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 Litigation in Auto Accident Injury Claims Austin, TX

www.informationautomotive.comCar accidents can be stressful and overwhelming experiences. Unfortunately, many of these collisions result in catastrophic, life altering injuries. When facing mounting medical expenses and lost income while you recover, the financial burden can be crippling for you and your family. Fortunately, you don’t have to go through this difficult time alone. The car wreck lawyers at Shaw Cowart LLP are here to help.

We understand that a car wreck can change your life. We have a proven track record of success in helping people with serious injuries from auto accidents, and we will fight for maximum compensation for you.  

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The most important thing for you to focus on during this difficult time is recovering from your injuries. You don’t need the added burden of trying to negotiate your settlement with the insurance company. We will take care of your claim so you can take care of yourself and your family.

You can learn about your legal rights and options by speaking with our attorneys in person. Please call 512-858-8862 today to schedule a complimentary consultation. We serve clients in the Austin, Texas area.

Texas Car Accident Laws

The laws governing car accident cases in Texas are very complex. Texas adheres to the doctrine of modified comparative negligence, which states that your damages will be reduced by the percentage of fault attributed to you. In addition, if you are determined to be more than 50% at fault for the accident, you will not be entitled to receive any compensation.

For example, if your damages are $100,000 and you are found to be 25% at fault, you will only recover $75,000. However, if you are found to be 60% at fault, you would recover nothing. These negligence laws make it crucial that you prove the other driver was predominantly at fault for the accident. Our lawyers know the comparative negligence laws impacting your case, and we will examine every detail in order to demonstrate that the other driver was at fault.

Texas also requires all vehicle owners to carry the following minimum levels of liability insurance coverage:

  • $30,000 for bodily injury liability per person per accident
  • $60,000 of bodily injury liability total per accident
  • $25,000 of property damage liability per accident

Keep in mind that these are the minimum levels of coverage required by law. Often, accidents will result in more damages than is covered by these minimum limits. For this reason, you may want to consider purchasing higher coverage levels as part of your insurance policy.

In addition, there are certain deadlines, called statutes of limitations, which apply to filing a car accident lawsuit. In Texas, you have two years from the date of the car wreck to file a lawsuit. After this deadline passes, you may lose your eligibility to pursue damages in court.

At Shaw Cowart LLP, we know how these laws impact your case, and we will ensure that all laws are followed so that you don’t jeopardize your ability to recover the maximum allowable compensation.

What to Do after an Auto Accident

When Should You Get a Lawyer for a Car Accident?

Ideally, you should retain a car accident lawyer as soon as you are injured in a crash. While you may be tempted to file your insurance claim on your own, the insurance company will have a large legal team working against you to make sure you get as little compensation as possible. By hiring one of our experienced personal injury attorneys to represent your interests, you gain a trusted expert who knows the intricacies of your case as well as access to several legal resources.

Damages in a Car Accident Claim

Depending on the specifics of your case, you might be entitled to recover the following damages as part of an auto accident claim:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Lost wages
  • Impairment of future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Emotional distress
  • Property damage to your vehicle

If a loved one was killed by the collision, you may be entitled to recover damages through a wrongful death claim.

What Are Some Common Injuries Associated with Car Accident Lawsuits?

Car accident lawsuits can cover a variety of injuries caused by a crash. However, the most common injuries claimed in a car accident lawsuit include:

  • Whiplash
  • Broken Bones
  • Cuts, Scrapes, and Bruises
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Knee Injuries
  • Back Injuries
  • Burns
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

In general, as long as your injury was caused by the car accident, you should include it in your claim.

Accidents with an Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist

There are many more uninsured motorists on the road than you may realize. According to the Insurance Research Council, approximately 14% of drivers in the United States do not have auto insurance. That equates to roughly one out of every seven drivers on the road.

In the state of Texas, all drivers are legally required to carry the minimum liability insurance limits discussed above. However, many people choose to ignore this law and drive without insurance, while others simply do not have enough coverage to adequately compensate you for your injuries. It’s important to be prepared in the event that you are injured in a car accident caused by an uninsured or underinsured motorist.

While dealing with an uninsured motorist may seem like a straightforward case, these claims can become complicated by individuals who want to avoid taking responsibility and insurance companies that don’t want to give you the compensation you deserve. It is not uncommon for completely innocent drivers to end up with far less monetary compensation than they deserve due to the sly practices of insurance companies or dishonest drivers. Fortunately, the experienced car accident lawyers at Shaw Coward LLP know how to help you fight for a fair settlement.

Early In the Year, Check out Tips on Buying a New Car with Ease of Credit - The beginning of the year is usually the chosen time for prospective consumers to decide to buy a new car. Usually because it is eyeing the production code of the new year and to fulfill the plan to have a new car for a long time.

Currently a variety of interesting promos are offered to help consumers have a new vehicle. One way is used is to choose payments using credits in addition to cash payments.

Early In the Year, Check out Tips on Buying a New Car with Ease of Credit
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What to consider when choosing a credit payment? Auto2000 shares tips so as not to choose a new car loan in the new year.

The first step is to know the need. This becomes a fairly important basic thing because deciding to buy a car if only concerned with prestige can be dangerous for financial conditions. Often encountered, consumers choose models that are sometimes not needed by family members or just aiming for the most expensive variant. In fact, the purchase is made on credit whose installments must be paid for a long period of time. Make sure the car to be purchased according to the needs and agreed by family members.

Like the first step, the second step is to make sure the car chosen is in accordance with existing financial conditions. Make sure before deciding to take a car loan, have prepared a down payment (DP) or down payment with a range of 20 percent to 30 percent of the price of the car. Also make sure the installments paid every month are in accordance with the ability. If you are taking other credit installments, such as motorcycles, housing loans or credit cards, use calculations if combined with new car installments do not exceed 30 percent of monthly income. This is so that finances remain healthy and free from debt stress.

The third step, currently there are many credit simulations before deciding to buy a car. Take advantage of the credit simulation feature to see the financial ability to pay down payments and car loan installments later. At Auto2000 Digiroom provides credit simulation features in each choice of car models that can be used to estimate DP as well as installments paid.

The last step, always take advantage of the promo that is being offered to ease the purchase of a new car. The package provided usually contains a choice between a down payment cut, easy installments or light interest of up to 0 percent that can be utilized as needed and financial plan.

"Auto2000 always provides the ease of purchasing new Toyota cars, one of which is through a light credit transaction where the method can be tailored to the needs and financial plans. Moreover, plus various purchase promo programs that can be selected. So looking forward to 2022, immediately realize new year's resolutions by coming to the nearest Auto2000 or Auto2000 Digiroom that can help the desire in having a dream Toyota car," said Martogi Siahaan, Chief Executive of Auto2000, in his statement, Monday (1/3/2022). 

Piaggio Indonesia Holds Promo Early Year, There Are Vouchers Up to Rp 85 million - Piaggio Indonesia pampers its customers by holding promos earlier in the year. Every unit purchase from four brands (Piaggio, Vespa, Aprilia, Moto Guzzi), consumers can directly get vouchers up to Rp 85 million. This special offer runs throughout January 2022.


The first promo program in the form of Exclusive Voucher worth Rp 10 million plus Accessories Voucher worth Rp 1,000,000. This new journey-themed offer is specifically for the purchase of Piaggio Medley S ABS.

Furthermore, vespa offers exclusive vouchers up to Rp 12 million, coupled with accessories vouchers worth Rp 1,000,000. The program, called A Colorful Journey Begins, is only valid for every Vespa purchase during the january period.

On this special occasion, Piaggio Indonesia also offers interesting promos for Aprilia and Moto Guzzi. Every commenter who buys a unit from one of these brands can get a genuine accessories package worth Rp 85 million and additional accessories and merchandise vouchers worth Rp 10 million.

For Aprilia units there are currently RS 660 and Tuono 660 available. While Moto Guzzi provides the latest V7 Stone until Moto Guzzi V85 TT Travel. Both models also come with the Centennial Livery Limited Edition to celebrate 100 years of moto guzzi's presence in the automotive and lifestyle world.


"Piaggio Indonesia is excited to embark on a colorful journey in 2022. To facilitate this, we have prepared attractive offers for every purchase of products from our premium two-wheeled brands, Piaggio, Vespa, Aprilia and Moto Guzzi. We believe this offer is an opportunity for customers to truly be part of our vision as a Piaggio Group. Where not only make a vehicle, but want to change the way someone moves or moves," said Ayu Hapsari, PR and Communications Manager of PT Piaggio Indonesia.

More information about the latest promos for each brand from Piaggio Indonesia can be found through the official website and/or official Instagram account: Piaggio, Vespa, Aprilia and Moto Guzzi. For customers who want to experience the best driving experience with each brand, please set your arrival time in advance through the Test Ride menu on their respective brand's official website.

To ensure the safety of visitors when visiting authorized dealers, it has implemented strict health protocols in accordance with the recommendations of the Indonesian government. Such as wearing a mask as a standard of procedure, measuring body temperature, providing hand sanitizer in the dealership area, invitation to always wash hands, and maintain a safe distance. In addition, all official Piaggio Indonesia dealers namely Motoplex Piaggio, Vespa, Aprilia and Moto Guzzi still follow the direction of ppkm from the applicable government.

Motorcycle Adventure Touring Recommendations, From Small To Middle Class Engines - Adventure Touring motorcycle model is being loved by the world community, not least Indonesia. Because this iron horse can roam all terrains. Not only is it comfortable to use on urban tracks, but it can also pass through rocky and sandy roads.

Motorcycle Adventure Touring
Motorcycle Adventure Touring

For some people who have a hobby of touring, having an adventure motorcycle seems to be a dream. This condition is what makes some manufacturers launch scrap metal horses. Here we want to provide recommendations for Adventure Touring motorcycles from small to mid-range engines. Here's the list.

1. Honda CB150X

Honda CB150X
Honda CB150X

It is the first 150 cc motor sport adventure touring in Indonesia. Carrying the CB-Series moniker, the CB150X specification is similar to its brothers CB150R Streetfire and CBR150. In adventure touring classes, he became the smallest variant. But the manufacturer still equips it with some touring supporting components. For the price, he is priced at Rp 32,950,000 (OTR Jakarta) for the standard variant and Rp 33,450,000 (OTR Jakarta) for the SE variant.

Honda CB150X is equipped with a 150 cc engine capacity, DOHC, 4 valves, liquid-cooled. Spec diameter x step 57.3 mm x 57,843 mm. The engine has a compression ratio of 11.3:1 and uses a 6-speed manual transmission type. It is capable of producing 15.4 hp at 9,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 13.8 Nm at 7,000 rpm.

He was equipped with some details to be tough for the way. There is a windscreen as a wind tebeng, then under the headlights there is a typical "duck beak" adventure motor, as well as a wide handlebar and quite high. All are given so that the rider can be comfortable when driving in the city or touring.

The panelmeter is full digital displaying various information including gear position, average fuel consumption A &B, instant fuel consumption, and timer.

The upside down front suspension is similar to the CB150R, the difference is that it is 30 mm longer than its naked version brother with a main distance of 150 mm. The lowest distance with the ground is 180 mm. But the circumference of the rear front rim is the same as 17 inches, the front uses 100/80 tires and the rear is 130/70.

2. Kawasaki Versys-X 250

Kawasaki Versys X 250
Kawasaki Versys X 250

This old bike from Kawasaki is classified as an old player. This model is a pioneer in the 250 cc motor sport adventure class in the Indonesian market. This iron horse is presented for riders who like to adventure and conquer challenges in all terrains, both on paved roads, muddy and rocky soil. Currently he is priced at Rp 68.9 million OTR Jakarta.

As a car, it looks tall. Supporting components to be comfortable when taken on long roads are also available. Like a wide seat and made multilevel. The back is equipped with brackets for the installation of the box. The front suspension of the telescopic model is long, the backbone frame, a combination of 19-inch rims at the front, and 17 inches at the back.

Make the kitchen runway Kawasaki Versys X 250 carrying a 249 cc, 2-silider, liquid-cooled engine, DOHC. The engine is capable of powering up to 34 Hp at 11,500 rpm and 21.7 Nm of torque at 10,000 rpm.

3. KTM 250 Adventure

KTM 250 Adventure
KTM 250 Adventure

He is a newcomer to the adventure touring segment, especially in the 250cc class. It was released in Indonesia in November 2021. Even so, its presence adds an option for people who want a harvested motorcycle at a more affordable price. He was auctioned rp 79 million (OTR Jadetabek).

Related to specifications, KTM 250 Adventure is equipped with a 248.8 cc engine, 1-cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves, liquid cooling, and injection-powered. On paper, the motor is able to spew maximum power up to 29.5 horsepower and peak torque up to 24 Nm. The power is channeled through a 6-speed clutch manual transmission.

The features and technology, KTM 250 Adventure is equipped with a full digital LCD panelmeter that displays a variety of important information from the vehicle. Furthermore, it has been pinned assist and slipper clutch, ABS offroad, traction control, and riding modes that can be adjusted to the wishes of the rider.

As for the construction of the legs, this bike already uses upside down suspension in front which is then combined with monoshock suspension on the back.

4. BMW G310GS


The birth of the BMW G310GS in Indonesia cemented the German manufacturer in the entry-level adventure motorcycle market. This iron horse has a modern design. And the most important thing is that this bike is easy to ride and very suitable with the posture of Indonesian riders. Currently he is sold Rp 133 million (Standard) and Rp 142 million (Adventure) off the road.

The BMW G310 GS has a tall posture. The attraction is visible on the front. His trademark uses a bird beak-style fairing model typical of the GS series and a small windshield above the headlights. Then on the back is designed tapered so as to give a sporty look. You could say this bike carries the DNA that the BMW G1200GS has.

For mechanical heart carrying a 313 cc engine, DOHC, 1-cylinder, 4 valves, two overhead chamshaft, cooled liquid. It has been adjusted to euro 4 emission standards that are able to produce a maximum power of 34 Hp at 9,500 rpm and peak torque of 28 Nm at 7,500 rpm. It is capable of traveling up to a speed of 143 km /h.

Make supporting its reliability in various road terrains, paired with an upside down suspension with a diameter of 41 mm on the front, and the rear uses a monoshock suspension that can be adjusted preload level as needed. Equipped with 19-inch alloy rims for the front with tires measuring 110/80. While the back is 17 inches wrapped in round leather 150/70.

The braking system uses a 300 mm diameter disc brake clamped 4 radial caliper pistons in front and the rear uses a 240 mm single piston. Manariknya, also equipped with anti-lock braking system (ABS) feature and can be disabled so that braking more freely in difficult terrain.

5. KTM 390 Adventure

KTM 390 Adventure
KTM 390 Adventure

KTM Indonesia officially marketed 390 Adventure since August 2020. This model is arguably for riders who want to level up, especially in the adventure motorcycle segment. The capacity of the machine that is responsible is one of the attractions. Not only can be invited to adventure or touring, but also comfortable to use daily. Currently he is dilego Rp 139 million OTR Jakarta.

Carrying a long wheel design and high ground clearance, and the weight is only 158 kg. He is claimed to be able to cross the road on road and off road armed with suspension travel reaches 170 mm at the front and 177 mm at the back.

The features are Traction Control, Quick Shifter up and down active at 3,000 - 4,000 rpm, KTM My Ride (bluetooth connection between mobile phone and TFT Speedometer for calling, music, and navigation map), and slipper clutch. Create security when bulldozing roads on and off road itself is equipped with dual channel ABS (Cornering and Off Road).

It carries a 4-valve single-cylinder configuration, a 373.2 cc DOHC, with an output of 43 hp at 9,500 rpm and a peak torque of 37 Nm at 7,000 rpm. The power is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.

6. Royal Enfield Himalayan

Royal Enfield Himalayan
Royal Enfield Himalayan

Of the various adventure touring models in Indonesia, only Royal Enfield has a classic design product. The use of a round headlamp in front becomes a characteristic of old-fashioned old motorcycles. The light is also created from conventional bulb lights. Currently Himalayan is sold for Rp 122.7 million on the road.

There was a protector on the side of the gas tank, making him look dashing. In addition, it is equipped with windshields and round mirrors. Round instrument panels combined with digital panels. The speedometer part is still analog, but underneath it is a digital pointer.

Make comfort when touring, he uses a fused model seat but the back is made high. The back is equipped with a small shelf to carry goods. The side is also provided a hole if you want to add a pannier or side bag.

The front legs use 21-inch rims of 90/90 tires and 17-inch rears clad 120/90. The front suspension has a main distance of 220 mm, while the rear is 180 mm.

The RE Himalayan uses a 411 cc single cylinder 4-stroke SOHC engine. It produces 24.5 Hp at 6,500 rpm and 32 Nm of torque at 4,250 rpm. Mated 5-speed transmission.

7. Honda CB500X

Honda CB500X
Honda CB500X

The adventure touring segment in the next middle class is the Honda CB500X. This old motor comes with a look and a variety of advanced features. The impression of a cruising iron horse is seen from a larger front fender and the use of 19-inch tires that provide comfort when touring. Make the price in the price of Rp 192.124.000 OTR DKI Jakarta

The headlight design is given a touch on the LED point pattern, while the taillight is designed to accentuate the aggressive side when driving. The 17.7 liter fuel tank provides further cruising capability with fuel consumption of 26.8 km / liter using WMTC (World Motorcycle Test Cycle) mode.

The engine is 500cc, DOHC, 8-valve parallel twin, liquid-cooled, producing 49.6 Hp at 8,500 rpm with 44.6 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm. It is claimed to provide the perfect balance between performance and dimensions.

Honda's best-selling big bike also features Assist/ Slipper Clutch, ABS, double wavy disc brake on the front wheels and the use of 41 mm inverted telescopic front suspension.

which serves to prevent the rear tire slippage caused by the engine brake when the gear decreases to the extreme. Through the application of this feature, riders can also feel the operation of a much lighter clutch.

All New Suzuki F150 Edition Official Update Launched, It Changes and Prices - PT Suzuki Indomobil Sales (SIS) officially presents a refreshed version of the All New Satria F150 in early 2022.

The Suzuki All New Satria F150 Model Year (MY) 2022 appears with a number of updates, ranging from new color and striping options to upgrading the front braking system.

There are three new color options embedded, including Metallic Mat Stellar Blue–Titan Black, Pearl Bright Ivory–Titan Black, and Titan Black.

All New Suzuki F150 Edition Official
All New Suzuki F150 Edition Official

Interestingly, the three colors also get a new stripping visual design that is more character and bold.

Teuku Agha as 2W Sales & Marketing Department Head SIS said, All New Satria F150 has big fans in the hyperunderbone segment, because it has very satisfying performance and speed.

Therefore, the braking sector did not escape Suzuki's attention to be improved, thereby increasing the rider's confidence when using it

 "As a counterweight, Suzuki provides component updates to the braking system at the front with the aim of increasing the security and safety side," said Teuku Agha in an official SIS broadcast, Friday (12/31/2021).

"We also added new color variants and bolder stripping," he concluded.

Meanwhile, Suzuki has started distributing the All New Satria F150 in January 2022 to its entire dealer network in Indonesia.

The price has not changed from the previous model, which has a tag of Rp. 26.76 million on the road (OTR) for DKI Jakarta.



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?

Popular Hatchback Row Throughout the Year, Honda Jazz Still On The List
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.


Kaleidoscope 2021: 10 New Cars That Went Viral Throughout 2021 - Slowly and surely, 2021 shows the national automotive industry is starting to rise. A year earlier, car sales declined dramatically due to the impact of the Covid-19 storm in 2020. Based on data from Gaikindo (Indonesian Motor Vehicle Industry Association), car sales in 2020 were recorded at only 523,027 units. Whereas a year earlier car sales exceeded 1,030,126 units.

This year during January to November 2021, car sales have reached 790,524 units or an increase of 66.5 percent compared to the same period last year. The numbers are quite encouraging to many in the industry.

10 New Cars That Went Viral Throughout 2021
10 New Cars That Went Viral Throughout 2021

Many factors are driving the increase in car sales throughout 2021. Starting from PPnBM incentives to the re-implementation of international automotive exhibitions, GIIAS (Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show). But one of the factors that is no less important, the presence of a number of new cars.

This year's new car isn't just any car. Instead, the cars are popular with a fairly large number of sales so far. There is a car that is viral because the name has memories that imprint on the hearts of many Indonesian consumers. Some are also popular because of the advanced technology they do. Here we break down the most popular new cars of 2021.

1. Toyota Avanza and Veloz

Toyota Avanza and Veloz are coming at the end of the year. First shown to the public at GIIAS 2021, Toyota Avanza and Veloz are the most anticipated cars in Indonesia. The reason is simple, the update is thorough. Starting from the exterior, interior to toyota safety sense safety features. Veloz is offered in three types namely Veloz MT, Veloz Q CVT, and Veloz Q CVT TSS. Avanza, which is now separated from Veloz, is offered with 1.3L and 1.5L engines priced from Rp 206 million to Rp 264 million for the top variant with TSS.

Both the Toyota Avanza and Veloz both come with different drive systems than before. If previously both used a rear-wheel drive system (RWD), now Avanza and Veloz use a front-wheel drive system. Conventional 4-speed automatic transmission has previously been replaced with a more modern one, CVT (Continuous Variable transmission).

2. Daihatsu Xenia

Like its twin, the Toyota Avanza, Daihatsu Xenia also changed completely compared to before. The cheapest variant of the new Xenia is priced at Rp 190 million with a choice of 1.3 liter manual transmission engine. The top variant with 1.5L CVT ADS engine is offered at a price of Rp 244 million. Some interesting features include collision warning function, hill start assist, pedal misoperation control, leading vehicle departure warning, lane departure warning and lane departure prevention. Although it has been equipped with advanced safety features, but unfortunately Daihatsu Xenia has not received cruise control features.

3. Honda BR-V

The latest generation BR-V was introduced in 2021 as a seven-passenger SPORT Utility Vehicle model with Honda Sensing safety features and adaptive cruise control. This model is not sold in 2021 and will only be officially delivered to consumers in 2022. The engine is like the City Hatchback which is 1.5 liters powered by 121 PS. Honda BR-V is offered with a manual transmission and CVT which is priced from Rp 275 million to Rp 339 million.

Honda BR-V was popular because Honda first introduced it in concept form. While still using the name Honda N7X Concept, this car was exhibited at the Honda Dream Café and even had time to be paraded to several other cities in Indonesia.

4. Hyundai Creta

This car closes a new product line launched by Hyundai throughout 2021. This compact SUV is Hyundai's first product produced in Indonesia. The design and features are quite sophisticated such as the presence of Bluelink features to vehicle bookings that can be tailored to the consumer's wishes.

Hyundai Creta uses a 1.5 liter engine with a maximum power of 115 PS paired with a manual transmission and CVT. The safety features are quite complete such as the presence of lane following and keeping assist, rear cross traffic alert and blind spot collision avoidance assist. Creta is offered in several variants, namely Active, Trend, Style and the highest Prime with a price tag ranging from Rp 279 million to Rp 399 million.

5. Toyota Raize

Present in early May 2021, Raize became a completely new product from Toyota Indonesia. Raize is offered in six variants namely 1.0 Turbo GR Sport CVT TSS, 1.0 Turbo GR Sport CVT, 1.0 Turbo G CVT, 1.0 Turbo G M /T, and variants of 1.2 G CVT and 1.2 G M / T that are present later. It is also the first time a Toyota model has been offered with a turbo engine, CVT transmission and also features Toyota Safety Sense. Currently Raize is offered in several variants with a price tag ranging from Rp 202 million to Rp 266 million. Raize is included in products that are subject to PPnBM waivers.

This car became popular because it is a twin of the Daihatsu Rocky, a vehicle that has a fairly close relationship with the legendary model Daihatsu Taft Rocky in the 1980s and 1990s.

6. Daihatsu Rocky

Toyota Raize twin products are indeed developed and produced entirely by Daihatsu. Coming with the DNGA platform, Rocky offers a different design but with features similar to its twin. Offered in two engine options, namely 1.0 liter turbo and 1.2 liter non-turbo, Rocky has two transmission options, manual and automatic CVT. Model 1.2L is offered from Rp 178 million to Rp 215 million while the 1.0L turbo model is offered from Rp 215 million to Rp 239 million. Like Raize, Rocky also gets PPnBM facilities.

Daihatsu Rocky is popular because its name is related to the name of one of Daihatsu's products that is quite close to Indonesian consumers, namely Daihatsu Taft Rocky which was sold in Indonesia in the 1980s to 1990s.

7. Toyota GR Yaris

Toyota GR Yaris became popular because it was sold limited. The first allocation was 127 units and sold out immediately. Gr Yaris is presented with the performance of Toyota Yaris race car that went down in the WRC (World Rally Championship) with a 1,600 cc engine, 3-cylinder turbocharger with 4WD drive. The initial price tag of around Rp 800 million is now in the used car market of Rp 1 billion more.

8. Honda City Hatchback RS

Honda City Hatchback is popular not only because it has a tempting design, but also because this car replaces the Honda Jazz which is no longer sold in Indonesia. In addition, it also has a feature advantage. City hatchback still uses a 1.5 liter engine with 121 PS power and 145 Nm of torque. This model is offered in two variants namely manual transmission for Rp 292 million and CVT for Rp 302 million. Interestingly, during 2021, the Honda City hatchback is included in the list of PPnBM waiver recipients.

9. Wuling Almaz RS

Wuling Almaz RS became Wuling's most popular product during 2021. Almaz RS is an advanced product with a new feature called Wuling Interconnected Smart Ecosystem (WISE) consisting of Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Bend Cruise Control (BCC), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Traffic Jam Assistance (TJA), to Intelligent Cruise Assistance (ICA). Almaz RS was introduced in early 2021, this SUV also presents Wuling Indonesian Command (WIND) features to WISE innovation, consisting of Advanced Driving Assistant System (ADAS) and Internet of Vehicle (IoV). Almaz RS comes with two variants, namely 7 passengers and 5 passengers. The price is priced from Rp 340 million to Rp 354 million.

10. Hyundai Staria

Hyundai Staria launches in August 2021. Offering a futuristic design form, this sliding door MPV is offered in a choice of seven seats and nine seats. Hyundai Staria has large dimensions, more than five meters long, making the cabin space on the inside so attractive. The engine uses the same engine as palisade and is equipped with a variety of semi-autonomous safety features including lane keeping assist and lane following assist.

Expected to be the opponent of Luxury MPV Toyota Alphard, Hyundai Staria is offered at a price of Rp 888 million for the 9-passenger model and Rp 1.02 billion for the 7-passenger variant.