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Wrangler Diesel Ready using Solar

After going through a long process, PT Garansindo Indonesia finally ventured Jeep Wrangler Diesel launched in the Indonesian car market. The vehicle is priced Rp 850 million before taxes.

Interestingly Jeep Wrangler Diesel can now drink bio diesel fuel. “Having a torque or twisting moment the largest in its class, Diesel Jeep Wrangler is one of the awaited models by Jeep enthusiasts. With some improvements and adjustments to the character of the car in Indonesia, this 2012 Jeep Wrangler can be charged Diesel biodiesel,

The base itself is a Jeep Wrangler Diesel Jeep Wrangler Sport. Janya CHEETAH uses the latest Diesel engine, 4-line 2800 cc 16-valve DOHC Chain Driven fogging system with diesel Common Rail Diesel Fuel Injection and in accordance with the Euro II Spec. Non DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter).

Engine mated to an automatic transmission that can generate power 200 hp at 3600 rpm and torque of 460 Nm at 1600-2600 RPM.

In the interior, the Jeep Wrangler Diesel comes with fabric upholstery features Essenstial YESS. Where the upholstery fabric was given a special coating to resist water-like effect taro leaves. On the steering wheel, there is a button speed control, audio and navigation EVIC (Electronic Vehicle Information Center).

Also features CD/MP3 player and radio as well as providing an auxiliary input jack. The connected component speakers with tweeters and 4 details two 6.5-inch speakers (two in rollbar overhead) and 8-inch subwoofer with 368-watt amplifier. Premium sound system brings leading brands, Infinity.

Electronic Security System Stability Control (ESC), Hydraulic Brake Assist, Traction Control, Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM) feature that prevents the car overturned. In addition there is an airbag, sentry key, engine immobilizer. Component Hill Star t Assist (HSA) and Hill Descent Control (HDC) is also available.

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Used Smart – May Be the Perfect Car For All of Us

If you don’t have a huge family and a great deal of things to tote around town, then a Smart Car may be something that interests you. Many people who have seen the these cars in motion might have been thinking, “Why would anyone want such a small car?” Another thought may be, “If it were in an accident, how would anyone survive?”

There are many questions that pass through the minds of other drivers as they see this unique vehicle tooling around town. There are many questions that should be answered to show drivers that owning a new or Used Smart Car may be the smartest decision they make about driving.

The Smart Car is smaller than most cars on the road, but it is not short on safety. It has acquired the highest safety standards in crash tests from side impact, driver’s side frontal impact and roof strength. It exceeds the Federal Safety Standards as set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It is one strong little automobile. It also is one of the most environmentally friendly vehicles on the road. It is certified as an Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle, which pleases many environmentalists, which is not easy to do where motor vehicles are involved.

For fuel efficiency, these cars come out on top again. It offers 41 highway miles for every gallon of gas. It is hard to come by a car that is as inexpensive as this to have that kind of gas mileage, unless of course it is a hybrid, which the Smart Car is not. For those who are concerned with the environment and don’t want to spend a lot in gasoline costs, these cars are the smart choice.

If you think insuring your vehicle is expensive, you will be pleasantly surprised at the cost of insuring a New or Used Smart Car. According to automobile insurance companies, these cars are some of the least expensive to insure. Because of its high safety ratings and low cost damage repair, it makes a wonderful asset to any home garage.

It is very difficult to find anything negative about this amazing vehicle. The only downside, is the ability to drive a lot of people. For teenagers, this is a good thing. There is less distraction in the car while they are driving. So, in conclusion, “Why wouldn’t you want to be driving a Smart Car?”

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Custom Auto Painting Can Make Your Car Look Great

When deciding what car paint shop should paint your car there are a lot of things to think about. First of all you need to decide if your going to put a custom paint job on your car; then the hard work starts. After all, this is your car, your classic beauty, the perfect car for you.

If your not going to custom paint your car, all you need to know is what body shops will do a complete paint job. A collision shop makes a lot more money doing spot repair work on paint, or paintless dent removal. A lot of shops these days will not even consider doing a complete paint job, let alone a full on custom paint job. You really need to do your research about the different shops in your area. Most shops that do custom paint work are not the one that specialize in collision repair work.

You should also check out all of the shops that you research through the BBB, or your local Chamber Of Commerce. You should also ask the shops owners, or their managers for a list of references of people who have had car paint work done there in the past. If they refuse to provide you with a list of references, you should look deeper in to the shop’s history before you take your car there. It also pays to make sure that the shop has been in business for a long time, this will help do away with the fly by night shop owners.

Remember that the key idea here is to get exactly what you want in a paint job. You should never have to convince an owner of any shop that they should do your custom car paint work. I am a huge promoter of the automotive industry, but also a huge promoter of getting it done right.

Custom car paint, or a complete paint job will cost a lot of money; so you need to pay attention to every detail of the process. For just a complete repaint on your car it should take around 40 hours of work, most shops run at $60.00 – $75.00 per hour. In essence this works out to about $3,000 in just labor, and supplies can easily run from $1,000 – $3,000 so be ready for the pricing structure. This is the area where you can begin, and custom car paint will cost more due to masking, and application of the product, let alone the art work itself.

 

You can easily run a tab of $10,000 or more in custom auto paint work. Don’t be surprised if the bill looks like that either. Be ready for every event that might happen. If you pay attention to every detail you will get exactly what you want in a custom car paint job.

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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.