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Gleagle IG Hybrid

Gleagle IG Hybrid
IG Geely or with the product name Gleagle IG criticized by China Car Times. “Small cars are only suitable for use in the city. However, the door that opens upward makes it difficult, even to nudge the car parked next to it. Doors can also hit the roof of the parking lot, “writes the media.

Surprisingly again, the media does not know exactly where the car was made. They estimate that only cars made in Lin Hai, Zhejian Province, not far from the headquarters of Geely, Hangzhou.

Interestingly enough, the hood of this small hybrid car is also fitted with solar panels. According to Geely, the panel used to charge the battery. As a source of prime mover, this car uses the engine capacity of 1.0 liters.

To couple power hybrids, electric motors, and batteries supplied in accordance with the desire and ability of consumers. “Costs flexible,” wrote Geely. This was done because Geely electrical and battery system that offers the lowest price of 10,000 yuan or USD 13.2 million.

“Consumers can choose different standards according to their needs, like buying a digital camera that uses a variety of memory cards,” added Geely in the site about this concept car sales.

He also explains, in particular for electrical components, there was a contradiction between the price of batteries and the distance. The further the distance that can be generated from battery-powered, large increases in size. The price is also so expensive.

IG is on display today has undergone a change from the prototype on display before. If previously only used three seats with the concept of a triangle, now, the car has two seats in front (including the driver) and two behind.

Explained all, the car is equipped with a large alternator and start & stop system. We stopped at the intersection waiting for the green light, the engine will die. Engine will live longer automatically once trodden on the accelerator. System used is the mild hybrid or a combination of series and parallel (the same used Prius).


Corolla Altis “Facelift”

Corolla Altis “Facelift”
Toyota, Corolla Altis, comes with a new face (facelift), which is more fresh. For the Indonesian market? This little sedan is not to fill the European market which went on sale in May this year.

On the exterior, new designs appear on the bumpers, grille up and down, and headlights (head-light). Sein also features an indicator lamp lights. Meanwhile, more fresh wheel designs. At the stern, the main changes occur at the stop sign lights, license plate holder with new decorations, and bumper.

Log into the interior, there has been some detail changes, such as steering wheel, a touch of silver on the instrument panel, door handles, center console, and the lock button on the door. The dashboard is also new with the color combinations.

Several other changes visible, like the automatic opener on the rear of the ignition key. In addition, the material is more comfortable seat, there’s Bluetooth connectivity for phones, and USB consoles and cable jack for Aux.

Engine behind the hood did not change. Varian equipment offered in four types, two petrol engine-powered 1.3 L and 1.6 L 101 dk (132 dk). The rest, “drinkers” diesel 1.4 L (90 dk) and 2.0 L (126 dk).

The small-capacity engine turbocharger

Toyota Recalls Other SUV
Trends in the small-capacity engine turbocharger plus an application not only hit the mass-produced vehicle, but was touched to a sports arena in the world’s most prestigious automotive, Formula-1.

According to Spanish newspaper origin Barcelona, Deportivo El Mudo, the teams in F1 almost reached an agreement to approve a new machine which came into force in early 2013. The four-cylinder engine, equipped with 1.5-liter twin-turbo and petrol direct injection system plus KERS.

Meanwhile, the CEO of Ferrari, Amedo Felisa when interviewed by Autocar, the UK at the opening of the Beijing Motor Show last week saying, “If F1 must be developed again, the best solution is to use the engine with turbocharger and GDI (gasoline direct injection).” Currently, the machine F1 is used on the V8, 2.4 liter non-turbo.

Mercedes-Benz team boss, Norbert Haug when asked to comment about it just said “We will support!” He said the smaller-capacity engine will save fuel consumption and lower emissions.

Honda Odyssey Gen-4

Honda Odyssey Gen-4

Good news for fans of luxury MPV 7-passenger medium-Honda, the Odyssey. The fourth generation of Honda MPV will be launched in next May in Indonesia by his ATPM, PT Honda Prospect Motor.

Actually, Odyssey launch in Indonesia was a year delay. The reason, HPM has plans to market the latest version at the beginning of the year. However, because the recession engulfing the world and get swept Indonesia, HPM was postponed.

Now, with the economy getting better, selling cars these days continues to increase, Honda decided to get this middle MPV market. Machines used the same capacity Odyssey CR-V and 2.4-liter Honda Accord. As for transmission, automotive CVT with torque converter. During the 2009 Honda Odyssey does not sell at all, whereas in 2008 only 3 units.


Volvo Electric Car Candidate Appears in Indianapolis

Volvo Electric Car Candidate Appears in Indianapolis
A sketch of the car sticking out when Volvo made a presentation with the theme “Future Electric Cars Volvo” in the event which was held manufacturer of lithium-ion battery EnerDel in Indianapolis, recently. C30 base car with two power design is quite prominent.

When the image shows EnerDel, hatchback is equipped with six bolt rim. So, the back of a rigid design is unique because both the curved and united as a tiny wings.

Volvo’s spokesman, Dan Johnston, who dodged that the sketch looked a C30 precursor form of electricity. “That’s just the usual image of designer friends in Sweden who were not serious. We do not have an electric car that looks too ‘electric car’. It will not be like the Prius, there will be a continuation of our design language on Volvo C30,” says Johnston , as quoted insidelanenews.com, last week.

Chevrolet Cruze

Chevrolet Cruze

Sedan is planned to be offered in three engine options, ie, 1600 cc, 1800 cc and 2000 cc.

This car is known as the Daewoo Lacetti Primiere. The Cruze labels used in Australia. The price of Rp 300 million and Rp 350 million.

Chevrolet Cruze/ kompas

Electric Car of Pininfarina and Bollore

Electric Car of Pininfarina and Bollore

Electric Car of Pininfarina and Bollore

Honda Freed


Honda Freed will be marketed in June by PT Honda Prospect Motor (HPM), Freed present as 7-seater MPV in the saturation model for consumer choice and the world as a more global economic crisis was that the car continues to make the price rise.
High body postures above 1.70 meters, width 1695 mm Freed.

Freed takes concept of Triangle Square. If freed viewed from the side, front of the triangle and start up the cabin space to form the back of the box. This is what makes a roomy cabin space. In addition, the rear seats can be folded (fold up) in accordance with their needs.
Both doors have a sliding door system. Then, separate models kursinya (captain seat), both middle and rear.

Free + Do = Free move, Honda called free + do (Freed).

Stay on engine 1500 cc i-VETC, Freed already meet the standards Euro4. Also luxurious interior. Not a lot of the buttons and stick transmission (only exit automatic transmission version) positioned on the dashboard so that there is no console box and make the space wider.

A speed indicator designed in accordance with the position of director of approach, is from the top of the dashboard. Underneath there is space to place the buttons and there are additional places to drink, driver place, passenger in front.

Kanzen Motor Automatic transmission, such as the Cars

(picture from kompas)

If the motor manufacturer, both of Japan, Europe and the United States does prototype, it undoubtedly looks. Certainly invite admiration such as the click SD01 Suzuki and 02 that produced next year. Similarly, Yamaha + S3 show that is shown in Jakarta Motorcycle Show (JMS) 2008 and the JCC.

PT Kanzen Motor Indonesia (KMI) exhibit prototype Multi-Purpose Motorcycle (MPM) alias versatile motorcycle. The paper off the Innovation and reliable have their own distinctive bertransmisi automatically.

Experience, rather than motor automatic transmission is used in skubek? When the gas only way to live, teeth will move automatically with the CVT system that relies on a belt or v-belt.

Automatic transmission technology in the electronic MPM that they use the name of K-Tronic. “Taken from the term transmission in the car. If Triptronic called on the BMW, Audi and labeling Tiptronic in the Nissan X-Trail X-Tronic. For the Kanzen ‘K-Tronic’, still wearing the chain and no teeth ratio. Its symptoms do not appear to slip, “said Nano Sumarno from the KMI Research and Development.

According to Nano, transmission otomotis electronic machines based duck manual transmission equipped with additional electronic device as a lever handle the media. As the driving gear lever to use the electric dynamo taken from the battery.

(picture from kompas)

Transmission system in the MPM-setting two options. Can be full or semi-automatically. “Just select with the switch to shift the bar on the right,” added Iim Adidarma racing division of KMI.

If you want a full, movable switch to the front. However, before the road, first press the yellow bar at the bottom right to enter the dental preliminary. “Furthermore, the live gas, the motor directly without the need to move its teeth,” said Nono.

Beda with a semi-automatic. The switch to the right of the movable middle. For up-and-down gear shift position live press 2 buttons at the left handlebar. If the dental board, press the button on the teeth and down the button below.

Features of the other, the engine in the arm swing (swing arm). Therefore, when run, the engine took the tilt wheel, including the air filter that is also inserted in the arm swing. Construction is already patented KMI.

Not only that, with age the chain longer (up to 100,000 km) because of the position fluctuation together with the wheels and engine. In contrast with the duck, chain fast-lax because of the position of the engine at idle while the wheels of up-and-down.

source kompas, translated by google

Behind Glass Fog, There is a line of Disconnect

(picture from kompas)

In this rainy season, despite off from IMG as driving a car, not the way to the office so comfortable. Few complain when the view to the rear view from the rearview mirror is not clear. Actually, the interior cooling system to work properly.

The causes behind the glass is not clear when the rain because of interference in the fog repellent device (defogger). If you see, on the glass behind the line, there are long lines arranged 10 or more. Functions to expel the fog with a hot issue arising from the lines.

Lines may not work perfectly because the damage when changing or removing the glass film. Wira from the SACS / Asia Motor Jaya in Pondok Gede Road 24, East Jakarta, giving way to check moment destruction.

– To drive the fog not only caused damage when removing or replacing the glass film. Other causes are sure to turn off switches (switch) and long terbiarkan up.

– What you know, defogger does not work when it rains. If you would like more certainty, it can be checked with multitester that can be detected, whether the point or the end connector is only + / – that is not installed properly.

– If the line is lost, there are carefully how many drop out. To improve, take the car to the garage to remove the glass film material is protective glass. Fidelity to the need to not be damaged. Once detached, paste off the line by using liquid chemicals.

– If the end is high enough, should replace one set, namely, the film follows the glass defogger.

– To improve the defogger point, you need a cost of around Rp 50,000 per point. Maximum, 1 centimeter glass without removing the old movies.

– The price of a set of glass films have been following defogger, depending on the type of problems light. In comparison, Honda Jazz for the 2004-2007 cost about Rp 850,000, while the Toyota Corolla 1992-1995 Great ranging between Rp 650,000.

Old-installation (to replace the glass film) or repair the same, about 2 hours. For the improvement, it depends on the amount of destruction.