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More expensive than PCX 160, what are the advantages of the Honda ADV 160?

 New Honda ADV 160 officially launched in Indonesia. The large adventure-style scooter is equipped with several changes, including a bigger engine than before. President Director of Astra Honda Motor (AHM) Keiichi Yasuda said, the New Honda ADV 160 is the successor to the ADV 150 which was launched for the first time in 2019 and is a new choice in Indonesia.

More expensive than PCX 160, what are the advantages of the Honda ADV 160?

"With improvements on various sides, the New Honda ADV 160 is increasingly presenting a different driving experience, whether used for exploring with joy or also for daily use," said Yasuda in Cikarang, West Java, Friday (1/7/2022).

So what are the comparisons between ADV 160 and PCX 160?

Design First, it's a matter of design, as you know, Honda kicked off the adventure scooter segment by launching the ADV 150 and then the ADV 160. This motorbike is the younger brother of the big X-ADV scooter. In terms of design, the ADV 160 is not much different from the ADV 150. However, there are visible improvements in the body lines, namely the front part of the body and the simpler side of the body.

The PCX 160 is more elegant because it is designed as a motorbike that carries comfort. The headlights are large with accents like eyebrows, and the rear body doesn't have too many curves.

The ADV 160 feature has several new features to make it more frightening. First, the wind screen has a higher size and consists of 2 levels of height that can be adjusted without the need to unscrew the bolts. Another update is a fully digital indicator panel with complete information including Smart Key indicator, HSTC Indicator, Oil Change Indicator, Battery Indicator, Idling Stop Indicator, Trip Meter, Fuel Consumption Indicator, RPM, Trip Duration, Digital Clock, and ABS Indicator.

More expensive than PCX 160, what are the advantages of the Honda ADV 160?

Larger luggage capacity which was 28 liters to 30 liters. Can be used to insert helmets and other items to support daily activities.

The Honda ADV 160 is even more sophisticated thanks to the HSTC (Honda Selectable Torque Control) feature. A feature that prevents skid tires but is only available on the ABS type. Just like the ADV 160, the Honda PCX 160 is also equipped with HSTC traction control. The panel meter is fully digital, and has a USB type power outlet. Striped front and rear tires, 14 inches front and 13 inches rear. The difference is that the ADV 160 already uses a tube-type rear suspension so that the suspension rebounds better and is more comfortable. This type of suspension was used in the ADV 150 and was the first in Honda's automatic lineup. Meanwhile, the PCX 160 still uses the regular model.


The new Honda ADV 160 is powered by a 160cc 4-valve eSP+ engine, liquid cooled, with a PGM-FI injection combustion system. which is basically the same as having the PCX 160. 

The new engine is able to support the user's driving style with greater power, reaching 11.8 kW at 8,500 rpm. Torque is abundant, up to 14.7 NM at 6,500 rpm.

Based on the results of internal tests with the WMTC-EURO 3 method, fuel consumption shows the figure of 45 km/liter (ISS feature on), so that it can travel up to 364 km in one full refueling.

On paper, the new generation of PCX carries a 160 cc SOHC 4 valve engine complete with eSP+ technology with 12:1 engine compression. The PCX 160 piston diameter is 60 mm with a stroke length of 55.5 mm. As a result, the power released by the PCX 160 is also greater, reaching 16.1 tk at 8,500 rpm and 15 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm.


The dimensions of the ADV 160 are 2,031 mm long, 796 mm wide and 1,309 mm high. The wheelbase is 1,315 mm, the lowest distance to the ground is 181 mm, the seat height is 817 mm, the empty weight is 139 kg, and the tank capacity is 12 liters. Meanwhile, the PCX 160 is slightly smaller, 1,936 long, 742 wide and 1,108 mm high.

The wheelbase is also slightly shorter, namely 1,313 mm and the lowest distance to the ground is only 135 mm. For postures that are not too tall the PCX 160 will be more comfortable because the view is lower than the ADV 160 which is 764 mm. The empty weight is 131 kg for the CBS type and 132 kg for the ABS type. But the tank capacity is only 8.1 liters.

Fight the specifications of the Honda ADV 160 vs Yamaha NMAX

 PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM) officially released the Honda ADV 160 on July 1, 2022. The launch of this adventure-designed motorbike was carried out directly in the Cikarang area, West Java.

As a new motorbike, it is certain that the Honda ADV 160 has many new changes compared to the ADV 150. Regarding the full specifications and features of the ADV 160, which have actually been discussed in previous articles, this time it is time to compare the ADV 160 with one of its rivals, the Yamaha NMAX.

Fight the specifications of the Honda ADV 160 vs Yamaha NMAX

1. Comparison of designs

Yamaha NMAX
Yamaha NMAX

By design, you could say the two differ quite a lot. The Honda ADV 160 is designed as an adventure-style motorbike, which is made to devour various kinds of terrain. Hence, AHM pinned long legs on this motorbike. But don't worry, the ADV 160 has a seat height of 780 mm with a ground clearance of 165 mm.

Meanwhile, the Yamaha NMAX is a large scooter whose design is more sporty. With an aggressive design. As a sporty motorbike, the seat height of the Yamaha NMAX is of course much friendlier for petite riders, only 765 mm.

2. Comparison of features

Yamaha NMAX itself has fairly sophisticated features, starting from LED headlamps and stop lamps, dual channel ABS brakes, digital instrument panels, smart key systems, power outlets, TCS (Traction Control System), keyless and Y-Connect which can connect smartphones. with motorcycle.

Meanwhile, the Honda ADV 160 has full LED lights with DRL, ABS brakes, keyless, USB charger, ESS (Emergency Stop Signal), ISS (Idling Stop System), and most recently HSTC (Honda Selectable Torque Control).

Fight the specifications of the Honda ADV 160 vs Yamaha NMAX

What is highlighted from the ADV 160 is the HSTC feature and its new and complete full digital instrument panel, with information on rpm, tachometer, trip duration, battery indicator, outside temperature indicator, average fuel consumption, instant fuel consumption, usage indicator. engine oil, hours, also Trip A and Trip B.

3. Comparison of engine performance

Moving on to performance matters, the Honda ADV 160 carries a 160 cc 4 valve ESP PGM-FI engine with liquid cooling. This machine is claimed to be able to spit out power up to 15.8 hp at 8,500 rpm, with torque reaching 14.7 Nm at 6,500 rpm.

The Yamaha NMAX uses a liquid-cooled 155 cc 1-cylinder 4-valve engine with Variable Valve Actuation (VVA) technology, which is capable of producing up to 15.1 hp of power at 8,000 rpm and 13.9 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm.

Finally, one of the determining factors is the price. Yamaha NMAX is currently being sold from IDR 31,115,000 to IDR 35,250,000. Meanwhile, the Honda ADV 160 is sold from IDR 36 million to IDR 39,250,000.

So what do you prefer, which one of these two motorbikes do you prefer?

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.

About to Launch, Check Out the Design of toyota Innova Zenix

 About to Launch, Check Out the Design of toyota Innova Zenix

The latest generation of Toyota Innova will undoubtedly launch in Indonesia soon. From the salesperson's information, it's around November 2022. The focal point of change is innovation in all aspects. Starting from the design of the inner body, engine, to the improvement of features. A new name was prepared with zenix affixes. There is no information on whether the deer's nomenclature will be used again or not.

About to Launch, Check Out the Design of toyota Innova Zenix

From the dimensions, it is certain that the Innova Zenix is getting bigger. In comparison, the latest Toyota Kijang Innova has a length of 4,735 mm, a width of 1,830 mm, a height of 1,795 mm, a wheelbase of 2,750 mm. It is quite possible that dimensions and wheelbase are augmented. The wheelbase can be 2,850 mm to make the car more spacious, then increase comfort.

The frame construction, will switch from a ladder frame model to a monocoque, using a TNGA structure. Like other toyota new models. Regarding the design of the engine compartment, the focus of component placement is lower in an increasingly compact space. So that it can improve security and safety thanks to clearer forward visibility.

This approach also helps to lower the car's center of gravity, in an effort to improve stability. Including, improving the taste of fun to drive. With the new platform, it also creates its own challenges for Toyota designers. Of course, in creating a car with a fresh, unique, lower posture. Also interesting proportions because the construction of the chassis puts forward elements that are comfortable to drive. Undoubtedly the form of Innova Zenix like rendering is circulating on social networks. Like it or not, it's a personal taste.

Adjusting the platform, Zenix's Innova damping system will also change. In the current model, the front suspension uses a Double Wishbone with Coil Spring Stabilizer then behind the 4-Link with Coil Spring and Lateral Road. As the chassis became a monocoque, the array alternated with a MacPherson Strut at the front and a Torsion Beam at the rear wheels. The braking system already uses discs on each wheel.

The Innova Zenix Hybrid version will combine a 2.0-liter engine, an electric motor and lithium-ion battery support. The figure of power and torque is not yet known. But it is believed that there is an increase. Likewise, the conventional trim remains the same gasoline engine. But no longer use conventional 6-speed transmission. Instead it is a CVT and front drive type. Will the performance make you disappointed? Not necessarily either. Look at the Toyota Alphard trim G and X and then the Voxy using a CVT is never a problem. The distribution is the same to the front wheels. Finally, the Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) and T Intouch features as telematics technology are certain to be embedded. Wait for the next update of information at OTO Media Group.

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. performance support using 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.

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

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. 

Here's a Comparison of Suzuki S-Presso and Daihatsu Ayla Exterior

 Here's a Comparison of Suzuki S-Presso and Daihatsu Ayla Exterior

In the compact vehicle segment or city car, Suzuki S-presso is one of the new players. Officially present at the exhibition in August 2022, this product fills the gap between vehicle consumers with funds of IDR 150 million. The offer comes with a manual or semiautomatic transmission, yes, it is enough with two variants.

But as is known, this vehicle market is a game area for low cost green car (LCGC) products. One of them is Daihatsu Ayla which is the benchmark for cheap vehicle products and has dominated with the twin Toyota Agya. Concentrating on the price, Ayla is offered ranging from IDR 110 million to IDR 160 million, an area that is also the target of S-presso. So how do the two compare?

Here's a Comparison of Suzuki S-Presso and Daihatsu Ayla Exterior

We focus on comparing from the exterior side. When it comes to dimensions, both offer almost similar sizes. The Suzuki S-presso comes with a length of 3,565 mm, a width of 1,520 mm, and a height of 1,565 mm with a wheelbase of 2,380 mm. Ayla boasts a length of 3,640 mm, a width of 1,600 mm and a height of 1,520 mm with a wheelbase of 2,455 mm. The size differs slightly between the lowest and top variants. Both are present to fill the gaps of vehicles with a length of less than 4 meters and offer a groundbase of 180 mm.

When it comes to design, it comes back to taste. S-presso offers a thick SUV approach, as can be seen from the position of the grille at the top, a large black bimper, the presence of a wheel arch with large side moldings, skid plates in front and rear, which makes the appearance of this product look higher. Exterior features offered include multireflect halogen headlights, a rear spoiler with high mount stop lamps, a rear defogger and 14-inch dual tone rims.

The offer of exterior colors is quite a lot. Starting from Sizzle Orane, Solid Fire Red, Pearl Starry Blue, Granite Gray Metallic, Silky Silver Metallic and white.

Unlike the S-presso, Ayla puts forward the city car design. This can be seen from the appearance of the aerokits mounted on the vehicle body including a thicker front bumper design for the 1.2L variant. The lighting uses a projector equipped with a lap POSITION LED, fog lamp and DRL on the bottom bumper. Behind it comes a spoiler with a combination stop lamp that already uses LEDs. The legs use 14-inch two-tone rims with a bar design as well as a simpler 13-inch option.

The design side depends on taste. In the next discussion we will see what is offered on the interior side of the two models, as well as the performance and features offered. 

Yamaha Fazzio MotoGP Motorcycle Edition Fabio Quartararo

 Yamaha Fazzio MotoGP Motorcycle Edition Fabio Quartararo

The official Yamaha SBW dealer presents Yamaha Fazzio with a choice of colors and graphics in the style of Fabio Quartararo's MotoGP motorbike. With this touch, Fazzio looks more sporty and racy, which of course will provoke the interest of MotoGP fans to ask for his hand.

Yamaha Fazzio MotoGP Motorcycle Edition Fabio Quartararo

In terms of appearance, this Fazzio Quartararo edition uses a color combination that is identical to the Yamaha YZR-M1 2022 MotoGP motorbike belonging to Monster Energy. The color is dominated by dark blue and black.

The dark blue color spreads the headlamp, a little front tebeng area, a bit of the front fender area, and the body panels under the deck. The rest, the black color so dominates the retro-looking automatic motorbike.

Not to forget, several sponsor logos are also embedded, such as Eneos, Monster Energy, Yamaha writing, and of course number 20, which is the number used by Quartararo in the 2022 MotoGP. From a first glance, the paint looks premium and solid.

Because it is a special edition, the Yamaha SBW dealer, located in East Jakarta, sets the price of the Fazzio Fabio Quartararo version, which is more expensive than the usual types. The price is set at IDR 27,000,000 and can be paid in installments with a down payment (DP) starting from IDR 2.7 million.

Not only the MotoGP version, Yamaha SBW also provides an option for the World GP 60th Anniversary Livery which is no less cool. The color of this livery is predominantly white, then red and yellow accents and graphics are added.

As a comparison with the variant from the manufacturer, the price of the Fazzio Neo type is priced at IDR 21,890,000, then for the Lux model the price is IDR 22,190,000.


5 Cheapest Cars Using Panoramic Roof Or Sunroof

 The sunroof or panoramic roof feature in Indonesia, usually only found in luxury cars or European cars. Understandably, in Europe the sunroof is no longer a luxury feature and can be found in almost every car. Yup, in Europe, there are kia Picanto city cars that only use a sunroof.

5 Cheapest Cars Using Panoramic Roof Or Sunroof

However, lately there have been several non-luxury cars in Indonesia that use sunroofs. Even the cheapest new car in Indonesia that uses a sunroof, is sold with prices starting from Only Rp. 300 million. Some Japanese and Korean manufacturers have also begun to dare to install sunroofs for their medium-sized cars in Indonesia. There are also those of the panoramic type.

Here we explain five cheap cars in Indonesia that already use sunroofs.

1. Chevrolet Trax 1.4 LTZ AT Rp 305 million

1. Chevrolet Trax 1.4 LTZ AT Rp 305 million

Chevrolet Trax is probably one of the cheapest cars in Indonesia with the most modern technological innovations and features today. Try it, Trax is the cheapest turbo engined car in Indonesia. In addition, this crossover SUV is also the cheapest new car in Indonesia that is equipped with an electric sunroof. 

This car just changed its face and was introduced last February. The design now looks more modern because the front grille is no longer large. The headlights are now squinted and already projectors with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL). As a crossover, as usual, the side fenders use black garnish and the roof also has a roof rail.

The cabin is even more luxurious. The new Trax dashboard looks sweet because there is a touch of leather material. The stir has also been wrapped in leather. The features are also advanced. There is a start-stop button, smart entry, electric folding mirror, parking camera, to the power plug of the house 230 V. Great right? So you can charge your laptop or clean the car carpet using a vacuum cleaner, to shave your beard using electricity in the cabin.

Chevrolet Trax uses a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine powered by 140 PS with a peak torque of 200 Nm. One more advantage of this car, the Trax is only sold in a 6-speed automatic transmission whose gear can be moved manually (tiptronic). There are two variants, namely Trax 1.4 LT AT for Rp. 279 million and Trax 1.4 LTZ AT for Rp. 305 million. The sunroof feature exists only for its most expensive type.

2. Mitsubishi Outlander Sport PX Rp 370 million

2. Mitsubishi Outlander Sport PX Rp 370 million

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is indeed not a new car. The car, which is also sold in Europe under the name Mitsubishi RVR, was first introduced to Indonesia in 2010 but was only sold in 2012. It was rejuvenated in 2014, it is reported that even this year the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Indonesia wants to be played once again. His face will use Mitsubishi's new design language similar to the Pajero Sport.

Although it is not a new car, the design of the Outlander Sport is not yet obsolete. Moreover, the features cannot be said to be left behind. Just look at it, the headlights of the projector and the transmission are CVT. And most importantly, the cabin has a panoramic roof. Yes, not a sunroof but a panoramic roof. Indeed, the roof cannot be opened tilt and sliding like a sunroof. But this panoramic glass roof extending backwards is the only one in its segment.

The features in the interior are also quite luxurious. There is a keyless operating system feature with a start-stop button. Then there is also magnesium paddle-shift.

The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport uses a 2.0-litre petrol engine that powers 150 PS at 6,000 rpm with a peak torque of 197 Nm at 4,200 rpm. In addition to the CVT transmission, there is also a choice of 5-speed manual transmission. This crossover SUV is sold in three types, namely GLX for RP 330 million, GLS for IDR 345 million and PX for IDR 370 million. Panoramic roof is only available in the highest variant.

3. Honda HR-V 1.8 Prestige Rp 377 million

3. Honda HR-V 1.8 Prestige Rp 377 million

First introduced in Indonesia in 2014, the Honda HR-V is a car that revives the crossover SUV segment in Indonesia. The thing is, the HR-V at that time came at a relatively affordable price with no less great features. At that time, the cheapest type of HR-V was sold starting at Rp. 240 million.

But it's not the cheapest HR-V that uses a sunroof. is his most expensive type. The Honda HR-V is sold in two engine options, 1.5-liter and 1.8-liter. The Honda HR-V 1.8 Prestige with automatic transmission that uses an electric sunroof is the second cheapest car in Indonesia equipped with a sunroof if the Outlander Sport panoramic roof is not considered.

This car is quite sophisticated because it uses many modern features ranging from audio steering switches, automatic air conditioning with a touchscreen screen, paddle-shift and leather-coated steering wheel, smart entry with a start-stop button, ECO assist, to cruise control. The price is Rp 377 million this April 2017. Relatively less expensive considering these features are common in luxury cars.

4. Hyundai Tucson XG Idr 416 million

4. Hyundai Tucson XG Idr 416 million

The Korean car manufacturer, Hyundai, has indeed changed drastically since the last ten years. The design of their cars has changed to be more European, especially since Audi's chief designer, Peter Schreyer joined as chief designer of Kia Motors under the Hyundai umbrella since 2006.

This latest Hyundai Tucson is one of peter schreyer's works. Hyundai Tucson in Indonesia is sold in two engine options. For the gasoline engine type, Hyundai provides two variants, namely the Tucson GLS for IDR 385 million and the Tucson XG for IDR 416 million. This gasoline-engined Tucson is powered by 157 PS at 6,200 rpm with a peak torque of 196 Nm at 4,000 rpm. Hyundai Tucson Indonesia is only available in a shiftronic 6-speed automatic transmission.

Amazingly, this Tucson already uses a panoramic sunroof. That is, the roof is glass extending all the way to the back like mitsubishi Outlander's panoramic roof. The difference is that the front glass roof of the Tucson can be opened in tilt and sliding. The Tucson panoramic sunroof is also electric for its curtain open and close mechanism. This feature makes the Hyundai Tucson the cheapest car in Indonesia that uses a panoramic sunroof.

Of course, this feature is only available in its highest type, the Tucson XG. The price is Idr 416 million. It is indeed more than RP 400 million, but this feature is the best in its class. This Panoramic Sunroof is also present for the Tucson diesel engine Tucson XG CRDi which is sold more expensive at IDR 458 million.

5. Nissan Serena 2.0 Panoramic Autech Rp 465,1 million

5. Nissan Serena 2.0 Panoramic Autech Rp 465,1 million

Nissan Serena is one of Nissan's flagship Multi Murpose Vehicles (MPV) in Indonesia. One of the advantages is the electric sliding door, a spacious cabin with high flexibility, and of course a glass roof or panoramic roof for the highest type. No wonder that in its class, Serena may be one of the best-selling compared to the Toyota Nav1, Mitsubishi Delica, or Mazda Biante.

Nissan Serena HWS Autech is sold at a price of Rp 465.1 million. Indeed, the glass roof cannot be opened in a tilt and sliding manner similar to the panoramic roof of the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. But what is clear is that this car has an excellent level of cabin flexibility especially for its seat configuration.

The Nissan Serena HWS Autech has 3 rows of seats with a center console that can be shifted from the front seats to the second row of seats. This center console can function as an arm rest, it can also be enforced as a seat for passengers. If pulled forward, the second row of seats becomes similar to a captain seat and leaves room in the middle for access to the rear seats. In addition, the cabin is also large and spacious.

Comfort is indeed Serena's main value. This car uses Nissan's signature Xtronic CVT transmission. Performance is indeed not what this car excels at. But the 2.0-liter engine powered by 147 PS at 5,600 rpm is reliable. Even though she uses a panoramic roof, Serena can still attach a 10-inch LCD entertainment screen to the ceiling.

In addition to these five cars, there is also a Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Dakar 4x2 AT for Rp. 505,000,000 which also uses a sunroof. The latest generation of Mitsubishi Pajero Sport comes a week after the launch of its rival, the Toyota Fortuner. One of the features that Mitsubishi's flagship SUV in Indonesia boasts compared to its rivals, is the presence of a sunroof. Yes the Toyota Fortuner does not have a sunroof.

Another car that also has a sunroof that sells under Rp. 500 million is the Kia Sportage GT Ultimate for Rp. 475,500,000. Meanwhile, another Honda SUV, namely the Honda CR-V 2.4 Prestige AT Fender Audio, also uses a sunroof and is sold for IDR 501,000,000.

Leaked New Yamaha XMax 250, Here are the Changes and Predictions of The New Features

 Yamaha is reportedly preparing the latest version of its bongsor scooter Yamaha XMax 300 or which in Indonesia is more familiar with its 250 cc engine. A number of photos show that this bike will get some refreshes even though we say it's only minor.

Citing RideApart, the bike, which is suspected to be the latest model from yamaha XMax, is being tested on the road. The report is that the bike that is currently conducting the test pockets the specific specifications of the European market.

From the picture we can see if the manufacturer does not close or camouflage thoroughly its form. The unit is simply wrapped in some kind of matte black-winded sticker from the fascia to the stern.

Its general form is not much different from the Yamaha XMax sold today. However, if you look at it in more detail, there are changes to the face that appear a little calmer than the current version.

Furthermore, the component near the windshield now has a lamp cluster which is likely to be a marker of the turn signal. While in the side body sector, the rear body, seats, and rims have not changed or are the same as the existing models.

New Features in Yamaha XMax

It has been almost 6 years since the Yamaha XMax has not changed in the design sector. Nevertheless, this bike is still well received by the market because of its attractive visuals.

This design is likely to continue to be maintained by Yamaha, but it is to give the effect of the novelty of the feature sector that will be improved. Previous devices such as the ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) braking system on the front and rear tires will be maintained with the addition of a traction control system. Not only that, it is reported that there will also be an electric front shield feature to adjust the height level of the windshield electronically.

The latest Yamaha XMax is believed to pack Y-Connect connectivity technology like in the Nmax or Aerox 155 VVA. Through this feature, motorists can connect to motorbikes via smartphones to monitor all important information from the vehicle.

In the European market, yamaha XMax has a Euro 5 engine standard and comes in several engine cubication options, namely 125 cc, 250 cc, 300, cc, and 400 cc. While in Indonesia, XMax is offered with only 1 engine choice, namely 250 cc which is able to produce 22.5 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 24.3 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm.

It is interesting to wait for the presence of the latest Yamaha XMax in the Indonesian market. Considering that rival Honda Forza had already undergone a major change at the beginning of last year.

For Daily Use Honda ADV160, PCX160 or Vario 160?

In the middle of this year, Astra Honda Motor (AHM) presents the Honda ADV160. It is the latest scooter with a capacity of 160 cc, accompanying the PCX160 and Vario 160 which appeared first. Even so, they have a different market. Each of them also offers various advantages. But what if the three are compared to determine who is better off daily driving. Refer

Riding Position

According to Bangkit, one of the reviewers when using a Honda ADV160 from Puncak, Bogor, West Java via Cipamingkis to the Pulogadung area, East Jakarta, the driving position is quite comfortable. With a height of 172 cm plus wearing riding shoes, sitting on the seat of the ADV160 is no longer intimidated. There's still a little bit of jinjit, but it can be outsmarted by raising one foot to the footrest so that the other leg can tread perfectly on the asphalt.

Next is about the position of the hands when driving. He felt that the position of the handlebars of the motor was lower than that of the ADV150. But overall it doesn't change his character. The wide and straight handlebar design keeps the driving experience comfortable. The position of the arm can open perfectly and the journey does not feel excessive soreness.

Continued the Honda PCX160 which was tested by Zenuar while on the AHM Safety Riding and Training Center track, Greenland International Industrial Center (GICC) Deltamas City, Cikarang, West Java. First sitting on it, it is no different from the previous model. It's still the same. It remains to present a relaxed riding position. Both the handlebars, the position of the seats to the footrest are identical to their predecessors.

The contours and thickness of the seats are arguably just right. It's not too loud. The surface of the skin is also quite soft. Moreover, use the model of a stepped seat-separator between the driver and passengers. Make it feel comfortable to support the rider's buttocks. The position of the legs can also adjust to the wishes of the rider. Whether bent or selonjor, the deck is quite spacious.

Then the Honda Vario 160 which was also tried by Zenuar during the urban test ride session. According to him, the sitting position of this scooter is like the old Vario, but with larger dimensions. Ergonomic triangles are still identical. The seat is soft and the legs can tread perfectly. Naturally, the distance from the ground to the seat is only 778 mm and the ground clearence is 140 mm. With a rider height of about 173 cm, reaching this iron horse is easier.

Although the body looks widened, the composition of the steering wheel is the same as in the previous generation. When grabbing the handlebars, the position of the body is not too bent. Although the seats are fused, there is a small part in the middle like a hump, which can support the back of the rider's hips. Make the leg room area with a flat deck still quite spacious.

Handling and Suspension

The agility of the ADV160 when splitting congestion is quite exciting. Slippage is not a problem as long as you can estimate the width of the handlebars and rearview mirrors. Then Rose gave two thumbs up for the front suspension of the ADV160. In his opinion, it is quite tender, comfortable, and able to dampen the trunch very well. But unlike the rear suspension, the perceived subjectiveness is exactly the opposite of the front suspension. The character is louder, a little less comfortable when used on damaged streets let alone when it comes to sleeping police.

Actually, it's not a big problem, the plus point with the design of the harder rear suspension has an impact on the stability of the bike so it's better. When traversing winding roads with a slight damping style, the ADV160 gives a fun sensation.

Based on Zenuar's experience, the Honda PCX160 promises good stability when used daily or turing. Many factors affect it. Starting from the ergonomic triangle, use striped wheels aka different sizes and rear shock absorbers higher than the previous model.

Although the wheelbase is long and the body is large, going in and out of the corners is still agile and agile. Of course, it was helped by the presence of a new model double cradle frame. When twisting around the circuit obstacles, there is no sense of understeer or impression of the rear body being left behind.

While the Honda Vario 160 is relatively stable when carried at high speed on the straights. When winding around in traffic jams, the motor feels weak and easy to control. When the turn is sharp, the position of the rider's body is also easy to adjust the balance. All thanks to the chassis changes that now adopt eSAF technology.

The new suspension and wheels also help in terms of handling. The manufacturer claims that the rear shock absorbers have changed with a longer size. And so, during testing he felt rigid and fairly stable carried maneuvering. The rebound and compression setups are also made commuter-style defaults. Suitable for daily use.

Engine Performance

The Honda ADV160 that Bangkit tried did not have any problems when crossing the climb in the Puncak 2 and Cipamingkis areas. But when the uphill track is quite extreme, the power and torque boost is noticeably reduced. The tip is always to maintain the momentum of torque, gas openings, and brakes.

The layout of the machine can be relied upon when going through fairly damaged paths, sometimes rocks, slippery sand, uneven asphalt, to wet red dirt paths. The presence of traction control features on the rear wheels also makes the ADV160 driving experience safer. Meanwhile, when passing through smooth terrain, and minimal congestion, the power is immediately filled from the lower to the middle revs. But at the top engine revs, it will feel weakened, although the speed of the motor continues to increase.

When referring to the specification data, the Honda ADV160 is injected with an engine identical to the PCX160. It carries a 156.9 cc (rounded 160 cc) engine, 4 valves configured, and supports eSP+ (enhanced Smart Power plus) technology. Maximum power was recorded at 15.8 horsepower at 8,500 rpm, with a peak torque of 14.7 Nm at 6,500 rpm.

Honda PCX160 promises powerful engine performance. When it comes to the initial acceleration, it feels smooth at the bottom revs. But when it reaches the middle round, the push becomes more and more so. This is in line with the character of the overbore engine (60 x 55.5 mm), which is more optimal at high rpm. When trying it out at the AHM safety riding circuit in Deltamas, Cikarang, the lower pull felt smooth. But if it is above 4,000 RPM, this scooter is able to answer expectations.

For the record, the latest PCX carries a single-cylinder mechanical heart, 160 cc, SOHC, 4 valves, liquid-cooled and PGM-FI. Already using a technology called Enhanced Smart Power Plus (eSP+). On paper, he can burst power of 15.78 Hp at 8,500 rpm and 14.7 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm.

Based on the trials, the Vario 160's acceleration is very responsive. The power transmitted through the automatic transmission with a centrifugal clutch is immediately felt at the bottom revs.

When trying it on a fairly deserted highway, his breathing was quite long. Its power charges steadily from medium to high rpm. As evidenced by the achievement of the top speed at 122 kph. Even then, there is still gas left.

The performance of the new engine is significantly improved compared to the old model. Now it carries a 156.9 cc 4-stroke 4-valve eSP+ engine with liquid cooling. According to the manufacturer's data, he is able to produce power of 15.4 ps at 8,500 rpm and 13.8 Nm of torque at 7,000 rpm. That figure provides clear evidence that the Vario 160's power is up 2 ps and the torque is up 0.4 Nm from the previous generation. During use, the performance of this sporty scooter engine is quite impressive.

Fuel Efficiency

Based on AHM's internal tests using the WTMC-Euro 3 method, a lift of 45 km per liter was obtained with the ISS (Idling Stop System) feature on. The ADV160 is able to cover a distance of up to 364 kilometers in one full refueling.

But when you try this bike with a mixed driving style, passing through damaged roads, climbs and derivatives, the fuel consumption obtained is higher than the manufacturer's claim. Moving as far as 125.4 km, Bangkit got a fuel efficiency figure of 49 km per liter (ISS on) based on information from the meter panel.

When testing on the highway with a distance of 100 km, the Honda PCX160 showed a figure of 41.2 kpl in mid. But when the method is full-to-full, the resultant is 38.9 kpl. Somewhat the difference is 2 km more. With a gasoline holding space of 8.1-liters. it can cover a distance of 315 km at a time. And if referring to the claim data (45 kpl), it should be up to 360 km more. Pull.

According to the results of full to full testing, the Vario 160, which has been used for 132 km, consumes 3.01 liters of fuel. We can assume, 1 liter is used for about 44 km. This result may be different, depending on how it is driven. And please assume for yourself, whether it is classified as economical or wasteful. For information, all tests used RON 92 type fuel.

Various Excellent Features

The New Honda ADV160 already uses a new designed full digital panel meter and contains quite complete information such as, battery voltage indicators, ambient temperature information, odometer, trip A, trip B, tachometer, trip duration (elapsed time), real-time fuel consumption, fuel consumption 1 and 2, to the setting button which is now placed in front of the handlebar steering.

The highest version is ABS and is equipped with Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), the hazard lights turn on automatically when the driver makes sudden braking. All variants are keyless with a rotation button to start the engine. In the smart key, there are answer back system and alarm features, of course, increasing security. The rest is a dock filled with USB Port type A model gadgets, full LED lighting (front, rear, sein), DRL, handlebar handlebars, wavy disk, 30-liter trunk, and side stand switches.

When used daily, PCX160 riders are guaranteed not to be bored when they see the cockpit. Spoiled with an attractive instrument panel display. There is a combination of negative display and green winding line. Wrapped in a chrome list on each side.

The keyless remote has a curved shape so that it is more comfortable to hold. The buttons have a new design, enlarged for easy operation. Contains answer back system, keyless, and anti-theft alarm. The luggage capacity is 30 liters, the fuel tank volume is 8.1 liters, the left front compartment is provided with a USB type A power charger with a maximum power of 5V 2.1A. Single-channel ABS, full LED lighting, and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) make the highest variant.

While the Vario 160 has been immersed in the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). Rear braking has also been equipped with discs (the highest variant). Then there is a USB charger type A, the left compartment is quite spacious, a 18-liter trunk, a lighting system that is all LED technology, Side Stand Switch, Smart Key System integrated with the Answer Back System and Anti Theft Alarm, as well as a full digital instrument panel that uses negative display technology. Create the most expensive version there is an ABS indicator.

Color Variants and Prices

Honda ADV160 has two variants, ABS and CBS. Each of them gets three colors. For the ABS version, Tough Matte Black (Black Doff), Tough Matte Red (Red Doff), and Tough Matte White (White Doff) are available. In this type, it gets an emblem next to the Burn Titanium colored body which is also attached to the rims and handlebars. Meanwhile, for the CBS type, there are Dynamic Black (Black), Dynamic Red (Red), and Dynamic White (White). The price is currently IDR 36 million for the CBS type and IDR 39,250 million (ABS) OTR DKI Jakarta.
All New Honda PCX160 is marketed with two types, namely CBS and ABS. For the bottom variant, there are Wonderful White, Majestic Matte Red, Glorious Matte Black, and Marvelous Matte Gray colors. While ABS is available kelir Wonderful White, Majestic Matte Red, Briliant Black, and Royal Matte Blue. The highest variant has two-tone seats and a PCX emblem in copper for a more luxurious look. AHM markets it at a price on the road (OTR) DKI Jakarta of IDR 32,079 million for the CBS type and IDR 35,510 for the ABS type.

The CBS and ABS Vario 160 types are available active black paint, Grande Matte Black, and Grande Matte Red. For Active Black has a sporty stripe. The difference with the highest version is in the 3D emblem and titanium burnt wheels. CBS is sold for IDR 16,339 million and ABS is priced at IDR 29,064 million OTR DKI Jakarta.


The three scooter models offered by AHM have different markets. The New ADV160 looks old, suitable for those who like touring. Meanwhile, the PCX160 is intended for consumers who want to have a luxury designed scooter and have a comfortable riding position. While the Vario 160 is designed for daily use, because it still relies on a flat deck. Even so, everything can be relied on as a daily transport. Just adjust your needs, tastes and budget to get it.

Toyota Innova 2.7 Limited Edition in India, Has Features That Are Not in the Indonesian Version

 Toyota India has the Innova with a 2.7 liter Limited Edition petrol engine. The base is taken from the GX trim. The changes are minimalistic, but have features that the local Innova doesn't have. For example tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), wireless charging and head-up display. The rest is still the same as the global model. But actually you can find these items in the aftermarket market easily.

Toyota Innova 2.7 Limited Edition in India, Has Features That Are Not in the Indonesian Version

The heart of the Innova Limited Edition only uses a 2.7 liter gasoline type. The code is 2TR-FE, four cylinder, DOHC 16 valve, Dual VVT-i. The internal combustion engine provides a peak power of 166 PS at 5,200 rpm and a boost of torque of 245 Nm at 4,000 rpm. Power distribution via 5-speed manual transmission or 6-speed automatic with sequential shift

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For safety matters, there are seven air cushions at several points. These include the driver, front passenger, side, curtain shield & knee (driver). Then the braking section uses discs at the front plus drums at the rear. It has been supported by Brake Assist, ABS, EBD, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Hill-Start Assist Control (HSA) so that it doesn't roll up when stopped on an incline.

The equipment is no different. The front highlight uses an LED projector type + halogen, LED front fog lamps. Moving on to the cabin, there are seats made of fabric (noble brown) and captain seater style in the second row. Consumers find Smart Entry, Push Start System Eco + Power. The entertainment sector uses a multi-connected 2DIN head unit. Can connect via Apple Carplay, Android Auto and Smart Device Link (SDL). The body size is the same, with a length of 4,735 mm, a width of 1,830 mm, and a height of 1,795 mm. Ring rim 17 inch dual tone.

Innova Crysta 2.7

Currently, Toyota Bharat India only provides petrol variants. Because the manufacturer has stopped ordering for diesel. Most likely won't be continuing it anytime soon. But they quibble, stating that the booking has been discontinued. Because the demand for units is very large, and will only increase the waiting period. The company also reassures customers that the delayed deliveries of the Innova diesel units will soon be fulfilled.

Behind the Limited edition, many people have speculated about the introduction of the successor, the Toyota Innova Hybrid. The new generation most likely carries the name Innova Hycross. Even in Indonesia, the company registered the name Innova Zenix at the Ministry of Law and Human Rights. They are expected to make their global debut in the coming months. What is clear, HEV powertrain should be able to offer better efficiency than diesel. Wait for further developments.

Check out the Specs and Features of the All New Toyota Vios

 The latest generation Toyota Vios debuted in Thailand under the name Yaris Ativ. Given his long career in Indonesia, it is likely that he will also stop there. There's nothing wrong with making predictions about how the specifications will be.

Check out the Specs and Features of the All New Toyota Vios

The Thai version uses a small engine, coded 3NR-VE and a combustion chamber volume of 1.2 liters. That's right, Calya and Sigra also use the engine. Don't worry, the Indonesian market also has the opportunity to get changes like there. But using a 1.5 liter pacemaker like in the current model. Toyota Safety Sense's safety and security devices are also confirmed to be installed.

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For the Indonesian market, it is certain to use a 2NR-FE 4-cylinder 1,496 cc mechanical heart. Still the same as the existing model, DOHC Dual VVT-i 16 valve technology. Resultant combustion produces power up to 107 PS at 6,000 rpm. Then the maximum torque obtained is 14.3 Kgm (140 Nm) at 4,200 rpm. Distribution of power to the front wheels using CVT options (7-speed simulation) or 5-speed manual transmission.

All New Toyota Vios

The dimensions are relatively large in the small sedan class. It measures 4,425 mm in length, 1,740 mm in width, 1,480 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,620 mm. For the Indonesian version, it looks like it will be the same. Use 17-inch rims and a tire profile of 205/50 so as to provide a distance of 160 mm from the body to the ground. Then the damping type suspension uses McPherson Strut at the front, then Torsion Beam at the rear. All wheels are discs, in order to maximize braking. The most interesting is the provision of Toyota Safety Sense. It is believed that the All New Vios will get the device so that it is not less competitive than its closest rival. The contents include :

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Auto Brake Hold
  • Control Misoperation Pedal
  • Front Departure Alert
  • Lane Departure Alert
  • Panoramic View Monitor
  • Pre-Collision System

Once you enter the cabin. Check out the touch screen floating style head unit. Indonesian version can be adjusted, about 8 inches or 9 inches. Then you can connect to various devices via Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Audio distribution uses a 2-way system. Underneath it appears the use of digital AC. The shape of the new steering wheel, similar to that of the Toyota Raize with a round dial. Multifunction buttons are also inserted on both sides. The digital meter cluster uses a TFT display for a variety of vehicle information.

The position of the dashboard is made flat, with a soft touch material wrapped in a luxurious maroon color. Similar colors are also seen in the seat wrapping material, center console and door trim. Toyota seems to want to stick out the image of an elegant sedan. Hopefully the variant of the All New Vios here is made like that. Meanwhile, if you look at the visuals, the next generation looks coupe-style. Catch the eye with the new LED projector, DRL and arch angle. So are the tail lights. It has a different look, with a touch of maturity as well as sporty values. It is predicted that around the end of this year TAM will launch it. Interesting to wait.


Comparing the Interior of the New Xpander Cross and the All New BR-V

 After discussing the exterior design, the next comparison of the New Xpander Cross and the All New BR-V continues to the interior. The two products made by Mitsubishi and Honda compete in a fairly similar segment, namely a low SUV with the ability to seat three rows or seven passengers.

Comparing the Interior of the New Xpander Cross and the All New BR-V

The Luxury Side of the Xpander Cross

This approach to luxury is the common thread for Xpander Cross. Following the update on its twin brother MPV Xpander, the changes to the Xpander Cross are closer to the comfort side and don't forget the premium side of this product.

The dashboard, for example, now uses the latest design, a horizontal axis design that is equipped with soft pad material in several parts. This dashboard design makes the interior look more modern with firm lines and a combination of bright color touches on the AC grille to give a modern impression.

With the status of an update, some of the details of changes to this model are in the meter cluster section with an 8-inch LCD screen and a steering wheel that resembles the Pajero Sport. This steering wheel also features setting buttons on the left and right for audio, cruise control features, telephone connections and menu access. The leather-wrapped steering wheel can also be adjusted with a telescopic tilt for easy driving comfort.

Move to the middle. There is an AC setting with a digital touch with a physical button that makes it easy to operate. This air conditioner also uses a micron filter for cleaner air circulation. For convenience, there is now wireless charging at the bottom of the center console.

Another major concern is the 9-inch touch screen head unit with a floating model. This makes the modern simple impression on the Xpander Cross dashboard even more assertive. In addition, the ability of this head unit is diverse, it can connect with mobile phones via Android Auto and Apple Carplay and displays a 360-degree camera feature that is already installed in the vehicle. Another comfort comes from the use of synthetic leather which has a heat guard feature with two tone black and navy blue coloring. This makes the experience of sitting in the seat comfortable and avoids the heat. Mitsubishi also provides detailed stitching in the center of the seat.

Xpander Cross has established itself as a family vehicle. This is also felt by the abundance of storage space throughout the cabin. Storage space is present behind the first row seats, at the bottom of the trunk, arm rest with cup holders, floor console on the first row armrests, side pockets on the instrument panel aka the passenger and driver knees and don't forget storage in the door trim area as well as the dashboard. Charging is also a perceived convenience. In addition to wireless charging on the center console, there are also USB ports in the first and second rows and a power socket for easy charging.

Mitsubishi also explained the ease of setting up seat configurations in all rows of vehicles. This makes the need for space during driving can be maximized. For example, for luggage, you can fold the second or third row seats.

All New BR-V, SUV Value

Moving on to the latest BR-V. Honda uses three core values in its BR-V interior design approach. The first is a value SUV that comes with a modern interior design with the use of quality materials. This is to show strong character and comfort. Next is the MPV value that comes from the spacious interior and the many utilities for the family vehicle lifestyle. Lastly is driving pleasure. This is obtained from the comfort offered in the interior of the latest BR-V.

The firm design in the cockpit area provides a more private space for the driver which also affects the focus of driving. The center console design is further raised to emphasize the separation between the driver and passenger compartments. This makes the driving experience more comfortable and enjoyable.

Regarding the modern touch, the latest BR-V uses a 4.2-inch TFT screen cluster meter. This screen displays various information such as fuel consumption, trip gauge, outside temperature and clock in a wide screen display. Through this screen, the driver can also set the unit of measurement, keyless access, lighting, door and window operations as well as the Honda Sensing feature in the top variant.

The main concern comes to the 7-inch head unit. This device can provide various features such as radio, audio video, hands free telephone and connection to the user's smartphone. The entertainment side comes from six speakers scattered throughout the cabin. In addition, this head unit is also a place to display the Honda LaneWatch display and rear camera when parking.

The MPV side of the BR-V comes from the abundance of storage or utility space throughout the cabin. There is an armrest console in the center of the first row for driving comfort. There is a storage space to store small items such as wallets and others. A cup holder is present in the center of the console and eight water bottle holders are scattered throughout the cabin. Storage compartments are also present in several pockets behind the front seats.

For the seat configuration, the third seat can be folded 50/50 dive down which creates more luggage space. Luggage space can also be adjusted and increased by moving the board to a lower position. Personal items can be stored at the bottom of the board in the upper position even when the third row seats are used.

The comfort side is given to the leather interior lining that is present on the armrests and door sides. Armrests on the second row seats are also present to provide comfort for rear passengers.

Regarding charging, the latest BR-V provides ports in several places. First in the console area, then in the second row seats and also the third row. All of them can be connected to 12 V devices, not to mention USB A or C ports. The All New BR-V comes in three interior color combinations. There are gray and black for a sporty look, gray and mocha gray for an elegant look. Finally, there are silver and black for a premium and smart look.

That was the brief comparison of the interior of the New Xpander Cross and the All New BR-V. Each of them provides a different approach which of course just depends on the tastes of potential consumers and also the availability of available funds.

7 Choices of Cheap Used MPV with Sliding Doors

 MPV (Multi Purpose Vehicle) type car has always had a magnet in the used car market. Especially if you have a sliding door configuration. Because it offers a premium feel and has very spacious accommodation, especially in the second and third rows. It should be noted, buying a used car is also the right solution from the price tag of a new car which continues to increase every year. With relatively affordable price options, you can have your dream unit with a customized budget.

For those of you who are planning to propose to a used car with a sliding door configuration, in this article we will try to present interesting options. All information and options below refer to online used car buying and selling platforms.

7 Choices of Cheap Used MPV with Sliding Doors

Kia Carnival

Kia Carnival
Kia Carnival

The first choice that cannot be missed is the Kia Carnival. In the mid-2000s, this MPV from South Korea was quite attractive to Indonesian consumers. Its appeal lies in its luxurious design, super spacious cabin space, and has advanced technology and features in its class at that time. 

There are several features to be championed. Starting from the sunroof, electric sliding doors, luxurious interior layout, and the 2nd row seating configuration of the captain seat model. To bring it to the garage, the estimated price tag is now fairly affordable. The used car is sold from Rp. 32 million to Rp. 50 million for the 2000 production unit. The price difference that is set is of course adjusted to the condition of the car, location, and vehicle tax.

Performance matters, behind the bonnet Kia Carnival there are 3 engine options to choose from. The first contains a cylinder of 2.45 liter V6 gasoline, 3.5 liter V6 gasoline, and the last is a 2.9 liter CRDi diesel engine.

Nissan Serena

serena C24
serena C24

An interesting second option to consider is the Nissan Serena. The price tag is quite affordable, starting from Rp. 32 million to Rp. 95 million for assembly units from 2004 to 2010. You just have to adjust it according to your budget and needs.

Especially for the 2010 Nissan Serena, the design is still competitive this year. Then the spacious cabin layout, completeness of features, and engine design are also the reasons why Serena is sought after by consumers.

Speaking of features, this car is equipped with a captain seat configuration, sunroof, and electric sliding doors. As for the engine, it is equipped with a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder engine capable of producing a maximum power of up to 145 horsepower and a peak torque of 200 Nm. Engine output is channeled through a 4-speed automatic transmission.

Nissan Evalia

Nissan evalia
Nissan evalia

Furthermore, still from the Nissan brand, you can consider Evalia, which is Serena's younger sister. This car was once positioned as an affordable alternative to sliding door MPVs that prioritized comfort.

To redeem a used unit, at least you have to prepare Rp 80 million for 2012 output. Meanwhile, the Nissan Evalia is equipped with tilt steering, MID (multi-information display) and a head unit that accommodates AM, FM, AUX, Bluetooth and USB ports. Behind the Nissan Evalia's bonnet is a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder engine capable of producing maximum power of up to 107 horsepower and peak torque of up to 143 Nm. As for the available transmission options, this car comes with automatic and manual gearboxes.

Honda Freed

Honda freed
Honda freed

If some of the options above are not suitable, you can look at the Honda Freed. From our search on the online used car buying and selling page, the Honda Freed was sold for Rp. 106 million for a 2010 production unit. The prices offered by the seller also varied, of course, according to the conditions, year of production, and the tax of the vehicle itself.

In general, this MPV has an attractive appearance. Its compact body makes it easier for you to carry out daily mobility on busy roads. Under the hood lies a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder i-VTEC engine. The kitchen runway design promises 116 horsepower at 6,600 rpm and a maximum torque of 146 Nm at 4,800 rpm engine speed. This engine option has been combined with a 5-speed automatic transmission.

As for completeness of features, Honda Freed is equipped with head unit, sliding door (manual/electric), automatic air conditioner with heater, and captain seat model seating configuration. In the used car market, the Freed comes in 3 variants, namely A, S, and E as the highest trim.

Peugeot 807

Peugeot 807
Peugeot 807

Then there is the French MPV. Peugeot Indonesia once sold a car called the 807. This car is included in the MPV category with sliding doors and has an attractive price tag starting at Rp. 70 million for a 2003 assembly unit. The Peugeot 807 is quite rare because of the lack of availability and supply in the used car market.

If you want a different taste and driving experience, the Peugeot 807 is indeed worthy of consideration. Its performance is supported by the engine coded EW10J4 with cubication in 2.0 liter, DOHC, 4-cylinder, which is capable of producing maximum power of up to 143 horsepower and peak torque of 190 Nm.

In addition to the already electric sliding door feature, this car is also equipped with leather seats, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) braking, to ESP (Electronic Stability Program) technology.

Mazda Biante

Mazda Biante
Mazda Biante

The next choice is the 2012 Mazda Biante coded production. This MPV offers good accommodation, safety features, complete comfort, and of course carries a sliding door configuration.

Talking about the dowry, the market price of the Mazda Biante is sold at the cheapest price at IDR 148 million. The price tag is still relatively high, but the completeness of the features of this car is very competitive with its competitors.

For example, starting from the multiplication of the 6-speed transmission system with paddle shifts to the i-Stop technology, the Biante is superior to rivals in its class such as the Nissan Serena.

In terms of performance, the 2012 Mazda Biante is equipped with a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder engine capable of spewing out a maximum power of up to 144 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and peak torque of 184 Nm at 4,500 rpm.

Toyota NAV1

Toyota Nav1
Toyota Nav1

The last option can be to look at the 2012 Toyota NAV1 MPV. This car is the forerunner of the Toyota Voxy that we know in Indonesia today and now the used price starts at Rp. 150 million.

At the beginning of its appearance, the Toyota NAV1 was predicted as a cheap version of the Toyota Alphard. The reason is that he brings a boxed design and the use of sliding doors makes it a bit similar to the Toyota Alphard premium MPV at that time.

From behind the bonnet lies the engine coded 3ZR-FAE with inline 4-cylinder configuration, 16 valves, and 2.0 liter cubication. The pacemaker concoction is capable of producing power up to 158 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and peak torque of up to 196 Nm at 1,956 rpm.

Its debut in Indonesia in 2018 began with the status of a vehicle that was CKD (completely knocked down). But unfortunately in 2016 the breath of this car was stopped by Toyota.

Discuss the Design of the Honda ADV 160, This is the Difference with the Old Model

 PT Astra Honda Motor officially launched the ADV 160 last June. This adventurous-style scooter gets a model update compared to the ADV 150. Although not so obvious, the difference between the two models can actually be seen from the design of the body lines. When looking at the body cover, all those installed are new components except for the headlamp, stoplamp, and turn signal.

Test ride Honda ADV 160

Changes in the body and frame also made the footrest area change, now the size has become wider and lying down so that it can be more comfortable. Likewise with the rear braces, although the design is similar, it turns out that the components are new to the new frame on the motor. As is known, now the ADV 160 uses the exact same model as the Honda PCX 160.

This change makes a difference to the position of the engine mounting, where previously it was at the bottom it was now moved to the top following the new engine. Because there is no longer a transverse frame at the bottom of the trunk. Now, the luggage area behind the seat has increased its capacity by 2 liters from the previous 28 liters to 30 liters. As for the gas tank, from the beginning of 8 liters, it turned out that there was an increase of 0.1 liters so that it became 8.1 liters.

The change in the new frame design of the ADV 160 also made its weight drop by 760 grams from the ADV 150. For the steering handlebars, the change is that the height of the raiser is made shorter according to its now lower riding position. As for the windshield, it is now made higher and there is an additional air circulation hole. This Widshield also still has a high-low setting that can be set manually.

New Hyundai Palisade Vs Mazda CX-9, Who's More Alluring?

 Quite a few saw the Hyundai Palisade milling around on the streets. It has a series of advantages that are able to lure upper strata consumers. From January to June 2022, Palisade was included in the list of best-selling imported vehicles with a record of 1,138 units.

Speaking of rivals, New Palisade is in a fairly niche class. When it comes to engines, the Palisade is in the same class as the Mitsubishi Pajero and Toyota Fortuner. Although Hyundai has revealed that the two rivals are more suitable to be reunited with the Santa Fe. When looking at the price, the Palisade is in the Mazda CX-8 and CX-9 areas.

So which one is most appropriately called palisade rival? We tried to discuss the Hyundai Palisade's fight with the Mazda CX-9. Because both of them are three-row monocoque SUVs with prices that are in one level.


The first discussion is directly about price as one of the considerations for consumer choices. Palisade is offered in three variants. Prime with a price tag of IDR 842 million, Signature 4x2 of IDR 977 million and finally Signature AWD with a price tag of IDR 1.1 billion.

The Mazda CX-9 is also offered in three variants. First, the FWD variant with a price tag of IDR 887.7 million, the Kuro Edition with IDR 889.9 million and finally there is the AWD variant for IDR 958.8 million. All of them have the status of on the road DKI Jakarta.

Engine Performance

Next is the discussion about the engine power offered by each model. The Palisade comes with a 2.2L CRDi 4-cylinder diesel engine with an e-VGT. The engine produces 200 ps of power at 3,800 rpm and 440 Nm of torque at 1,750 to 2,750 rpm. The transmission is 8-speed with shift by wire technology where the driver only presses the button to shift gears without a lever as usual.

Mazda CX-9 petrol 2.5L Turbo 4 cylinder DOHC. The engine produces 231 ps of power at 5,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 420 Nm at 2,000 rpm. The transmission is a six-speed automatic.

Exterior Dimensions and Design

Both offer different approaches in terms of size. The Palisade is 4,995 mm long, 1,975 mm wide and 1,750 mm high with a wheelbase length of 2,900 mm. Ground clearance is as high as 203 mm. In the latest Palisade, differences are visible from the fa├žade section. Use a parametric shield grille design with a parametric hidden type DRL like Creta. Such lights disappear when the vehicle is not in use. 

The Mazda CX-9 has dimensions of 5,075 mm in length, 1,969 mm in width, and 1,747 mm in height and a wheelbase length of 2,939 mm. The distance from the footing to the ground is as high as 220 mm. Carrying Mazda's signature Kodo desai. The curve of the line even though it doesn't look firm still gives an athletic and tough impression. The grille with chrome slats looks integrated with the led technology tapered design headlamp as well as drl. The back is quite firm with the use of a combination stoplamp also with LED technology. The legs come with 20-inch rims that emphasize the figure of the SUV.

Features and Comfort

Both OF these SUVs offer a comfortable SUV driving experience, mainly from some of the features offered. The palisade of comfort comes from a 12.3-inch TFT touch display audio head unit connected to a 12-speaker Infinity Premium audio system. The latest Palisade offers a Bluelink service connection that connects the car with the driver's mobile phone.

Comfortable driving experience for passengers in the form of the rear seat passenger talk mode feature, there is a special microphone for the driver to communicate with passengers. Additional comfort comes from USB charging as many as six ports throughout the cabin, dual sunroofs for the top variant, wireless smartphone charger, ventilated seats and heated seats for the comfort of all passengers.

Like Creta and other Hyundai products, now the latest Palisade is equipped with the Hyundai SmartSense feature. This feature consists of several functions such as forward collision avoidance assist, lane keeping & lane following assist, blind spot collision-avoidance warning, driver attention warning and rear cross traffic collision avoidance assist. All of which help the driver drive safely throughout the journey.

Then in terms of security features, Palisade is equipped with the latest technology. These features include high beam assist, safe exit assist, blind spot view monitor and surround view monitor for surveillance of the environment around the vehicle. There is still a rear view monitor with dynamic guidelines, manual speed limit assist, smart cruise control with stop and go and parking distance warning reverse with switch forward / reverse.

Moving on to the Mazda CX-9. The first impression in the interior is quite luxurious thanks to the use of leather material in all parts. On the steering wheel, there is an audio setting button and the cruise control feature is also wrapped in leather. The head unit is 9 inches which is set via commander control on the center console and features a Mazda Connect mobile phone connection. The entertainment side comes with a 12 speaker audio system from Bose as well as an Aux connection and USB port. There are still wireless charging phones, head up displays, dual zone air conditioners in front and rear, and air vents on the seats.

Its safety features come with airbags in front, sides and curtains, side impact door beams, collapsible steering shafts, and a Skyactiv-Body structure. Safety standards are present from ABS EBD and BA braking, dynamic stability control and traction control system. There are still hill launch assists, emergency stop signals, G-vectoring control, front and rear parking sensors and 360-degree cameras.

The CX-9 also gets the i-Activsense feature. This feature consists of adaptive LED Headlight, blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert. Other features consist of lane departure warning system, lane keep assist system, smart city brake support forward and backward. Mazda also provides pedestrian brake features as well as driver attention alerts for comfort.


These two large SUVs have advantages in each sector. If the diesel engine enthusiast is definitely the choice is the Palisade, but the CX-9 gasoline engine also provides power intake for driving in and out of town.

Potential consumers just have to compare from the availability of funds. Palisade and CX-9 are in the price range of IDR 800 million. In addition, also pay attention to the after-sales offer provided by each brand which will be an additional assessment related to vehicle ownership for a longer time