scooter market and remains one of the best-selling two-wheelers in India. Today we launched the new OBD2 (On-board Diagnostics 2) compliant Activa with a number of segment first features that offer added value," said Managing Director Director, President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, Atsushi Ogata.

Honda Activa 2023
Honda Activa 2023

The Honda Activa 2023 has been equipped with a 110 cc eSP engine, which is capable of producing a maximum power of 5.77 kW at 8,000 rpm and a peak torque of 8.90 Nm at 5,500 rpm. For the fuel injection system, it uses PGM-Fi injection technology.

This scooter is also equipped with various modern features, such as the answer back system, combi-brake system, smart unlock, smart start, smart safe, and of course the ACG starter which makes the process of starting the engine smoother.

The 2023 Honda Activa will be available in three variants, standard, deluxe and smart. While there are 6 color choices, pearl siren blue new, decent blue metallic, rebel red metallic, black, pearl precious white & matte gray metallic axis.

Speaking of prices, the standard variant sells for Rs 74,536 (Rp. 13.6 million), the deluxe variant for Rs. 77,036 (Rp. 14.1 million), and the most expensive smart variant costs Rs. 80,537, equivalent to Rp. 14.7 million.

Mullen acquired Bollinger shares worth IDR 2.2 trillion

 Mullen Automotive is reported to have acquired a majority of Bollinger Motors' shares of 60 percent for US$148.2 million 

(equivalent to Rp. 2.2 trillion) to revive the pending B1 and B2.

Reported by CarsCoops, on Thursday (8/9), Mullen CEO David Michery said that the move positions Bollinger to capture the electric sports utility and commercial vehicle market.

"This acquisition is one of the largest in the EV industry to date and provides Mullen with a unique opportunity to aggressively expand into the commercial EV space with high demand," said David Michery.

He also continued that combining Bollinger vehicles with the existing Class 1 and Class 2 EV cargo van programs provides the company with an opportunity to dominate the entire Class 1-6 light and medium commercial truck segment.

Additionally, Bollinger will be able to leverage Mullen's solid-state battery technology, making their current vehicles even more competitive once the technology is rolled out across Mullen and Bollinger's EV portfolio.

As Mullen explained, with the acquisition and injection of capital, the B1 and B2 programs will commence after the start of production for the Class 3-6 commercial truck program.

Bollinger Motors CEO Robert Bollinger stated, "Mullen shares a dream to build the very best EV cars and trucks. This partnership will bring us closer to realizing that vision, as it allows us to increase production on our end and take Mullen's EV program to more markets." fast," he said.

Kaleidoscope 2022: Family MPVs that Come Out All Year

 Kaleidoscope 2022: Family MPVs that Come Out All Year

Almost all car brands have MPV models. Because it is the best-selling species in Indonesia. Manufacturers are also competing to present the latest models to attract consumer interest. In 2022, a number of models will be introduced from low to high levels.

All New Toyota Voxy

all new voxy

The third generation of Toyota's boxy car was launched at the beginning of the year. MPV, which is commonly referred to as baby Alphard, looks more premium with significant changes to the body. He still uses a sliding door as passenger access, but it can be opened automatically using foot movements because there is a sensor. The electric tailgate can be adjusted by opening the angle via a button on the side of the body. Overall practicality, the new Voxy is able to help users in their daily activities.

Not only that, sophisticated features are also planted, even utilizing semi-autonomous technology, namely Toyota Safety Sense 3.0. He became the first Toyota model in Indonesia to use it. Completeness: There is a pre-collision system, lane tracing assist, dynamic radar cruise control, auto high beam, blind spot monitor and SRS Airbags throughout the cabin.

Performance has also been updated using the new M20A-FK5 pacemaker. The 2.0-liter cubic with a naturally aspirated four-cylinder configuration. The power created reaches 170 PS at 6,600 rpm and 202 Nm of torque at 4,900 rpm. All energy is channeled to the wheels via a comfortable and fuel-efficient CVT transmission system.

New Wuling Cortez

New Cortez

Brand from China, Wuling also enliven 2022 through New Cortez which is a refresher from Cortez CT. Apparently transformed with minor changes, but more attractive and luxurious. Some like the logo is now silver and the new two-tone 16-inch rims. The cabin is not spared. Semi-leather material covers the seat, combined with the dominance of dark colors. The second row is equipped with captain seat models so that it adds an exclusive impression.

The main attraction lies in the technology installed. New Cortez has Wuling's flagship voice command, namely WIND (Wuling Indonesia Command) which was previously embedded in Almaz. As the name implies, it can be ordered to use Indonesian to control many features, such as opening and closing windows, sunroof, adjusting air conditioning and multimedia.

It still has the addition of a massive 10.25-inch display, not only as an entertainment viewer but also a central control for vehicle features. Next is the Internet of Vehicle (IoV), a device connecting the car with the user's smartphone. Control can be carried out via the MyWuling+ application, one of which is turning on the engine and air conditioning, including tracking the vehicle's position.

To rotate the front wheels, the New Cortez is equipped with a 1.5 liter turbo engine. Same as before, it produces 141.9 PS at 5,200 rpm and a maximum torque of 250 Nm in the 1,600 to 3,600 rpm range. Transmission relies on CVT, but can be played manually to add to the excitement of driving.

All New Kia Carens

Carens is not a foreign name in the Indonesian automotive world. Playing in the MPV segment, but the South Korean manufacturer gives an SUV touch to its form. Strong impression radiated tough. Today's style trends are pinned, while still maintaining the characteristics of Kia cars in the form of a tiger nose grille. The eyes are manipulated into a fierce shape thanks to the use of LEDs. A sense of luxury is also served by an electric sunroof.

A luxurious feel is given to the cabin. Captain seat and all seats wrapped in leather. The head unit is not as big as Cortez, only 8 inches. But it is enough to provide entertainment, especially when it can be connected to a smartphone using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Cabin spaciousness makes for maximum comfort, plus accommodating cargo. When the third row seats are folded, 645 liters of luggage is immediately presented.

There are two variants offered. First 1.4T - Premier, the kitchen has a 1.4-liter capacity called Kappa and added a turbo. He is the highest option that produces 140 PS and 242 Nm of torque. Interestingly, the gearshift uses a 7-speed dual clutch (DCT). The cheapest is 1.5MPI - Premiere. The difference is not that the engine room has a bigger volume, but it doesn't use a turbo. As a result, the power is smaller, namely 115 PS with a torque of 144 Nm using the Intelligent VT transmission. While the diesel variant is not available, because Kia is still conducting studies related to emissions and standards in Indonesia.

Suzuki Ertiga Hybrid

Ertiga has been Suzuki's flagship MPV for a long time. It continues to be refined, recently added hybrid technology. In terms of design, it's not much different, it's still strong with Ertiga characteristics, even though it's claimed there are 11 changes on the exterior and interior. The differentiation starts from the grille, mirrors that can fold automatically, antenna type, hybrid emblem, multi-information display and seat color. A new color option is also available, namely Mellow Deep Red Color.

Features improved. Travel is more practical thanks to Cruise Control. Driving stability is maintained by the Electric Stability Program. Uphill trips are also safe because of Hill Hold Control. Including the Auto Light and Guide Me Light. The main focus of course lies on the pacemaker. The well-known K15B coded engine is powerful and economical combined with an Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) and a lithium battery. The cubic is 1.5 liters with a maximum power of 104.7 PS at 6,000 rpm and 138 Nm of torque at 4,400 rpm.

ISG functions as a catcher and storage of electrical energy to the battery. Electricity is used to keep the electrical components running, as well as activating the auto start feature when the car wants to move from a standstill. Of course the goal is to maximize fuel consumption efficiency. Even though it's not a complete hybrid car, at least it is able to provide comfort because the cruising range is getting further and fuel costs can be reduced.

Hyundai Stargazer

Hyundai is quite aggressive in penetrating the Indonesian automotive market. The newest Stargazer, an MPV with SUV nuances that launched at GIIAS 2022. It is a local assembly filled with a number of advanced technologies to strengthen competitiveness. The eccentric styling makes it stand out on the road which is assembled locally at Hyundai's production facility in Cikarang.

The engine is similar to the Hyundai Creta, a flagship SUV that also recently debuted. Smartstream 4 cylinder with 1.5 liter combustion chamber. Power is very competitive in its segment, of 115 PS and a maximum torque of 144 Nm. Putting it in second place after the Honda Mobilio. There are manual and automatic transmission options called IVT. The driving experience is supported by the Hyundai SmartSense protection device. The semi-autonomous technology package consists of Forward Collision-avoidance Assist (FCA), Rear Cross-traffic Collision-avoidance Assist (RCCA), Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) and Collision-avoidance Assist (BCA - from parallel parking) and Lane Keeping Assist (LKA).

If the car experiences an incident, the user can take advantage of the SOS/Emergency Assistance feature which is accessed via a button near the front cabin lights. Automatically connects with the central operator for assistance. However, actually before users use this feature, the system automatically notifies the help center thanks to Auto Collision Notification (ACN).

All New Toyota Kijang Innova Zenix

The last MPV launched in 2022 is the Innova. This time the name is longer, Toyota Kijang Innova Zenix. The latest generation is not only offered a petrol drinker version, but also a hybrid. Significant changes also occur in the chassis which now uses TNGA: GA-C. It's no longer a ladder-frame but a monocoque. The more significant because the drive is no longer the rear wheels, but the front.

Zenix relies on an in-line 4-cylinder engine coded M20A-FXS with VVT-I technology for both variants. The conventional option's output reaches 174 PS at 6,000 and 204 Nm of torque. The Hybrid is more powerful, where the electric motor which is the 5th generation Toyota Hybrid system produces 113 PS, while the mechanical device produces 152 PS. When combined the system sets it to 186 PS. Torque 205 Nm and 187 Nm respectively. All thrust is channeled via a 10-speed Direct Shift CVT.

The premium taste is still presented through the cabin. Various luxury features are embedded, such as Panoramic Retractable Roof, Captain Seat with Ottoman, 10-inch head unit connected to a Smartphone and a 10-inch dual screen behind. Just like Voxy, Zenix now carries Toyota Safety Sense 3.0.


Consider This First Before Buying a Mitsubishi New Colt L300

Consider This First Before Buying a Mitsubishi New Colt L300

 The light commercial vehicle (LCV) segment in the country is a marker of economic activity and positive growth of its users. Its sales have always been the backbone of manufacturers and not a few rely on such products for various economic activities.

Most recently, Mitsubishi Motors introduced the Colt L300 update in the middle of last year. This legendary product that has been present for 40 years is now equipped with an engine with Euro4 emission standards.

The sales performance of the L300 is always convincing. Last September, the L300 maintained its position in the 4x2 small pick up segment with a market share of 54.5 percent. This light commercial vehicle sold up to 1,571 units. This figure stayed with the previous August record of 1,546 units.

So what are the advantages of the Colt L300 in the midst of competition in the light commercial vehicle market? Tetsuro Tsuchida, Director of Sales Marketing Division of PT MMKSI, revealed that one of the concerns of L300 consumers is about maintenance costs. Although it comes with a new Euro4 engine, Mitsubishi assures that the cost of this maintenance will not be a concern from consumers.

"We have thought, in the development of this machine, it should not make consumers worry about maintenance. Half the parts of this new model, the parts are the same as the previous model. It is not much different from the old model. So the maintenance between the Euro2 (old model) engine and the Euro4 is no different," said Tsuchida in a statement.

Tsuchida emphasizes on the periodic maintenance that fleet owners need to do. If it is time to perform periodic service, then machine maintenance will be carried out through checking by experienced mechanics and preventing fatal damage. Moreover, commercial vehicles are vehicles that must be ready to work hard.

On paper, this turbo-powered 4N14 2,268 cc engine produces 99.25 ps of power at 3,500 rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 1,000 to 3,500 rpm. The engine is paired with a five-speed manual transmission with a fuel tank of 47 liters for browsing needs even in remote areas.

Based on the records, the old model had a slightly larger engine cubication. But with this new engine it offers the same power and torque. This means that there is an efficiency that the latest L300 users feel.

One of the advantages that L300 consumers love and continue to maintain is the offer of a wide tub size. The length of the trough reaches 2, 630 mm, the width is 1, 600 mm and the height of the trough is 310 mm. Some examples say, the size of this latest tub is able to carry about 4 to 5 units of motors, more than the old model which is only 3 to 4 units of motors. There are also cabin chassis models that can be adapted to the needs of entrepreneurs. The model boasts dimensions of a vehicle length of 4,165 mm, a width of 1,695 mm, and a height of 1,915 mm.

In addition, the popular advantage of the L300 by entrepreneurs is its favorable resale price. From the database, production units from 2018 to 2020 are still offered at IDR 150 million to IDR 190 million. If you are aiming for an older year, around 2015 and below, the price offer that was opened was at IDR 120 million. Of course, all prices depend on the conditions.

Mitsubishi Colt L300 is now offered in two variants, namely Pick up flat deck and cab chassis. The first model is priced at IDR 218.65 million and the second model is priced at IDR 213.65 million.

This October, Mitsubishi also offered the Colt L300 with additional attractive programs for potential customers. There are cashback programs or ease of financing such as a smart cash package with 0 percent interest as well as free insurance and admin fees. In addition, there is an offer of 0 percent interest up to a tenor of 1 year or a low down payment of 10 percent. Specifically for this light commercial vehicle, Mitsubishi prepares a direct gift of LED TVs for certain area


The Latest Yamaha XMax 2023 Finally Appears, Has Y-Connect Feature

 The Latest Yamaha XMax 2023 Finally Appears, Has Y-Connect Feature

Yamaha just showed a refresh on the Xmax scooter for the European market, Thursday (27/10/2022). This 2023 model still comes with Yamaha's signature design for the scooter market.

The first time this model was presented in 2006, Xmax and its brother TMax have become one of Yamaha's popular scooter products. Its worldwide sales reached 720,000 units over 16 years which made Yamaha pay great attention to these two models.

The update to the Xmax 2023 includes connectivity technology that provides ride comfort to the rider. In addition, the driving comfort side is also a concern.

Regarding the design, Yamaha emphasizes on the shape of the "X" both in front and rear of the vehicle. The front looks sharp in the headlight area and the "X" shape is present on the stoplamp behind which is the hallmark of this model. In addition, the latest Xmax design in some parts looks more angular. This is one of them aims to provide ease of maneuver.

The latest Xmax is offered in two trim variants namely Standard and Tech. Tech variants come with mobile phone connectivity features and the presence of a 4.2-inch TFT screen on the steering handlebars. This display is already compatible with Garmin navigation devices. Furthermore, the connection of garmin devices for navigation can also be adjusted through the presence of buttons on the steering handlebars. Some of the information presented includes real time traffic, speed limit, air temperature, driving distance and possible time to arrive. In the Standard variant, the TFT screen changed to a 4.3-inch LCD screen that still offers connectivity with mobile phones.

Rider comfort comes from the leather-wrapped seat. There is still a touch of aluminum on the footstep and easy access to the vehicle through the keyles feature and safe driving with traction control features. In some parts of the Xmax 300 uses semi metallic gloss coloring that enhances the premium side of the vehicle. In addition, the scooter provides oversized luggage space that fits two full-face helmets.

Regarding body color, the Tech variant is offered in two choices, namely dark petrol and black. The standard variant is offered with icon blue and sonic grey color options.

Some other interesting features are the steering handlebars that can be adjusted high low. Plus for easy driving there is a 12V charging socket, 15-inch front tires, 14-inch rear tires and discs on both wheels.

There is no specific information related to the machine. However, this latest Xmax engine already meets Euro5 emission standards with Yamaha's Blue Core technology. The Xmax comes with a choice of 125 cc engine and 300 cc engine. This last machine was offered for the first time for the European market.

Regarding the 125 cc variant, the design also follows changes to the 300 cc variant. A 4.2-inch TFT screen with mobile phone connection capabilities is also present that is able to display navigation. The Intelligent Start & Stop feature paired with the Blue Core Euro5 technology engine provides more optimal fuel efficiency.

After Europe, Yamaha plans to present the latest Xmax globally in 2023. This model is expected to be present in the Southeast Asian market, the largest market for scooters and hopefully Indonesia in the near future.


Ducati Launches New Family of Streetfighter V4s, One of Them Exclusive Version

 Ducati Launches New Family of Streetfighter V4s, One of Them Exclusive Version

In the fifth episode of the 2023 World Première series, Ducati launched a new family of Streetfighter V4s. In addition to the V4 and V4 S models, it also presents the V4 SP2, an exclusive and high-performance unit. This new version is an evolution of the "Fight Formula" that remains at the top of the segment with an unparalleled level of equipment.

Ducati Launches New Family of Streetfighter V4s, One of Them Exclusive Version

Since its launch to the public in 2020, the Streetfighter V4 has been an immediate success and set a new performance benchmark in the super sport naked bike segment. He received a lot of appreciation for his aggressive and minimalist aesthetic. It is also marked by the front that is inspired by the Joker character in the comic series and immediately received by Ducati fans.

The natural evolution of this family is a motorcycle that adopts the concept of "Fight Formula". The key elements are the stripped Panigale V4 fairing, high and wide handlebars, weight 178 kg, a 208 hp Desmosedici Stradale engine, biplane wings and the latest generation of electronic packages.


The new Streetfighter V4 style has evolved from previous editions. Use a full-LED headlamp and a V-shaped DRL reminiscent of the panigale V4 front display. The low part of the fascia makes this bike look more aggressive.

Ducati Streetfighter V4 S

The streamlined radiator remains one of the best components, and serves as a functional support for the biplane wing. The Streetfighter shares a fuel tank with the Panigale V4, which is designed to support riders when braking and cornering. Its capacity has also increased to 17 liters and put on a new side cover. 

The 2023 Ducati Streetfighter V4 exudes a sporty feel thanks to the single seater configuration. The seat is soft with a thickness of 2.4 inches, and makes the height of the seat increase by 33.3 inches compared to the previous model.

Wear the new Front Frame and the Desmosedici Stradale engine parts are left open as much as possible. The body panels are also classified as minimalist and sleek, creating a clean and essential style.


The new Streetfighter V4 implements the power modes already developed in the panigale V4 and V4 S before it. It uses calibration dedicated to the Desmosedici Stradale engine but in a Streetfighter configuration. There are four machine delivery options: Full, High, Medium, Low.

Full power mode allows the engine to express torque curves without an electronic filter, except for first gear. For High and Medium power modes, the Ride by Wire map management system has been developed with special calibration to ensure the rider always gets the optimal boost every time the throttle is opened. Low power mode, designed to limit maximum power to 165 hp and offers highly configurable throttle response.

The 2023 version of the Streetfighter V4 gets a Wet Riding Mode, making riding safer on low-grip surfaces. The standard equipment is enriched with a lithium-ion battery for the S version (1.7 kg (3.7 lbs lighter) than the previous one and is already equipped on the V4 SP version.

The Streetfighter V4's dashboard is also new, following the evolution that the Panigale V4 uses. The graphics are revised in all views, to make the information simpler and more descriptive and support the calibration of various parameters.

Like the Panigale V4, gear changes are indicated through an external green LED signal. The dashboard offers a "Track Evo" display mode, replicating the layout used on the Desmosedici MotoGP and guaranteeing a direct view as well as intervention from electronic controls.

Software such as the Engine Brake Control (EBC) EVO 2 has also been revised. This new component guarantees better stability, precision and direction in the braking and corner entry phases. This new strategy was developed to optimize the intensity of the engine brakes as a function of the load at the rear. Similarly, Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) increases the fluidity of gearshifts at every level of throttle opening, both when the throttle is parallelized and when fully open.

Finally, update the cooling fan control. It offers better operating temperature management and greater thermal comfort for riders.

Chassis and Ergonomics

The chassis also follows the evolution of the Panigale V4 family, to offer improved driving stability and safety. The new frame includes a front frame and a single-sided swingarm, both in aluminum material, with an inverted fork and mechanically adjustable shock absorbers on the standard V4 version.

The Streetfighter V4 S features semi-active Ohlins suspension (43 mm upside-down NIX30 fork and TTX36 shock absorbers) with a SmartEC 2.0 interface, improving versatility, effectiveness and speed in tuning. In addition, on the V4 S version, the Marchesini rims are forged in aluminum alloy with important benefits in terms of agility when changing direction and responsiveness when accelerating.

Just like the Panigale V4, the swingarm shaft is positioned 4 mm higher, helping the rider in terms of stability, precision, and a better ability to maintain when exiting corners.

The weight distribution also moves in the forward direction, to increase accuracy and speed when entering corners. Finally, the ergonomic benefits of the fuel tank layout. The form offers greater support to the rider when braking and cornering. The wet weight of the Streetfighter V4 S 2023 reaches 197.5 kg.


The 2023 Ducati Streetfighter V4 is powered by a 1,103cc Desmosedici Stradale engine. Equipped with a new damper that Ducati said reduces back pressure and optimizes performance. The official power figure is 208 Hp at 13,500 rpm, along with 123 Nm of torque at 9,500 rpm. Furthermore, Ducati says that 70 percent of the total torque is already available at 4,000 rpm.

Streetfighter V4 SP2

To boost the performance of the 2023 Streetfighter V4, Ducati also presents a top-of-the-range Streetfighter V4 SP2 model. A motor that is ready to go on the track, thanks to exclusive technical equipment. The unit combines the concept of "Fight Formula" with the "SP" specification, making it more effective when on circuit asphalt.

The Streetfighter V4 SP2 is offered in a "Winter Test" livery, designed by Ducati's Centro Stile and takes inspiration from the Ducati Corse bikes used during the Pre-season tests of the MotoGP and SBK Championships. The matt black color of the bodywork, combined with a matt carbon coating on the rims and wings, contrasts with the bright red accents and brushed aluminum tanks.

Ohlins alert wear suspension with identical springs and hydraulics to the Panigale V4. It is equipped with split-spoke carbon rims weighing 1.4 kg each. it's lighter than the forged aluminum mounted on the Streetfighter V4 S and is capable of reducing inertial moments by 26 percent at the front and 46 percent at the rear. Makes the motorcycle more agile and light when changing direction. The Brembo Stylema R front brake calipers also guarantee high braking power, as well as highly consistent performance even if used for a long time on the track.

On the Streetfighter V4 SP2 Desmosedici Stradale is equipped with a dry clutch STM-EVO SBK. Guarantees better clutch function, even on the most aggressive inclines, and more fluidity in all "off-throttle" phases.

Color and availability

Streetfighter V4 and V4 S models are available at Ducati dealerships from January 2023, while the V4 SP2 version is from March 2023. The color range consists of Ducati Red and the livery "Grey Nero", which are available only for the "S" version. The new kelir "Grey Nero", played with a contrast between gray and various black tones. It features technical components such as brakes and suspension and gives it a more aggressive look, but still smooth.

A wide range of supporting accessories is also provided. Like the ducati Performance exhaust by Akrapovic full-racing. Equipped with a high silencer on the side of the tail, allowing a total weight reduction of 5 kilos and increasing the maximum power to 220 hp. Noise is within the limit of 105 dB (102 dB with a dB killer attached).

The accessory catalog also features a street legal slip-on system, mud protection, aero kits and carbon fiber frame and crankcase protection, billet aluminum controls, and tire warmers for those who want to use the Streetfighter V4 on the circuit.


AHM Offers the Latest Honda Monkey, the Price Can Be Used to Buy 4 Scoopy

 AHM Offers the Latest Honda Monkey, the Price Can Be Used to Buy 4 Scoopy

Astra Honda Motor (AHM) released the Monkey update. Carrying the concept of an Iconic-Fun Bike product. The latest refreshes are in the form of seat color patterns and kelir alloys in the frame that are in harmony with each variant choice. The price for this hobby motorcycle is still high in Indonesia. Almost equivalent to four Scoopy units (IDR 21 million) which is IDR 82.53 million OTR Jakarta.

AHM Offers the Latest Honda Monkey, the Price Can Be Used to Buy 4 Scoopy

The new seat color pattern is considered to be an affirmation of the classic impression, through the use of a box line pattern. It consists of a combination of three colors. This selection of kelir and style seems to restore the memory of the 1967 Honda Monkey. There is a choice of seats in a combination of red, white and black colors combined with pearl nebula red paint. While the black, white, and gray seat patterns are available for banana yellow and pearl shining black color options.

Another change is the frame paint following the color type. This adjustment applies to the swingarm, front fork, as well as the rear shock. In the tank section gets a neutral combination change, between white or silver.

"The community of motorcycle lovers who make riding part of a lifestyle is growing. The presence of the Honda Monkey is an option for them. Especially motorists who want a motorcycle with a classic design. Timeless as part of the way they express themselves," said Thomas Wijaya, Marketing Director of AHM.

Technical Specifications

AHM Offers the Latest Honda Monkey, the Price Can Be Used to Buy 4 Scoopy

The Honda Monkey carries a 4-speed SOHC 125 cc horizontal single-cylinder pacemaker. It has an air conditioner with a diameter and stroke length of 50 x 63.1 as well as a compression ratio of 10:1. Supported by PGM-FI technology, the resultant produces a maximum power of 6.9 kW or 9.38 PS at 6,750 rpm and a peak torque of 11 Nm at 5,500rpm. 

The model has a wheelbase of 1, 145 mm. The weight is also light, which is 104 kg with a seat height of 775 mm from the ground level. The maximum ground clearance of this motorcycle is 175 mm. The seats are made of high density urethane rubber to provide maximum comfort. Telescopic inverted type front suspension combined with dual rear suspension. In the braking section, the Monkey has front disc brakes 220 mm in diameter and a rear of 190 mm.

Monkey already uses single-channel ABS brakes. It has an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) system to prevent the rear tire from lifting during sudden braking. The 12-inch diameter rims with block pattern ensure a comfortable driving experience. The front tire profile measures 120/80 and the rear 130/80. How about, interested in buying?


Yamaha E01 Electric Motor Can Stay On the Road with 0 Percent Battery

 Yamaha E01 Electric Motor Can Stay On the Road with 0 Percent Battery

The Yamaha E01 concept bike can be tested by the public starting in November 2022. We have already tasted it. One of the highlights of Yamaha Indonesia's claims is about the batteries and systems that are planted on. The electric motor can still run even though the battery condition is at 0 percent.

Explained by the Aftersales Manager of PT YIMM, Hendra, the Yamaha E01 is still able to run even though the battery information on the meter panel shows a figure of 0 percent. This is because the E01 has a special backup power on its battery components.

Yamaha E01 Electric Motor Can Stay On the Road with 0 Percent Battery

"If in normal ECO mode the speed can be up to 60 km per hour, but when the battery is at zero percent, it can still run but is limited to only 30 km / h," said Hendra, on the sidelines of the Yamaha E01 Media Test Ride, in Bogor (25/10)

YIMM doesn't have the data yet. About how long and mileage can be achieved when the motor is still used in a 0 percent battery state. Even so, Hendra did not recommend this. Then it is recommended to charge the electric motor battery to be carried out a maximum of 10 percent.

"We can't say what the range is. But use when the battery is zero percent is not recommended because it takes up battery backup power. If it is often done, then with the character of the Lithium-Ion type battery, its performance will decrease," he concluded.

The Yamaha E01 electric motor uses a Lithium-Ion fixed model battery with a capacity of 4.9 kWh plus a Battery Management System (BMS). The manufacturer claims this motorbike is capable of being driven up to a top speed of 100 km / h and has a range of 104 km with a record constant speed of 60 km / h.

This pollution-free motorbike is equipped with 3 driving modes, namely Eco, Standard, and Power. Each of the options has a different output, more details are below.

  • Power Mode: 8.1 kW (10.8 horsepower) at 5,000 rpm and 30.2 Nm of torque at 1,950 rpm
  • Standard Mode: 8.1 kW (10.8 horsepower) at 5,000 rpm and 24.5 Nm of torque at 1,500 rpm
  • Eco Mode: 5.4 kW (7.2 horsepower) at 4,500 rpm and 21.4 Nm of torque at 1,500 rpm.

The Yamaha E01 has 3 charging methods. Namely Fast Charging which can charge from zero to 90 percent in just 1 hour, then Normal Charging (200-240V) which takes 5 hours. 

And finally portable charging which takes 14 hours to recharge the battery to the brim. According to Yamaha's description, 1,300 watts of home electrical power is also capable of supplying the E01 battery power with its striking record to the electrical contacts singularly (not using terminals or combined with other chargers).

It is believed that the E01 will become a mecca for prospective mass electric motors from Yamaha in Indonesia later. Before the E01, YIMM had brought the E-Vino for trials as well but the continuation of information about the motorbike evaporated.


Honda WR-V World Premier November 2, 2022, Here are the Spec Predictions

Honda WR-V World Premier November 2, 2022, Here are the Spec Predictions

 The compact suv market was soon worked on By Honda Prospect Motor. They don't want to stay silent looking at the success of other manufacturers in this land. To court Toyota Raize, Daihatsu Rocky and class opponents. The company released a suspected strong vehicle called the WR-V on November 2, 2022 in Senayan. In fact, she had her world premiere here as well as a global model.

Honda WR-V World Premier November 2, 2022, Here are the Spec Predictions

"As one of the leading brands in the world. Honda always innovates and develops the latest technology in every car variant it has. Entering the fourth quarter of 2022, PT Honda Prospect Motor is preparing to do the world premiere of Honda's latest car," the company wrote in an official invitation (26/10).

For the machine, it is actually listed in the Samsat PKB DKI Jakarta. The WR-V uses the L15ZF i-VTEC four-cylinder Double Over Head Camshaft (DOHC) engine. A similar figure embedded in its sibling, the BR-V & City. The pacemaker's heart is capable of beating a maximum of up to 121 PS at 6,600 rpm. Then the optimal twisting moment was achieved at 145 Nm at 4,300 rpm. Kinetic energy distribution options use a five-speed CVT or manual type transmission.

Honda WR-V World Premier November 2, 2022, Here are the Spec Predictions

If you look at Honda's trading strategy regarding product completeness. HPM often provides comprehensive features compared to other rivals. It doesn't feel like a difficult thing if the new SUV compact is given a complete device. Such as power retractable mirror, eco indicator, digital AC, G-CON + ACE with side impact beam, SRS airbag + side airbag, driver seatbelt reminder.

Continue for standard braking systems use ABS + EBD, ISOFIX + tether, keyless entry, immobilizer, alarm system, pretensioner with load limiter seat belt. It's even more solid when given the Hill Start Assist (HSA) device, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA). The most important thing is the installation of Honda Sensing so that it is not inferior to the Raize-Rocky duet. Adas devices can be in the form of Collision Mitigation Brake System (CMBS), Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Auto-High Beam. So when it is officially sold to the market, it has more selling points. So what about the price?


Dynamic Force Engine Specifications that Will Be Used by Toyota Innova Zenix and Hybrid

 Dynamic Force Engine Specifications that Will Be Used by Toyota Innova Zenix and Hybrid

Preparing to welcome the new generation of Toyota Innova debut in Indonesia. He will use the latest TNGA-C platform and it is certain that the engine sector will also change. No longer carry the 1TR-FE engine. Based on the information obtained by the team, the performance support uses the code M20A-FKS with a 1,986 cc. Globally, it is also referred to as the Toyota Dynamic Force engine, as it belongs to the Toyota Voxy.

Dynamic Force Engine Specifications that Will Be Used by Toyota Innova Zenix and Hybrid

When comparing it with the engine on the Toyota Kijang Innova exists. This seven-seater MEDIUM MPV carries a naturally-aspirated 4-cylinder 1TR-FE 2.0 liter. The engine is capable of spouting 139 PS of power at 5,600 rpm and 183 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission of a sequential type. As for the regular Innova Zenix, the engine uses M20A-FKS 1,986 cc, 4 cylinders, 16 valves, DOHC. Each cylinder is supplied by two injectors. Through the new formulation, there was a significant increase in power compared to the old model.

Referring to that engine, the compression ratio is 1:13. Then the four-piston combustion resultant gives a maximum torque boost of up to 205 Nm at 4,800 rpm. Meanwhile, the power surge was distributed by 172 PS since 6,600 rpm. Thermal efficiency reaches 40 percent. It is believed that the energy output does not differ much from the numbers listed.

So what about the hybrid variant? Both use the Dynamic Force engine M20A series. But the formulation is slightly different. The volume of the combustion chamber is 1,986 cc, the size of the bore x stroke is no different from 80.5 mm x 97.6 mm. But the compression ratio became 1:14. Through the D-4S fogging system, the power generated from the gasoline engine in the Innova Zenix Hybrid may be around 146 PS at 6,000 rpm. The maximum twisting moment is achieved at 180 Nm at 4,400 rpm. Thermal efficiency of 41 percent. This specification is based on global Toyota data.

The power supply in all variants, no longer uses the usual automatic transmission, but a CVT to the front wheels aka FWD. As a result, although it is more powerful, the new engine plus the TNGA frame structure can make the car more efficient. Reflecting on the Voxy, the consumption of combined gasoline is at the level of 15 kilometers / liter. It should be that the Toyota Innova Zenix (regular) can follow this step. In addition, the new generation no longer offers a five-speed manual transmission. It's just automatic.

Advanced info updates. The Toyota Innova Zenix has a big kans using the same TNGA platform as Voxy's, not the Corolla Cross. So that the wheelbase is getting longer, becoming about 2, 850 mm. There are many benefits to having a wheelbase of this size.

Dating a Ferrari 296 GTS in Italy, Experiencing the New Paradigm of Super Vehicles

 Dating a Ferrari 296 GTS in Italy, Experiencing the New Paradigm of Super Vehicles

The opportunity to try out an open-roofed Ferrari in its home country is worth missing. After chatting and undergoing unification with him. Two words were uncovered: radical and innovation-laden. Changing the paradigm that supercars should always refer to large engine cubications and engine configurations up to 12 cylinders. But with the times, regulations and electrification trends. The manufacturer racked his brains, formulating to produce the best, yet compact-engined cars. And so, came the Ferrari 296 GTS as an answer.

Dating a Ferrari 296 GTS in Italy, Experiencing the New Paradigm of Super Vehicles

Just so you know, GTS is an acronym for Gran Turismo Spider. Above the frame sits a 3-liter engine plus induction turbo, configured with the latest V6, 120 degrees. It seems small, but make no mistake. The power released is more violent than the conventional Ferrari model, the 812 Superfast (800 PS and 718 Nm). Let's compare it with the data below.

  • Engine V6 – 120° turbo dry sump
  • Overall displacement 2,992 cm3
  • Compression ratio 9.4:1
  • High voltage battery capacity 7.45 kWh
  • Bore and stroke 88 mm x 82 mm
  • Max. power output ICE* 663 PS
  • Max. power output hybrid system 830 PS at 8.000 rpm
  • Max. torque 740 Nm at 6,250 rpm
  • Max. revs 8,500 rpm

 It can be seen that, in hybrid mode, the 296 GTS is able to put out a total power of 830 PS. According to Maranello, it provides a level of performance that was previously unthinkable, innovative, unique and exhilarating. It's not just about a strong pacemaker, it's capable of beating beyond 812 Superfast. But Ferrari wants to underscore the tradition and transformation of Maranello's latest eco-friendly engine. CO2 output based on WLTP, is only 149 g/km.

during testing in Italy. There are at least five things that are the basic factors in providing driving pleasure:

1. Lateral. The 296 GTS provides good steering circumference response. Communication between the steering wheel and the tires is perfectly intertwined. This certainly supports fun handling.

2. Longitudinal: The V6 – 120° turbo dry engine provides agile acceleration. Just imagine, shiny from 0-100 km / h is only 2.9 seconds.

3. Gear Shifting. The shifting time feels very fast. The sensation of surfing is even more delicious through the coherence of gears with the movement of teeth.

4. Braking. Braking 296 GTS is very optimal. To sigh the rate from 200-0 km/h is only about 107 meters. The stopping distance on dry roads is significantly shortened by the ABS EVO system. It also includes integration with 6w-CDS sensors. Ensuring that the braking force is more stable when invited to shoot tight.

5. Sound. The roar of the engine when the RPM is high is also round. No less than the naturally aspirated model.

Then interestingly, it can be used in eDrive mode. The car can reach speeds of up to 135 km / h without the use of ICE. Then it can cover a distance of 25 km. Enjin will support electric motors when you need more driving performance. The transition between electric and hybrid driving modes is set very smoothly. None other than to guarantee smooth and constant acceleration. As well as providing manpower as early as possible. For complete test drive results, presented in another article.

The Latest Chevrolet Trax Looks More Dashing and Modern

 The Latest Chevrolet Trax Looks More Dashing and Modern

Disappearing from the Indonesian market, the Chevrolet Trax does not mean it stops being offered. Most recently, Chevrolet showed a refresh of the Trax, which is slated to go on sale in the fall of next year.

This latest Trax is completely changed, both in terms of design and features. Chevrolet will offer the Trax in five variants namely LS, 1RS, LT, 2RS and Activ. Each offers a design and trim approach tailored to the needs of consumers. In addition, the latest Trax looks more modern and burly and equipped with a variety of new technologies.

The Latest Chevrolet Trax Looks More Dashing and Modern

Invisibly, the appearance is reminiscent of some modern SUV products that are already present. But this design with bold lines makes the Trax look more attractive. Especially with the Chevy bowtie design in the iconic center. This design is also slightly inspired by the design of his older brother, the Blazers. Chevrolet revealed that the latest Trax is made lower than the previous model. The shoulders look big to put forward the tough figure of a modern SUV.

Regarding the interior, trax comes with a more spacious cabin size. Chevrolet revealed the latest model is 12 percent more luggage space than the old one. This is because the wheel axis is longer with the dimensions of the vehicle body being longer and wider. The interior design of the latest Trax makes the cabin space also feel more spacious. The use of different interior material textures in each trim creates an airy cabin feel.

The plan is that the latest Trax will be equipped with Chevy Safety Assist, a kind of ADAS consisting of six safety and comfort features for the driver. There's an 8-inch and 11-inch informative head unit option, depending on the trim, which comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connection capabilities as standard.

Other standard features are the presence of LED headlights, a choice of 17-inch, 18-inch or 19-inch rims, disc braking on all four wheels and the Active Noise Cancellation feature for driving comfort. There is still a start stop button, automatic climate control, wireless phone charging, and cruise control that is adaptive at the highest trim.

In addition, there are still several features such as electric parking brakes, cupholders in various corners of the cabin, front seats with heating features also on the steering wheel and rearview mirrors. Remote start features, USB to second-row charging ports, electric seat settings and a sunroof are some additional features that make the driver comfortable.

The safety technology is quite complete. As mentioned, Chevy Safety Assist is the main star. Its features include automatic emergency braking, front pedestarian braking, lane keep assist with lane departure warning, forward collision aler, intellibeam Auto high beam control and following distance indicator. In some variants, there are additional adaptive cruise control, lane change alerts with side blind zone alerts, rear cross traffic alerts and rear park assist.

Chevrolet plans to give the Trax a 1.2L turbo engine in line three cylinders. The engine produces 137 hp and 219 Nm of torque and is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The use of turbo technology is considered in accordance with the needs of power and maneuvering in various urban conditions.

Chevrolet Trax is planned to be sold starting at 21,495 US dollars or around Rp. 330 million. Will it arrive in Indonesia? It seems that the strategy of selling SUVs has been abandoned by Chevrolet for the Southeast Asian market. In Thailand this brand offers more Double Cabin products and light trucks as one of the transportation for businesses. However, we just pray that the public and GM fans in Indonesia can have the opportunity to have this latest model. 


Honda CB750 Hornet Officially Revealed, Check Out the Specifications

 Honda CB750 Hornet Officially Revealed, Check Out the Specifications

Honda officially revealed the latest CB750 Hornet. This mid-range naked model is claimed to have a class-leading power-to-weight ratio. Although not as radical as the design sketches and scattered teasers, the new Hornet is still sharp and modern in terms of style. The unit was listed at Intermot 2022 in Cologne, Germany and was exhibited in concept status, nothing more.

Honda CB750 Hornet Officially Revealed, Check Out the Specifications

The CB750 Hornet was designed by Honda's R&D team in Rome. This unit takes elements from the Hornet model that once triumphed in the era of the 90s. The design of the fuel tank is inspired by the shape of the wasp wings. Although the initial concept and sketches are more similar to the KTM Duke, the effect looks calm in the finished product.

As previously revealed, the new Hornet is powered by a 755 cc Parallel-Twin 8-valve Unicam engine. It has a 270-degree combustion sequence and the resulting sound character mimics the V-Twin engine. The manufacturer claims a peak output of 90.5 hp at 9,500 rpm. That figure is equivalent to the power of the CB650R Inline-Four. But the CB750 Hornet comes in at a lighter weight, about 26 pounds (11.7 kg). The claimed wet weight is 419 pounds (190 kg). While the peak torque is 75 Nm at 7,250 rpm.

The engine is combined with an assist and slipper clutch and a six-speed manual transmission. The CB750's Throttle-by-Wire system offers three driving modes (plus a user custom mode), a three-level traction control system, wheelie control and engine braking control. To help reduce weight, the prime mover also serves as a balance shaft.

The chassis wears an all-new steel diamond model designed to provide optimum rigidity while contributing to a relatively light weight. The front wheels are suspended by a 41 mm Showa SFF-BP inverted fork that offers a 5.1-inch main range. The rear wheels are attached to the Pro-Link's swingarm with an adjustable monoshock and provide 5.9-inch travel.

The front wheels feature a 296 mm dual disc clamped by Nissin radial-mounted four-piston calipers. While the task of braking the rear wheels is handled by a single-piston caliper with a disk of 240 mm.

Two-channel ABS comes as standard, just like the Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) function. When traveling at speeds above 35 mph (40 km/h), the ESS turns on taillights that warn other road users of sudden stops.

The cockpit section has a full-color 5-inch TFT display instrument panel. It offers a choice of four display types. There are speedometers and tachometers, fuel gauges, gear indicators and other data related to electronics.

Hornet is also equipped with a Honda Smartphone Voice Control system to enable voice management of phone calls, messages, music and navigation. The system works with a headset mounted on the helmet and is connected via Bluetooth with Android and iOS phones.

Other features include a USB type-C port, a seat height of 31.3 inches (840 mm), and an automatic turn signal. Honda also offers a number of accessories that can be purchased a la carte, or in three packages. The Sport Pack includes a quickshifter, fly screen, rear seat cover and an upgraded footrest. The Style Pack has an end bar, handlebar top clamp, tank bearings, wheel stripes, and impact protection. The Touring package adds a pannier, a tank bag, and a chair bag.

The 2023 Honda CB750 Hornet comes in four color options. Pearl Glare White and Graphite Black come with a Metallic Red Flame frame and a matching anodized red fork. Matte Iridium Grey Metallic and Mat Goldfinch Yellow options use a black frame and chrome fork tubes.

Unfortunately, the Hornet has only been confirmed for Europe so far. For the price it is said to vary by country. But generally it is around US$ 7,800 (Rp120 million).

New Ducati Panigale V4 R Officially Launched

New Ducati Panigale V4 R Officially Launched

 Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati officially launched the latest version of the Panigale V4 R sports bike on October 14, 2022. In this updated model, the bike comes with better power and stability than the previous model.

Citing ducati Global's official website, the project for the birth of the Panigale V4 R is a manufacturer's venture to offer the top portfolio of sports bikes with racing specifications but legal to use on the road. As is known, the R version of the Panigale V4 uses a more rigid chassis, more powerful engine calibration, the use of Ohlins suspension, and a brake package from Brembo.

New Ducati Panigale V4 R Officially Launched

In terms of appearance, we can see that the shape of the latest Panigale V4 R is not much different from the previous model. He is still equipped with an additional aero wing or winglet on the side of the fairing. This component is similar to that used by Alvaro Bautista, the Ducati rider in the WSBK.

However, when compared to the dimensions of the previous winglet, in this latest model, the wing component looks slimmer. While the vents at the bottom of the fairing were also updated to comply with WSBK standards.

The most significant revision is in the kitchen runway sector, the manufacturer says that in this new version the Panigale V4 R can output a maximum power of up to 218 hp at 15,500 rpm with a redline of 16,500 rpm. If you still feel lacking, just replace it with a racing exhaust and new fuel developed by Ducati, then the power will soar to 240.5 hp.

The secret to the rhino power produced by the latest Ducati Panigale V4 R is thanks to the use of a con-rod titanium gun-driller and piston components that carry Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) such as in Formula 1 and MotoGP racing bikes. The inertial force of the piston is also claimed to be reduced thanks to the geometry of the new piston, this has an impact on reducing weight by up to 2 percent from the previous concoction.

To control the power generated, this bike is equipped with 2 new riding modes, namely Full and Low. Full mode will take full power and torque off the motor, while Low mode will dampen the power to 160 horsepower and make the Panigale V4 R more benign to ride on the road.

Improvements were also made to the Engine Brake Control system, now using the Evo 2 generation which allows gear transmission adjustment to be adjusted to engine braking at level 3. Furthermore, the Quick Shifter alert is also optimized so that the gearshift is smoother when the gas is fully opened.

Revisions to the suspension area were also made, in front it was still using ohlins NPX25-30 but now the travel is increased to 5 mm. In addition, changes in the pivot position of the swingarm have an impact on the rear height of the motor which rises to 2 cm. The revision is claimed to raise the Center of Gravity (CoG) point so that the bike is more stable at high speeds either on straights or corners.


All New Honda HR-V and BR-V Receive ASEAN NCAP Highest Rating Award

 All New Honda HR-V and BR-V Receive ASEAN NCAP Highest Rating Award

Two Honda products made in Indonesia achieved the highest score of ASEAN NCAP (New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asia). The All New Honda HR-V and All New Honda BR-V were rewarded with the highest safety ratings from the automotive product testing agency. The award presentation was carried out by representatives of NCAP & MIROS (Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research), last October 15, 2022 in Nusa Dua, Bali.

All New Honda HR-V and BR-V Receive ASEAN NCAP Highest Rating Award

For those who don't know what ASEAN NCAP is. This is an assessment program for automotive products, especially new cars in the Southeast Asian region. The program aims to evaluate vehicle safety standards, increase consumer awareness and drive the market for safer vehicles in the Southeast Asian region. The crash test conducted is a form of collaboration between ASEAN NCAP and the Japan Automobile Research Institute (JARI). Usually testing is carried out after mass production of the model begins.

Testing there are several stages. The first frontal offset impact test was carried out using a crash test doll in the driver's and front passenger's seat and two child dolls on the Child Restraint System (CRS) in the back seat. The collision test speed is 64 km/h when it hits a collision barrier that uses aluminum and can be destroyed. Next is the Side Impact test. This is done by installing a crash test doll in the driver's seat and two child dolls on the CRS in the back seat. The Moving Deformable Barrier (MDB) approached the situationally tested car at a speed of 50 km/h.

As a result the All new HR-V scored 81.38 out of 100 and was entitled to five stars in the safety level rating. All New BR-V managed to achieve a total score of 77.02 out of 100 and was entitled to the highest rating rating of five stars.

Honda products are not only this time getting a five-star rating from ASEAN NCAP. Last January, he won six awards at the crash test institute's 10th anniversary celebration. Honda earned The Most 5-Star Car 2012-20167 (Adult Occupant Protection) as well as Best Road Safety Partner for the Honda brand. The 2017-2020 Best Forward Facing Child Occupant Protection Award was also given to the Honda Accord, safety technology award for the All new Honda Civic, excelllent award-consistent 5-star for the Honda City sedan third to fifth generation and the ninth to eleventh generation Honda Civic.

Honda became the manufacturer that won the most awards from ASEAN NCAP during these 10 years. From 2012 to 2022, there have been nine Honda models tested for safety levels, namely the Honda City, Civic, CR-V, Jazz, HR-V, Brio, Brio Amaze and Accord.

The All New HR-V was introduced in Southeast Asia in November 2021. In Indonesia, it launched in March 2022 and is currently sold in nine ASEAN countries with total sales of more than 25,000 units. The All New BR-V was first launched in Indonesia in September 2021 and went on sale in January 2022. Since March 2022, it has also been exported to various countries ranging from the Caribbean Islands, Thailand and South Africa, a total of 2,671 units until last September.

Honda also provides Honda Sensing safety features on both models. This is a futuristic technology to guide the driving system by using a front wide view camera located on the windshield of the car. This feature provides awareness in driving conditions to the situation around the vehicle such as other cars, motorcycles, to pedestrians. This technology supports drivers to avoid reducing the risk of accidents. In addition, there are still Honda LaneWatch features, multi-angle rearview camera, walk away autolock, front passenger & rear seat belt reminder and rear seat reminder