Check out Interesting Facts about the 7-seater Peugeot 5008 SUV that is Rarely Known

 The Peugeot 5008 is one of the mainstays of Astra Peugeot's sales in Indonesia. Of course with his sister 2008 and 3008. The new Active variant came last year for the 5008, complementing the Allure Plus that was already circulating before. But did you know that there are some interesting, little-known facts about the 5008? Here we present unique facts, which you did not know.

Name Pronunciation

The habit of Indonesians since Peugeot was to mention the numbers one by one. Two zero seven, five zero five, and so on. As a result, some say this Peugeot Five Zero Zero Eight. It's not wrong. But the truth is, referring to the English pronunciation, Five Thousand and Eight. Or in Indonesian, Peugeot Five Thousand and Eight. A bit odd?

Sharing Platform

The Peugeot 5008 since its birth in 2009 has always shared the platform with the 3008 and also the Citroen C5 Aircross and Opel Grandland, the successor to the Opel Zafira. The position of the 5008 can be likened to a seven-passenger version of the compact crossover 3008. In Indonesia, both engines are EP6FDT. 1.6 liter with Twin-Scroll Turbo. This makes it easier for consumers to find spare parts.

The engine is used by BMW

The engine used is the result of joint development with Citroen and BMW. Also named as the Prince Engine family That's why there is the word Twin Scroll Turbocharger when you open the Peugeot 5008 brochure. In essence, the trio developed the 4-cylinder turbo engine used for their car models. Prince Engine was born and used for the first time in 2006. At BMW, it was used until 2015 on the 1 Series and MINI. The initial version was named the N13, replacing the M43 engine. This is BMW's first four-cylinder turbo engine since the birth of the 2002 Turbo in the 70s.

Peugeot i-Cockpit

Make no mistake, this is not just a matter of displaying driving information in digital form. i-Cockpit is one package. Starting from the compact-sized steering wheel whose shape is not round. The bottom and top are straight, aka flat. Then there is a digital indicator in front of the driver. What is displayed can be arranged by the driver himself. The screen is in the middle, so the center of the entertainment and comfort system settings such as air conditioning. The advantages and disadvantages will be conveyed during the road test later.

There is a speed limit

This feature is most suitable for use now. The government has set a maximum speed on toll roads, with hefty fines for violators. 5008 is equipped with a speed limiter feature that can be determined by the driver.

Made in Malaysia

The Peugeot 5008 ASEAN market is assembled at the Stellantis assembly facility (parent business group Peugeot, Citroen, Chrysler, Jeep, Fiat and others) in Gurun, Kedah state, Malaysia. The factory also assembles the 3008 for sale in the same area. It was also at the facility, last February that word spread that several Jeep product.

Can I Change Tires of Different Brands for Vehicles? Pay attention to the following things

 Tires are the most important part of a vehicle. Its function is to provide grip on the asphalt surface so that the vehicle can be controlled and run. Given the importance of the function of tires, it is necessary to pay attention to starting from maintenance to replacement.

Maintaining tires rather always in the best condition is the responsibility of the vehicle owner. This is because the task of the tires together with the suspension system can make the vehicle go and stop and reduce the vibrations received by the vehicle. Even with a limited area, a trip to one place will not happen if the tire conditions are not good.

Can I Change Tires of Different Brands for Vehicles? Pay attention to the following things

Tire maintenance always rotates on the condition of the tread surface by looking at the Tread Wear Indicator (TWI) on the tire tread. If you have passed this sign, the vehicle owner must replace the tires with better conditions. Usually the average tire replacement time is between two to four years depending on usage.

So the question is, is it permissible to replace tires with different brands? This is usually related to existing funds. And what effect does it have on the vehicle?

The reason for funding for choosing a tire brand is usually the strongest reason when updating tires. However, in order to maintain safety and comfort, it is better to avoid buying tires with different brands. This is because each tire brand has a different performance with different design and manufacturing processes.

This also includes the use of these tires, such as for wet and dry tires, SUV and sedan tires, or passenger tires and commercial tires. Not to mention seeing from the material side and the tire construction that is not the same even though the size is exactly the same because it is related to the need for the use of tires.

Size also does not only concern general dimensions such as tire width and height ratio. Sizes here also include rim size, max speed limit and load indexc. Also pay attention to the type of tire whether radial or bias, tubeless or with an inner tube.

In addition, differences in tire tread or tire pattern or development can also help the vehicle stability when used and will interfere if there is a difference. The difference in tire performance will be felt when the car's speed is high enough, such as on the highway. Especially when passing through a road with bad conditions, slippery when it rains and has a full load. The type of compound and grip of each tire brand is likely to be different. As a result, the grip of the tires used will be different. The car will be difficult to control because of the difference in the character of the left and right tires, which in turn is dangerous.

Tires with different brands will mostly not perform the same on the road because of different types and uses. For example, tire product A produces X and Y types of tires with the same size but different types due to their different designations. Of course, these two models have different performance and character. One of the indicators is that the tread pattern of the two tires is different according to their needs.

However, if forced to use a different brand, it is recommended that the vehicle owner replace the same tire in one wheel axle. This means replacing with two new wheels in one axle. For example, before using brand X type A, replace it with brand X type B which may be cheaper. So the brand remains the same but the model is different.

It can also be seen that the tires are the same size and in accordance with the recommendations from the manufacturer, this option is still allowed. So if you really want to change to a different brand, as long as the size and designation are appropriate and are on the same axle, i.e. front or rear, it's still allowed. But still ideally all axles use the same tires to get the best performance.

Tires are a very important vehicle component in maintaining the comfort and safety of driving on the road. Therefore, immediately replace tires whose treads are worn or there are indications of physical damage. Be sure to replace tires according to the manufacturer's recommendations to maintain tire performance on the road. Toyota's business is easier, consumers can buy tires through Auto2000 Digiroom comes with a profitable promo program," said Nur Imansyah Tara, Aftersales Business Division Head Auto2000, in a statement, Tuesday (15/2/2022).

Don't be careless, these are tips for caring for a premium helmet!

 Helmet, the most important riding equipment. Its job is to protect the driver's head in the event of an accident. Or at least minimize the risk of serious injury during a collision. So, choose a quality helmet, don't just choose.

Along with the development of the automotive world, helmets can also be one of the fashion accessories when driving. Especially for premium helmets such as Arai, Shoei, AGV, X-Lite, HJC, Suomy and many others. Head protection which is relatively expensive, of course, must be balanced with good care.

Don't be careless, these are tips for caring for a premium helmet!

Unfortunately, there are still many riders who seem to forget or even don't know how to properly care for a helmet. In fact, caring for your own helmet is very easy. So what should be paid attention to?

1. Clean the outside after use

This first point is very important. Clean the outside of the helmet after use so that dust does not stick too long. The tools and materials needed are also simple. What's more, everything can be done yourself at home. "There are no special tools, just prepare helmet cleaner fluid, cotton buds, and microfiber cloths," explained Herry Cahyadi, owner of THC Helmet.

Spray helmet cleaner liquid to the helmet area you want to clean. Then wash with a microfiber cloth. Then use a cotton swab to clean hard-to-reach parts of the helmet, such as ventilation holes. The goal is that the air circulation in the helmet is not blocked by dirt. 

2. Clean the visor

The visor is an important component in the helmet that is susceptible to dirt, especially during the rainy season. This is not separated from the splash of the vehicle in front, causing dirt on the visor. "For the visor, it should be removed first, then cleaned with running water slowly so that the dirt that sticks out is released. Then give a special liquid visor cleaning made of organic materials. After that, use a cloth with a microfiber material so it doesn't scratch. It's good to wash in one direction," concluded Herry.

3. Keep away from direct sunlight

After use, it's best not to dry in direct sunlight. "There are still a lot of wrong riders here. Helmets after being used for a long time should not be directly dried in the sun, just open the visor and let it dry or put it near a fan," said the friendly man with glasses.

How to put it also should not be arbitrary. It's good to position it upside down by adding a special support device or helmet under it. This is to prevent scratches on the outer surface of the helmet. In addition, so that the heat in the helmet comes out.

4. Wash the helmet foam regularly

After the exterior, the next thing that must be considered is the cleanliness of the inside of the helmet. Wash the foam in the helmet regularly. It is recommended once a month or less. It all depends on the intensity of use.

How to wash it is also fairly easy. First, remove all the foam. Then soak the components in a container of warm water. The use of warm water aims to prevent the growth of bad bacteria, which can cause unpleasant odors and itching in the head.

“The more often it is used, the minimum washing is done at least once a week. Washing the interior is the most basic way of caring for a helmet. Keep in mind, the interior should not be washed using a cleaning detergent. However, currently there are many special soap products for washing the foam part of the helmet," said the man who is often called Koh Herry.

To dry it is the same as in point 3. "The most appropriate way to dry the inside of the helmet is to aerate it, open the visor and place the helmet directly under the fan," he added.

5. Spray helmet deodorizer

In order to be comfortable to use, it is good for riders who use premium helmets to regularly provide fragrance. “The interior is in direct contact with the hair and sweat of the head. Always try to give perfume so that when used there is no odor that can interfere with travel. And keep in mind, do not carelessly use helmet fragrance products. Try to find products that use anti-bacterial ingredients," he said.

6. Use a holster or helmet bag

The use of a helmet holster is also necessary so that your favorite helmet is physically maintained. Its function is to avoid scratches and dust. This method can be done anytime and anywhere. “But look for gloves or helmet bags with quality materials. Like Polar Fleece or materials commonly used for sweaters, they are soft so they are safe for helmets," said Herry.

Note 5 Strict Kicks to Make Your Motorcycle Suspension Long Life

 Suspension or shockbreaker is one of the important components on a motorcycle. Its main function is to dampen or absorb various vibrations generated from the road surface. Of course this device is related to comfort while driving.

If the suspension is damaged there are several effects that will be felt by the driver. For example, the handling of the motor becomes uncomfortable, the acceleration is reduced, or the most fatal can endanger safety.

Note 5 Strict Kicks to Make Your Motorcycle Suspension Long Life

According to After Sales Manager Main Dealer Yamaha PT Thamrin Brothers (South Sumatra & Bengkulu), Muslian, generally motorcycle owners often ignore the condition of the suspension because it is considered a component that rarely breaks. Though the suspension must be carried out routine maintenance.

Given the importance of the role of suspension on a motorcycle, Muslian tries to give some accurate tips about suspension maintenance so that these components are durable and can support your daily activities. Anything? Check it out below.

Keep Suspension Clean

According to him, the dirt stuck to the suspension work area, if not cleaned, will scratch the inner tube or suspension rod. This will cause the suspension to leak and reduce the quality of the suspension work. 

Muslian's advice is to wash the motorbike regularly and clean the suspension area thoroughly. If it rains, rinse or wash the motorbike with clean water, make sure the suspension area is also safe. The corrosion properties of rainwater can slowly damage the suspension.

Avoid the Broken Road

The second, according to him, avoid uneven or rocky roads can provide additional burden for the suspension. Too often pass the road like this has the opportunity to reduce the life of the suspension.

"So when forced to pass through an uneven road you have to drive with extra care and not speeding so that it can help ease the work of the suspension," he said.

He further explained, driving at high speed on rocky roads is very risky, it can cause the suspension to leak due to shock without pause.

Don't Carry a Heavy Load

Motorcycles have a maximum permissible load limit according to the owner's manual. If you are forced to carry an excessive load, then the performance of your motorbike will of course be significantly reduced.

One of the functions that are disrupted due to carrying too heavy a load is the suspension function. The suspension will work extra hard when the load carried exceeds the maximum capacity.

Haram to Use Accessories and Modify Suspension

If you want the suspension life of your motorcycle to be long, according to Muslian, avoid installing accessories on the suspension or commonly referred to as earrings. Installation of accessories that actually makes the back of the bike look elevated.

"These earrings actually make the suspension can not work optimally. In fact, in some cases the addition of accessories and modifications to the suspension makes the suspension not work at all and even the suspension can be broken," he explained.

Change Suspension Oil Regularly

The last thing is to change the lubricant or oil in the motor suspension periodically. Muslian explained, front suspension oil changes are usually done every 15,000-20,000 kilometers or 1.5 to 2 years of motor use (whichever comes first).

However, if the load is always heavy or you have to travel on uneven roads too often, then change your suspension oil sooner than the manufacturer's specified period.

Unique Porsche Variety Owned by World Celebrities Apr 21, 2022

 Who does not know Porsche. This German brand is their benchmark for success to own. Car enthusiasts often admire its technical abilities. Even fashion enthusiasts glorify the expensive Porsche brand.

From there, we try to relate which Porsche belongs to the world's celebrities. How interesting is their taste in Porsche. The results are not too surprising. Check it out below.

Nicolas Cage - Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster 1955

Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster 1955
Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster 1955

This model is one of the rare Porsches produced. Why? Because the 356 Pre-A Speedster is the first car made by Porsche that has been delicately and meticulously made using human hands at their factory in Gmund, Germany, since 1948. This year, its value is estimated at around US$500,000. 

Because the 'hand built' production capabilities are limited. And be a rare 356 Pre-A classic car. 356 owned by Nicolas Cage made in 1955. The last edition before the Porsche 356 body was outsourced to Reutter, the body maker and began to be mass produced.

Jerry Seinfield - Porsche 959

Jerry Seinfield - Porsche 959
Jerry Seinfield - Porsche 959

Don't be surprised if the sitcom actor Seinfeld in the 90s has a rare car. He is a true petrolhead with hundreds of unique cars in his garage. The 959 is one of ten Porsches he owns.

Porsche 959 only made as many as 337 units in the world. This car was presented because Porsche intends to go down in the world rally championship. To be able to participate, the world automotive agency (FIA) requires manufacturers to have road cars similar to those that will go down. It doesn't take much. What's important is there.

Yes, the Porsche 959 was born with a powerful engine of 450 PS and 500 Nm of torque. This drive is similar to its rally car version. Uniquely, the 959 is a car that is illegal in the United States. As a result, Jerry Seinfeld could only display it at his home. And he admits, this is his pride car. How not, the price of this car is now US $ 700,000.

Kendall Jenner - 1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Coupe

Kendall Jenner - 1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Coupe
Kendall Jenner - 1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Coupe

As part of the Kardashian clan who loves to show off cars, Jenner is quite different. He loves classic and retro cars. One of them is the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Coupe (993). And you can say it's special because the 993 is the last Porsche generation that uses an air cooled engine (air cooled).

The mechanical heart produces 285 PS with a peak torque of 340 Nm. And Kendall Jenner seems to understand how to enjoy this 4S Coupe. He often uses it for wara-wiri in Los Angeles. In addition to the 911 4S, in the model's garage there is also a 1957 Chevrolet Corvette, 1967 Mustang Convertible, 1960 Cadillac Eldorado and other cool cars.

Kristen Steward - Porsche 911 Turbo S

Kristen Steward - Porsche 911 Turbo S
Kristen Steward - Porsche 911 Turbo S

Indeed, not a fan of old cars, this Bella Swan actor likes fast modern cars. Or multifunctional. It can be seen from its collections such as the stylish Mini Cooper, Toyota Tacoma who knows if you need to carry goods on off road roads, the BMW X3 and the coolest 911 Turbo. Power of 560 PS is ready to catapult the car from rest to 100 kph in 2.7 seconds.

Steward's relationship with Porsche actually started a long time ago. Initially he starred in a 1999 Porsche 911 commercial when he was still a child. Now, it wouldn't be wrong if he chose the 911 Turbo, right?

Tom Holland - Porsche Taycan Turbo S 2022

Tom Holland - Porsche Taycan Turbo S 2022
Tom Holland - Porsche Taycan Turbo S 2022

The Spiderman actor is actually an Audi fan. but when it comes to electric cars, he is attracted to the Porsche Taycan. Why Taycan? Yeah! Why not. This EV is capable of producing the equivalent of 750 hp. And comfortable.

The Taycan was bought by Holland on April 10, 2022. He himself went to Stuttgart to pick it up. It must have been a nice experience to be able to take the car to the factory yourself. It's like buying bread fresh out of the toaster. Warm.

It's not even been a month since the launch, the new Mazda CX-5 is selling 857 units

 The New Mazda CX-5 has officially been paved on April 1, 2022. In just over two weeks, this new model is claimed to have pocketed the sales of 857 units. By carrying out the Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture as well as various security features incorporated in the i-Activsense, this new model steadily continues to steal the attention of consumers.

It's not even been a month since the launch, the new Mazda CX-5 is selling 857 units

Ricky Thio, Managing Director of PT Eurokars Motor Indonesia, expressed his appreciation. According to him enthusiasm for the new CX-5 is very good. So orders always come in every day. "Thank you for the enthusiasm and positive response of the Indonesian people. Especially Mazda lovers, for The New Mazda CX-5 which we released on April 1, 2022. We see this almost every day there are always requests from customers. Especially for The New CX-5 unit," explained Ricky in an official statement.

We believe and believe this product can be the right choice for premium SUV lovers in Indonesia. Not only want to look classy, but also want a sense of security and comfort when driving," he added.

The first selling point of the new CX-5 is its performance. The heart of the CX-5 uses Skyactiv-G 4-cylinder 2.5-liter DOHC 16 valve. The power cut is 190 PS at 6,000 rpm and 252 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. This engine has advanced technology, not owned by classmates. Users benefit from Cylinder Deactivation. He is able to turn off two engine cylinders while driving constant. The main goal is to increase fuel efficiency. All power is channeled to the front wheels (FWD) via a 6-speed Skyactiv-Drive automatic transmission.

Then another attraction comes from the provision of New CX-5 features. Starting from the glow, adopting the Adaptive LED Headlamp. The package is quite a lot, consisting of 20 Matrix LED Hi-beam Headlight (ALH), Low-beam Headlight, Highway Mode, Wide Range Low-beam (ALH) and Daytime Running Light. Then opening the trunk door is even easier thanks to the Hands-free Electric Tailgate. Just swing your legs under the rear bumper. Then the sensor reads the movement, automatically opens the door.

Entry into the cabin is made easy by Smart Keyless Entry. Naturally the driver's seat adjustment is electrically with memory. Several new features make it even easier. Like the Wireless Smartphone Charger and there is a USB port on the rear seat armrest. Fixed 8-inch monitor screen with smartphone integration function. Also supported by premium ear pampers, BOSE alerts with 10 speakers.

The feature set in i-Activsense is also getting more complete. Now the New CX-5 is equipped with MRCC (Mazda Radar Cruise Control) or well-known as adaptive cruise control. If you want to relax on the highway, you don't need to press the gas and brake pedals again. The car can follow the vehicle in front automatically and maintain a set distance. There is also a Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) and Lane-keep Assist System (LAS) so as not to change lanes carelessly. In addition to sounding a warning sound, the steering wheel will vibrate and move to return the position. If you are interested, the Elite variant is released for Rp. 597.7 million and the Kuro Edition is Rp. 607.7 million

Honda Already Selling Electric HR-V in China! Indonesia when?

 Honda releases electric car in China. Dongfeng Honda and also GAC Honda launched the Honda e: NS1 and Honda e: NP1 electric cars.

Katsushi Inoue, Managing Officer and Chie Officer of Honda Motor Co., Ltd Regional Operation (China) revealed that the presence of the all new e: NS1 and e: NP1 is a new step for Honda to offer the Honda e: N Series model in China. Honda believes that electric vehicles, aka unique electric vehicles, have enormous potential.

Honda Already Selling Electric HR-V in China! Indonesia when?

“Currently, there are many electric vehicle models in the Chinese market. However, our e:N Series model will be the first to translate the pleasure of driving into an EV by offering a unique value that is presented from the dimensions of comfort and driving pleasure," said Inoue in a statement, Wednesday (27/4/2022).

Honda e: NS1 and Honda e: NP1 also mark the inaugural series of Honda's first EV brand for the Chinese domestic market. In accordance with the vision direction of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. earlier that Honda will launch ten electric-based models for the Chinese domestic market by 2027.

Furthermore, not only in terms of developing new products but also in terms of branding, Honda will add a special branding for the Honda e: N brand corner at every Honda showroom in China, both existing and those that will be opened in the future. Infrastructure, Dongfeng Honda and GAC Honda are preparing a new factory that specifically assembles electric cars. The new factory is scheduled to start operating in 2024.

These two e:N series products were developed specifically for the Chinese market. Its manufacture combines the DNA of Honda Monozukuri (art of making things) combined with the latest technology in the world of electric vehicles and Chinese smart technology. Honda brings an inspiring electric vehicle concept like never before.

Regarding technical information, these two EV models use the latest e:N Architecture F platform. This platform consists of an electric motor that provides instant power and the best controllability in various driving situations. The battery carried is also capable of traveling a distance of 510 kilometers based on CLTC testing in China.

Regarding the electric motors offered, the Honda e: N Series delivers 182 PS of power and 310 Nm of torque. There is also a more powerful variant with a 204 ps electric motor. Furthermore, Honda puts forward a sense of sportiness and a pleasant driving experience with a touch of Honda technology, including aerodynamics like a Honda sports car.

The e: NP1 and e: NS1 models will carry the latest Honda Connect 3.0 technology. This is Honda's latest technology specially developed for electric vehicles. Users can access this technology via a 15.1-inch audio display in the cabin.

In addition to other safety technologies, Honda presents a Driver Monitoring Camera (DMC) to monitor the condition of the driver. This technology helps drivers to detect potential dangerous driving behavior related to driver fatigue or other conditions.

Exteriorly, the new identity of the e:N Series is expressed through the glow on the “H” badge on the front and the new “Honda” badge on the back which replaces the standard “H” logo. Honda will offer the e:N series through its network of Honda dealers in the country.

If you look at the design, Honda fans in Indonesia may think that the e: N Series is the forerunner of the electric version of the Honda HR-V. However, Honda fans in Indonesia seem to have to wait longer to be able to experience EV products in the country. This is because PT Honda Prospect Motor (HPM) is still waiting and seeing the public's response to this technology.

Actually, globally, Honda itself has no shortage of cars with electrification technology ranging from hybrid to full EV. HPM continues to hint at the right time for Honda's electrification products to arrive in Indonesia.