New Arrivals All New Subaru Forester Against Honda CR-V

 The discussion about the latest product of the Subaru Forester SUV does not stop. After thoroughly discussing the product, now the discussion is about the comparison with its rivals.

From we records, there are indeed several rivals in the Subaru Forester class. This is commonplace because the five-passenger SUV product at a price of Rp. 500 million is being filled with various products.

New Arrivals All New Subaru Forester Against Honda CR-V

The most visible is actually the New Honda CR-V. Some of the criteria that make this product a head to head rival with Forester include the ability to carry five passengers and a price in the range of IDR 500 million. As a medium SUV, the CR-V can be said to be one of the best-selling models in this class. What are the comparisons? Let's discuss them one by one.

The first language is what is offered from the exterior. About the design can be said to depend on each taste. But some things are certain, among others, about the dimensions and also what features are on the exterior.

First from Subaru Forester. This latest model offers dimensions of 4,640 mm in length, 1,815 mm in width and 1,730 mm in height with a ground clearance of 220 mm. The main lights already use LED projector technology with adaptive driving beam and responsive steering headlight. As for the legs, this model uses 17-inch two tone wheels with 255/65/17 tires for the 2.0i-L variant and 18-inch 5 spoke wheels with 225/55/18 tires for the EyeSight top variant. Consumers can choose from eight exterior colors, namely horizon blue pearl, crystal black silica, crimson red pearl, crystal white pearl, magnetite gray metallic, autumn green metallic, ice silver metallic and brilliant bronze metallic.

Switch Honda New CR-V. This model offers dimensions of 4,623 mm in length, 1,855 mm in width and 1,657 mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,660 mm. Like the Forester, the lights already use LEDs with auto leveling equipped with a sequential LED turning signal as an update from the previous model. Regarding the size of the legs, the CR-V uses a two-tone 18-inch alloy wheel. There are four color choices, namely platinum white pearl, lunar silver metallic, meteoroid gray metallic and crystal black pearl.

Looking at the dimensional data above, Forester and CR-V are slightly different in terms of dimensions. The Forester is longer and taller while the CR-V is wider. Its approach for the Forester is towards a pure SUV while the CR-V takes an urban SUV approach.

Enter the matter of the interior which also offers a variety of features. First, the Forester offers a luggage capacity of 500 liters to 1,740 liters when the rear seats are folded. In addition, passenger comfort comes from the 8-inch head unit, the Harman Kardon 9 speaker 576 watt audio system, the use of nappa leather, front side view monitor and sunroof as an offer for potential customers.

There is also the Subaru All Round Savety feature which consists of auto vehicle hold, vehicle dynamic control system, hazard avoidance, responsive steering headlight, 6 SRS airbags, high beam assist, and rear vehicle detection. Don't forget the Subaru EyeSight technology, which is the latest ADAS feature on the Forester. It features a pre-collision braking system, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, pre-collision throttle management, and lane departure prevention. A distinctive feature for modern vehicles.

New CR-V also does not want to lose. Comfort comes from the panoramic power sunroof, 5-inch TFT meter cluster screen, and dual zone auto AC. Entertainment comes from a 7-inch head unit with 8 speakers throughout the cabin, remote engine start, and a multi angle view camera.

The safety features consist of driver attention monitor, electric parking brake with auto brake hold, hill start assist, emergency stop signal, walk away auto lock. Not to forget the CR-V has Honda Sensing features which consist of the Collision Mitigation Braking System, adaptive cruise control with low speed follow, lane keeping assist system, road departure mitigation and auto high beam.

Regarding the interior and this feature, it seems that both provide various advantages in terms of entertainment and security. It's just that these complete features can only be felt on the top variant of each model.

The next discussion is about the machine and technical. Each model is confident with excellence in this section.

Subaru Forester, for example, believes in offering one engine choice, namely the FB20 Boxer Engine, 4-cylinder, 2.0L Naturally Aspirated. This engine produces 156 ps of power at 6000 rpm and up to 196 Nm of torque at 4000rpm. The engine uses a 7-speed Lineartronic CVT transmission and Active Torque Split AWD. This is for smooth power distribution and gearshift can also be done manually using the paddle shift. The Subaru Forester is also equipped with X-Mode aka driving mode to optimize the engine for various road conditions. In the EyeSight variant, there are various driving modes, namely Snow/Dirt and Deep Snow/Mud.

New Honda CR-V comes with two engine options. The first 1.5L VTEC Turbo engine with Earth Dreams Technology. This engine produces a maximum power of 190 ps at 5,600 rpm and a maximum torque of 240 Nm at 2,000 to 5,000 rpm. The second variant is a 2.0L engine that comes with SOHC i-VTEC technology which produces 154 PS of power and 189 Nm of torque. This engine is mated to an Earth Dreams Technology CVT transmission. The paddle shift feature is also present for the practicality of driving in transmission shifts. There are ECON and Eco Assist modes for fuel-efficient driving.

Seen in this section, in terms of power, the Forester engine is not as dominant as the CR-V engine. However, Subaru offers AWD drive with a variety of driving modes. Something that is quite luxurious in this segment. For consumers who want a large power intake, the choice of course looks to the Honda CR-V turbo engine.

Last discussion about price. This fifth generation Forester in Indonesia was introduced with 2 trim variants. First, there is the Subaru Forester 2.0i-L which is offered at a price of IDR 579.5 million and the Subaru Forester 2.0i-S EyeSight is offered at a price of IDR 659.5 million. Both are on the road status in Jakarta.

All of the all-new Subaru Foresters marketed through PT Plaza Auto Mega, are offered with a 3 year / 100,000 km warranty, 3 years / 50,000 km free service (depending on which one is reached first), as well as a 3-year Subaru Roadside Assistance, assistance service. 24/7 emergency by Atlas Indonesia.

Glancing at the New Honda CR-V. This SUV is offered in several variants starting from the 2.0L i-Vtec engine variant at a price of IDR 515.9 million, the 1.5L Turbo variant at a price of IDR 590.9 million, the Honda Sensing Prestige Turbo variant at a price of IDR 651.4 million and finally there is a 1.5L variant. turbo black edition at a price of Rp. 666.4 million. Honda offers an economical package for aftersales which consists of 4 years / 50,000 km, 8 years / 100,000 km periodic maintenance and free periodic maintenance services for 4 years / 50,000 km.

It can be seen that the placement of the Forester price is in the middle between the CR-V, the lowest variant of the 1.5L Turbo and the top variant with a touch of the Black Edition. Both can be said to be on the same level in terms of features and comfort, although it is worth admitting that the offer of AWD drive is one of the interesting points from Forester.

But for potential customers who want to get Forester in their garage immediately, they have to be patient. The reason is that Subaru Indonesia said that the distribution of units to consumers takes up to four months. This is around August 2022. The reason is none other than the semiconductor chip crisis which hampers production. Meanwhile, Honda has not announced whether the reason for the chip also affects the CR-V pivot as is also felt in the new models, namely the BR-V and HR-V.

For potential customers with funds of Rp. 500 million to Rp. 600 million, it seems that there is no need to worry about the features offered at this price level. Back to the matter of taste and the funds available to bring home one of these two models.


This is the choice of a dirt bike for those who want to take a class

 Indonesia's automotive market turns out to provide quite a lot of trail bike choices. This type of iron horse is in great demand because it has a dashing appearance. Performance in devouring difficult terrain is unquestionable. Because in general, use dual-purpose tires and are supported by long legs.

This is the choice of a dirt bike for those who want to take a class

For beginners, the most popular is the 150 cc class. The choices also vary as many manufacturers provide trail bike products. But if you want a more promising performance, you can choose a trail with a capacity of 250 cc. This model is very suitable for those who want to go to class. In Indonesia, there are three Japanese manufacturers that offer rake motors in the middle class, here are the choices.

Kawasaki KLX230

The first choice is a product from Kawasaki Motor Indonesia, namely the KLX 230. This trail bike is offered in two types, standard and Special Edition (SE). Make the standard version available in two color options; black and green, the price is Rp. 43.3 million. While the SE is priced at IDR 45.8 million OTR DKI Jakarta with a choice of blue and red colors. 

KLX 230

Questioning the mechanical heart, both are identical. The difference is based on the parts attached to the body. Additional parts attached to the SE variant include a hand guard, skid plate, and a cover at the connection between the frame and sub frame.

The KLX 230 is a dirt bike concept with a dual purpose design, powerful, lightweight, and very easy to maneuver. From the specification sheet, the KLX230 has the right composition of dimensions. Length 2,105 x width 835 x height 1,165 mm, and ground clearance of 265 mm and wheelbase of 1,380 mm, making maneuvers more agile and easy to bend when driving daily use.

In terms of performance, he is equipped with a 233 cc engine, one SOHC cylinder, air cooled and has fuel injection. The engine is capable of producing 19 hp at 7,600 rpm and a peak torque of 19.8 Nm at 6,100 rpm. It has a 6-speed transmission with smooth shifting, making it suitable in various road situations and providing comfort when driving on the highway.

That performance results from a long-stroke configuration that provides torque with a strong low-mid range. Smooth torque also creates an easy-to-master character and provides linear acceleration. Furthermore, the simple construction resulting from the water-cooling makes the KLX230 ideal for trail riding. Its fuel injection also produces a precise response and is easy to control.

Affairs of the legs, KLX 230 use front wheels with a circumference of 21 inches and rear 18 inches. Braking is equipped with 265 mm front discs using a petal disc model with dual pistons while the rear discs are 220 mm in diameter with single pistons.

Kawasaki KLX250

The next option can be the Kawasaki KLX250. The whole design is different from the KLX230. Not only the pacemaker, even in various sectors almost nothing is the same. Including the price that is far adrift. If the KLX230 is priced from Rp. 43 million, the KLX250 is Rp. 66.7 million OTR DKI Jakarta.

With a large engine capacity, making the Kawasaki KLX250 more fun-to-drive for those who like to pump up their adrenaline. He is also equipped with various components capable of bulldozing asphalt or muddy roads.

KLX 250

From the kitchen sector, it carries a liquid-cooled 4-valve DOHC single cylinder engine. With a cubication of 249 cc and a size (Diameter x Step) of 72 x 61.2 mm and a compression ratio that is made quite dense, 11:1 makes it capable of producing 22 hp at 7,500rpm and 21Nm of torque at 7,000rpm and has a top speed of 121 km/h. . Channeled to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission with a chain. In addition, it has adopted a gasoline injection supply pattern.

The frame construction uses a tubular, semi-double-cradle model. Total dimensions (W x W x H) are 2,200 mm x 820 mm x 1,205 mm. The wheelbase is at 1,430 mm. For maneuvering on off-road terrain, it is more compact and better. While the dry weight reaches 137 kg.

Regarding the quality of damping and handling, the KLX250 is paired with 43mm upside-down suspension at the front. And a monoshock with an adjustable swing-arm unitrack. For retaining the speed, it is equipped with a 250 mm wave front disc disc. The device is flanked by two-piston calipers. While at the rear, 240 mm disc flanked by single-piston calipers.

While the feature is a digital instrument panel. It is rectangular in shape with a black cover around it. It looks attractive and contains a variety of fundamental information about the condition of the motor.

Honda CRF250 Rally

From the Honda manufacturer there is the CRF250 Rally. Last year he had a refresh. Even so, there is no change in terms of the facade, still prioritizing the tualang concept as it was first born. Thanks to the novelty offered, this Adventure Tourer motorbike is sold for Rp. 89,545 million OTR Jakarta. And only available in Extreme Red.

Honda CRF250 Rally

Honda CRF250 Rally is designed to be able to conquer various road conditions. Seen from the embedding of the floating wind screen and side shroud, it effectively offers protection for the rider. Hand guards on each side of the handlebars are also able to provide protection for the rider's hands, brakes and clutch lever.

The fuel tank is made large, its volume reaches 12.8 liters. Make the wearer can enjoy the sensation of driving further. The claim is capable of exploring with fuel consumption of 34.8 km / liter.

Furthermore, the under cover is pinned to provide protection for the underside of the engine from impact, and the gear shift lever can be folded. A strong characteristic attached to it is in the Dual Symmetry LED head lamp. Formed like two eyeballs staring so sharply ahead. While the seat has a slightly lowered design and tapers to the back, of course to provide a more robust riding position.

He is equipped with a 250 cc, DOHC, single cylinder and liquid-cooled engine. Thanks to the refresh, the acceleration is now more responsive, through improvements to the gear ratios, redesigned intake camshaft and exhaust. As well as the embedding of the assist/slipper clutch feature in the transmission system. Features that make use of the clutch lighter and prevent the rear wheel from slipping when the driver is downshifting rapidly. Of course it adds security when driving bulldoze challenging routes.

Power and torque is greater than its predecessor. If previously it had 24.7 hp of power and 22.6 Nm of torque, now the maximum power produced reaches 25.6 hp at 8,500 rpm and 23.1 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm.

With a semi-double cradle frame design and exhaust cover and the latest model singwarm, the load is reduced by 3 kg. Now the dry weight is only 152 Kg. While the suspension relies on up side down measuring 43 mm in front, and swing arms made of aluminum, with Pro-Link Single Shock suspension at the rear. The spring force and damper have been optimized according to the character of the cruiser motor, respectively. Still provides a sense of comfort when driving on rough surfaces and off-road terrain. Both front and rear use Showa alerts.

This model comes with aluminum rims in Alumite black color. Measuring 21 inches in front and 18 inches behind. Wrapped with dual purpose tires (80/100 front and 120/80 rear. This adventure motorbike is equipped with disc brakes on both wheels. Floating Wave Disk type disc brakes with a diameter of 256 mm and two piston calipers mounted on the front wheels. And the rear is 220 in diameter. mm and has one piston caliper.Unfortunately the braking sector is not equipped with ABS technology.

Its dimensions are 2,230 x 920 x 1,415 mm (LxWxH). The seat height is 895mm and the ground clearance is 270mm. That figure is still safe for Asian body sizes. Visually it still looks compact.

Then there are digital panel meters. The shape is large with additional information on the average amount of fuel consumption and the position of the gear transmission. This information panel is also easier to read for drivers with letters and numbers enlarged to 23 mm.

Yamaha WR250R

Next there is Yamaha with its WR250R product. This model is a CBU from Japan. Yamaha Indonesia has been selling this middle class dirt bike since February 2015. The population is not much. At that time it only sold 100 units. This iron horse is still plastered on the official Yamaha Indonesia website. The selling price reaches Rp. 97 million OTR DKI Jakarta.

WR 250R

It is equipped with a mechanical heart with a capacity of 250 cc, single cylinder, DOHC, liquid-cooled 4-stroke and has electronic injection. With Bore x stroke (77mm x 53.6mm), the Yamaha WR250R is claimed to be able to put out a maximum power of 30.4 hp at 10,000 rpm engine speed and 23.7 Nm of torque at 8,000 rpm.

The high engine speed is believed to be due to the application of titanium intake valves and high lift cams. Making it 40 percent lighter than valves and steel springs. As well as ceramic-plated cylinder and forged piston.

With a wet weight of 134 kg, this motorbike is very tough to go through very steep off-road terrain. In fact, the WR250R is able to beat the other 250 cc class sport bikes.

The body design is inspired by the WR250F, which is not marketed as street legal. The height distance from the ground to the seat reaches 93 cm, a little intimidating for riders who have a height below 170 cm.

The specifications of the legs are quite capable to be invited to explore bad terrain. The front suspension uses an upside down model and is combined with an adjustable monocross at the rear. Promising the convenience of its users.

His agility when conquering off-road terrain is also supported by the use of a frame made of aluminum, known to be light and strong. Equipped with a diameter of 21-inch front wheels and 18-inch rear. Meanwhile, for the speed stop, wave-type disc brakes are attached. (Bgx/Tom)

Also read: IDR 10 million difference, this is a complete comparison of Honda CRF250 Rally vs KTM 250 Adventure in the Indonesian market

Toyota Fortuner with Hybrid Touch is being Prepared

 Toyota continues to strive to bring electrified vehicles to its models. Although we haven't seen a product with a pure battery, the approach with hybrid technology is an option.

The next question comes. What about the diesel engine which is also one of Toyota's consumer favorites? So far, the diesel engine approach has been carried out on the fuel side which is claimed to be environmentally friendly, namely biodiesel and emission regulations. There is no new technology presented by Toyota in this diesel segment.

Toyota Fortuner with Hybrid Touch is being Prepared

Little by little the question was answered. At least based on the information at a glance. Quoted from, the Toyota manufacturer in Thailand plans to present a diesel engine with a hybrid technology option in 2023. The technology chosen is a mild hybrid, which was originally estimated two years ago.

It is said that the third generation Fortuner will come with the new TNGA-F platform. This is also the basis for saying this new technology on the Fortuner allows the addition of mild hybrid technology. This will be the first time for Toyota to bring hybrid technology to diesel engines in SUV products on the market.

Furthermore, this hybrid technology will be paired with a choice of 2.8L 1GD 4 cylinder engine which is also present this year in Indonesia. The installation of this mild hybrid technology will use an alternator to supply power. Usually present when the vehicle is about to move, as well as acceleration.

Fortuner mild hybrid

The presence of this hybrid technology will reduce lubricant consumption, and reduce exhaust emissions. The battery will be the power to drive the AC components. This system also allows the engine to stop working for a moment which certainly affects efficiency and power.

Then, what is the right price for the variant with this hybrid technology? Many assume it should be below the price of the top variant of the Legender. Currently, the variant is priced at 1.7 million to 1.8 million Thai Baht, or around Rp. 750 million to Rp. 784 million.

How about Indonesia? Toyota itself has not been seen to provide new information about their popular SUV. Indeed, Fortuner's development has followed the conditions in Thailand as the largest SUV market in Southeast Asia.

Toyota Indonesia has just shown the Innova EV concept vehicle, aka pure battery powered some time ago. This product is suitable for Indonesia's largest market, namely family vehicles, MPVs with large capacities.

Actually echo the presence of Toyota's new hybrid product which was already present several years ago. The latest, in fact, a lot of leaked news about the shape and testing came from India, which was found to be conducting road tests. Then about the name, several sources revealed that the name Innova Hycross will be used for the newest electrification product.

Toyota Indonesia currently offers electrification features in the form of a hybrid. There are four models offered, namely the New Camry Hybrid, New C-HR Hybrid, New Corolla Cross Hybrid and Corolla Altis Hybrid. The price tag starts from IDR 519 million to IDR 813 million.

Honda: Scarcity of Semiconductors Inhibits Motorcycle Production, The Effect Is Indent

 PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM) officially announced that the semiconductor chip crisis had an impact on the production process and the fulfillment of Honda motorcycle ownership in Indonesia. This information was published by the company through the official AHM website on Monday, May 30, 2022.

Honda explained that they were experiencing delays in the distribution of their motorcycles due to a shortage in the supply of semiconductor chips. Semiconductor itself is one of the important components for a number of industries, including automotive. Without these components, motorcycles cannot be produced perfectly.

Honda: Scarcity of Semiconductors Inhibits Motorcycle Production, The Effect Is Indent

"Thank you to consumers who have chosen Honda motorcycles as their driving partners and have been patiently waiting for the arrival of their dream motorcycles. We apologize for making you wait longer. We are currently trying to solve this problem to fulfill the wishes of loyal Honda motorcycle consumers. as well as possible," explained AHM, in an official statement.

Previously, based on the narrative of Marketing Director of PT AHM, Thomas Wijaya, the delayed motorcycle delivery process is planned to take place in June or July 2022. The company, according to him, continues to do various things to be able to recover the problem.

"We thank all consumers for their trust despite experiencing shortages. We also apologize to consumers who may need time to own a Honda motorbike. Hopefully in June or July we have completed the various activities that we do so that we can fulfill ownership Honda motorcycles from consumers who have been waiting for 1 or 2 months," concluded Thomas some time ago.

Most Selling Segment Affected

The model affected by the scarcity of semiconductor chips is the automatic motor type. In fact, this segment contributed the most to AHM sales, including nationally. 

"What is affected by semiconductor chips is the automatic type, there are more or less several types, maybe plus minus consumers need to wait for approximately 1 month. I'm not into the model or variant, but I will explain if the entry-level to mid-level segments are affected. For the segment high-end to premium are not affected," he added.

Meanwhile, the Executive Vice President Director of PT AHM, Johannes Loman hopes that this global problem can be resolved soon. It is targeted that recovery can be carried out in a gradual and structured manner. "Our hope is that we will soon be able to meet consumer demand, there is a solution. After Lebaran (2022) we will return to recovery," he said.

Introducing Daxster, Honda ST125 Dax in Mini Scrambler

 Whenever Honda releases a modern iteration of one of their iconic motorcycles, K-Speed always finds a way to surprise. This Thai workshop and parts manufacturer is very fond of mini iron horses. It routinely amazes the world's builders. After working on the anti-mainstream Super Cub and Monkey, now it's the ST125 Dax's turn.

Introducing Daxster, Honda ST125 Dax in Mini Scrambler

Yes, the Honda ST125Dax is back. The iconic iron horse has made its way to Thailand. This model takes the base engine from the MSX 125 Grom and CT125. Carrying an injection engine (PGM-FI) with a total capacity of 124.89 cc with Euro 5 standards. It is capable of producing a maximum power of 9.6 hp at 7,000 rpm and a torque of 11 Nm at 5,250 rpm. Overall output is channeled through a four-speed manual transmission. These supplies are actually similar to the Honda Monkey ingredients, including the use of the air conditioning system.

The founder of K-Speed, Eak is very fond of Dax. He actually had a 50 cc version when he was thirteen. Driven by nostalgia, he started buying the latest Dax and customizing it to suit K-Speed's signature style. You could say this is the world's first custom 2022 Dax model.

K-Speed's Dax is dubbed 'Daxster'. Mini-scrambler style iron horse. Apart from turning them into something different, Eak is also prototyping new parts, for K-Speed's 'Diablo' brand.


Dax's hallmark remains, namely the pressed steel type frame. Only they changed it to matte black. So it looks more dense. One of the most prominent plug and play components is seen in the use of a large-dimensional upside down suspension in front. To make it look charming, the top and bottom triangles are custom made.

Handle handlebars, K-Speed custom made. But if you look closely, the steering wheel is actually two separate parts. It is held by a handlebar clamp that has been rotated 90 degrees. This innovation has just been implemented, and the claim remains solid and strong. This setting also allows the user to rotate the blades individually, to set them narrower or wider.

The rest of the cockpit displays the hallmark of K-Speed. The Dax's single brake lever is accompanied by a Diablo grip, vintage-style micro-switch and LED turn signals at the ends of the handlebars. The main lighting relies on LED lights with a round cover wrap.

Upstairs there is a new seat. And right in front of it is a luggage rack. Sitting beside the frame is an OEM Honda speedometer, mounted with a new bracket.

OEM Dax fenders and rear grip are removed. Replaced by a luggage rack made specifically to wrap the Diablo taillights. Tim is also good at tidying up around the tail. Passenger pegs removed. Sitting to the left is a neat number plate holder, bolted to the lower shock mount.

To match its form as a mini scrambler, K-Speed paired ultra-chunky tires. Wear 12-inch rims wrapped in 'Tractor-Grip' tires from IRC, measuring 130/80-12 on both wheels. The diablo wheel covers are made of ABS plastic, adding to the muscular aesthetic. They also installed a pair of Diablo shock absorbers that were lowered at the rear, then extended and strengthened the rocker arm.

For the exhaust system, the builder added a custom hand made K-Speed exhaust. The curves are still similar to the original Dax parts, but the shape is a little rough. However, the outer side of the pipe has been given a heat shield.

To harmonize the theme, the Honda 'flap wing' logo which was previously red was replaced with black. The 'Daxster' graphic attached to the front frame is also custom made, but the font is still identical to the original Dax type. While the brown upholstery adds some contrast

There will be a hybrid version, the Suzuki Ertiga in the used car market is no less interesting

 The plan for the presence of a new Suzuki Ertiga model with hybrid technology has spread to various media. Currently, the flood of information on the model can be obtained easily, including the price.

Waiting for this Suzuki product is indeed curious. However, currently on the market there are still older Ertiga products. This is one of the conveniences that potential consumers can glance at considering that older models still offer a variety of interesting features.

There will be a hybrid version, the Suzuki Ertiga in the used car market is no less interesting

several attractive units are offered on the Ertiga model. Making use of the provided filters, the search is limited to models from five years back. This is around 2018 to 2021.

Judging from the 2018 model, there is a choice of the GL variant with a manual transmission. The model with an odometer of 59 thousand kilometers is priced at IDR 169 million. The GX MT variant in the same year with an odometer of 25 thousand kilometers was offered at a price of Rp. 165 million.

Moving on to the 2019 production model, there is the Ertiga GL variant with a manual transmission which is offered at IDR 160 million. The odometer of the model is at 8 thousand kilometers. Another GL variant with an odometer of 42 thousand kilometers is also offered at the same figure.

The model with the 2020 production year, the GX variant with a double blower, is offered starting at IDR 198 million. There are still many units with an odometer of around 26 thousand kilometers on offer for potential customers.

Enter a vehicle with a product year of 2021. Ertiga GX AT is available with an odometer of about 11,000 kilometers. The opening price is IDR 240 million.

For those who are looking for a rarer model, you can look at the Ertiga diesel hybrid. This MPV was first present in 2017 and is a low MPV with hybrid technology in its class.

The New Ertiga Diesel Hybrid uses a Diesel engine coded D13A with an engine capacity of 1,300 cc DOHC and is added with DDiS (Diesel Direct Injection System) technology. This diesel engine is capable of producing up to 89 PS of power at 4,000 rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm. Not to forget the latest Hybrid system is also pinned to increase the level of efficiency in fuel use.

When driving normally, the engine will work while charging the battery assisted by Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) technology. This technology has two distinct functions. First as a generator to capture and store energy into the battery when the vehicle is in the deceleration phase and second as a motor that will provide additional power to the engine during acceleration.

In the used car market, it is very difficult to find this Ertiga on offer. The initial model with the 2017 production of the manual transmission GX variant, is offered starting at IDR 140 million with an odometer of about 100 thousand kilometers. The production of a younger year, 2018 with an odometer of 90 thousand, is offered at Rp. 150 million.

How about you, interested in the old Ertiga model? However, if you are still waiting for the Ertiga update, please be patient. shows the price offer for the latest Suzuki model. The following is the price of the latest Ertiga which will be available some time in the future.

     All new Suzuki Ertiga GA MT: IDR 225.1 million
     All new Suzuki Ertiga GL MT: IDR 248.5 million
     All new Suzuki Ertiga GL AT: IDR 259.5 million
     All new Suzuki Ertiga GX (Smart Hybrid) MT: IDR 270.3 million
     All new Suzuki Ertiga GX (Smart Hybrid) AT: IDR 281.3 million
     All new Suzuki Ertiga SS (Smart Hybrid) MT: IDR 281.3 million
     All new Suzuki Ertiga SS (Smart Hybrid) AT: IDR 292.3 million.

This is why Kawasaki Indonesia is not too affected by the semiconductor crisis

 Kawasaki Motor Indonesia (KMI) explained that the shortage of semiconductor chips did not greatly affect production and business activities in the domestic market. This is interesting, considering that rivals Honda and Yamaha have confirmed that the shortage of semiconductors has an impact on the fulfillment of consumer motorcycle ownership.

This was conveyed by the Head of Sales & Promotion of PT KMI, Michael C. Tanadhi. According to him, one of the reasons why the scarcity of semiconductor chips does not have much impact on Kawasaki is because most of its products still carry a carburetor atomizer system and minimal electronic devices.

This is why Kawasaki Indonesia is not too affected by the semiconductor crisis

"We are still selling and producing many carburetor motors. The volume maker at KMI is precisely the carburetor model, so we are not affected too much (semiconductor crisis),"

In the domestic market, Kawasaki's sales are dominated by trail products up to 70 percent. While the W175 accounts for 20 percent and the remaining 10 percent are sports products from the Ninja series. Now for the trail model (150 cc) and W175 both still carry injection atomizers and you could say the features and technology are not too complex.

Another thing for sports products that already carry injection atomizers and are equipped with many modern features, according to Michael, the scarcity of chips slightly interferes with production activities. For example, for the case of purchasing the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-25R, consumers must be willing to pivot for about 2 months.

"For all models with carburetor I can say they are ready (available). For injection, it takes time to pivot, but we try our best so that delivery can be fast to consumers," he added.

The problem of semiconductor chips is indeed very influential on several industries, including automotive. Since early 2021, rare semiconductor chips have had a major effect on the world's auto industry.

Please note that semiconductors have an important role in a vehicle, especially in the electronics and electricity sectors. This microchip is not only used for 1 feature, but there are several other features that also have these components.

So electronic parts such as digital instrument panels, keyless systems, remote components, and smartphone connectivity systems cannot function without the semiconductor chip.

The cause of the crisis in the supply of semiconductor chips is due to the increasing demand for electronic equipment such as smartphones or game consoles, but factory utilities are falling due to COVID-19. The fire case of one of the largest automotive chip factories in the world Renesas Electronic Corp. in March 2021 also further exacerbated the crisis situation, so that motorcycle and car manufacturers competed with each other to acquire chips.