A total of 143 Toyota BZ4X Electric Cars Become Official Vehicles for the G20 Summit in Bali

 The Toyota BZ4X electric car will show off at the G20 Summit in Bali on October 30, 2022. The pollution-free car will be used as a vehicle for the delegation of important state guests on the Island of the Gods.

The information came from the Marketing Director of PT Toyota Astra Motor (TAM) Anton Jimmi Suwandy, he said that TAM would take part and fully support the government to make the G20 Summit a success in Indonesia.

A total of 143 Toyota BZ4X Electric Cars Become Official Vehicles for the G20 Summit in Bali

"That's right, (Toyota BZ4X) we will support the G20 Summit event," said Anton when confirmed about the presence of the Toyota BZ4X at the G20 Bali Summit.

Anton continued, until now it is planned that there will be around 143 Toyota BZ4X units that will be prepared by TAM as operational vehicles at the G20 Summit. "Toyota BZ4X there are 143 units," he added.

The presence of the Toyota BZ4X electric car in Indonesia at an important event like the G20 Summit is quite interesting. The reason is, until now TAM has not officially sold the zero pollution SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle), it could be that the momentum in the G20 is a start before it is actually released with an official tag to the public.

Toyota BZ4X
Toyota BZ4X

When asked about when this car will be officially sold for the Indonesian market, Anton did not want to talk much. But if you remember, on March 12, precisely at the JAW 2022 exhibition, Anton had already talked about his opportunity to enter and be sold in the country.

Yes, of course Indonesia is also studying (Toyota BZ4X), we will inform you later when it is clearer," he concluded at the time.

For information, the Toyota BZ4X is projected to launch first in the Land of the White Elephant, Thailand in the second half of 2022. This car without exhaust emissions has a 5-passenger seating configuration with a futuristic visual design.

Furthermore, this car is also said to use a special platform for Toyota's first electric car with e-TNGA. This construction is claimed to be able to achieve a capable driving performance with a low center of gravity and good strength.

Citing Toyota Global, the BZ4X electric car is presented in 2 wheel drive options, namely Front Wheel Drive (FWD) and All Wheel Drive (AWD). For wheel drive FWD combined with a single electric motor capable of spewing power of 201 horsepower and peak torque of 265 Nm.

As for the AWD, two electric motors are injected at once which can shoot up to a maximum power of 215 horsepower and a peak torque of 336 Nm. Both variants are equipped with a battery with a specification of 71.4 kWh.

A little about the performance, Toyota claims from a standstill to 100 kph specifically for the FWD variant can be completed in 8.4 seconds. While the Toyota BZ4X AWD is faster, the record can be completed in just 7.7 seconds.

Turbo Engine Cortez is considered to be a waste of gasoline, this is what Wuling says!

 Wuling Motors has just released the Cortez update. Glides with changes or enhancements to features that support comfort and practicality. There is no change in the mechanical sector, including the engine. While some consumers have complained about the fuel consumption of Cortez which tends to be extravagant.

Turbo Engine Cortez is considered to be a waste of gasoline, this is what Wuling says!

When explaining about the new Cortez update, Danang Wiratmoko as Product Planning Wuling Motors spoke about the extravagance of Cortez. According to him, there are many factors that make driving extravagant and not many consumers have complaints there. The results were obtained from an internal survey of a number of Wuling car consumers, including Cortez.

"Some time ago we did market research on users of Cortez and other Wuling products. From their daily car usage, how much is spent on fuel. The interesting thing is, the survey results have a wide range. There are groups of users who say they are economical. Meanwhile some other groups, they feel that fuel consumption is less efficient. We can conclude that driving habits greatly affect fuel efficiency. On the other hand, road conditions and surrounding traffic also play a role," said Danang in an online presentation of new Cortez to the media.

Wuling Cortez
Wuling Cortez

Looking at the mechanical heart of the new Cortez, it still uses the same package that was first installed on the Cortez CT. Compared to the initial generation with naturally aspirated engines, this Cortez CT carries the most powerful engine. Its contribution comes from turbocharger support. Naturally, it can also contribute to efficiency.

Look at the early generation Cortez with a 1.8 liter engine that has 129 hp and 174 Nm of torque. Compare this with a 1.5 liter turbo 4-cylinder engine with 140 hp and a maximum torque of 250 Nm. Not to mention about the power supply. The old Cortez used iAMT against CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission) on a turbo engined Cortez.

Indeed, the issue of fuel efficiency is very much a factor, not only from the engine used. There are various factors such as the type of fuel, how to drive, road contours, traffic conditions to the use of tires, including pressure, which will give different consumption results. While the use of a 1.5-liter turbo engine on the Cortez is considered sufficient by the manufacturer, both in terms of power and efficiency.

Updates on New Cortez

The refresher focus on the latest Cortez, according to Wuling, provides more comfort. With the jargon of Innovating Comfort Zone, Wuling wants to increase the value of Cortez's MPV (Multi Purpose Vehicle) for the better. Referred to as "smart MPV" thanks to the support of modern features of Indonesian voice commands and internet network support. The two features that are in the spotlight, first come through Wuling Almaz.

Wuling Indonesian Command (WIND) is an Indonesian voice command feature. Can be done to access many commands and functions. Starting from making phone calls, accessing music, navigation, knowing the date, opening and closing windows and sunroofs to adjusting the air conditioner. The user experience is constantly being improved, so that with simple communication functions can be executed.

"Some commands use simple everyday sentences. For example, 'Turn on the radio' and also 'I'm too hot' to automatically lower the temperature of the AC," said Handi Ahmad, Product Planning Wuling Motors.

Difference between Wuling Cortez CE and EX

 Wuling released New Cortez virtually on Thursday (24/3/2022). Visuals do not accept much change. Wuling's flagship MPV (Multi Purpose Vehicle) comes with more sophisticated feature updates. All are aimed at attracting market attention, especially in its segment. Currently, it has two variants, namely CE and EX. Then what are the details and differences of each model.

Difference between Wuling Cortez CE and EX

New Cortez CE and EX basically have the same body shape. They are 4,780 mm long, 1,816 mm wide and 1,755 mm high. The wheelbase is 2750mm, the front wheelbase is 1,546mm and the rear wheelbase is 1,541mm. The difference appears in the rear suspension sector, for CE to use semi-independent suspension. As for the Cortez EX, it has independent suspension.

While for safety features, both the CE and EX variants are not too much of a difference. Features such as ABS, EBD, BA, ESC, TCS, TPMS, Hill Hold Control, Electronic Parking Brake are available in both variants. The difference is that the seatbelt reminder for CE is only available in the first row. For type EX already available in all lines. Then the airbags, there are only two CE, while the EX has an additional four.

Likewise for parking sensors, the CE type is only on the back, while the EX is in the front as well. Next up is Fatigue Driving Warning, which is only available in the EX variant.

Turning to the exterior, there are several components that distinguish the CE and EX variants. For example, in the lamp section, CE is not yet LED with the auto feature. The taillights are also still bulbs. For the EX type, the wiper has been paired with a rain sensor, while the CE is not. Type CE is not equipped with chrome elements in the window line and there is no sunroof.

Wuling Cortez
Wuling Cortez

Interior, there is a difference in the AC control system which is not automatic for the CE type. In addition, the adjustment of the bench is still not electric and there is no place to store sunglasses in the CE type. The MID (Multi Information Display) screen in the EX type measures 7 inches, in the CE type it only measures 3.5 inches. In multimedia, both of them adopt a sophisticated display measuring 10.25 inches which makes it easy to access various features. However, the EX variant uses 6 speakers, while the CE only uses 4 speakers. In addition, the CE type is not equipped with lights in the cup holder (atmosphere lamp) and the steering wheel has not been covered with leather.

Fortunately, advanced features such as Wuling Indonesian Command (WIND) and Internet of Vehicle (IoV) are still embedded in both types. MyWuling+ application on smartphones, users can enjoy various functions. You can even start the engine directly from your personal device. Other advantages include locking doors, turning on air conditioning, geo-fencing and tracking the car's position.

Regarding the engine, the latest Cortez is still the same as the previous model. The DOHC DVVT 1.5 liter turbocharged engine is capable of producing 140 hp at 5,200 rpm and 250 Nm of torque at 1,600 rpm to 3,600 rpm. This engine is paired with a CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission) transmission with an 8-speed simulation which is considered more efficient.

The Wuling New Cortez is one of the cars that receives independent PPnBM subsidies from Wuling, so the price tag becomes cheaper. The New Cortez CE is priced at IDR 273,800,000, while the New Cortez EX is priced at IDR 310,650,000.

This price is the price of the Wuling PPnBM subsidy. Meanwhile, for the normal price, the New Cortez CE is priced at IDR 287,300,000, while the New Cortez EX is priced at IDR 325,650,000.

Old Fazzio Hybrid Indent, Yamaha Asks Consumers to Be Patient

 PT Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing (YIMM) has received a positive response from consumers thanks to the launch of its newest scooter, Fazzio Connected Hybrid, last January. In fact, they claim that the first 1,000 units sold out nationwide in less than 5 hours of their debut in the country.

Old Fazzio Hybrid Indent, Yamaha Asks Consumers to Be Patient

Now if it is calculated per minute, there are at least 3 units of Yamaha Fazzio ordered in one minute. Orders at the time of its initial launch were made via an e-commerce platform.

However, recently on several Yamaha Fazzio forums, many have complained that the unit ordering process is a bit constrained. Consumers are asked by dealers to be patient because they have to wait for the unit to be sent, aka need to pivot.

The pivot deadline varies in various regions, some are 1 week or even translucent 1 month. Regarding this, the Public Relations, YRA & Community Manager of PT YIMM, Antonius Widiantoro did not dismiss the issue, he tried to explain if Fazzio's high demand was not matched by the supply process.

"We apologize if the availability of units at Yamaha dealers is not sufficient. Because once they are produced and shipped from the factory, they are sold out immediately, so consumers have to pivot," said Anton
Furthermore, explained Anton, at this time Yamaha will continue to try to meet consumer demand for Fazzio. He also asked consumers to be a little patient because of the high demand and unbalanced supply.

Yamaha Fazzio
Yamaha Fazzio

"We thank you profusely for the great interest of consumers in Yamaha Fazzio. We also ask for your patience to wait, because we will try to quickly send Fazzio units to consumers according to the queue at each dealer," he added.

For your information, Yamaha Fazzio is presented in 2 different variants. The first is the Fazzio Neo, which is sold for Rp. 21.7 million and has 4 color options, namely Cyan, Red, Black, and Beige.

While the most expensive variant or Fazzio Lux is sold for Rp. 22 million OTR and comes with 2 color choices, namely Matte Black and Prestige Silver. The two variants are only distinguished in terms of color, while the specifications and features are completely identical.

Yamaha Fazzio is equipped with an engine with a capacity of 125 cc, 1-cylinder, SOHC, air conditioning, and direct injection. On paper he is capable of pumping a maximum power of up to 8.3 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and a peak torque of 10.6 Nm at 4,500 rpm engine speed. This conventional engine is combined with a new technology they call Blue Core Hybrid.

The hybrid technology in Fazzio is more focused on power assist whose function is to increase the acceleration of the initial engine speed (the first 3 seconds) and is claimed to be fuel efficient. As for its features, this scooter is equipped with an LED front lighting system, full digital panel meter, power outlet, Smart Motor Generator, Stop Start System, hazard lights, power outlets, to Y-Connect connectivity technology.

Sacramento Major Accident Involves Seven Vehicles


Multiple Vehicles Involved in Accident on Watt Avenue Off-Ramp 

A major accident in Sacramento on March 19 caused at least one serious injury. The collision occurred along westbound U.S. 50 at the Watt Avenue off-ramp around 6:19 p.m. and involved seven vehicles. The off-ramp was completely blocked and one vehicle was on fire, according to the accident report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP)

Bystanders Help to Put Out Vehicle Fire

One of the people who called in the accident to the CHP was trying to help get parties out of their vehicles. Vehicles involved in the major accident included two Toyota Priuses, a van, a BMW, a pickup and others. People out of their vehicles were using water jugs to throw on the vehicle that was on fire.  

At Least One Person Hospitalized After Major Off-Ramp Accident

The roadway was cleared around 7:43 p.m. Medics with the Sacramento Fire Department assessed injuries to those involved and transported at least one patient to a hospital with a major injury. The incident is under investigation by the CHP to determine its cause.

Ramps at Highway Entrances and Exits Are Dangerous

Many major injury accidents occur on highway exit or entrance ramps. Here are some factors contributing to ramp accidents:

  • An accident can occur if traffic signs are poorly placed or don’t give motorists enough time to reach the ramp. The driver may not be able to move over quickly enough, which can lead to a serious accident. A government entity may be held liable for injuries when the ramp design or poor maintenance causes a collision.
  • Accidents can occur due to the ramp design. A wide variety of problems can occur, including too-short curves, narrow lanes and an inadequate lead-in for highway exits and entrances.
  • While on a ramp, some drivers change lanes, which is risky, as it can result in a side-swipe accident.
  • A major accident caused by speeding drivers often occurs on ramps.
  • A distracted driver who is texting or not paying attention to the traffic can cause a major accident.
  • Driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs is dangerous anywhere on the road. These are the types of drivers who often enter freeways going the wrong way, which can lead to serious crashes.
  • Overtired motorists are as dangerous as intoxicated drivers. A fatigued driver may also not be able to maintain their lane or even fall asleep behind the wheel.

Obtaining Compensation Following a Major Accident Injury

Injured clients can hire an accident injury attorney to investigate the cause of and collect the evidence to support a compensation claim for damages. Our firm has handled countless cases of this nature and ensured that clients received compensation which can include the following:

  • Medical expenses: In addition to ambulance and physician bills, hospitalization, surgeries, tests and rehabilitation costs, you can recover all of those medical expenses caused by your accident. Expenses resulting from a longer-term injury will be included in your settlement.
  • You can recover your losses from being unable to work. As well as your salary, you also receive the recovery of benefits like insurance, pensions, tips and bonuses. Your injury may prevent you from returning to your old job or force you to accept a less desirable position. The difference in wages is recoverable.
  • Compensation is provided for pain and suffering. You may have also suffered emotional and psychological harm as well as loss of consortium, which is assigned a monetary value.

Sacramento Auto Accident Attorneys

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento car accident lawyer. When multiple vehicles are involved in a traffic accident and injuries occur, the injured party may want to file a claim to recover compensation. You are welcome to contact our injury lawyers for compassionate, free and friendly advice at (916) 921-6400. We can also be reached either online or at (800) 404-5400. We can set up a free review of your case, answer any questions you have and let you know about ways you can recover compensation.

Following is a sampling of how we have helped others in getting the compensation they deserve:

Among the exclusive clubs we are a member of are:

Five Injured in Car Accident on Byron Highway Near Camino Diablo


Five Injured in Byron Highway Collision

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) and the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD) responded to a call of five injured parties in a head-on collision along Byron Highway on the night of Friday, March 18, 2022. The incident was initially reported as a car accident that blocked all traffic lanes and involved four to five vehicles. However, ECCFPD confirmed that it involved a total of three cars and resulted in injuries to five parties.

Details on the Head-On Collision on Byron Highway That Left Five Injured

A preliminary report revealed that an Acura was headed northbound on Byron Highway while another car was traveling southbound. For unknown reasons, one of the vehicles allegedly veered over the yellow line and collided head-on with the other. Officials indicated that a third vehicle was involved in the head-on collision, but details on the area of impact have not yet been released.

Two parties were transported via air ambulance to the hospital for immediate treatment. Authorities indicated that one party sustained injuries described as a comminuted leg fracture. Information on the second party’s condition was not immediately available, but CHP traffic officers reported that they were trapped inside a vehicle. Fire crews were prompted to utilize the jaws of life to extricate the trapped occupant.

Two other parties were taken by ground ambulance to area hospitals. Details on the type and extent of their injuries have not yet been released by officials. It was unclear whether the fifth party injured in the head-on collision was hospitalized for their injuries. An investigation into the head-on collision on Byron Highway near Camino Diablo is ongoing by CHP traffic officers.

Is There Enough Insurance to Cover Damages in a Car Accident?

In California, drivers are required to carry liability coverage that meets the state minimum limits. These include $15,000 per injury or death to one individual or $30,000 per motor vehicle collision. Property damage has a minimum limit of $5,000 in coverage. With this information in mind, it is without a doubt that state minimum auto coverage limits may leave injured parties with little protection. This is especially true in the case of multiple parties with injuries requiring air or ground ambulance transportation for emergency treatment. Costs of an emergency room visit alone may be staggering, and when one individual has been found to be entirely at fault for the incident, the limits of their bodily injury liability coverage must be allocated among all injured parties. This may be stressful and overwhelming, to say the least.

When a car accident involves injuries to several parties and insufficient or no liability coverage may be an issue, an injured individual may turn to their insurance policy if they carry uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. This type of insurance is optional to carry in California but is essential to have in the event of a motor vehicle crash causing traumatic injury. UM and UIM coverage may provide protection up to the limits of the insurance policy. While this is a first-party insurance claim, it is crucial for claimants to keep in mind that their insurers are also capable of using defense tactics against them as a way of getting out of paying fair compensation on an injury case. That is because insurance companies are focused on protecting their bottom line, and that is often accomplished through downplaying the value of a claim or outright denying it.

Retaining legal counsel is essential in a head-on collision case involving serious injury. Having an accident attorney at your side throughout the claims process will ensure your rights and interests are protected. Insurance companies may be difficult to work with and often offer injured parties lowball settlements as a way of settling their cases quickly. The unfortunate reality is that an initial settlement offer from the insurer will be far below what an injured party needs to put the crash behind them. An experienced injury lawyer will work diligently to build a strong case for fair compensation on your behalf. It may be challenging to find the best attorney to handle your car accident case as there are many to choose from in Contra Costa County. Fortunately, the video below contains tips and suggestions on how to find a top local lawyer to represent you.

About Our Law Firm

Seeking full and fair compensation for injuries and losses resulting from a head-on collision is often a challenging process. That is because at-fault parties and their insurance companies may dispute liability for the incident as a way of limiting their financial liability for resulting damages. Your Byron personal injury lawyer must have the experience, skills, and resources to build a strong case to present in insurance negotiations or in the courtroom to secure the successful resolution you deserve. At our law firm, we have handled cases like yours since 1982. We will stop at nothing to obtain the financial recovery you need to move forward with your life. Get started today and schedule a free case evaluation with a member of our team.

Car Accident Lawyer in Byron

I’m Ed Smith, a Byron car accident lawyer. Getting into a traffic collision may be stressful, particularly when injuries, medical bills, wage loss, and other losses are involved. One of the most crucial steps to make following the incident is to discuss your case with an experienced lawyer. At, our legal team offers free consultations and is available anytime to review the specifics of your case. Call today to get started with free, friendly case advice at (925) 428-5220 or (800) 404-5400.

Finding the best attorney to handle your case often requires research that involves reviewing client ratings and comments. Ours is available for your reference at the following links:

Retaining legal counsel with years of experience in California personal injury law and a history of successful settlements and verdicts is essential to the outcome of your case. At our law firm, we have worked hard to secure favorable outcomes on behalf of our clients. In recognition of our work, we have been invited to join the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

Motorcyclist Fatality at Santa Rosa Intersection

Motorcyclist Fatality at Santa Rosa Intersection


Rider Loses Control of His Motorcycle on Bicentennial Way

A motorcyclist fatality was reported in Santa Rosa recently after a collision into a light pole. The accident occurred around noon along Bicentennial Way at its intersection with Mendocino Avenue. When officers with the Santa Rosa Police Department arrived, they discovered a motorcyclist in his 50s lying near a Harley-Davidson in the road. Although he was transported by medics to a hospital, he was declared dead after a short while. 

Rider Was With a Large Group of Motorcyclists When Fatal Accident Occurred

The investigators into the crash determined the rider was with a large group of bikers who had gathered for a ride or unknown event. The motorcyclists were riding along Mendocino Avenue northbound and then turned east onto Bicentennial Way. This is when the deceased rider lost control of his cycle and struck a light pole. Police say that alcohol consumption didn’t appear to factor into the fatal crash. 

Police Seek Second Rider at Scene of Motorcyclist Fatality

Investigators into the cause of the motorcyclist fatality accident say another motorcycle might have been involved in the collision, but the rider left the scene. They are seeking this man, described as white and husky to medium build. He was last seen in a black helmet with a silver design, backward hat, tan vest, and brown camouflage shirt and was riding an Enduro motorcycle with a white front fender and yellow gas tank. The rear fender may have been a faded blue.

Information Sought From Public

The deceased motorcyclist’s identity was being withheld until notification of the family. Police in Santa Rosa urge community members who might have information to contact Officer Ferrigno (707) 543-3636, who is an investigator into the incident, or use the tip line at

A Motorcyclist Fatality or Injury Accident Doesn’t Just Happen

Motorcycle accidents always happen for a reason, especially when it involves an injury or fatality. In some cases, the rider has been negligent by being distracted, speeding or for other causes. In others, an outside influence led to the motorcyclist fatality, such as those below:

  • Defective parts: A cycle that has a defect such as in the brakes, steering or acceleration can lead to a motorcyclist fatality. This is why it is important to retain the motorcycle following a collision. In this way, it can be examined to determine if a defective part was the cause. If it was, a product liability lawsuit can be placed by the injured party or grieving family against the manufacturer and others in the production line.
  • Roadway hazards: Because motorcycles are more sensitive to road conditions, poor maintenance of the roadway can cause a serious or fatal crash. Anything from gravel or debris in the roadway to a pothole or upheaval in the pavement can cause a serious collision. The government entity charged with maintenance may be liable in these cases. However, because the timeline to file is short, looking for help from an injury attorney may be a good idea. The initial claim must be filed within six months. The government entity has up to 45 days to respond. If the claim is rejected, the injured party has an additional six months to file a lawsuit. Should no answer be received, they have up to two years to file.

Sacramento Motorcycle Accident Attorney

I am Ed Smith, a Sacramento motorcycle accident attorney. Motorcycle accidents often cause serious trauma or result in a fatality. If this happened to you or your family and a negligent person or entity was involved, call us at (916) 921-6400 for free, friendly advice to see if you can file a claim. We can also be contacted at (800) 404-5400 or online. One of our injury lawyers can arrange a free consultation virtually or in-person to look over your case, answer any questions you might have and tell you about options to recover damages.

Find out how our team of injury lawyers has assisted others in obtaining fair compensation for their accident injuries at the links that follow:

It is a real honor for us to belong to the associations that follow: