Suzuki Ertiga India gets a refresh, check out the changes

Maruti Suzuki in India has just given a refresh on the Ertiga MPV. This time the addition is arguably not too significant but in terms of technology it becomes more complete.

Suzuki Ertiga India gets a refresh, check out the changes

 At first glance, there are no radical changes to the appearance of the latest Ertiga, which Maruti calls the Next Gen Ertiga. Only a few exterior details can be seen that the changes are on the front grille which now uses a wing design with a touch of chrome. LED projector lamps are convenient for lighting during travel. On the back, the shape of the stop lamp is known as 3D origami style with unchanged LEDs. A touch of black garnish is present on the back door. The legs have a duo tone rim and an automatic mirror folding feature.

The dimensions are also no different from the old model. It is still 4,395 mm long, 1,735 mm wide and 1,690 mm high with a wheelbase of 2,740 mm. Ertiga still offers agility with a turning radius of 5.2 meters. This seven-passenger MPV offers a luggage volume of 209 liters when the third row seats are used and 803 liters when the second and third row seats are folded for greater carrying capacity.

Entering the interior, the latest Ertiga gets a change in wooden ornaments on the dashboard. The design is still the same as the previous model with the use of two colors, namely beige and dark. A touch of wood is also found in the trim on the door.

next gen ertiga

The head unit is relatively new, at least in the features it offers. The size is 7 inches with SmartPlay Pro capabilities that can be connected with Android Auto and Apple Carplay. The top variant of the Ertiga also has four speakers and two tweeters with an audio steering switch for comfort while driving. The color TFT screen on the MID is also still present on the latest Ertiga.

Other features that are present include a start stop button, auto AC, double blower with three step settings for the second and third rows, cup holder with cooler, rear defogger and smart key. Power sockets are present in the first to third rows, tilt steering, paddle shift and electric rearview mirror settings.

The Ertiga also gets the new Suzuki Connect feature. This is an internet of vehicle feature that connects the vehicle with the mobile phone of Ertiga users. There are about 40 features in the application, some of which are interesting including stolen vehicle notification and tracking, geo-fence, time fence, AC idling, as well as requests for information about vehicles and trips.

Safety features on the new Ertiga include the Heartect platform, dual front airbags, ABS EBD and BA. There are also ESP and Hill hold, rear parking sensors and ISOFIX as well as seatbelts with pre tensioner.

Regarding the engine, the Ertiga uses a 1,462 cc K15C Smart Hybrid kitchen runway. This is one of the main concerns of the changes in the latest Ertiga. This engine offers 101 hp at 6,000 rpm and 136.8 Nm of torque at 4,400 rpm. This engine drives the front wheels with a choice of a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. Thanks to this mild hybrid technology, the Ertiga offers idle start stop, brake energy regeneration and torque assist features as standard.

Especially for the Indian market, there is also a choice of CNG that can be selected for the fuel mode. Using the 1,462 cc K15C engine, this engine offers 87 hp and 121.5 Nm of torque in CNG mode and 100 hp with 136 Nm of torque in gasoline mode. Transmission options are only a five-speed manual.

Ertiga is offered in several variants, starting from LXi as the lowest, VXi, ZXi, and ZXi+ as the highest. The price tag starts at 835,000 Indian rupees or around IDR 157 million to 1.1 million Indian rupees or around IDR 212 million.

In Indonesia, it is likely that the Ertiga will also get the same Smart Hybrid technology. At the IIMS exhibition some time ago, PT Suzuki Indomobil Sales (SIS) has shown and introduced this mild hybrid technology.

Suzuki Smart Hybrid consists of 3 main components that support the performance of conventional combustion engines, namely ISG (Integrated Starter Generator), Lithium-Ion Battery and Regenerative Breaking. ISG is Suzuki's first technological development in creating fuel efficient vehicles at affordable prices. With the use of ISG components and Lithium-Ion Battery, Suzuki cars have advantages such as the auto-stop feature, a smooth and silent restart after the auto-stop is active, power assistance for lighter acceleration during stop and go, as well as easy regeneration of battery power during vehicle speed reduction

Turning the AC on and off, don't be careless, these are the rules

 Air Conditioner aka AC aka air conditioning on the vehicle is in charge of helping comfort. Especially during the dry season, car air conditioning is one of the mainstays to make driving comfortable. The problem is, many are not aware of this air conditioning operation. Not all drivers turn on the car's air conditioner the right way. With the aim of cooling the car cabin, but because of the wrong way, it actually makes the temperature in the cabin even hotter.

Turning the AC on and off, don't be careless, these are the rules

The hot temperature in the car cabin is definitely uncomfortable and can slow down the driver's reaction while driving. If the cabin in the car heats up to 35 degrees Celsius, the driver's reaction will be reduced by 20 percent compared to driving in a cabin with a temperature of 25 degrees Celsius.

AC operation should not be done haphazardly. If you do not follow the rules, it is possible that these components can be damaged quickly. For example, when turning off the engine, the AC should also be disabled. Because, in the long term there will be components that quickly break down prematurely.

Common mistakes

The mistake most drivers make when turning on the air conditioner is to set the air conditioner to the coldest temperature immediately after entering the car cabin. Even though this one will actually make hot air circulated in the car cabin. The right and effective way to make the car cabin cool quickly is to open the door and glass first for about 1 minute, to wait for all the car systems to connect. After 1 minute, close all doors and windows, then turn on the air conditioner to the coldest setting.

Turning the AC on and off, don't be careless, these are the rules

Then, the AC grille should not be directed at the driver in order to cool down quickly. This method can actually make the temperature inside the car cabin become hotter. We recommend that you point the AC grille to the roof so that cold air is more evenly distributed throughout the cabin. If the car is equipped with automatic AC settings, we can take advantage of this feature. By using the Auto system, the cabin will still feel cool and the air circulation from outside is still ongoing so that the glass will not appear fogged.  

There are other bad habits that are often done by vehicle owners. That is turning on and off the car air conditioner when the engine speed is still high. Even though when the engine speed is high, the compressor rotation automatically also goes high. If the car's air conditioner is suddenly turned off or on in these conditions, the car's compressor will bear a large enough burden. As a result, there will be considerable friction in the AC pulley components and the compressor center piece.

Things not to do

There are some things not to do. Do not drive with the windows open when the air conditioner is on. Make sure you close the windows on the car, this is intended so that no dust and dirt from the outside enters the car and is sucked in by the car air conditioner and sticks to the cabin. That way the air conditioner will stay awake and not emit a bad smell.

The thing that is often seen is smoking in the car. Never smoke when the AC is on. Cigarette smoke can cause excess dirt in the cabin, so the car air conditioner will be damaged quickly and not cold. Avoid smoking in the car if you want the car air conditioner to stay cool and well maintained.

Well, when you are driving and will arrive at your destination, make sure to turn off the AC first before turning off the car engine, as well as when you will turn on the car engine after turning on the AC optimally. Incorrect use causes the voltage of the electrical system in the car to be high and unstable, it can have a slow impact on the damage to the electrical system components in the car.

Do routine maintenance

Finally, don't forget to check regularly the condition of the car's air conditioner so that it can work optimally. Routine maintenance to avoid long-term effects. The reason is that there are many important components in the air conditioner, such as compressors, condensers, to evaporators. If there is a problem with the component, then the performance of the AC will not be optimal.

There are a few things to note:

- Every 6 months / 10 thousand km replace the cabin filter.

- Every 1 year light periodic service such as blower and condenser service.

- Every 2 years a major service includes the evaporator, blower, condenser, changing the dryer and cabin filter and recharging the freon.

Yamaha Fazzio vs Honda Genio, Who is the Best?

 PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM) has just released the new Honda Genio with a different approach. Now the entry-level scooter has been transformed to look like its older brother, the Honda Scoopy. Similar changes are revising the wheel circumference from the initial size of 14 inches to 12 inches with a gambot tire profile.

Yamaha Fazzio vs Honda Genio, Who is the Best?

Its presence is predicted as a strategy from AHM to boost sales, which are arguably not as popular as Scoopy or BEAT. On the other hand, the arrival of the latest Genio is also a weapon 'against' Yamaha with its new product, Fazzio, which has recently received a positive response from the public.

In terms of price, when compared to the highest type between the two, they have a price difference of IDR 3,350,000, or the new Genio is cheaper. Examining the price gap and machine cubication are not the same, but at least if converted into a credit scheme, the difference is not that big every month. So, which one is the best for a loan?

Genio vs Fazzio Design

As a new weapon, the Honda Genio now looks fresher with a few changes to the front body cover. The stern design looks bigger, followed by changes to the fender components to calibrate revisions to the legs.

Yahama Fazzio

The previous 14-inch wheel was abandoned, now adopting a 12-inch wheel with a larger profile. The visual design of the wheels uses the old Scoopy model, the design is still attractive in tune with the current Genio body. 

But unfortunately on the side of the body to the back, the design is still really the same. Not surprisingly, this motor glide is not an all new status but a facelift, although the changes should be appreciated.

Meanwhile, the Yamaha Fazzio is lined up as a trendy scooter that both targets the millennial market. He looks more classic with a rounded body at the front combined with a boxy design on the side to the rear body.

Now, to make it more classic under the round lights, it is given a front tie component with 3-dimensional accents. Then the front tebeng on the left and right are given turn signals which are also oval in shape.

Because it is targeting young consumers, it is certain that their favorite name is applied. Most visible is the use of 12-inch wheels which are indeed a trend in scooters with retro DNA. Gambot-profile tires have also become standard on the new tuning fork scooter.

Construction Build Genio vs Fazzio

Genio is built from a type of chassis called eSAF (enhanced Smart Architecture Frame). Using thin plates joined by laser welding, like the chassis in a car.

Honda Genio

Mounted in the middle to the rear frame. Meanwhile, the main chassis that is connected to the komstir still uses box iron pipes. This technology certainly has a positive effect on the sense of driving.

The guarantee is 8 percent lighter weight than the usual frame. The result, agile handling and easy towing. The characters are also stiffer and stronger. Due to its flatter shape, it provides more efficient use of space

All changes in the latest Genio must be redeemed with an increase in weight of up to 3 kg. The Genio CBS type weighs 92 kg and the Genio Varian CBS-ISS weighs 93 kg. Nevertheless, the fuel consumption is still claimed to be similar, namely 59.1 km / liter (ISS feature on). The test was carried out using the ECE R40 method. If the fuel is fully charged, then this scooter can explore up to 248 km.

In terms of dimensions, the latest Genio measures 1,862 mm in length, 694 mm in width and 1,061 mm in height. The wheelbase is 1,251 mm, the ground clearance is 150 mm, and the seat height is 744 mm. Well, for the capacity of the fuel tank, it can store up to 4.2 liters of gasoline and has a luggage capacity of 14 liters.

Yamaha Fazzio prefers an underbone type frame (backbone). This chassis utilizes an iron frame with a pipe-like model. It claims to have a very sturdy and simple construction. It will feel stiffer, but provides a more established stable effect.

Hoda Genio

In terms of dimensions, Fazzio has a length of 1,820 mm, a width of 685 mm and a height of 1,125 mm. The seat height is 750 mm, the ground clearance is 135 mm, and the wheelbase is 1,280 mm. Its weight is not as light as the 2 Genio variants, it has a total weight of 95 kg.

Regarding the capacity to carry goods, Fazzio is equipped with a main trunk with a volume of 17.8 liters which can store 1 factory-built helmet and several medium-sized items. Don't forget the double hook function on the front deck which can maximize the owner's belongings.

With its design, the fuel tank capacity of Fazzio is able to store up to 5.1 liters of gasoline. From the test, Fazzio has a fuel consumption of 56.1 km per liter, better than the Genio, which from our tests got the figure of 51 km per liter. But remember! Your fuel consumption depends on driving conditions.

Genio vs Fazzio Complete Features

Both Honda Genio and Yamaha Fazzio are both equipped with reliable features for daily activities. The Yamaha champion is equipped with a full digital panel meter that provides various information.

Yamaha Fazzio

Modern design with negative display technology. Inside there is a speed indicator, odometer, fuel. Mainly there are indicators that are connected to the Y-Connect application, such as smartphone battery, message and phone notifications, and a digital clock. The screen is in the form of a rectangular box and is wrapped in an oval cover.

The power outlet is located in the front left compartment, and is complete with a cover. There are two covers that protect it. The first is the console with the drawer, and the second is the power outlet cover itself. Unfortunately the lighter to connect to the power outlet is sold separately.

All types already use a smart key with an answer back system. The shape of the knob is similar to the Yamaha Maxi variant. The rest of this motorbike is equipped with LED headlights, brake locks, side stand switches, eco riding, and a start stop system feature whose function is to maximize fuel consumption.

Meanwhile, Genio is now more practical about charging the device's battery. The power outlet component was moved to the right front deck complete with the closing compartment. For information, the previous model was quite complaining because the position of the smartphone charging dock was placed in the trunk.

The rest, this motorbike is also equipped with a secure key shutter feature to the presence of a practical seat opening button. Brake lock, combi brake braking system, and side stand switch as standard features of the Honda Genio.

Next is the application of LED lights, the Idling Stop System for the CBS-ISS variant, the panel meter is digital with the availability of speed information, odometer, fuel, and ECO indicators as an efficient driving guide.

Genio vs Fazzio Engine Specifications

In this matter we must refer to the specification sheet of each manufacturer. Starting from the Genio, the pacemaker packs an engine with eSP (enhanced Smart Power) technology, 109.5 SOHC.

Yamaha Fazzio

This engine promises maximum power of up to 6.6 kW or 8.85 horsepower at 7,500 rpm, and peak torque of 9.3 Nm at 5,500 rpm. This means that the new Genio still uses the same engine base as in 2019.

The compression mix still stands at 10.0:1 and its diameter and bore x stroke play out at 47.0 x 63.1 mm. The capacity for periodic oil changes is still only 0.65 liters. Yes, he sticks with the same engine as the model that launched in 2019.

While the Yamaha Fazzio is equipped with a 125 cc, 1-cylinder, SOHC, air-cooled, and injection-fueled engine. Maximum power is at 8.3 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and peak torque of 10.6 Nm at 4,500 rpm.

The advantage of this machine is that it has power assist or what Yamaha claims is hybrid technology. The focus is on offering fuel efficiency and faster initial acceleration.

In short, this engine mechanism focuses on 2 interrelated power sources, namely the power produced from conventional engines and the power supplied from the Electric Power Assist Start (EPAS). To support the 2 sectors, there are a number of components that support each other, including the Smart Motor Generator (SMG), the battery (battery), and the Starter Generator Control Unit (SGCU).

Honda Genio

The power assist in Fazzio will only be active in the first 3 seconds when the gas lever is turned. That power is the result of the conventional engine and its EPAS, so the initial acceleration will be more powerful and smoother when on uphill terrain or carried in a car.

Genio vs Fazzio Color Option

The New Honda Genio is still presented in 2 different variants, namely CBS and CBS-ISS and 6 color options are presented. For the CBS, which sells for Rp. 18,050,000, it has 3 colors, Radiant Red Black, Radiant Brown Black, and Radiant Black.

While the Genio CBS-ISS type is sold for Rp. 18,650,000, it also gets 3 color choices, namely Fabulous Matte Black, Fabulous Matte Brown, and Fabulous Matte Blue. For information, the prices mentioned earlier have OTR status for the Jakarta area.

The Yamaha Fazzio was released to the market with 2 different variants as well, the first is the Connected Neo with a glossy color display suitable for young people, the choices are Cyan, Red, Beige, and Black for IDR 21.700.000 OTR. Meanwhile, for the second type, Fazzio Connected Lux comes with more elegant color options, namely Prestige Silver and Matte Black for IDR 22,000,000 OTR Jakarta

Who excels?

Actually, the choice is yours, but we will try to help summarize. Both are equally suitable for daily mobility use. The design and dimensions of both are still ideal for use by all groups, including novice riders.

However, Fazzio comes with more advanced technology and features than Genio, he is already equipped with Y-Connect which makes it easy for owners to get information about vehicles from one hand of the device. Then there is also a hybrid technology that offers fuel efficiency and acceleration when opening the gas lever.

From the engine sector, he is also superior because he is equipped with a larger capacity engine. Then the output generated from the engine is also better than the Genio. However, to propose to Fazzio, you must be prepared to spend more than IDR 3 million.

New Genio is also the right choice for you, especially if the focus is only on commuter vehicles. The price is more affordable, then the wheel changes make it more like a Scoopy, and is now more comfortable because there is a change in the position of the power outlet. Don't forget the fuel consumption claims from AHM and the results from our tests, they can be your current cheap scooter alternative.

Keeway Shiny 150 capital for Fazzio, Scoopy, to Vespa, How Worth to Buy?

 PT Benelli Motor Indonesia (BMI) has officially launched the latest scooter product from the Keeway brand, namely the Keeway Shiny 150 at the IIMS Hybrid 2022 exhibition. This scooter, which is thick with a classic look, is touted as an attractive option besides Yamaha Fazzio, Honda Scoopy, or even Vespa.

Keeway Shiny 150 capital for Jegal Fazzio, Scoopy, to Vespa, How Worth to Buy?

President Director of PT BMI, Steven Kentjana Putra, said that with the attractive appearance of the Shiny 150, it is hoped that it can meet consumer needs regarding retro scooters at affordable prices but have qualified specifications and features.

"We hope that the new model launched at IIMS 2022 can be immediately recognized by everyone. With a relatively unique design, anyone who sees it will be immediately attracted," concluded Steven at the launch of Shiny 150, recently.

Regarding the price, Keeway Shiny was released to the public with a tag of Rp. 24.3 million OTR Jakarta. This means that you have a difference of IDR 2 million with Fazzio or Scoopy, and you can save IDR 23 million when compared to the Vespa Primavera 150.

Keewy Shiny 150

Keeway Shiny 150 Design

In terms of design, this actually depends on each eye that looks at it. However, if you can translate, the Shiny 150 has a pretty interesting design language, the visuals are very thick with European motorbikes and tend to have similarities with Vespa.

For example, on the front, the body consistently uses a rounded DNA. Both on the front body cover, to the use of the lamp shell which is also round. While from the side, the body is a little fat, and has a fairly firm line pull.  

As for the back, the stop lamp model reminds us of the look of the first generation PCX. He has dimensions that are large enough, not squinting to fit the old-school design he carries. Overall, this motorbike puts forward a modern retro design but has a more characterful physical form.

Moreover, coupled with the personalization of pastel color choices. There's Blue and Cream. Each is combined with retro patterned striping on the front and rear body.

Keeway 150 Specifications

Regarding the engine, he is equipped with a SOHC engine and injection atomizer which can produce a maximum power of 8.4 horsepower at 7,500 rpm and a peak torque of 8.5 Nm at 6,000 rpm.

Keeway Shiny 150

The pacemaker installed is a square engine type and is claimed to have almost evenly distributed power at all rpm levels, both at low and high rpm. Furthermore, for its bore x stroke size, it plays at 57.4 x 57.8 mm and the fuel tank capacity reaches 5.8 liters, so that it can accompany the daily activities of the rider.

Keeway Shiny 150 features completeness

With a price of less than Rp. 25 million, the completeness of the features possessed by the Keeway Shiny 150 is practically complete. For example, all lighting has carried LED types, both in the front, rear, evening lights, to turn signal lights.

Keeway Shiny 150

Interestingly, the Shiny 150 is equipped with additional LED Side LED Lights on the left and right bodies. Riders can also choose the color of the LED backlight on the full digital speedometer where there are 7 color options to choose from to customize the Keeway Shiny 150 more personally.

Furthermore, there is a device battery charging dock in the form of a USB port behind the middle deck, rear box mount bracket, hazard lights, and the braking system already has disc brakes on the front wheels.

Keeway Shiny 150 legs

In this case, the Keeway Shiny 150 is equipped with a conventional telescopic type front suspension with 12-inch wheels wrapped in tires that are quite large at 120/70. As for the section using a single suspension with 12 wheel design, the tire profile is 130/70. The effect of using large tires maximizes handling and traction on asphalt.

Keeway Shiny 150

Keeway Shiny 150 Accommodation

As a scooter whose segment is for urban mobility needs, this motorbike has a fairly large main trunk space under the seat. He can accommodate 1 helmet type half face or open face. When not used to carry a helmet, you can use it to store jackets, raincoats, gloves, or other medium-sized items.

Now to support other luggage, the Keeway Shiny 150 also has another storage compartment on the middle deck. Not too big indeed, but it feels enough to store small items and there is a separate slot on the right.

Worth Buying?

So the question is, is it worth buying? With the set price offered, of course, this is an interesting choice besides Fazzio and Scoopy whose engine capacity is under Shiny 150. Meanwhile, if you compare with the Vespa model with a 150 cc engine, you can save almost half the price.

Keewy Shiny 150

Another consideration is the design which is quite attractive and according to the preferences of the younger generation of Indonesia. The feature sector is also reliable, although not the most complete in its class, at least it is still able to meet your daily needs.

Despite Euro 5 Standard, UD Quester Trucks Can Use Cheap Diesel

 The latest UD Quester truck with Euro 5 standard has just been released in Indonesia. This standard actually has a higher qualification than Euro 4 which is being promoted by the government. However, Quester does not have a problem if using cheap diesel, aka biodiesel.

Despite Euro 5 Standard, UD Quester Trucks Can Use Cheap Diesel

As explained by Astra UD Trucks, as the producer and distributor of UD in Indonesia, the use of biodiesel and trucks still has good emissions, made possible by the application of the SCR model exhaust gas treatment system.

SCR is an acronym for Selective Catalytic Reduction, which is an emission control system located outside the engine, precisely in the exhaust gas channel. The way it works is by utilizing a liquid urea spraying system (AdBlue) to reduce the levels of nitrogen oxides (NOx) in the catalyst tube.

The new system, combined with the commonrail engine that has been in use since 2015, allows the latest generation of UD trucks to run normally even if they use low-quality B30 diesel fuel. As is known, biodiesel B30 has a cetane number 48 and a sulfur content of 2,500 ppm. Due to the low quality, the selling price is also the cheapest (Rp 5,150) compared to higher quality diesel types (Pertamina Dex Rp. 13,700, Dexlite Rp. 12,950).

"SCR technology is a very appropriate solution, because truck operators are not charged with high fuel costs while the government is also happy, because the Euro 4 emission standards are met, we even provide a better one, namely Euro 5," said Chief Executive Astra UD Trucks, Winarto Martono when introducing the UD Trucks Quester Euro 5 technology in Jakarta, Tuesday (12/4).

The condition for the Quester Euro 5 can use cheap diesel, is the SCR system that needs to be filled with other liquids. It is AdBlue, a urea-based liquid that is the emission-neutralizing material in the new truck's catalyst tank. This liquid is priced at IDR 10,000 per liter, and each liter can be used to cover a distance of 75 km. Although there seems to be an additional cost, UD Trucks claims that economically, their trucks are more cost-effective than Euro 4 trucks that have to use low sulfur diesel fuel such as Pertamina dex.

As an example of the economic value of using the Quester Euro 5 truck, which is halal to drink diesel, UD Trucks describes the comparison. In the picture, it is stated that the additional AdBlue per month is only Rp. 800 thousand. Meanwhile, if you choose a Euro 4 truck fueled by Pertamina Dex, it can reach IDR 17 million per month.

Astra UD Trucks has also prepared various steps to ensure that the emission control process is carried out by truck users. For example, by giving away 800 liters of AdBlue in the vehicle unit purchase package. Later, AdBlue will also be distributed to their service network that has spread throughout Indonesia, also through Shop and Drive, as well as online shop portals.

Not only that, to overcome the potential for delinquency of unscrupulous drivers who are reluctant to fill out AdBlue, a 'penalty' system is also prepared on their trucks. The penalty system will significantly reduce the truck's performance. More clearly about this penalty system, we will describe in the next article

Piaggio Medley S with 3 New Colors Released, The Price Is So This!

 PT Piaggio Indonesia has refreshed its flagship scooter Piaggio Medley S for Indonesian consumers. It's not launching a new look, but only giving new color options to make it visually more attractive.

Public Relations & Communications Manager of PT Piaggio Indonesia, Ayu Hapsari said that the new color choice from Medley is expected to meet the needs and demands of consumers regarding stylish-looking scooters.

Piaggio Medley S with 3 New Colors Released, The Price Is So This!

"In 2022, these slick new Piaggio Medley colors strengthen PT Piaggio Indonesia's Premiumization Roadmap Strategy to provide a premium Italian driving experience. With these new colors also become the perfect driving partner with agile and easy-to-ride characters for those who want The sensation of driving is fast, functional and practical as well as character," said Ayu in her official statement

At least, Piaggio Indonesia presents 3 new colors for the Medley S. The first is Bronzo Opaco with an elegant matte finish. Both Yellow Sole with glossy paint that blends nicely with black on the rough body, wheels and bench. As for the 3rd color option, it is Red Scarlatto with a glossy finish that emphasizes its sporty impression.

Because the focus is only on color, the engine, features and construction used remain the same as the previous Medley S. In terms of pacemaker, it is equipped with a 1-cylinder i-Get engine, 155.1 cc 4-valve, liquid-cooled and powered by 14.7 horsepower and 14.4 Nm of torque. This Medley engine is combined with a smoother ACG starter system and a Start Stop System feature.

The engine layout is also mated to RISS (Regulator Inverter Start & Stop System) technology. In the on position, the engine can turn off automatically when stopped or idle for 5 seconds. According to the manufacturer's data, the fuel consumption obtained when turning on the RISS reaches 41 km/liter.

As for the features, the Piaggio Medley S already uses a full LED lighting system, a digital LCD type panel meter, a USB port, to braking that already adheres to ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) on the front and rear wheels.

The most interesting thing is that the Piaggio Mia Connectivity System has been embedded, through this device the owner of this motorbike is connected to the driver's smartphone via Bluetooth. Users can also manage phone call music and can perform voice commands via commands on the handlebars and the instrument panel.

As for accommodation, the Medley S has a main trunk of up to 36 liters which can store 2 full-face helmets at once. To open it is quite easy, you just need to press the button on the left handlebar.

The legs also remain the same, he uses the size of the wheels are 16 inches in front and 14 inches at the rear. The front suspension uses a telescopic type and the rear uses a double shock absorber with 5 hardness settings. If you are interested in asking for this scooter, according to Piaggio Indonesia, the selling price is Rp. 51.8 million OTR Jakarta.

Here's Why UD Trucks Quester Choose SCR Over EGR for Euro 5 Standard

 SCR, and EGR, are two types of technology used by modern trucks today to produce environmentally friendly emissions. As is known, as of April 2022, the government has set the Euro 4 emission standard. All diesel-engined vehicles including trucks must also fix their vehicles.

Here's Why UD Trucks Quester Choose SCR Over EGR for Euro 5 Standard

"EGR must use BBM with a maximum sulfur of 50 PPM, or the equivalent of Pertamina Dex. This will increase costs for companies using trucks in Indonesia. Unlike the ECR system, which can use biodiesel, B30 or subsidized diesel and still produce Euro 5 exhaust gas, That's the advantage of SCR," explained Astra UD Trucks Chief Executive, Winarto Martono when introducing the UD Trucks Quester Euro 5 technology in Jakarta.

So, what are SCR and EGR? Winarto explained, SCR is Selective Catalytic Reduction, which is an emission control system located outside the engine, precisely on the exhaust gas channel. The way it works is by utilizing a liquid urea spraying system (AdBlue) to reduce levels of nitrogen oxides (NOx). This system, paired with their commonrail engine which has been in use since 2015.

SCR AdBlue

Meanwhile, EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation), is an emission control system that is carried out in the engine combustion process. This is what then makes the engine with the EGR system must use high quality diesel fuel such as Pertamina Dex which incidentally is more expensive than Biodiesel B30.

According to Winarto, the selection of SCR will make it easier for truck entrepreneurs to adapt because the components of engine parts are relatively the same as before. Not only that, the system is outside the engine's main combustion mechanism, making it insensitive to fuel quality. From there, the potential for economic benefits due to lower operating costs is possible.

Because it uses the SCR system earlier, there are a number of additional fluids (AdBlue) that need to be carried by the truck, in addition to fuel, to make it low emissions. The Quester Euro 5 truck has an AdBlue tank with a capacity of 50 liters. Together with their special sensor, pump, and injection systems, they are tasked with actively reducing emissions in the catalytic converter tube with SCR technology.

Quester Euro 4 Euro 5

This additional system, admitted by Astra UD Trucks, will not need special maintenance, because it has been designed in such a way to be able to work optimally. So, what if the driver is negligent or intentionally, neglects to fill out AdBlue. According to Astra UD Trucks, the truck can still run when the AdBlue tank is empty, but with automatically lowered performance. More details about the 'penalty' of this performance change will be presented in the next article.

"Currently, the latest Quester has passed emission testing from an independent testing institution and it is stated that the NOx value produced is below the Euro 5 threshold, so that Quester meets Euro 5 emission standards even though it uses biodiesel or B30 fuel or subsidized fuel. In addition, Quester Euro 5 The Type Test Certification (SUT) has been registered at the Ministry of Transportation, so the Euro 5 Quester Truck is ready to pave the road," concluded Winarto Martono.