Kaleidoscope 2021: Popular Hatchback Row Throughout the Year, Honda Jazz Still On The List - Various vehicle segments are present in Indonesia following the needs of the community. One that has many fans is the hatchback that is now offered by various brands.

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

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

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

Honda City Hatchback

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

Toyota Yaris

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

Suzuki Baleno

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

Daihatsu Sirion

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

Honda Jazz

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

Mazda2 Hatchback

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

Mazda3 Hatchback

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

Volkswagen Polo

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

Toyota GR Yaris

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

Wrong Assumptions About Electric Cars

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

Wrong Assumptions About Electric Cars
Wrong Assumptions About Electric Cars


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


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

Hard to Take Care of

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

Difficulty Refilling Batteries

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

Not very environmentally friendly

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


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

Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV)

battery electric vehicle
Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV)

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

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

Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)

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

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

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

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)

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

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

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

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

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

Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nissan Leaf
Nissan Leaf

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

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

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

Data and Facts About Hyundai That Are Rarely Known - We promise, this article is not sponsored by Hyundai. But it was the Hyundai i30 Fastback N that became the safety car of the Superbike race in Mandalika last week which sparked thoughts about Hyundai's football in the world. Especially in the automotive field.


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

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

The World's First Hydrogen Car Manufacturer

Hyundai NEXO
Hyundai NEXO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ten-Year Machine Warranty

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

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

The Largest Production Facility in the World

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

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

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

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

The Germans were hijacked.

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

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

Meaning of Logo H Tilted

hyundai's tilted logo
hyundai's tilted logo

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

5 Old School Motorcycles that Are Riding in this Year, Suitable for Collection - Not only the new model, consumers in Indonesia also like to hunt old-school or old-school motorcycles. Especially if the unit has a long history in the country's two-wheeled industry. Another reason old-school motorcycles are still purchased is because the population is not much so it has its own pride to have it.

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

Old motorcycles that are the target of collectors the price can skyrocket high. In fact, there are bands that reach tens to hundreds of millions of rupiah. try to summarize old-school motorcycles in Indonesia and will describe in full 5 classic motorcycles that are hunted by collectors. In accordance with the 2021 trend, below is a list of classic 2-stroke and 4-stroke engined motorcycles that you can also consider.

Yamaha Mio Sporty

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

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

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

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

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

Honda NSR 250

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

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

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

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

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

Suzuki RGR 150

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

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

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

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

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

Yamaha 125Z

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

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

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

Honda Nova Dash

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

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

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

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

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

Toyota Starts Selling Tiny Electric Cars C+Pod, Effective for Cities - After several times only being an exhibition vehicle and present in a special area, the Toyota C + Pod can finally be purchased for the general public. This was announced by Toyota Motor Corporation for consumers in Japan.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Set up another model

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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