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Indent Yamaha Fazzio Hybrid up to 3 Months

 Consumers have to be patient to ask for a new motorbike from Yamaha, namely Fazzio. Because Fazzio's scooter pivot is up to three months.

A number of employees of Yamaha dealerships in South Jakarta and Depok, West Java who were met by CNNIndonesia admitted that this condition had occurred since the motorcycle was first launched in January 2022.

Pemintaan Yamaha Fazzio membeludak membuat masa inden hingga 3 bulan.

"For now, the goods are not ready, so there is an estimated three-month pivot," said a Yamaha dealer salesperson in South Jakarta, Thursday (21/4).

A salesperson at a different dealer who asked not to be named also mentioned a similar problem. He said that Fazzio's fans were quite high, so the pivot was snaking. Prospective consumers also have to place an order in advance to avoid a longer indent.

"For example, if it's from color. For example, the buyer wants red, but later if the item is not ready in the middle of the pivot period, we will let you know the item is not available. If you still want red, the wait will be longer. If you want it, then continue," he said.

He suspects Fazzio's high demand is not accompanied by an increase in Yamaha Fazzio's production.

Social media groups have pretty much discussed Fazzio's pivot period. A number of netizens complained that their orders did not come and were asked to be patient by Yamaha salespeople.

A number of Yamaha Indonesia officials who were contacted for information on the scarcity of Fazzio at the dealer have so far not provided information.

Production disrupted due to semiconductor chips


Yamaha had complained about the lack of supply of semiconductor chips which disrupted the production of Yamaha motorcycles in Indonesia.

"That (chip crisis) has an effect, especially for motorbikes that use semiconductors. Last year it felt really bad, we had some products with shortages, we couldn't meet consumer needs," said Public Relations Manager, YRA & Community PT Yamaha Indonesia. Motor Manufacturing (YIMM) Antonius Widiantoro quotes detik.

At that time, Anton did not explain Fazzio's status as he was affected by a shortage of component supplies. However, this Fazzio Hybrid is one of the products that uses semiconductors.

On the other hand, Fazzio said that YIMM Technical & Education Aji Handoko could be a signal for the recovery of semiconductor supply. Because the product was launched when the crisis problem began to be resolved even though it was not normal. 

On the other hand, Fazzio said that YIMM Technical & Education Aji Handoko could be a signal for the recovery of semiconductor supply. Because the product was launched when the crisis problem began to be resolved even though it was not normal.

"There are several parts (using chips) in Yamaha Fazzio. Hopefully this product will be launched when the supply has recovered, hopefully these problems will not happen again," said Aji.

MINI Talks About Electrification and Semiconductor Scarcity

 Electric vehicles are the path chosen by Indonesia to achieve its emission reduction target. Various parties have supported the road chosen by the government, one of which is Mini Indonesia. The latest, Mini brought pure electric products in the Mini Electric some time ago.

Head of Mini Asia, Kidd Yam revealed, the presence of Mini Electric in Indonesia is one of Mini's preparations to welcome the era of electrification. Mini, which is under the BMW Group, has targeted to sell its entire product line with electric technology by 2030. Not to forget, all preparations for the electrification era have begun, including in Indonesia.

MINI Talks About Electrification and Semiconductor Scarcity

"Starting 2030 all Mini products will be fully electric, no conventional engines. We also do not glance at the hybrid. All readiness has been confirmed, and we will see what kind of response, and what is needed. We also learn what customers need and we will continue to improve it,” said Kidd when met on the sidelines of the Mini Electric launch some time ago.

Kidd added, for model shifts, consumers in the premium car segment seem to be quicker to adapt. This is because of the courage and desire of Mini consumers to experience and try new technologies.

“In addition, many consumers in the premium segment tend to think that electric vehicles can be an interesting option to try. Because on the other hand, electric vehicles have several advantages, such as being free of odd-even. Consumers in this segment also have more than one vehicle," said Kidd.

Jodie O'Tania, Director of Communications for the BMW Group also said that Mini is currently preparing for its electric charging infrastructure and sales network. Preparations for human resources were also made to welcome consumers who have electric vehicles.

Especially for the new Mini Electric model, Mini Indonesia also provides support for ease of ownership. One of them is by installing Wallbox Charging for every Mini Electric purchase.

"So the purchase of Mini Electric includes Wallbox Charging Mini and installation. Later we will survey first, whether the electrical power at home is appropriate. We will adjust to each customer. In addition, gradually, we will also cooperate with dealers and several places, such as shopping malls, to provide electricity charging stations," said Jodie.

Semiconductor Chip Crisis

Mini and BMW in Indonesia are also inseparable from global conditions, namely the scarcity of semiconductor chips. A number of vehicles offered by the BMW Group in Indonesia are reportedly affected by the scarcity of these chip components.

Jodie even revealed, due to this global problem, his party was forced to cut some of the features offered on the vehicle. Although it is not clear what features will be sacrificed. 

“So, there are features that have to be removed due to chip problems. But the feature is not essential, but like an additional feature," said Jodie.

The scarcity of these chips also has an impact on production and makes consumer waiting times lengthen. Reportedly, several models have completely build up (CBU) status, aka imports, the indent time becomes longer.

“Several models, especially the CBU, were affected and pivoted. For the Indonesian model (CKD) there are some but not significant. Some Mini models, the indent can be one year," said Jodie.

Mini Electric is offered in two variants, namely Mini Electric and Mini Electric Collection, which are available in limited quantities. Mini Indonesia offers Electric Collection at Rp.955 million and Mini Electric at Rp.945 million, all off the road. This price also includes Mini wallbox, cable for charging in public places, travel charger and installation fee

About the price of the battery and maintenance costs for the Ertiga Hybrid, this is what Suzuki says

 The All New Ertiga Hybrid is the latest Suzuki model offered in Indonesia. The update on the low multi-purpose vehicle product is quite interesting because it includes mild hybrid technology to help make fuel consumption more efficient.

Attention then focused on the two accompanying technologies. This latest Ertiga Hybrid relies on two main components, namely the integrated starter generator (ISG) and the battery. So what about the availability of spare parts for both, for example, there are consumers who have problems.

About the price of the battery and maintenance costs for the Ertiga Hybrid, this is what Suzuki says

This question was answered by Christiana Yuantie, Spareparts Dept. Head of PT Suzuki Indomobil Sales (SIS). Suzuki has guaranteed the availability of Ertiga Hybrid batteries and spare parts for better ownership comfort.

“This vehicle uses two types of batteries, acid and lithium. The price is Rp. 15 million for lithium and Rp. 3.6 million for acid," said Christina on the sidelines of the launch of the All New Ertiga Hybrid.

Suzuki itself is currently still bringing its newest product battery completely from abroad. The plan, Suzuki will localize the battery components so that the price can be reduced cheaper. Suzuki itself has claimed that the All New Ertiga Hybrid has a local content level of more than 80 percent.

"For now, we are in the process of producing domestically. The components supplied are also being worked out and efforts are made to be localized," said Donny Saputra, 4W Marketing Director of PT SIS at the same time.

Donny also explained that his party already has partners who intend to invest in the production of electric vehicle batteries in Indonesia. This investment is expected to be used to supply the main vehicle components. It is hoped that this production can be realized in 2024 or even sooner. Suzuki himself is still keeping his mouth shut about who will be his partner.

Interestingly, Suzuki has prepared steps to become the export base for the All New Ertiga Hybrid to several countries in the world. Donny explained that there will be 12 countries in various regions that are ready to receive products from the Suzuki factory in Cikarang.

"This year we will export to 12 countries in Southeast Asia, Latin America, the Pacific Islands and the Caribbean. We hope that this number will increase in line with the increasing demand,” said Donny.

So what about the maintenance of this latest Suzuki model? The All New Ertiga Hybrid is said to be an electrification product at an affordable price, of course it needs special attention to maintain this technology.

Joshi Prasetya, Strategic Planning Dept. Head of PT SIS on different occasions revealed that the maintenance of the All New Ertiga Hybrid remains the same as the conventional model. This is because the included technology does not jump too far compared to conventional models and can be understood and felt by consumers easily, including the matter of an affordable purchase price.

"We also include a warranty for the battery up to 5 years or 100,000 kilometers. So there are no additional costs, we also don't want to sell a product and then make the price higher or the maintenance costs big," said Joshi.

Joshi also explained about the battery, every periodic service there will be a separate check and become a parameter for the life cycle of battery components. If it is judged to have decreased and is affecting performance, or an error or abnormality is found, it is recommended to replace it because the hybrid function will be disrupted. However, consumers are expected not to worry, Suzuki with a guarantee of up to five years guarantees the availability of battery replacement.

The All New Ertiga Hybrid is actually not the first time using this technology. Several years ago, Suzuki also presented the Ertiga diesel hybrid which was later discontinued. Technologically, these two products are the same but the All New Ertiga Hybrid has a newer and more sophisticated generation.

The All New Ertiga Hybrid comes in two variants. The SS Hybrid AT variant is priced at IDR 292.3 million, the SS Hybrid MT at IDR 281.3 million. There is still a variant of the GX Hybrid AT which is priced at IDR 281.3 million and the GX Hybrid MT at a price of IDR 270.3 million. Suzuki still offers the non-hybrid Ertiga in the GL and GA variants. The GA MT variant as the cheapest comes with a price of IDR 225.1 million. The GL MT variant is priced at IDR 248.5 million and the GL AT at IDR 259.5 million.

Check out the advantages of the All New Yamaha Aerox 155 Connected Compared to Other Scooters

 The Yamaha Maxi family is a flagship product designed to meet the needs of its customers. One of them is the All New Yamaha Aerox 155. It has a sporty look and a powerful engine that makes it popular with consumers. It comes in three variants, Connected/ABS which is sold for Rp. 30.3 million and Connected is priced at Rp. 26.7 million. Another Connected/ABS World GP 60th Anniversary Livery version which is sold for IDR 30.8 million OTR DKI Jakarta. When compared to other scooters in its class, it has many advantages. Whatever, here's the full details.

Check out the advantages of the All New Yamaha Aerox 155 Connected Compared to Other Scooters

LED headlamp & stop lamp

The manufacturer provides all variants of the All New Aerox 155 with LED lighting technology. Pinned on the headlamp and stop lamp. The beam of this type of lamp is known to be brighter than ordinary halogen. In addition, it is claimed to be durable and more durable. The design of the headlight housing is dynamic, and is given a DRL (Daytime Running Light), showing a premium and sporty impression. Likewise in the tail, strengthening the character of race. 

Digital Instrument Panel

It is equipped with a full digital instrument panel with Multi Information Display (MID). The appearance is quite informative to make it easier for motorists to understand the condition of the motorbike. The screen has a blue background and is equipped with Y-Connect (Yamaha Motorcycle Connect) Apps, messages, email and phone indicators.

In the sporty scooter segment, the Y-Connect feature is one of the advantages of the All New Aerox 155. The technology is able to connect the driver's smartphone with a motorcycle via Bluetooth. With this feature, riders can easily get information related to phone notifications and incoming messages on the motorcycle dashboard, fuel consumption information, information on the latest parking location, maintenance recommendations that show battery and oil conditions, malfunction notifications up to the Revs Dashboard.

In addition, the Y-Connect application also has an entertaining Rank feature for consumers to enjoy their driving activities. They can compete with other users of the Communication Control Unit / CCU system (Yamaha motorcycles with the Y-Connect feature) in terms of distance traveled and eco riding points.

While the equipment is the same. For indicator lights there are Coolant temperature warning light, Engine trouble warning light, VVA and High beam indicator light. While the most expensive version has an additional Smart Keys System, Stop & Start System, Anti-lock brake system (ABS) warning light. While the digital panel has a tachometer, speedometer, fuelmeter, odometer, tripmeter, V-Belt trip, clock, Average F-Eco, Instant F-Eco, Self-Diagnosis, and Battery Voltage.

Stop & Start System (SSS) and Smart Motor Generation (SMG)

This feature is made to save fuel. The system works, the machine turns off automatically when the position stops for more than three seconds. The engine starts again when the gas handle is turned. So the fuel is not wasted. To activate it, make sure the SSS button on the right of the handlebars is On.

With regard to fuel efficiency, SSS technology is in synergy with Smart Motor Generation (SMG), the engine sound becomes smoother the first time it is turned on. After the engine starts, the generator functions to charge the battery or battery.

Switch Control Handlebar

In its class, even in other scooters, no one has similar features. Function makes it easier for the driver to choose the display of information and settings on the speedometer. The adjustment lever is located on the left handle. Operated only with the left index finger.

Smart Key System & Answer Back System

Other scooters have indeed adopted this technology. Riders no longer need to use a conventional key to start the motor, but it is based on a remote (keyless). This is an innovation in terms of practicality. But the difference is that the All New Aerox 155 has a more modern knob shape. The presence of this technology can also minimize theft. It has embedded Immobilizer and Answer Back System features, which make it easier to find the position of the motorbike in the parking location. Just press the button on the remote earlier, then the motor will respond. This technology is only available in the highest variant.

Electric Power Socket

Already given Electric Power Socket. It is located in the front storage compartment, complete with a cover. It is safer when the driver charges the cellphone battery, and aesthetically it is neater. The charger port and cable are not included in the sales package.

Tandem seat

The seats are made with a dual contoured sporty design, making the rider more comfortable. The shape is more dynamic with white stitching motifs.

Baggage Area

Supported by a luggage capacity of up to 25 liters. Thanks to this wide storage space, a full face helmet can also be placed in it. As well as several other small-dimensional items that are needed by motorists.

ABS

Braking control on the front wheels is maximized with the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS). Makes driving safer and more comfortable. This feature is only available in the highest type.

Wide tubeless tires

For round leather, other scooters in its class are even the largest. Using wide-profile tubeless tires. Front uses 110/80-14, and rear 140/70-14. In addition to making it look dashing, it also provides a more stable and stable driving experience.

Twin Sub-tank Suspension

The All New Aerox 155 is again superior to other scooters. He already uses twin sub-tank suspension. The rear shock absorber is equipped with a small tube with gas in it. Serves to keep the oil pressure high and prevent the oil from turning into small bubbles. The goal is to make the motorcycle more stable and comfortable when driving. This device is only available for the most expensive variant.

Stand side switch

Stand Side Switch is intended to reduce the risk of drivers forgetting to raise the side standard. The motor engine can turn off automatically when the motor support is lowered. And it can't be turned on if it hasn't been raised.

Blue Core Technology and VVA (Variable Valve Actuation)

The most important advantage of the All New Aerox 155 is that it has carried Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) technology. Makes torque evenly at every engine speed. Moreover, it is supported by a 155 cc Blue Core engine, SOHC, liquid-cooled.

Talking about engine specifications, he is able to produce a maximum power of 15.1 hp at 8,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 13.9 Nm at 6,500 rpm. Making it have the best performance and Power to Weight Ratio (PWR) in its class.

That's a row of excellent features found on the All New Aerox 155 Connected. For the most expensive variant, there are two special color choices, namely Prestige Silver and Maxi Signature Black. Meanwhile, the lowest type is offered with 4 color options: Dark Gray Yellow, Matte Black Cyan, Red and Black

Tips for Caring for a Toyota Euro 4 Diesel Engine Car

 Since April 2022, Toyota has marketed all diesel-engined cars with Euro4 emission standards. The engine is equipped with a variable turbo, common-rail and intercooler which makes the car a lot of torque and most importantly is environmentally friendly. With a number of advanced features, users or vehicle owners must pay attention to how to care for the Toyota Euro4 diesel car engine.

“All new Toyota cars with diesel engines marketed by Auto2000 have met the Euro4 emission standards set by the government. However, in order to stay in prime condition, users must follow the recommendations of the vehicle manual and have regular periodic servicing at the Auto2000 workshop," said Nur Imansyah Tara, Aftersales Business Division Head of Auto2000.

Tips for Caring for a Toyota Euro 4 Diesel Engine Car

In detail Auto2000 provides tips about modern diesel engine maintenance as follows:

Use the Right Fuel

The first tip that must be carried out by vehicle owners is the use of appropriate fuel. Improper fuel will have a big negative impact on the vehicle. High sulfur content can disrupt the fuel distribution system, decrease engine performance, and reduce engine life. The cetane level must also match the needs of the engine in order to deliver the best power. Adjust the fuel used with the recommendations in the Toyota vehicle manual. 

Check Solar Filter

The diesel filter or diesel fuel filter is responsible for ensuring that dirt does not enter the injection system. Vehicle owners can find out the condition of a dirty filter through the instrument panel. If the instrument panel light is on, don't delay and replace it with a new diesel filter immediately.

Clean Air Filter

The job of the air filter is to filter the air that enters the combustion chamber. Clean air can make engine performance maintained and use fuel more efficiently. Therefore, you are asked to clean it regularly to anticipate the formation of scale on the components and reduce the risk of clogged dirt.

Pay attention to water sediments


The water sedimenter functions to catch the water content in the fuel line, so it doesn't flow into the engine so it doesn't interfere with engine performance and prevents the risk of rusting. Immediately drain the water sedimenter when the water sedimenter indicator light on the instrument panel lights up because the water is full.

Warm up the engine before running and wait a moment before turning it off


Before traveling, the driver is asked to warm up the engine for about one minute to ensure that the lubricant spreads to all engine components. Then before turning off, the car is also advised to stay on for one minute to cool the working engine components.

Change Engine Oil


Check the engine oil level via the dipstick to make sure it doesn't decrease. Change the diesel engine oil every 6 months, so that the oil condition is always maintained. Make sure to use TMO diesel engine oil to match the specifications of Toyota cars circulating in Indonesia.

Mitsubishi Registers Xpander Cross Facelift Patent Design

 The patent design at the Ministry of Law and Human Rights displays the Mitsubishi Xpander Cross with application number A00202104139. It is common for manufacturers before releasing a new product to register the design first. Just to refresh the memory. PT Mitsubishi Motors Krama Yudha Sales Indonesia (PT MMKSI) released a new variant with a CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission) transmission in November and announced prices in mid-December 2021.

Mitsubishi Registers Xpander Cross Facelift Patent Design

Usually a light refresh (facelift) of a car is carried out every two years. Maybe next year will be an important moment for this Japanese manufacturer to launch a new version of his low SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle). Let's take a closer look at the design of the Mitsubishi Xpander Cross.

When viewed from the patent drawings, the shape of the design looks familiar. Similar to the current regular Xpander body line. The shape of the grille looks more advanced, maybe it will be plated with black chromium. The top uses a horizontal bar. The bumper seems to blend with the front grille. The sculptural plot remains in the style of Mitsubishi's signature Dynamic Shield design. Then the Xpander Cross will have a new lamp housing like the letter T sleep. Manufacturers call them T-shaped headlights. So that the composition becomes more dense and sporty. Then the fog lamps are integrated with the front bumper protector.

When you look from the side, the waistline from the front door to the rear end remains the same. To emphasize the robustness of a typical SUV, Mitsubishi coated the body with over fenders and body molding. It could be that the dual tone rim pattern also changes, in order to hoist the appearance to make it more beautiful. The size is believed to remain the same, namely 17 inches.

Turning to the rear, the main attraction also comes from the taillight housing. Slightly different, using a curved letter L. Then the LED luminescence pattern was made even better. Then underneath, you'll find a pair of vertical reflectors on either side. Then the shape of the rear door is similar to the Mitsubishi Xpander facelift 2022. The location of the trapezoidal number plate and bumper also stands out.

There have been no leaks of the interior design. However, because it is only a refresher, the cabin arrangement is predicted not to differ much from the existing model in the country. Likewise with the use of machines.

The Xpander Cross is predicted to still use the MIVEC 1.5 liter four-cylinder DOHC heart. Pulse power up to 105 PS at 6,000 rpm. Then the engine provides a torsional moment as strong as 141 Nm, achieved at 4,000 rpm. The new CVT transmission is definitely maintained for a smoother and smoother power distribution. The 5-speed manual option is unforgettable. All distributed to the front wheels. Features that must be maintained are: ASC, ABS & EBD with BA, ESS, Hill Start Assist and Electric Parking Brake (EPB) with Brake Auto Hold. We'll see what happens next!

Kawasaki KLX230 Adds New Family, Prices Start at IDR 49.9 Million

 Kawasaki Motor Indonesia (KMI) completes the 2022 line-up by presenting three new products. Consists of the KLX230S, KLX230SM and KLX230SM SE. The three models are sold starting from Rp. 49.9 million to Rp. 56.7 million OTR DKI Jakarta.

According to Michael C. Tanadhi, Head of Sales & Promotion of KMI, his party was really waiting for this momentum to answer the needs of consumers in the country. "Kawasaki always tries to commit to developing new technology. With the presence of this new product, we are ready to provide pleasure and enjoyment for motorcycle users," he said at the 2022 Jakarta Fair, Thursday (9/6).

Kawasaki KLX230 Adds New Family, Prices Start at IDR 49.9 Million

The first new product from the KLX230 line up is the KLX230S, an improvement unit from the old model. He is now more aggressive. The most striking is seen in the use of headlights. Now it looks more 'snub' and flat. The lighting is now LED technology. Brighter and longer lasting. This latest model has a distinctive Low Down Seat appearance, or a seat that is designed lower than its predecessor.

For adventure enthusiasts, the KLX230S is believed by Kawasaki to be a tough trail bike for all terrains. With a 233 cc engine capacity, more stable power, rugged chassis and high-performance capability.

"KMI launched the KLX230S motorcycle with a low down seat display of 830 mm which is certainly its trademark now. We hope that trail bike lovers can enjoy this more capable appearance and specifications," added Michael C. Tanadhi.

The KLX230S's performance is no different from before. 233 cc capacity, single cylinder, SOHC, 2 valves, air cooled and already injected. He is capable of producing 18.7 hp at 7,600 rpm and a maximum torque of 19.8 Nm at 6,100 rpm.

Travel suspension front 220 mm and rear 223 mm, so it can hit bumpy roads. In addition, the ground clearance is also designed higher, with a distance of 210 mm from the ground. It aims to prevent the motor from colliding with rocks. This motorbike is priced at IDR 49.9 million OTR DKI Jakarta.

In addition to offering the KLX230S, it also presents the KLX230SE. Line up as the most complete variant because it has been equipped with various accessories supporting adventure. Such as hand guard, engine guard, frame guard, and gold upside down.

Then the second model presented by KMI is the KLX230SM. This unit further strengthens the name KLX. Designed for novice riders who like supermoto type motorcycles. This variant is also an alternative model that is lighter than the D-Tracker X.

Regarding the engine, it is still identical to the KLX230 series model. It's just that he has a difference in the sector of his legs. KLX230SM is equipped with an upside down suspension and a unitrak model at the rear. For the diameter of the front and rear wheels using a size of 17 inches. The motorcycle braking system has adopted a petal disc model at the front and rear.

Use 3 inch front and 3.5 inch rear rims. You could say the size is wider than the KLX type below. The suspension is also set to be asphalt-oriented so that it includes stiffer springs and less travel than the KLX230S long-travel suspension (front: 204mm and rear: 168mm). A stiffer setting offers greater calm (the front dives less than the KLX230S during braking). This motorbike is priced at IDR 54.9 million OTR DKI Jakarta.

The manufacturer also offers a special edition of the KLX230SM, namely the KLX230SM SE. All are still identical, the difference is only in the variety of accessories attached and the visual side. The most expensive variant uses gold rims and front suspension tubes. The price offered is IDR 56.7 million OTR DKI Jakarta.

All New Veloz and All New Avanza Support Toyota Sales

 PT Toyota Astra Motor (TAM) managed to record an increase in sales performance throughout the second quarter of 2022. Based on Toyota's records, until April 2022 total sales have reached 108,874 units, up 34.9 percent compared to the same period or year to date at 80,736 units. This increase is above the average national automotive sales growth, so Toyota's market share also rose from 30.5 percent to 31.5 percent.

All New Veloz and All New Avanza Support Toyota Sales

“The various programs we offer have received positive responses from customers and have been able to improve sales performance. This is certainly expected to contribute to improving the performance of the national automotive industry and national economic growth," said Marketing Director of PT Toyota-Astra Motor (TAM), Anton Jimmi Suwandy, in a statement, Thursday (9/6/2022).

This positive achievement is supported by two of Toyota's most popular models, namely the All New Veloz and All New Avanza. Both contributed an average sales of 4,000 units per month.

Calculations until April 2022, the All New Avanza has recorded sales of more than 17,000 units. The All New Veloz model has sold more than 15,000 units. Specifically for Veloz, records in April increased by 50.7 percent compared to March 2022.

The presence of these two latest low MPV models makes the market share of Toyota's low MPV products to the total low MPV market in January to April 2022 at the level of 45 percent. This record rose by 6.7 percent from the level of 38.3 percent last year in the same period.

Toyota Avanza

Toyota plans to spur the growth of the national automotive market by preparing various sales programs. Toyota Spectacular comes with various offers to consumers through the expansion of digital services, and provides additional benefits to customers.

Prospective customers of All New Veloz, All New Avanza, Rush and Raize will get additional benefits such as a low down payment (DP) starting at 10 percent, installments with low interest rates of 0 percent, and free insurance for 2 years. Especially for the purchase of the All New Veloz, All New Avanza and Rush, there will be an additional direct prize of IDR 3 million.

"To provide convenience to customers, as well as to encourage faster economic recovery, we need to provide stimulus to customers so that the automotive market can move more dynamically," said Anton.

TAM together with dealers spread across various regions throughout the second quarter of 2022 continue to hold a test drive program. This service is used as a means of testing customers before deciding to choose the desired product and experiencing firsthand the convenience and sophistication of Toyota's technology.

All New Veloz, All New Avanza and Raize for example, are equipped with Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) safety technology. This feature consists of pre-collision warning and pre-collision braking, front departure alert, pedal misoperation control, lane departure warning and lane departure prevention, rear crossing traffic alert and blind spot monitoring.

In addition, the two best-selling models also get the T Intouch feature. This feature connects the vehicle with the owner's mobile phone and provides a variety of the latest telematics services. Some of them are find my car, geofencing, e-care, inquiry and support and road assistance.

Toyota provides additional benefits for potential customers who take part in the test drive program. Customers can take part in the lucky draw program with prizes of 100 iPhone SE and gadgets worth Rp. 5 million. Every customer who purchases the All New Veloz, All New Avanza and Raize will have the opportunity to get a grand prize in the form of one unit of the three new Toyota products.

Kawasaki Introduces Electrodes, Electric Bikes for Children

 After releasing three new products, Kawasaki Motor Indonesia (KMI) also introduced Electrode. The electric bicycle is designed for children aged 3 to 8 years. Its form is like a push bike or balance bike that we usually know. It's just that he is equipped with a battery and a driving motor. When sold in Indonesia, this unit is priced at Rp. 20 million.

Head of Sales & Promotion of PT Kawasaki Motor Indonesia (KMI) Michael C. Tanadhi said that Kawasaki always tries to commit to developing new technology. "With the presence of a new product consisting of two motorcycles and the latest Kawasaki electric bicycle, we are ready to provide pleasure and enjoyment for motorcycle and electric bicycle users of all ages," said Michael in an official statement, Thursday (9/6).

Kawasaki Introduces Electrodes, Electric Bikes for Children

This Japanese motorcycle manufacturer seems to want to try new things in offering products. They also enliven the era of electrification in the country which is being echoed by the Government. The first step started from showing off the Kawasaki Electrode electric bike. This vehicle was born to provide the first experience for children to drive.

Michael explained that Kawasaki's first electric bicycle was equipped with a 250 watt electric motor with a lithium-ion battery. The lithium-ion battery in the vehicle can be used for 2.5 hours in a fully charged state. Meanwhile, for recharging it takes 2.5 hours to be full. The battery is housed in an aluminum case, which keeps it away from dirt, dust and rocks and protects it from potential damage from falls or harsh use by children.

Although built and designed for children, this tiny electric bike is claimed to be fun to ride and easy to control. The appearance of the electrodes is painted in bright Lime Green or Green according to Kawasaki's identity. The graphics themselves are inspired by their flagship motocross model.

Kawasaki Elektrode

In addition, the tires used are off-road models so that they are very suitable for adventures on rough terrain. This vehicle is suitable for attracting children's interest in off-road activities with motorbikes in the future.

The weight of the Kawasaki Electrode electric bicycle itself is said to be quite light at 14.5 kg. This electric bicycle has three speed modes that can be selected according to the wishes of the rider. The three modes are Low (max 8km per hour), Medium (max 12km per hour), and High (max 21km per hour). On the LCD screen the mode selector requires a passcode from the parent so you can monitor how much power is being used.

Then mentioned this vehicle has a low center of gravity. So parents don't worry too much about safety. The small body also makes the Kawasaki Electrode easy and compact to carry anywhere. KMI claims that the electric bicycle will fit in the back seat or trunk of a car.

KMI plans to market the Kawasaki Electrode at a price of Rp. 20 million. However, it is not certain when they will commercialize it in Indonesia

Take a peek at the complete specifications of the Suzuki All New Ertiga Hybrid

 PT Suzuki Indomobil Sales (SIS) has just introduced the latest All New Ertiga Hybrid, Friday (10/6/2022). The launch moment which was held in the atrium of Mal Kelapa Gading 3 showed various changes from Suzuki's most popular low MPV for the public

In total, there are 17 changes that are presented to the latest All New Ertiga Hybrid. Suzuki hopes this update will provide a comfortable driving experience for their consumers.

Take a peek at the complete specifications of the Suzuki All New Ertiga Hybrid

We've done our first impression and first drive on TheOfficialOto's YouTube page. Please visit and provide comments regarding the All New Ertiga Hybrid update. Now the discussion in this paper is more about data on paper regarding interesting changes to this new Suzuki product.

The first is a matter of dimensions. The All New Ertiga Hybrid offers a length of 4,395 mm, a width of 1,735 mm, a height of 1,690 mm with a wheelbase of 2,740 mm. The new Ertiga offers a turning radius of 5.2 meters with a ground clearance of 180 mm.

The color choices are quite diverse. The Ertiga Hybrid SS variant offers a choice of Pearl Snow White, Prime Cool Black and Metallic Magma Gray colors. In addition to offering the three SS colors, the Ertiga Hybrid GX variant also includes Metallic Silky Silver, Pearl Brave Khaki, Pearl Burgundy Red and the new color New Mellow Deep Red.

The biggest update is in the engine sector. The All New Ertiga Hybrid uses a K15B engine combined with an integrated starter generator (ISG) and lithium ion battery. The ISG functions as a motor and generator that captures and stores electrical energy into the battery. This electrical energy will keep the electrical components of the car on and when the car is in a stopped position, the auto start feature is active so as to make fuel consumption more efficient.

On paper, the 1462 cc 16 valve 4 cylinder engine produces 104.7 ps of power at 6,000 rpm. The torque production is 138 Nm at 4,400 rpm. This engine is mated to a choice of five-speed manual and AT automatic transmissions. This engine power is channeled to the front wheels.

In addition to the engine with the latest hybrid technology, the refreshments obtained on the Suzuki Ertiga this time include a new front grille design on the GX variant, the auto retractable outside mirror feature in the GX and SS variants, as well as a new black model rim in the SS variant. Other additions include a new antenna design, a backdoor garnish design, a hybrid badge on the back, a new mellow deep red color, a new MID design, and a gray interior color as a refresher. There are still new ornaments, namely charcoal for the GX and carbon fiber for the SS, new colors are also given to the seats with black for the GX and red stitching for the SS variant.

The All New Ertiga Hybrid also still carries air conditioning with auto climate features with heating, rear camera, halogen projector with DRL, armrests in the second row, luggage and spacious cabin offers, engine push start stop, one touch folding 2nd row and ventilated cup holders.

Updates on the comfort and safety side include the presence of a cruise control gear shift indicator feature, autolight with guide me light, an electric stability program feature and a hill hold control feature. These features complement the previously available features, namely dual SRS airbags, ABS + EBD, ISOFIX, and the HEARTECT platform.

Regarding price, Suzuki offers the All New Ertiga Hybrid starting from Rp. 270.3 million for the GX-MT, Rp. 281.3 million for the GX-AT and also the SS-MT and finally Rp. 292.3 million for the SS-AT as the top variant. Suzuki also still offers non-hybrid models with conventional engines in the GA and GL variants. For the price, the GA MT variant is priced at IDR 224.1 million, the GL MT at IDR 244.5 million, and the GL AT at IDR 255.1 million.

Hyundai Stops Production of Ioniq Electric Cars!

 Hyundai decided to stop production of the Ioniq this year. Quoted from the official Hyundai Europe page, Hyundai revealed that it will stop the pioneer electric vehicle model from their factory in Ulsan, South Korea starting July 2022.

The Ioniq EV models that will be discontinued include hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fully electric models. This means that the Hyundai Ioniq electric car sold in Indonesia also comes from the Ulsan factory in South Korea.

Hyundai Stops Production of Ioniq Electric Cars!

Make no mistake, the Hyundai Ioniq that was discontinued is not the Hyundai Ioniq 5. Indonesia itself has become the production base for the new Ioniq 5 electric vehicle model. Meanwhile, the Hyundai Ioniq in question is an electric-powered sedan that came first.

The Hyundai Ioniq itself has long been known as an environmentally friendly vehicle model from Hyundai. This decision is said not to be made in a short time. Hyundai has been planning to stop production of the Ioniq for a long time.

Hyundai said the changing automotive market had forced the Ioniq to stop producing. Especially for Europe, Hyundai is developing the right product. Ioniq itself has sold more than 135,000 units in the European market since its introduction in 2016 and has met the company's business targets.

Currently, dealers in Europe and America are still offering Ioniq until the stock runs out. But running out of stock makes this decision in itself impact on potential customers in some countries that no longer find Ioniq model offerings.

Ioniq is a Hyundai model that takes the basis of the i-oniq concept which debuted at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show ago. The design is the hallmark of modern Hyundai vehicles, which present a fluidic design.

The Ioniq is also a historic model for Hyundai after successfully applying autonomous features through tests on the streets of Las Vegas. In 2017 this technology was demonstrated at the Geneva Motor Show. Using LiDAR technology, this safety feature is made as simple as possible to become a Smart Cruise Control and Lane Keeping Assist feature that can now be felt on modern Hyundai models.

Hyundai calls the Ioniq product a stepping stone for the electric vehicle industry. An era that ended well for the advancement of eco-friendly transportation and developing the Hyundai EV market as it is today.

The possibility of stopping Ioniq's production will have an impact on the Indonesian market in the next few months. Currently, the Ioniq EV is still offered on the official Hyundai Indonesia website. There are two variants, namely Prime with a price tag of Rp. 682 million and Signature at a price of Rp. 723 million.

Some time ago, the COO of PT Hyundai Motor Indonesia (HMID), Makmur, revealed that his party was still offering the Ioniq EV together with the Kona EV with CBU (Complete Built-Up) status in Indonesia. The volume also includes a little. Until April 2022, records from Gaikindo (Indonesian Automotive Industry Association) show that only 26 units of the Ioniq EV have been sold.

The Hyundai Ioniq EV uses a permanent magnet sychronous motor with a lithium ion polymer type battery with a capacity of 38.3 kWh, 319.4V power and 113 kW power output. Ioniq has a mileage of 373 kilometers with power channeled through a 2WD single speed reduction gear transmission.

Its ability on paper has a maximum speed of 165 kilometers per hour, power of 136 ps and torque of up to 295 Nm. Acceleration from rest to 100 km per hour in 10.2 seconds for normal mode and 9.9 seconds for sport mode.

 

 

Toyota GR Corolla Morizo Edition and GR Corolla RZ, the Most Sporty Variants

 Toyota has just introduced the Gazoo Racing (GR) Corolla RZ and GR Corolla Morizo Edition models. The Toyota GR Corolla Morizo Edition is an exclusive variant. While the GR Corolla RZ is a new trim.

The GR Corolla Morizo Edition model arrives in the United States. This car is the top trim that prioritizes the impression of driving, aka the sportiest of the GR Corolla models. This model was also developed directly by the President of Toyota Motor Corp., Akio Toyoda. Toyoda often races under the alias, Morizo. This is the reason why this model uses the name.

Toyota GR Corolla Morizo Edition and GR Corolla RZ, the Most Sporty Variants

So what distinguishes the two models for these two different automotive markets? We're not going to talk too much about the GR Corolla RZ because it's actually a refinement of the existing model.

In terms of dimensions, the GR Corolla RZ and Morizo share the same size. It is 4,410 mm long, 1,850 mm wide and 1,480 mm high. The height of the Toyota GR Corolla Morizo is slightly lower, at 1,475 mm. This car offers a wheelbase of 2,640 mm and weighs 1,470 kg (RZ) and 1,440 kg (Morizo Edition).

There is a significant difference in the Morizo Edition. Now the weight of the vehicle is reduced, engine torque is enlarged and the transmission is made more optimal. The sensation of speed in the corners is also made more perfect by the use of a monotube shock absorber and sport performance tires. These tires are 10 mm wider than the standard model to improve stability and braking performance.

The GR Corolla Morizo only provides two seats which makes it a pure sports car. The rear row is made empty which makes the vehicle weight reduced by 30 kg. Although strangely the shape of the four-door vehicle was maintained and Toyota replaced the second row with the addition of a frame-reinforcing structure.

Regarding the engine, the GR Corolla uses a 1.6-liter three-cylinder turbo engine coded G16E-GTS. For the RZ its power reaches 304 ps at 6,500 rpm and 370 Nm of torque at 3,000 to 5,550 rpm.

Morizo's power is the same as that of the RZ. But the torque is increased from 370 Nm to 400 Nm. This also makes the acceleration increase with available power at medium engine speed. This machine uses a six-speed manual transmission iMT. The transmission is made denser, especially in low gears to improve performance and driving sensation. Power is transmitted to all four wheels via the GR Four 4WD System, electronic multi plate clutch 4WD technology with three driving modes.

Both cars use the same technology. At the front uses an 18-inch aluminum ventilated disc with 4 calipers, while at the rear uses a 16-inch disc with two calipers.

Toyota also makes the rigidity of the vehicle body increase. This is done by adding 3.3 meters of adhesive material and strengthening the vehicle body. The interior uses a semi-bucket seat that will support the body comfortably while driving. This includes entering corners where the driver feels the great traction of the G-Force. Coloring the inside using black. Luxurious ultrasuede material is present for comfort on the sides of the steering wheel and center console.

Toyota only provides one exclusive color for this Morizo model, namely Matte Steel. In addition, consumers will also get Morizo's signature on the windshield to mark a special model developed directly by Toyota bosses. Other markers for the Morizo Edition are 18-inch BBS forged aluminum wheels with ornamentation on the Toyota GR logo hub and the use of 245/40 R18 Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.

There is no information about the price of this GR Corolla model. But Toyota plans to start marketing it in the fall of this year. Especially for the Morizo edition, the units will be made limited and consumers who want it must enter the lottery to be able to take home this sporty GR Corolla.

HOT! This Porsche 911 Color Inspired by Cayenne Pepper!

 In order to realize even deeper vehicle personalization for Porsche consumers, the manufacturer presents the Porsche 911 from the Exclusive Manufaktur division with a unique touch to its design. One of them is a Porsche with a distinctive Indonesian spice color accent, chili.

Porsche took the chili color element for a touch of color embedded in the exterior and interior of this exclusive product. Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur gives consumers the freedom to choose the look with 700 options available for all models. At its launch, there were nine Porsche Carrera S that got this unique touch and have been proposed by consumers in Indonesia.

HOT! This Porsche 911 Color Inspired by Cayenne Pepper!

The high interest of Porsche consumers for personalization has made this German car manufacturer present this program in several countries, one of which is Indonesia. Of all requests for the 911 model sent worldwide, twenty-five percent of them have gone through Exclusive Manufaktur to get a touch of personalization that is even more detailed. The Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur program is not available in every country. Luckily this program is in Indonesia.

"We are proud to offer the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur option in Indonesia with a strong demand for individualization among our passionate customers. Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur allows the creation of sports cars that are individualized, like a customer's fingerprint and we are pleased with the positive response to the collection made especially for Indonesia," said Michael Vetter, Managing Director of Porsche Indonesia.

The Porsche Carrera S uses a standard engine specification, a 3.0-liter twin turbocharged 6-cylinder mated to an 8-speed PDK automatic transmission. The engine package produces power up to 448 hp with peak torque reaching 528 Nm with a rear-wheel drive system.

There are a number of aerokit additions to the Carrera S body to suit the owner's wishes. Even so, this does not reduce or increase the level of aerodynamics significantly. The goal is that the driving experience offered remains in accordance with the standards of Porsche from Germany.

This is interesting, through Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur consumers can make some adjustments related to aerodynamics. For example, such as the addition of side intakes or other features. However, Porsche Indonesia still provides important considerations regarding the assembly time and costs that must be added to the request. So every vehicle that has been produced at the factory will go back through the personalization process at Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur.

Every Porsche unit that wants to personalize at Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur will be given a hand crafted touch again with materials and appearances that suit consumers' wishes. However, Porsche Indonesia cannot explain in detail the time needed to build a Porsche unit that goes through the exclusive personalization process. According to Porsche, each vehicle and consumer has different demands and different manufacturing processes.

The Porsche 911 Carrera S itself is marketed in Indonesia with prices starting from IDR 4 billion off the road without an exclusive personalization touch. If consumers want to get a Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur, an additional fee will be charged according to requests and additions made to the vehicle. Not only specifically for the 911 Carrera S model, the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur program can be applied to all vehicle models marketed in Indonesia. How? You want to order a chili colored Porsche too?

Delayed by a few years, Mercedes-AMG One is ready for production this year

 Mercedes-AMG has finally completed their hypercar project which has been introduced since 2017, namely the AMG One. This year, the hypercar that adopts the engine directly from the F1 will begin production and be delivered to its customers. This German manufacturer also released official figures about the performance of the AMG One.

The production of the Mercedes-AMG One had to be delayed by several years, one of which was due to the global COVID-19 pandemic situation. In addition, the complexity of applying the same engine as their F1 car to a road car also requires a lot of research and development. You could say this is the first car in the world to be produced and marketed with the same engine as the F1.

Delayed by a few years, Mercedes-AMG One is ready for production this year

The first hypercar from AMG was first introduced at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, under the name Project One. Not only the engine, the AMG One also brings sophisticated and intelligent aerodynamics, which can adapt to driving conditions and needs, including on the circuit. Its form is identical to the prototype style of endurance racing cars.

The 1.6-liter turbo hybrid V6 engine from the Mercedes-AMG Petronas team was adopted directly into the AMG One with a number of adjustments. The combustion engine itself produces 574 hp, to drive the rear wheels and is supported by an electric turbocharger. Only this engine can scream up to 11,000 rpm. Impressive figures for an engine under 2,000 cc.

The AMG One hybrid powertrain relies on four electric motors, consisting of one unit in the crankshaft, one integrated turbo unit, and two units driving the front wheels. In total, the combination of the engine and electric motor produces power up to 1,049 hp, while the torque has not been announced. The presence of electric assistance in the turbo allows higher torque at low revs, coming from an 8.4 kWh battery.

Other features adopted to this car from F1 are the activation of the pit lane limiter and DRS (Drag Reduction System). The pit lane limiter is basically just a speed limiter that is used when the car is in the pit lane of the circuit. While DRS is an active aerodynamics that plays a role in reducing the level of downforce when needed, in order to achieve a higher top speed. Energy management can also be done when carrying the AMG One. Electric mode can be used to go as far as 18.1 km without gasoline.

The active aerodynamics that are present in the front fenders and rear wing can be positioned with three options, namely Highway, Track and Race DRS. While the brutal mode for driving is available with Race Safe and Race options. In the highest mode, the suspension drops 35mm at the front and 30mm at the rear, while the fender fins and rear wing are exposed for optimal handling and downforce.

The overall appearance still tends to be the same as the concept and pre-production versions. However, Mercedes made changes to the wheels which are now 10-spoke design and given a carbon fiber cover, to reduce air resistance around the wheels. The exotic look is represented by butterfly doors, a large water scoop above the cockpit and a shark fin above the hood.

The driver and passenger cannot change the seat position inside, because it has been maximized for the best point of gravity. But the driver can still change the position of the steering wheel and pedal box electrically. The shape of the steering wheel is like an F1 car, filled with many buttons for various functions. Two 10-inch digital screens adorn the dashboard for the instrument panel and infotainment system.

Only 275 units of the AMG One will be produced and all of them have already been sold worldwide. The car that rivals the Aston Martin Valkyrie and Gordon Murray T.50 will make its public debut at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed, this month. Production and delivery to consumers will begin in the second half of this year.

Toyota Fortuner with Hybrid Touch is being Prepared

 Toyota continues to strive to bring electrified vehicles to its models. Although we haven't seen a product with a pure battery, the approach with hybrid technology is an option.

The next question comes. What about the diesel engine which is also one of Toyota's consumer favorites? So far, the diesel engine approach has been carried out on the fuel side which is claimed to be environmentally friendly, namely biodiesel and emission regulations. There is no new technology presented by Toyota in this diesel segment.

Toyota Fortuner with Hybrid Touch is being Prepared

Little by little the question was answered. At least based on the information at a glance. Quoted from Headlightmag.com, the Toyota manufacturer in Thailand plans to present a diesel engine with a hybrid technology option in 2023. The technology chosen is a mild hybrid, which was originally estimated two years ago.

It is said that the third generation Fortuner will come with the new TNGA-F platform. This is also the basis for saying this new technology on the Fortuner allows the addition of mild hybrid technology. This will be the first time for Toyota to bring hybrid technology to diesel engines in SUV products on the market.

Furthermore, this hybrid technology will be paired with a choice of 2.8L 1GD 4 cylinder engine which is also present this year in Indonesia. The installation of this mild hybrid technology will use an alternator to supply power. Usually present when the vehicle is about to move, as well as acceleration.

Fortuner mild hybrid

The presence of this hybrid technology will reduce lubricant consumption, and reduce exhaust emissions. The battery will be the power to drive the AC components. This system also allows the engine to stop working for a moment which certainly affects efficiency and power.

Then, what is the right price for the variant with this hybrid technology? Many assume it should be below the price of the top variant of the Legender. Currently, the variant is priced at 1.7 million to 1.8 million Thai Baht, or around Rp. 750 million to Rp. 784 million.

How about Indonesia? Toyota itself has not been seen to provide new information about their popular SUV. Indeed, Fortuner's development has followed the conditions in Thailand as the largest SUV market in Southeast Asia.

Toyota Indonesia has just shown the Innova EV concept vehicle, aka pure battery powered some time ago. This product is suitable for Indonesia's largest market, namely family vehicles, MPVs with large capacities.

Actually echo the presence of Toyota's new hybrid product which was already present several years ago. The latest, in fact, a lot of leaked news about the shape and testing came from India, which was found to be conducting road tests. Then about the name, several sources revealed that the name Innova Hycross will be used for the newest electrification product.

Toyota Indonesia currently offers electrification features in the form of a hybrid. There are four models offered, namely the New Camry Hybrid, New C-HR Hybrid, New Corolla Cross Hybrid and Corolla Altis Hybrid. The price tag starts from IDR 519 million to IDR 813 million.

Honda: Scarcity of Semiconductors Inhibits Motorcycle Production, The Effect Is Indent

 PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM) officially announced that the semiconductor chip crisis had an impact on the production process and the fulfillment of Honda motorcycle ownership in Indonesia. This information was published by the company through the official AHM website on Monday, May 30, 2022.

Honda explained that they were experiencing delays in the distribution of their motorcycles due to a shortage in the supply of semiconductor chips. Semiconductor itself is one of the important components for a number of industries, including automotive. Without these components, motorcycles cannot be produced perfectly.

Honda: Scarcity of Semiconductors Inhibits Motorcycle Production, The Effect Is Indent

"Thank you to consumers who have chosen Honda motorcycles as their driving partners and have been patiently waiting for the arrival of their dream motorcycles. We apologize for making you wait longer. We are currently trying to solve this problem to fulfill the wishes of loyal Honda motorcycle consumers. as well as possible," explained AHM, in an official statement.

Previously, based on the narrative of Marketing Director of PT AHM, Thomas Wijaya, the delayed motorcycle delivery process is planned to take place in June or July 2022. The company, according to him, continues to do various things to be able to recover the problem.

"We thank all consumers for their trust despite experiencing shortages. We also apologize to consumers who may need time to own a Honda motorbike. Hopefully in June or July we have completed the various activities that we do so that we can fulfill ownership Honda motorcycles from consumers who have been waiting for 1 or 2 months," concluded Thomas some time ago.

Most Selling Segment Affected


The model affected by the scarcity of semiconductor chips is the automatic motor type. In fact, this segment contributed the most to AHM sales, including nationally. 

"What is affected by semiconductor chips is the automatic type, there are more or less several types, maybe plus minus consumers need to wait for approximately 1 month. I'm not into the model or variant, but I will explain if the entry-level to mid-level segments are affected. For the segment high-end to premium are not affected," he added.

Meanwhile, the Executive Vice President Director of PT AHM, Johannes Loman hopes that this global problem can be resolved soon. It is targeted that recovery can be carried out in a gradual and structured manner. "Our hope is that we will soon be able to meet consumer demand, there is a solution. After Lebaran (2022) we will return to recovery," he said.

Introducing Daxster, Honda ST125 Dax in Mini Scrambler

 Whenever Honda releases a modern iteration of one of their iconic motorcycles, K-Speed always finds a way to surprise. This Thai workshop and parts manufacturer is very fond of mini iron horses. It routinely amazes the world's builders. After working on the anti-mainstream Super Cub and Monkey, now it's the ST125 Dax's turn.

Introducing Daxster, Honda ST125 Dax in Mini Scrambler

Yes, the Honda ST125Dax is back. The iconic iron horse has made its way to Thailand. This model takes the base engine from the MSX 125 Grom and CT125. Carrying an injection engine (PGM-FI) with a total capacity of 124.89 cc with Euro 5 standards. It is capable of producing a maximum power of 9.6 hp at 7,000 rpm and a torque of 11 Nm at 5,250 rpm. Overall output is channeled through a four-speed manual transmission. These supplies are actually similar to the Honda Monkey ingredients, including the use of the air conditioning system.

The founder of K-Speed, Eak is very fond of Dax. He actually had a 50 cc version when he was thirteen. Driven by nostalgia, he started buying the latest Dax and customizing it to suit K-Speed's signature style. You could say this is the world's first custom 2022 Dax model.

K-Speed's Dax is dubbed 'Daxster'. Mini-scrambler style iron horse. Apart from turning them into something different, Eak is also prototyping new parts, for K-Speed's 'Diablo' brand.

Daxster

Dax's hallmark remains, namely the pressed steel type frame. Only they changed it to matte black. So it looks more dense. One of the most prominent plug and play components is seen in the use of a large-dimensional upside down suspension in front. To make it look charming, the top and bottom triangles are custom made.

Handle handlebars, K-Speed custom made. But if you look closely, the steering wheel is actually two separate parts. It is held by a handlebar clamp that has been rotated 90 degrees. This innovation has just been implemented, and the claim remains solid and strong. This setting also allows the user to rotate the blades individually, to set them narrower or wider.

The rest of the cockpit displays the hallmark of K-Speed. The Dax's single brake lever is accompanied by a Diablo grip, vintage-style micro-switch and LED turn signals at the ends of the handlebars. The main lighting relies on LED lights with a round cover wrap.

Upstairs there is a new seat. And right in front of it is a luggage rack. Sitting beside the frame is an OEM Honda speedometer, mounted with a new bracket.

OEM Dax fenders and rear grip are removed. Replaced by a luggage rack made specifically to wrap the Diablo taillights. Tim is also good at tidying up around the tail. Passenger pegs removed. Sitting to the left is a neat number plate holder, bolted to the lower shock mount.

To match its form as a mini scrambler, K-Speed paired ultra-chunky tires. Wear 12-inch rims wrapped in 'Tractor-Grip' tires from IRC, measuring 130/80-12 on both wheels. The diablo wheel covers are made of ABS plastic, adding to the muscular aesthetic. They also installed a pair of Diablo shock absorbers that were lowered at the rear, then extended and strengthened the rocker arm.

For the exhaust system, the builder added a custom hand made K-Speed exhaust. The curves are still similar to the original Dax parts, but the shape is a little rough. However, the outer side of the pipe has been given a heat shield.

To harmonize the theme, the Honda 'flap wing' logo which was previously red was replaced with black. The 'Daxster' graphic attached to the front frame is also custom made, but the font is still identical to the original Dax type. While the brown upholstery adds some contrast

There will be a hybrid version, the Suzuki Ertiga in the used car market is no less interesting

 The plan for the presence of a new Suzuki Ertiga model with hybrid technology has spread to various media. Currently, the flood of information on the model can be obtained easily, including the price.

Waiting for this Suzuki product is indeed curious. However, currently on the market there are still older Ertiga products. This is one of the conveniences that potential consumers can glance at considering that older models still offer a variety of interesting features.

There will be a hybrid version, the Suzuki Ertiga in the used car market is no less interesting

several attractive units are offered on the Ertiga model. Making use of the provided filters, the search is limited to models from five years back. This is around 2018 to 2021.

Judging from the 2018 model, there is a choice of the GL variant with a manual transmission. The model with an odometer of 59 thousand kilometers is priced at IDR 169 million. The GX MT variant in the same year with an odometer of 25 thousand kilometers was offered at a price of Rp. 165 million.

Moving on to the 2019 production model, there is the Ertiga GL variant with a manual transmission which is offered at IDR 160 million. The odometer of the model is at 8 thousand kilometers. Another GL variant with an odometer of 42 thousand kilometers is also offered at the same figure.

The model with the 2020 production year, the GX variant with a double blower, is offered starting at IDR 198 million. There are still many units with an odometer of around 26 thousand kilometers on offer for potential customers.

Enter a vehicle with a product year of 2021. Ertiga GX AT is available with an odometer of about 11,000 kilometers. The opening price is IDR 240 million.

For those who are looking for a rarer model, you can look at the Ertiga diesel hybrid. This MPV was first present in 2017 and is a low MPV with hybrid technology in its class.

The New Ertiga Diesel Hybrid uses a Diesel engine coded D13A with an engine capacity of 1,300 cc DOHC and is added with DDiS (Diesel Direct Injection System) technology. This diesel engine is capable of producing up to 89 PS of power at 4,000 rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm. Not to forget the latest Hybrid system is also pinned to increase the level of efficiency in fuel use.

When driving normally, the engine will work while charging the battery assisted by Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) technology. This technology has two distinct functions. First as a generator to capture and store energy into the battery when the vehicle is in the deceleration phase and second as a motor that will provide additional power to the engine during acceleration.

In the used car market, it is very difficult to find this Ertiga on offer. The initial model with the 2017 production of the manual transmission GX variant, is offered starting at IDR 140 million with an odometer of about 100 thousand kilometers. The production of a younger year, 2018 with an odometer of 90 thousand, is offered at Rp. 150 million.

How about you, interested in the old Ertiga model? However, if you are still waiting for the Ertiga update, please be patient. Oto.com shows the price offer for the latest Suzuki model. The following is the price of the latest Ertiga which will be available some time in the future.

     All new Suzuki Ertiga GA MT: IDR 225.1 million
     All new Suzuki Ertiga GL MT: IDR 248.5 million
     All new Suzuki Ertiga GL AT: IDR 259.5 million
     All new Suzuki Ertiga GX (Smart Hybrid) MT: IDR 270.3 million
     All new Suzuki Ertiga GX (Smart Hybrid) AT: IDR 281.3 million
     All new Suzuki Ertiga SS (Smart Hybrid) MT: IDR 281.3 million
     All new Suzuki Ertiga SS (Smart Hybrid) AT: IDR 292.3 million.

This is why Kawasaki Indonesia is not too affected by the semiconductor crisis

 Kawasaki Motor Indonesia (KMI) explained that the shortage of semiconductor chips did not greatly affect production and business activities in the domestic market. This is interesting, considering that rivals Honda and Yamaha have confirmed that the shortage of semiconductors has an impact on the fulfillment of consumer motorcycle ownership.

This was conveyed by the Head of Sales & Promotion of PT KMI, Michael C. Tanadhi. According to him, one of the reasons why the scarcity of semiconductor chips does not have much impact on Kawasaki is because most of its products still carry a carburetor atomizer system and minimal electronic devices.

This is why Kawasaki Indonesia is not too affected by the semiconductor crisis

"We are still selling and producing many carburetor motors. The volume maker at KMI is precisely the carburetor model, so we are not affected too much (semiconductor crisis),"

In the domestic market, Kawasaki's sales are dominated by trail products up to 70 percent. While the W175 accounts for 20 percent and the remaining 10 percent are sports products from the Ninja series. Now for the trail model (150 cc) and W175 both still carry injection atomizers and you could say the features and technology are not too complex.

Another thing for sports products that already carry injection atomizers and are equipped with many modern features, according to Michael, the scarcity of chips slightly interferes with production activities. For example, for the case of purchasing the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R, consumers must be willing to pivot for about 2 months.

"For all models with carburetor I can say they are ready (available). For injection, it takes time to pivot, but we try our best so that delivery can be fast to consumers," he added.

The problem of semiconductor chips is indeed very influential on several industries, including automotive. Since early 2021, rare semiconductor chips have had a major effect on the world's auto industry.

Please note that semiconductors have an important role in a vehicle, especially in the electronics and electricity sectors. This microchip is not only used for 1 feature, but there are several other features that also have these components.

So electronic parts such as digital instrument panels, keyless systems, remote components, and smartphone connectivity systems cannot function without the semiconductor chip.

The cause of the crisis in the supply of semiconductor chips is due to the increasing demand for electronic equipment such as smartphones or game consoles, but factory utilities are falling due to COVID-19. The fire case of one of the largest automotive chip factories in the world Renesas Electronic Corp. in March 2021 also further exacerbated the crisis situation, so that motorcycle and car manufacturers competed with each other to acquire chips.

United States Car Loan Debt Touches IDR 1.1 Trillion

 Shocking news came from the Adi Daya State, United States (US). The car loan loan debt from Uncle Sam's country reached Rp 1.1 trillion US dollars (Rp 14,571 trillion).

United States Car Loan Debt Touches IDR 1.1 Trillion

According to a report by a financial institution from the US auto market, Experience State, auto loans increased due to an increase in loans to prime buyers. Meanwhile, subprime or vehicle ownership credit packages continued to decline.

Automotive News, Monday (9/18/2018), reported that many Americans prefer to minimize monthly payments. Therefore, they choose to adopt longer term loans than necessary. Heading into the third quarter, the US new vehicle loan average was 68.8 months and the US used vehicle loan average increased one week from a year ago to 63.98 months.

This can be seen from the higher number of loans for new vehicles with maturities of between 85-96 months, while for used car buyers who choose loans with maturities of 73-84 months, around 17.7 percent.

As loan terms improved, average monthly payments continued to rise and hit a second-quarter high of $504 this year, $5 more than the previous year.