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Bag-Friendly Ownership Fee for Mitsubsihi Pajero Sport

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport becomes a medium SUV model that is widely seen by Indonesian consumers. This long-present model offers a qualified driving experience and engine power for the size of an SUV that can be invited to drive daily and in extreme road conditions.

Pajero Sport last got an update in 2021 ago with the presence of the latest design and advanced features. For example grille with a new design, features a power tail gate with kick sensor, active cornering lamp, sunroof and 18-inch two tone rim. There are active safety features such as forward collision mitigation, ultrasonic miss-acceleration mitigation system, blind spot warning-lane change assist, rear cross traffic alert, electric parking brake, and brake auto hold.

Bag-Friendly Ownership Fee for Mitsubsihi Pajero Sport
Bag-Friendly Ownership Fee for Mitsubsihi Pajero Sport



Mitsubishi adds attractive value for potential customers to glance at the Pajero Sport, especially in terms of ownership costs. This Mitsubishi product gets a Smart package for periodic maintenance or service up to 50,000 kilometers or up to four years of ownership.

"Pajero Sport Extended SMART Package is one form of Mitsubishi Motors' commitment as a manufacturer to always provide the best products and services in the entire vehicle ownership process. This program aims to provide optimal convenience and benefits to consumers in terms of after-sales service with alternative vehicle maintenance costs that are more efficient. Through this program consumers also get comfort with the extension of vehicle warranty up to 1 year, as well as other additional program benefits such as special discounts for tire changes and also discount vouchers for battery purchases," said Eiichiro Hamazaki, Director of After Sales Division of PT MMKSI in his statement.

Mitsubishi offers this extended Smart package in three types of packages. The first package is two periodic maintenance consisting of selected periodic maintenance items such as engine oil, oil filter, air conditioner filter, gasket and also chemical items such as engine flush, fuel system cleaner, and disinfectant fogging. This package includes free replacement services for the mentioned items that can be utilized within two periodic maintenance that is valid 20,000 kilometers or one year.

The next package is a four-time periodic maintenance package. This package consists of the same items as the package twice but can now be utilized in four periodic maintenance and applies with a longer distance of 40,000 or two years. There are still six-time periodic maintenance packages consisting of the same items as the previous package. The difference is certainly at the time of utilization which is now up to six times or up to 60,000 kilometers or three years.

Consumers who purchase the Pajero Sport Extended Smart Package will get a certificate as proof. Utilization of this package can be done in all authorized Mitsubishi passenger vehicle dealers throughout Indonesia.

Mitsubishi has also done the calculation of the benefits of the existence of this Smart Package. If consumers take advantage of the Pajero Sport Extended Smart Package, consumers can save up to 25 percent on vehicle maintenance costs. This is compared to the cost of normal care done without the use of a package.

In addition to the cost of maintaining vehicles that are calculated more efficient, Pajero Sport extended Smart Package consumers will also benefit through extending the warranty period of up to 1 year or 30,000 kilometers for certain items. In addition, consumers will also get the option to take advantage of special discount programs of up to 30 percent for tire changes and Rp 50,000 discount vouchers for battery changes.

Pajero Sport is offered in several variants. GLX 4x4 MT variant is priced at Rp 545.8 million, Exceed 4x2 MT is offered at Rp 520.8 million, Exceed 4x2 AT is offered at Rp 535.8 million. There is still a variant dakar 4x2 AT which is quite popular with a price of Rp 593.7 million, Dakar Ultimate 4x2 AT is offered at a price of Rp 642.7 million and the top variant Dakar Ultimate 4x2 AT is offered at a price of Rp 701.7 million.

Toyota Avanza 1.3 E Cheapest Looks Plain, Can Anything?

 Before the birth of the all-new version now, Avanza with a 1.3 liter manual transmission engine is quite popular. Now, Toyota Astra Motor (TAM) places it as a last variant of E only. The rest are already carrying a 1.5L engine. 

Of course, with the market considerations still there. Well, if you are interested in the cheapest Avanza currently that has a 1.3L engine, check the completeness obtained first.

First we look at the price. Without any tax incentives from the government, the price of Avanza 1.3 E MT is Rp228.3 million. You could say avanza new generation start price is all above Rp200 million. Given the major changes and significant improvements compared to previous generations, it's quite worth it. But is the provision and completeness of its features appropriate?

Toyota Avanza 1.3 E Cheapest Looks Plain, Can Anything?
Toyota Avanza 1.3 E Cheapest Looks Plain, Can Anything?



Before you look at the completeness, we take a peek at the performance. Mechanical heart carried, coded 1NR-VE. 4-cylinder engine 1,329 cc DOHC, Dual VVT-i. It produces 98 PS of power at 6,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 122 Nm at 4,200 rpm. It is delivered to front-wheel drive via a five-speed manual transmission. Looking at its gait in the old generation, it is still quite powerful with the new platform and body now.

Look at the exterior. It is the same as the Avanza type G. But there are a number of differentiators that clearly signify the cheapest variant E. First up front, present without fog lights. The part was given a black plastic cap only. Tapered LED headlamp that now does not use a touch of chrome and is only given one body color. Then the rim. The design is simpler and only 15 inches in size. Make the look less macho than the avanza body that has a muscular character.

There's more, antennas are still standard models. Not yet the modern type of shark fin. The taillights are led combinations. Oh yes, Avanza type E also has not been pinned automatic folding for the rearview mirror.

In terms of dimensions, avanza this bottom variant is not much different from the others. It has a length of 4,395 mm, a width of 1,730 mm and a height of 1,665 mm, 5 mm shorter than the upper variant. Wheelbase is 2,750 mm and ground clearence is 195 mm. It appears lower than the top variant of 205 mm. Therefore, the difference in the use of rim size.

Provisions in the interior, also not as luxurious as type G. Although decorating on the dashboard is quiet or looks plain. Toyota is kind to providing a 7-inch touchscreen head unit for type E, with integrated Bluetooth connectivity. The design also follows the top trim, modern floating style.

Metel clusters use a combination of analog dial and monochrome MID. While the AC is already digital appearance and double blower. The steering wheel can only be set up and down (tilt). There is no back and forth (telescopic) setting. Features such as mid digital and illuminating start / stop button can be enjoyed from type G only.

Seat comfort is the same, wrapped fabric and has a flexible arrangement or folding. Then other practicalities such as storage and smartphone charger ports are also safely available. All parts of the seat already use the headrest that can be set for comfort. 

Safety and security support is clearly not as complex as trim over TSS. But there's enough. Avanza 1.3 E is embedded with two air bags (driver and front passenger), ABS +EBD+BA brakes, vehicle stability control, hill start assist, ISOFIX and seatbelt warning all rows. Unfortunately, there has been no alarm and immobilizer. In fact, this feature helps secure the car from theft.

Toyota Avanza 1.3 E MT comes as the cheapest trim. Although a number of areas seem plain, the basic features are sufficient. Especially when compared to type E trim on the old Avanza. The price differentiation is quite decent compared to the previous generation, paid off with the convenience offered on the all new Avanza even on basic trim though.

The lowest variant avanza has also got the construction of a suspension design for the same comfort as the variant on it. The front suspension uses a MacPherson Strut and the rear uses a torsion beam that each already uses a stabilizer bar.

For prospective consumers who are interested in avanza this lowest variant, you should be patient enough. This is because Toyota includes the E variant into the product sold spot order alias if there is a new order produced. Toyota seems to be eyeing fleet consumers for this lowest variant or consumers who want the cheapest price Avanza with a new design and still have Toyota products and services.

Don't forget the after-sales service as well. Buying Avanza no longer needs to think about periodic maintenance costs. Because it also gets the benefits of a free program of periodic service costs (service costs and spare parts) until the 6th routine maintenance. Maximum of 4 years or 50,000 km (whichever was achieved first). Valid at all authorized Toyota Indonesia outlets. 

Get to Know the Slow Moving Component Maintenance of Your Vehicle

 Vehicle maintenance becomes one of the obligations that must be done by car owners. Taking care of the vehicle periodically keeps away from sudden problems that interfere with travel when used.

This treatment is related to understanding spare parts. Vehicle parts are widely known as fast moving and slow moving spare parts that consist of different life. Fast moving life is quite short and replaced following a periodic service schedule. Some of them are vehicle filters, brake pads, oil and spark plugs. While slow moving parts have a longer service life, sometimes make you forget to replace them. What is included in the slow moving component?

Get to Know the Slow Moving Component Maintenance of Your Vehicle
Get to Know the Slow Moving Component Maintenance of Your Vehicle


The first is the clutch. The task of the clutch is to channel the power generated by the engine to the car transmission. Clutch problems will make the power distribution can not run smoothly can even make the car break down. The driver will feel when the clutch starts to have problems such as difficulty moving gears on the manual transmission or loss of power on the automatic transmission. The clutch consists of several components but it's good to replace a set to ensure optimal performance and no more problems.

The second component is the legs of the car. This component is in the under the car that makes the owner rarely check on the legs of the vehicle. Whereas there is a steering system and car suspension system that plays an important role in maintaining driving comfort and safety. An optimal steering system will help the driver safely control the vehicle, while a maintained suspension system will ensure the ride feels comfortable. Components that are often problematic in this area are shock absorbers because the task is quite heavy, namely dampening shocks.

The next compenen is a car battery or battery. The task of this component is quite simple, which is to provide electric power to the starter system to start the car engine and channel electric power to components in need when the engine is turned off. If this component is problematic then it can be troublesome, such as the engine can not be turned on due to weak battery conditions. Especially if you like to install additional accessories such as lights and audio that confiscate a lot of electrical power. Normally the life of a car battery is about 2 to 4 years depending on usage.

The fourth component is the car tire. This component calculates the weight of its duties, namely channeling car power to the road, directing the vehicle, providing braking power, helping to absorb impact, to support the large weight of the vehicle. In fact, the contact field of this round rubber is very limited. Plus a hard work environment, such as passing hot asphalt roads, rough concrete, and hitting potholes or through damaged roads. Not to mention if the driver's driving style is quite rough or often passes through damaged roads that make the life of the tire decrease drastically.

"Spare parts of various types, AutoFamily needs to understand some important parts of the car. Not only troublesome when in trouble, some components such as clutch, shock absorber are many directly related to safety and driving comfort, so make sure it is always in top condition," said Nur Imansyah Tara, Aftersales Business Division Head Auto2000, Thursday (1/27/2022).

Suzuki Ertiga and XL7 Will Have Facelift, Using New Matik Transmission

 Maruti Suzuki in India is being widely reported. A number of new models are predicted to be worked on. Like the new SUV that gossip collaborates with Toyota. There is also a new generation Vitara Brezza and Baleno facelift. One of the most interesting, about the refreshment of Ertiga and XL6 (XL7). 

Launching gaadiwaadi, Ertiga facelift will launch in April 2022 with a new automatic transmission. Also mentioned, the transmission will be the same as that used by the new generation brezza. It is believed that the matik used is no longer conventional 4-speed. But the gearbox used by the Suzuki Vitara version of the global market. If true, it could be using an automatic 6-speed plus paddle shifter.

Considering that 4-speed matik is already classified as outdated technology, refreshment in the sector is quite reasonable. The proof, too, began many manufacturers who switched to CVT. The Toyota Avanza, Veloz and Daihatsu Xenia, as well as the Mitsubishi Xpander facelift. All switch from automatic 4-speed to CVT.

If the Ertiga and XL7 dead transmission turns into 6-speed, it is certainly no less interesting. Although still conventional, the number of more teeth will maximize engine performance. The tighter ratio creates a swift acceleration response and efficiency can also be maintained. Moreover, matched manual mode plus paddle shift, it will be more exciting

Talk about Suzuki's 6-speed automatic transmission, not foreign stuff. In Indonesia there is a Suzuki SX4 S-Cross that uses it since 2016. It is in charge of delivering power from the 1.5-liter M15A gasoline engine. If adopted to Ertiga and XL7 facelift later certainly not paired with the same engine.

Ertiga Minor Facelift, Mild Hybrid Plus Matik 6-Speed?

Suzuki Indomobil Sales has stated that it welcomes the era of electrification. Mild hybrid technology will be chosen as a breakthrough against competitors. The contestants are already there. Even appeared during the electric car show in Monas 2019 ago. Ertiga uses an Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) system. Similar to the technology used by the first generation Ertiga diesel hybrid.

Suzuki Ertiga and XL7 Will Have Facelift, Using New Matik Transmission
Suzuki Ertiga and XL7 Will Have Facelift, Using New Matik Transmission


ISG work system is more instrumental in increasing efficiency while reducing emissions. Especially for automatic start and stop functions. It starts when the vehicle is in a stop position and the driver does not step on the pedals and gears in the 'N' or neutral position. Automatically the car performs an Engine Auto Stop that serves to turn off the engine. But the electrical system remains on. Then when the pedal is stepped on, ISG again starts the engine.

Regarding the look of the Ertiga facelift may not be able to expect much. From the leak of spy shots in India, it appears minor change from its outward appearance. Change only dwells on the grille. Possibly switching from chromium-clad bars to honeycomb. The stern even seems to experience no touch at all. If later there is, most only in the form of chromium garnish cosmetics for just the latest model suppressor. It is not yet known what is new about the interior.

Even so, there is still hope suzuki in Indonesia presents a different. But revamping the Ertiga and XL7 is a must. Because its opponents are increasingly advanced, related to the presentation of technology and features. According to our initial conclusions, the Ertiga facelift will change more in terms of mechanics and feature additions. Mild hybrid engine plus 6-speed matik can be enough provisions to win the competition. Do not forget the safety features can be further improved

Female Truck Drivers Appreciate Hino Training Center and Safety Driving Competition

 Driving a large truck is not uncommon for women in Indonesia. But not for Devi Nuraisyah Stephani (30), from Wonogiri, Central Java. He even unfortunately transversely delivered goods between provinces even outside the island. 

When it comes to the opening of the driving training center facility or Hino Total Support Customer Center (HTSCC). He welcomed the program. Because it can provide good benefits for the driver. This includes the appreciation of the Hino Safety Driving Competition.

"It definitely needs adjustments for women driving big trucks. At first the fear must be there, the fear of rape, the fear of nabrak. But as long as you try, you get used to it for a long time. Therefore, with the Hino service (driving course) for drivers it is very good. Because it can hone the skills of drivers until they understand and the safety side is given to know. The woman's distress in driving the truck if it retreats far away. Especially on the narrow track, it's hard. But now it is smooth because it dares to try," said Devi Nuraisyah Stephani, at Hino Total Support Customer Center, Purwakarta, West Java (27/1).

Female Truck Drivers Appreciate Hino Training Center and Safety Driving Competition
Female Truck Drivers Appreciate Hino Training Center and Safety Driving Competition


Devi claimed to have been in this profession for four years. Trayek passed starting from Central Java, Bali, Jakarta, Padang to penetrate Aceh. The profession as a truck driver is cool. Because it can carry large vehicles on the highway while traveling, while filling the Youtube content of Driver Shadow17. He also admitted, on the road to more friends, a new experience. "If the grief is there. In the past, once 'flooded' had to change tires in the Semarang area. Kapok, no more. If the other trouble in Hino's truck has never been. Because I brought a new unit so minimal problems, "he said again.

Hino Safety Driving Competition

Then about the Safety Driving Competition conducted by Hino, he claimed to be interested if the car was installed telematics system. "Yes, I want to follow, but later if the vehicle is installed telematics," he added. 

To note, HMSI is so vociferously campaigning for driving safety. Hino Safety Driving Competition (HSDC). In total there were 31 events in 23 major cities throughout the country. When accumulated, there were 2,275 truck and bus driver participants from 1,687 companies who took part in the activities. HSDC itself is held divided into two capability tests.

The first day the driver must take a written test on driving safety. Proverbs, daily inspection, proper driving, economical driving, safety driving and traffic signs. After the written test. Then the 10 best representatives undergo the next test, namely skill test and inspection test. The driver will be assessed how to carry a large vehicle through a zig-zag road. Both forward and parking backwards. But because of the pandemic, Hino changed the race online.

This year Hino Safety Driving Competition was held by utilizing telematics features. For drivers who enter the competition. They can see for themselves the results of the score card evaluation whether the driver is driving safely and according to the rules. Because if they bring a good and safe vehicle. Will get a good score card points, and potentially a winner. But still, the main corridor of the Hino program is to improve safety and road safety.

"When participants know the results of driving assessment, whether it is safe or not from the score card data. Of course, this is an evaluation material for them in driving. Driving is safe and according to the rules. Besides being able to maintain security for yourself, it also maintains security for others on the road," said Santiko Wardoyo, COO - Director of HMSI.

Not to Be Outdone, Goodyear Indonesia Presents Truck-Specific Radial Tires

The trend of tire radialization in the country is increasingly real as technology develops and road infrastructure increases. This makes radial tires more likely to shift the dominance of biased tires in Indonesia. 

Not only in the passenger vehicle segment but also commercially. PT Goodyear Indonesia Tbk supports the radialization trend in Indonesia by launching its latest product, the Goodyear S501.

Ltr (radial light truck), Goodyear S501 focuses on targeting the 3/4 truck segment in Indonesia. This is a comprehensive step by Goodyear to support the acceleration of Indonesia's industrialization era and answer the demand of the commercial tire market where biased tire types are still very dominant.

Not to Be Outdone, Goodyear Indonesia Presents Truck-Specific Radial Tires
Not to Be Outdone, Goodyear Indonesia Presents Truck-Specific Radial Tires



"We have a vision that radial tyres will beat biased tyres by a ratio of 60:40 in the next five years. We are optimistic to encourage radialization trends in Indonesia through the launch of the Goodyear S501 for the 3/4 truck segment. Our focus on targeting the Indonesian truck market is also in line with the government's target of building toll roads reaching 4,817 km until 2024 for the acceleration of national mobilization. This is a very promising first step," said Iman Santoso Commercial Director of PT Goodyear Indonesia in his statement.

Designed with Goodyear's cutting-edge technology, the design of the 4-rib palm pattern and deep palm thickness, play an important role in producing optimal mileage making the Goodyear S501 perfect for use with more load loads and longer mileage in Indonesia.

"The average test results of the level of wear and tear we conducted throughout 2020 to 2021 showed the performance of the Goodyear S501 outperformed the majority of Goodyear's competitors in the Indonesian truck market. This is a key factor for us to continue to increase sales of goodyear S501 exponentially (triple) in 2022," said Nova Siregar, Commercial Product Manager of PT Goodyear Indonesia.

Meanwhile, Wicaksono Soebroto, Head of Communications of PT Goodyear Indonesia added. "The phenomenon of bias to radial tire transition in Indonesia is important for the acceleration of mobilization and industrial transformation in Indonesia. Goodyear S501 is a flexible tire for various types of truck loads such as water tank transportation, animal feed, public cargo, and so on. This indirectly supports the growth of meeting the needs of the high needs of indonesian people."

The Goodyear S501 is available in two sizes: S501 7.50R16 14 PR and S501 8.25R16 14PR. For more product details, please visit the official page of PT Goodyear Indonesia following https://www.goodyear-indonesia.com/ 

New Generation Mitsubishi Triton tests at North Pole

Mitsubishi is preparing the latest model of the Triton. Yep, a fully camouflaged double cabin pickup was caught on camera. Obviously a car that was undergoing testing.

 The location is also quite extreme around the North Pole. Coinciding also still winter, is the right moment in all-terrain car testing and weather.

From the looks of it it is easy to recognize. It is clear the face shape and body of the Mitsubishi L200 or Triton as we know it today, aka known as test mule. But it is easy to believe also, if this will be the forerunner of the sixth generation. According to Carscoops search, the test unit is likely testing a new chassis. Because it can be recognized from the wheelbase is longer than usual.

New Generation Mitsubishi Triton tests at North Pole
New Generation Mitsubishi Triton tests at North Pole


In other words, it could be that later Triton this latest model will not get a change of appearance. The body and other parts can still borrow the model now. It's still a mystery how it will look. But there is one oddity that can be analyzed. The headlights are uniquely shaped. If further examined it turns out to be using mirages. It could be a sign of his headlamp position later. Describes the continuation of Mitsubishi's Dynamic Shield design language.


The rest remains the same as Triton today, including interior arrangements. So we can't further assess the changes that will occur. One thing comes from the rear wheel. The distance extends to adjust the new chassis to be used. Due to being included in an alliance with Renault and Nissan, it is likely an effort also in cutting the cost of intermerek development.

The potential of uniting triton, Nissan Navara and Renault Alaskan in one construction is growing. But the project is still going on for quite some time. Triton is likely to debut later this year. Navara next year. They have to accept a tough challenge from the new Ford Ranger. 

Regarding attendance, Mitsubishi Triton 2023 is rumored to be launched next year and no later than 2024.

It's time for regeneration

Mitsubishi Triton in Indonesia has been around since generation three. Its existence has been around for almost 20 years. The fifth generation triton is now getting older. First came out in 2015 and underwent a radical facelift in 2019. His face changed completely following the latest Dynamic Shield design developments. The engine also switched to a 2.4-liter VGT 4N15 unit such as the Pajero Sport. But the transmission is only 6-speed, not 8-speed.

Triton's safety features are quite complete. It has Forward Collition Mitigation System (FCM), Blins Sport Warning (BSW), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Ultrasonic misacceleration Mitigation System (UMS), Active Stability & Traction Control (ASTC), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Hill Descent Control (HDC), ABS & EBD, Rear Camera, Auto Door Lock by Speed Sensing, Auto-dimming Rearview Mirror, Keyless Operation System and Immobilizer.

It is now sold in CBU status from Thailand. The assembly is still centered in Laem Chabang, in addition to catalao, Brazil. There are 6 variants sold. For Double Cabin is divided into Ultimate A/T 4x4, Exceed M/T 4x4 and GLS M/T 4x4 variants. While Single Cabin consists of HDX M /T 4x4 and GLX M / T 4x2. Hdx type is still powered by the old 4D56 engine. About the price, Triton is sold from Rp 271.65 million to Rp 489.5 million.