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Led Avanza MPV

After the Eid holidays, Toyota did a pretty sharp acceleration. In September Toyota has recorded total sales of 33,705 units, or approximately 30.4% growth compared to the achievement in August, a total of 25 848 units.

President Director of PT Toyota welcomes Toyota’s sales growth achieved in the last month. Moreover, the growth was achieved in almost all segments of Toyota vehicles.

Toyota grateful recorded impressive achievements in the last month, in which virtually all segments recorded growth of Toyota vehicles.
Throughout the month, the segment multi purpose vehicle (MPV) Toyota posted the biggest growth, ie 40%, of the total sales of 15,222 units in August to 21,307 units in September.

Toyota Avanza which became the backbone in this class posted sales of 14,989 units in the last month or grow to 37.8% compared to the achievement of 10,875 units in the previous month.

Meanwhile, the two line-up of Toyota products in the MPV segment, the Toyota Kijang Innova posted a 47.1% growth with total sales of 6039 units, as well as Toyota Alphard grew 15.8% with sales of 279 units.

In the segment of sport utility vehicle (SUV), Toyota recorded encouraging results with growth of 39% to the total sales of 4635 units. In this class, the Toyota Fortuner 4×2 incised very impressive results with growth of 81% from 1029 units to 1862 units in August to September.

Toyota Fortuner sales growth was driven by one of the new variants of Toyota Grand New Fortuner VNTurbo introduced in August 2012, getting a positive response at the national automotive market.

In the sedan segment, Toyota’s sales growth in the last month driven by the entry-level sedan, one of which is represented by the Toyota Vios, with a total of 1681 units. This achievement is up nearly 25% compared to 1346 units in the previous month. In total, sedan segment recorded a growth of 12.8% with sales of 2029 units in September.

Meanwhile, Toyota 4×4 segment also recorded a significant growth. Throughout the month, the class represented 4×4 Toyota Fortuner and Land Cruiser posted 31.2% growth with total sales of 206 units.

Overall, Toyota’s passenger car sales totaled 30,335 units, growing by 33.4% compared with the previous month as the achievement of 22,737 units.

Not only posted positive results in the classroom passenger vehicle, commercial vehicle sales Toyota is also experiencing growth. During the last month, Toyota Dyna recorded total sales of 2265 units or an increase of 14.1% compared to 1985 units in the previous month.

Sales of Toyota Dyna 2 ton vehicle segment in September recorded a record high this year. During the January-September 2012, Toyota Dyna has recorded total sales of 14,505 units.

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Make Avanza-Xenia Soft Suspension

Weakness of the legs on the Toyota Avanza and Daihatsu Xenia is located in a rear screw is too tenuous. This is what makes the best-selling family car in Indonesia is stiff and hard as it passes through uneven roads. “Ideally distance rear screw as tightly around 2-3 cm, while the Avanza-Xenia has about 5 cm. The solution is to replace with a connection another car in a custom, ”

Per connection  in question belongs to BMW 320 for USD $ 1.2 million or owned by Toyota Great Corolla with a more affordable price of Rp 800 thousand. To be balanced, you should also change the future by using a similar connection car above the price of the same. “If one parcel locker per front and rear so the price is only USD 1.5 million, including construction costs quickly pairs with about 1.5 hours because do not have to unload the rear tires,” said Iqbal.

This friendly guy if you want to add more leverage again, change the factory default sokbreker still using oil with semi-gas system. Weakness sokbreker oil is single action so pull up harder. While sokbreker semi-gas system is double action makes the pull down and up quite soft. To sokbreker connection branded Kayaba cost Rp 750 thousand (front) and Rp 400 thousand (rear). “If the new Kayaba Ultra costs Rp 1.2 million to Rp sokbreker front and rear 450 thousand,”

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Germany Ready to Give Subsidies for Electric Cars

Germany prepared to subsidize the electric car out there. Subsidies that are designed to stimulate in order to achieve the target of 1 million electric cars on the streets of Germany in 2020.

However, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the subsidy can only be done after the elections conducted in 2013.

However, the plan has been finalized after the German government established a special team to make plans related to the development of electric cars in the German population. A special team was made up of experts in the fields of industry, science, trade and politics.

The German government also promised to contribute 1 billion euros to stimulate research and technology related to electric car batteries. Steps are ready they do include vehicle tax exemption for 10 years for car owners who give their electric cars before December 31, 2015.

Previously, France also has issued subsidies for electric and hybrid cars by giving cash incentives to buyers.

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche before meeting with talk on ZDF television Markel told Auto News that Daimler is actually not expecting electric car sold more than 600,000 units in Germany in 2020 without subsidies ‘French style.’

During the first 8 months of this year, there were 2272 registered electric cars in Germany. That number is too small when compared to overall passenger cars sold there. The percentage is only 0.1 percent of the 2.1 million passenger cars were sold.

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Windshield jammed

For motorists who had their vehicles equipped with power windows, check windows right next door. Press the power window. Most likely, its windows still normal. One-touch glass up or down smoothly. But, try to do the same on the rear window glass left or right. It could be, one or two glass door window can not go up and down smoothly right front window. Feels somewhat stilted. Even bad at all. Such complaints regarding power window presented the riders in general, namely: stuck on the rear window glass. Glass window next to the front right side comparatively more smoothly because it often operated. In general, this congestion occurs because rust on the components of the power window.

Usually rust-rust was in metals regulator. Karat is also often found in the teeth of the motor drive power windows. Rust itself is formed by water coming through the rubber (seal) door. Therefore, to prevent cases like this, there are some simple things we should do: Replace rubber glass list when the rubber has hardened and broken. Seal is not shut down completely this is what makes water break and enter so make rust in the metals. Often operate power windows. Neither the glass front door and rear window. This operation can minimize corrosion. With these two things, the possibility of power window jams can be avoided. But, if the congestion is already happening, the solution is easy. Namely, stay clean the rust and lubricate (giving fat / grease) metals earlier. But, keep in mind that to dismantle and touch power window motors a little bit complicated. You need to open the bolts attached to the car doors.

Be careful if you want to do it yourself. Some tips on handling power window jammed mentioned steps seem easy. Starting from prying door trim, glass player open lever, remove the power window switch to clean and lubricate the rusty metal. But, in our opinion, should submit handling power window jammed into the mechanics at the garage only. Because, when you open one, it is quite possible there are parts that just broke. In addition, since the keys and bolts pretty much, probably one pair could have happened.

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Modif KIA Rio With Retro Surf Concept

Surely you already know the atmosphere of the beach with beautiful white sand, now present a concept vehicle that creates a Retro Surf-Themed Rio that produced by a company working with Kia and Antenna magazine.

The vehicles will be featured at this year’s SEMA Las Vegas, has a beach interior modifications and, among others, on the gold-colored wheels and in body  swathe with sunset metallic paint and wood front splitter.

In addition, the vehicle is supported by a 1.6 liter 4-cylinder engine, has an interior on the inside of specially equipped with game consoles ’80s and vinyl record players, The shoe rack, bathing suits and surf boards.

Kia and Antenna Magazine Company plans to showcase five other Rio concepts in the upcoming November 2012 especially Kia Rio five-door. Cool…?

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Chevrolet Trailblazer, New Challengers 7-seater SUV

After Captiva, General Motors Indonesia (GMI) variant adds Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV to launch in the Indonesian market. There are two variants on offer turbodiesel engines, the 2.5-liter and 2.8-liter LT LTZ with the price of each Rp 360.6 million and Rp 578.8 million. 7-passenger capacity, Trailblazer SUV Large segment is positioned above and Captiva.

Fully imported from Thailand, the results of the development of GM Brazil car is claimed to be a vehicle that is able to transform a dynamic lifestyle and urban families. Bongsor SUV is called qualified driving in off-road terrain, big city traffic and accelerates comfortably on the freeway. This is the answer Chevrolet SUV on the market that is booming in Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia.

“It is an honor for us to be able to deliver world-class sport utility vehicle market in Indonesia continues to grow positively. All-New Chevrolet Trailblazer is our answer to meet the needs of consumers who are critical of the meaning of an SUV tough and elegant,

Despite not speaking a sales target, Marcos optimistic acceptable Trailblazer positive in the Indonesian market. With an impressive exterior shape manly and masculine, powerful engine, as well as cutting-edge features, Trailblazer SUV is believed to be able to attract the lovers in the country. “Chevrolet Trailblazer in Indonesia indicate a strong commitment to fill a niche market Chevrolet sport utility vehicle continues to increase,” he added.

For version 2.5 LT, Chevrolet gives the 4×2 system can be invited to wander in urban life. Duramax turbo-diesel engine offers 150 PS power and 350 Nm of torque great. Power is channeled to the 5-speed manual transmission. While the highest type 2.8 LTZ 4×4 drive system is equipped with abundant power and torque, the 180 PS and 470 Nm with 6-speed automatic transmission.

The dimensions are a length of 4878 mm, width 2132 mm, height 1831 mm (2.5L LT) and 1847 mm (2.8L LTZ). Control and stability is aided with a wheelbase of 2845 mm, wheelbase 1570 mm (2.5L LT) and 1588 mm (2.8L LTZ). Trailblazer has a minimum ground clearance of 241 mm (2.5L LT) with 16-inch alloy wheels and 231 mm (2.8L LTZ) with 18-inch alloy wheels.

Safety features include ABS with EBD buried up airbags for driver and front passenger. Especially for variants 2.8 LTZ, plus Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Hydraulic Brake Assist, Traction Control, Dynamic Rear Brake Proportioning, Panic Brake Assist, Limited Slip Positraction, Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control. Additionally for the first time in its class, Chevrolet offered ventilated disc brakes on all four wheels.

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Hyundai Santa FE 2014 Grand European auto market

The news comes from a new auto Hyundai car soon introduce a new variant which was named Grand Hyundai Santa FE 2014 will be in his next March at the Geneva Motor Show.

The car made ​​by Hyundai is expected to be able to gate openers Hyundai sales in the European automotive market, comes with a dimension of 10 mm high, 225 mm longer, and 5 mm more width of regular variants Santa Fe, Hyundai Santa Fe 2014 Grand comes a car with the capacity 6-7 passengers plus luggage capacity of 607 liters.

In addition to the advantage of the dimensions of the car, the other advantages possessed 2014 Hyundai Grand Grill located on the front that has a lot on the update and a new front bumper, plus fog lamps, alloy wheels with size of 18-19 inches, also of available sunroof, steering wheel with 3 modes of comfort 4.3-inch touch screen.

To complement the performance of the Hyundai Grand streets Santa 2014 is equipped with a diesel engine capacity of 2.2 liters, the engine is capable of generating power at 197 horsepower (145 KW), combined with a six-speed automatic transmission.

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Cars with Interior Ultimate in the World

Since its creation crew, every car is always equipped with luxury features and advanced technology. Not only to win the hearts of consumers, automakers also hopes its product can be an amazing tool of transportation all the time.

As currently practiced, the car manufacturers are competing to create a car with a luxurious interior design like an office. They deliberately presenting interior equipped with internet connection devices and other digital entertainment systems.

Obviously this is easier for owners who are always busy with work. Indirectly the producers deliberately conjure car interior into a luxurious office space and magnificent.

Not long ago, automotive websites, automotto, released 10 car that has a luxurious interior in the world. Here’s the full list:

1. Brabus iBusiness 2.0

Home modifications Mercedes-Benz S-Class Mercedes conjure into iBusiness 2.0. Premium sedan is equipped Mac Min, planted in the trunk and connected with 15.2-inch TFT display.

There are also iPad-dock is connected to Wi-Fi, which is mounted on the back of the front seat backrest. Moreover, the COMAND infotainment system (car COMAND infotainment system).

Not only that, there is also the iPod Touch in the rear center console that allows passengers to enjoy streaming music with a pair of headphones or to a car audio system.

2. RIDES Hyundai Genesis

Hyundai cars and creations exhibited in the arena RIDES Magazine SEMA a few years ago. This luxury sedan carries the theme ‘Mobile Executive Suite’.

The car is designed for executives, 8.4-inch LCD screen, which is mounted on both the front seat headrests.
Surely this can pamper passengers in the rear.

Not only that, in the back of the front seat backrest MacMini also comes complete with keyboard and mouse. Another addition is the 20-inch Apple Cinema.

3. DeceDeca Daihatsu Concept

The car, dubbed the small office was designed with a flat floor. And there are two rear seats can be folded and rotated with 36 inch flat screen monitor.

There is also a tabletop unit that can be folded down. Of course, this car is very possible to be a meeting by the passengers.

4. SUV LimousinesWorld

LimousinesWorld a mobile office platform specialized in SUVs like the Ford Expedition, Cadillac Escalade and other large vehicles.

Each car is equipped design results captain chairs, leg braces the bottom, a fridge. Passengers are pampered with two 7-inch flat screen, stereo system AM / FM / XM, VGA connection to the computer, a PC connection, and hands-free intercom.

5. Mercedes-Benz Viano Avantgarde

This German car is a vehicle that big and comfortable. There are four VIP leather seats in the back, complete with extra padding. The chair can be shifted up to 25 mm.

For ease of communication, the passenger and the driver supplied handsfree bluetooth, CD / DVD drive, voice command for the CD player, radio, and navigation systems

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4 Easy Steps to Spray Paint Your Car Like the Workshops – Spray Painting Techniques

Does your car need a new paint job, but you can’t afford to pay the professionals? Don’t feel alone many people face the exact same problem. However, there are steps you can take to paint your own vehicle and save some cash. Consider the following steps if you are considering taking this task on as a do-it-yourself project.

First of all make sure you have a space available to paint your car. Using your home garage may not be the best option when it comes to space, ventilation, and costly repairs if you mess up. When painting your car you need to be free to move in an area that is well ventilated. You also need to make sure any residual paint is not a problem if it gets so walls or floors.

Second, make sure you have the proper tools. Many manufacturers today offer special spray can tips or guns you can use to paint your car like the professionals. You will also need lots of tape, plastic, and rags for clean up. In most cases you will want to paint each area of your car individually. This means you will want to cover and tape off the areas not being painted.

The third thing to consider is time. Even the professionals can’t paint a whole car with spray paint in a day. It will likely take days if not a week to paint your car. Make sure you can do without your car for this amount of time. You won’t want to drive around with only a few panel painted. You could actually damage the finish if you drive the car before applying the final lacquer coat.

The final step is painting the car. You need to decide the exact steps you will take when completing the job. If you have no prior experience painting vehicles it might be best to purchases a step by step system. Make sure you fix any problem spots such as rust or dents before you begin painting and you may want to use a primer to insure the best results.

Once you have a plan in mind to paint the car and it is prepped for painting, you need to practice your technique. Practice on a piece of cardboard or metal until you have the proper movements down. Finally, you get to enjoy the fun of painting your car like the professionals. With a little forethought and preparation, you are sure to do just fine.

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Custom Clubfitting – What Kind of Car Wash Do You Want?

More and more golf club companies are starting to emphasize custom clubfitting as an option for golfers as opposed to buying their clubs in standard form off the rack.

Custom fitting is very definitely beneficial for average golfers and not just for single digit handicap players. When done properly, custom fitting can reduce and offset some of the poor shotmaking effects of your swing errors. In addition, proper custom fitting makes it easier to take swing lessons and make the changes in the swing to hit the ball better.

If you are thinking about custom fitting for your next driver or set of clubs, there are a few things you need to know to ensure you really do end up with properly custom fit clubs that will improve your game. A colleague of mine in the golf business made what I believe to be a very appropriate analogy between custom clubfitting and getting your car washed.

If your car needs a bath, you can pull out the hose and just spray water on it to wash off the obvious surface dirt. On the other hand, you can also fill a bucket with suds and scrub the dirt off the surface with a sponge. Or, you can pull out all the stops and scrub, detail and wax it. All three examples could be called a car wash.

Custom fitting in the golf industry today is much the same. There is “fitting”, and there is professional custom clubfitting. Examples of a “fitting” include, “6 questions on a web site”, 15 minutes hitting a few balls with a swing computer, or 3 measurements and a response from a golf sales person to the effect of, “I know what you need.”

 

On the other hand, professional custom clubfitting is going to involve a pretty fair amount of your time, often more than one trip to have your swing analysed in detail by a trained and experienced custom Clubmaker so that ALL the possible specifications that make up a set of golf clubs can be pinpointed and selected to match with your strength, size, athletic ability, and especially, the way YOU and only YOU swing.

Professional custom clubfitting really is like the scrub, wax and detail car wash I mentioned before. The other types of fitting are not going to get you really matched well to your clubs to result in the level of improvement that a professional custom fitting can and will do. In other words, which “car wash” do YOU want for your money? So don’t hesitate one more year, go and FIND A CLUBFITTER and you will most definitely see dramatic improvements in your game this year!