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Lexus GX 460

Lexus GX 460
After the announced cessation of production of the Lexus GX 460 last week due to media reports Consumer Reports in the United States (U.S.), Toyota Motor Corp. finally (TMC) in Japan announced it would call for improvement (recall) of the product from the market. Consumer Reports in the review did not recommend consumers to buy because the sport utility vehicle (SUV) is easily rolled out in emergency situations.

The manufacturer said it will repair damage to the vehicle stabilization systems software 13,000 units of these SUVs that have circulated. Of that total, 9400 units in the U.S. market while the rest scattered around the globe, among others, Russia, Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Canada.

“Since we first heard the issue was outstanding, Lexus and dealers we are moving quickly to reduce the existing turmoil. Our network will personally contact the customer to fix their cars,” said Mark Templin, vice president and general manager, Lexus Group, as reported by Bloomberg, Tuesday (20.4.2010).

In addition, the manufacturer also plans manarik 21,000 units of the Land Cruiser Prado models specifically countries with the position of the steering wheel on the left. Some countries it is, Russia, France, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Sudi Arabia, and Kuwait.

Mieko Iwasaki Toyota spokesman said the manufacturer also stop production activities for this model at the Tahara plant, Japan starting today until 28 April.

Meanwhile, Toyota has promised to deploy his engineers to address the findings made by the parties mediaConsumer Reports. Testing will be conducted for the GX 460 and Land Cruiser Prado which uses the same control system stability.


Toyota Vios TRD

Toyota Vios TRD

Jakarta – The presence of Toyota Vios TRD be a starting point which is vios identical with the rise of low-cost sedan. TRD Vios are now theme grade Made To Impress Others, proving the Vios to be created for cars praised by people who saw it.

Vios Vios is still carrying the engine was still carrying the series 1NZ-FE engine, 1497 cc four cylinder 16 valve DOHC with VVT-i. Vios is able to achieve maximum power 109 hp at 6000 rpm and maximum torque 14.5 kgm at 4200 rpm. Significant changes occurred in the exterior and interior of the car that first appeared in 2003.

The new Vios sedan concept saloon offers the ultimate in luxury, comfort and safety. just look at the package changes made on the exterior side of such a new grille, new alloy wheel design is also more elegant rear lights and chrome license plate numbers that decorate the place. On the interior, a new pattern which is used fabric seat cover is also building a luxurious impression. Beige interior was warm and soft. Leather wrapped steering wheel also memberik softer impression.

From the side of safety, a lot of features that predicate ‘first class’, as revealed Marketing Communications Manager of PT Toyota Astra Motor (TAM) Ahmad Rizal. Among the smart entry, smart start-stop, headlamp HID (High Intensity Discharge), which provides optimum illumination during the night journey and electronic throttle control system that set the throttle as efficiently as possible. There’s also a back sonar technologies that are not owned competitors.

Meanwhile, the Vios TRD Sportivo, which uses the base Vios GA / T is now more sporty with an additional aero spoiler kit such as front and rear bumpers and side skirts. Plus a new audio system that is more sophisticated. However, the suspension system has not changed. This is to maintain a level of comfort Vios. Especially for those who want to replace the suspension of the TRD, TAM provide it separately. Vios TRD Sportivo continued its success and Fortuner TRD Yaris TRD. It is not possible all Toyota models will be equipped with TRD variant.

The price for Vios TRD Sportivo A / T Rp 254.4 million, Vios GA / T USD 232.2 million, Vios GM / T USD 219.4 million, and Vios EM / T USD 206.4 million. TRD Vios comes with a choice of four colors, namely silver metallic, medium silver metallic, Black Mica, and beige metallic. In addition, the latest Vios also comes with two new colors, which is blackish red and light blue metallic Mica.

Nissan Juke

Nissan Juke
One of the interesting cars on display at the New York Motor Show which opened today (2/4/2010) is Nissan’s Juke. This compact crossover or SUV when he was named Qazana concept.

Juke performing initial public offering last month at the Geneva Motor Show 2010. Nevertheless, the Renault-Nissan has introduced it in Paris in early February.

Interesting aspect of this crossover is the dimension. Apparently the same as the Toyota Avanza Daihatsu Xenia or this. However, the Juke looks macho with a stocky body: the front and back squat.

Dimensions (mm): length 4135, width 1765, height and wheelbase 1570 2530. Compare with Avanza 4120, 1635, 1695 and 2655. Juke wider and lower.

No less interesting, in the United Juke dibandrol below U.S. $ 20,000 (IDR 185 million). Here, the same as Toyota Rush (even more expensive) or a Daihatsu Terios.

Well, maybe this macho crossover into Indonesia? If Nissan Motor Indonesia, do not enter it, ascertained that the importer will be offered for Nissan enthusiasts or those who prefer to this SUV. Moreover, this car is also assembled in Japan and will be marketed this summer.

Motorcycle Interior. In addition to the attractive appearance of this crossover 5 door, interior Juke also has a special characteristic. Especially the front seat and center console box. This section is designed as the original, motorcycle gas tank shape. Cingklong then painted with colors.

Quite interesting is the combination of black and red. However, Nissan also offers a black-silver color. Transmission stick located on the highest part of the console, gear shifting lever is short. Leather upholstery which layers were given a high enough quality.

At the rear, the seat can be folded with the distribution of 60/40 and can be folded evenly with the floor so that the trunk space grow large.

Equipment. Like the cars of today, Juke also features buttons for On / Off switch. Steering wheel with audio control buttons. While the equipment in accordance with the needs and development is now the Bluetooth and iPod connectivity, radio statelit, with the USB audio connection, subwoofer Rockkford Fosgte, navigation systems that can provide traffic information quickly.

There are also behind the camera to see the condition and sunroof. Other security Supplement, 6 air bags consisting of two front airbags, side and on the glass.

Active Security is, equipped Antilock Brake System (ABS) and Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC). For stability, added with traction control. There is also a tool to monitor tire pressure.

The more macho crossover appearances with 17-inch tires. No less interesting, with kupe design concept, the handle (the handle) are not placed in the rear door panels, but at the top of the one with the rear pillar garnishes.

New technology that this car is accompanied on the Integrated Control (I-CON). One of the functions controlled air conditioning, drive mode selector: Normal (everyday conditions) Sport (fast) quickly and Eco (thrifty).
Machine. Because marketed globally Nissan offers three engines for Juke. Engine 1.6-liter and 1.6 liter turbocharger with direct injection system. To Europeans also offered 1.5-liter diesel engine emission standards have reached Euro5.

For transmission, offered a choice, 6-speed manual and CVT automatic with Nissan’s distinctive Sport mode operation.

Vios Facelift 2010

Vios Facelift 2010
New Vios or Vios Facelift was ready to come to Indonesia.

In the place of origin of these cars are assembled, Thailand, Vios new faces have been introduced on March 9 last. Now being exhibited at the Bangkok International Motor Show (BITEC), which lasted until 6 April.

Seeing new faces, some analysts caution Vios looks more cool and stylish. Change is not much done on the exterior and interior. Nevertheless, the changes were considered sufficient to give the impression gril luxury and sporty.

Gril new four-line models are now given a layer of chrome and gives the impression sporty and luxurious, and still accompanied with fog lights.

Side rearview mirror is still equipped with lights Sein. However, the new Vios looks more attractive with the new design 15-inch rims and 185/60R15 tires.

With equipment cabin design has not changed, except the steering wheel. Changes in color only on the center console or dashboard controls the audio and air conditioning installed. This section now appear with a darker color combination (middle) and silver on the outside.

Transmission rod coated with a skin now with audio buttons and change more significantly. While the multi-information display (MID) located in the center to inform the total mileage, fuel consumption, and average velocity. There’s also the AUX connection for MP3 players and iPods into the car entertainment system.

Machines still rely 1NZ-FE 1427 cc engine, with DOHC 16-valve technology, VVT-i. Because of that, the ability to produce power and torque are unchanged, ie 80 kW (109 PS) @ 6000 rpm and 141 rpm Nm@4.200. Active safety equipment is standard ABS, EBD.
Currently Vios is offered with 3 variants, with prices starting from USD 206,400,000 to USD 232,200,000.

Fernando Alonso Choose Maserati

Fernando Alonso Choose Maserati
Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso from Spain currently has strengthened the team’s Ferrari. But that was only applicable in the circuit alone.

Because if the ordinary streets, Alonso was more choose to use artificial Maserati cars, not a sports car made by Ferrari which he now reinforces the F1 arena.

As reported by motorauthority, Tuesday (23/3/2010), Alonso selected Maserati is an ultra-stylish car Maserati GranTurismo Convertible 2010, which costs about U.S. $ 135,800.

A beautiful car universal Alonso was chosen because it looks exotic with a convertible top. To the outside or exterior Alonso chose gray.

While at the cabin, he combines two layers of skin that is soft colors and Bordeaux Pearl Beige covering almost every part of his brand-new Maserati interiors, ranging from the dashboard, door trim to the steering wheel.

However, although not of Ferrari, the engine is embedded in the bonnet Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Alonso proved property is still owned by the Horse Jingkrak.

For Maserati GranTurismo convertible is reinforced by a V8 engine Ferrari’s 4.7-liter is capable of spitting out power to 433 horsepower.

Ferrari F10

Ferrari F10
Maranello: Ferrari officially exhibit new car F10 this season. Fernando Alonso admitted he still got a problem the latest car on steering wheel.

F1 2010 season begins. Located in Maranello, Ferrari became the first team to launch a new car for this season and brought the name of F10.

Name F10 to continue the series naming Ferrari cars, which last year had the name of F60. This car brings great expectations for the Italian team after last season slumped, just get one victory.

Toyota Mark X

Toyota Mark X
Toyota Motor Corporation launched a special product for the Japanese, the Mark X with a new look. Mark X is different from the other Toyota sedans because it was designed with the concept of “sporty and luxurious” plus rear-wheel drive.

In Japan, the standard version of this car sold for 2.38 million yen or USD 237 million. The most expensive version with a capacity of 4 x 4 and the engine capacity of 3.5-liter V6 is sold at 3.8 million yen or USD 400 million. These include flat car for only 1435 mm high.

According to Toyota, this car is designed with the concept of “glam-tech” or glamorous and high technology.

Variant consists of the standard, sports, and premium. Besides the engine capacity of 3.5 liter V6, there is also the engine capacity of 2.5 liter V6. Motion system 4 x 2 rear wheel drive and 4 x 4. Toyota did not release details of this car’s engine capacity, good power, or torque.

Appearance or style of car is very interesting because it has a front bumper that is designed with a large size. Fog lights are positioned slightly inside. A total of three front lights arranged side by side. The same was done at the rear combination lamps.

Leather covered steering wheel to produce an ergonomic grip. The transmission bongol given layer of the skin to produce a sporty impression. View more complete with paddle shift that makes the driver does not have to bother lowering his hand if you want to feel the manual transmission.

Ability sprint car from 0 to 100 km / h only 8.4 seconds. Less responsive 2.5-liter, 3.5 liter especially!

Security Radar. The security system is included in this car is a pre-crash. This system works using millimeter wave radar. Radar detects collisions and warn the driver through a buzzer and impressions to be careful.

Additional safety systems are pre-crash brake assist system and the type of seat belt pre-crash brake system.

Type of adaptive front lights front-lightning system or AFS. As we turned the headlights of life, the beam changes in accordance with steering angle movement and speed of the car.

Other additional cruise control system (cruise) latest radar types. This system is equipped with a brake control function which detects and monitors the vehicle in front, and fixed distance according to the speed of vehicles in front of him.

There are also hill-start assist control that prevents the car back when the brake is released when the foot of the gas pedal shifts while on the ramp.

Other equipment, multi-information display with fuel consumption shows an average, mileage, and other data. All of this is shown through contrasting colors derived from organic electroluminescent display technology (EL).

AC Plasmacluster. Independent temperature controls for driver and passenger side is standard on all models. AC is also clean the dirt, dust, and purify the air in the cabin. AC is also equipped with Plasmacluster Ions technology to kill bacteria and create a comfortable cabin to keep the balance of positive and negative ions in the interior.

For ease of parking driver, Mark X is also equipped with a parking system aids the smart or intelligent parking assist system. The system works via an ultrasonic sensor mounted on the front of the car to detect the parking space.

Furthermore, the system will menbantu driver parked in parallel. The system will inform the driver to turn the wheel in one direction.

Lamborghini Gallardo

The Lamborghini Gallardo (/?al?la?do/) (pronounced: guh-yar-doh) is a sports car built by Lamborghini. The Gallardo is Lamborghini’s most-produced model to date, with 5,000 built in the first three years of production. It is less expensive than Lamborghini’s larger, more powerful Murci?lago.

The car is named after a famous breed of fighting bull. The Spanish word gallardo (/?a??a??o/) translates into “gallant,” and from Italian into “striking”.

The Gallardo was designed as a competitor to the Ferrari 360, and now competes with its replacement, the Ferrari F430. The Gallardo has a rear-biased all-wheel drive system which differentiates it from its rear-wheel drive competitors. Lamborghini’s parent company Audi is renowned for its quattro 4WD system, however Lamborghini uses a system of its own.

Unlike the Countach, Diablo, and Murci?lago models, the Gallardo does not have scissor doors.

The Gallardo was designed by Luc Donckerwolke, who won the 2003 Red Dot Award for the design of both the 2003 Gallardo and 2002 Murci?lago.

At current U.S. prices, a 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo coupe costs USD $186,250 – $222,800, while a 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder costs USD $201,595 – $263,595.

As of March 2008, the Gallardo is the only model to use the Lamborghini V10 engine.

The Gallardo offers two choices of transmissions, a conventional (H-Box) six-speed manual transmission, and an advanced six-speed electro-hydraulically controlled ‘semi-automatic single-clutch sequential manual’, which Lamborghini abbreviates to “E-gear”. The “E-gear” allows the driver to make shifts much faster than a manual transmission would. The driver shifts up and down via paddles behind the steering wheel, and does not need to manually actuate the clutch.

The Audi R8 sports car, launched in early 2007, is based on the Gallardo platform, and uses a 4.2 litre V8 in place of the Gallardo’s V10 to avoid competing directly with the Gallardo.

For the 2008 model year, an onboard computer, iPod connectivity with USB, heated mirrors, Q-citura stitching that originally could only be found on the Nera model, and a beige soft-top on the Spyder, were added to the Gallardo.


Parent company
Audi AG

6,801 built (2003?2007)

Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy

Lamborghini Jalpa

Sports car

Body style(s)
2-door coup?
2-door spyder

Mid-engine, four-wheel drive

5.0 L V10

6-speed manual
6-speed single clutch semi-automatic

2560?mm (100.8?in)

4300?mm (169.3?in)

1900?mm (74.8?in)

1165?mm (45.9?in)
1184?mm (46.6?in) (Spyder)

Curb weight
1569?kg (3459?lb)

Audi R8

Luc Donckerwolke

Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder


Lamborghini Espada




Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy

Grand tourer

Body style(s)
2-door coup?

FR layout

3929 cc 60? V12
325?bhp (242?kW)
(1968 – 1970)
3929 cc 60? V12
350?bhp (261?kW)
(1970 – 1978)

4730?mm (186.2?in)

1860?mm (73.2?in)

Curb weight
1465?kg (3230?lb)

The Lamborghini Espada is a grand tourer which was built by Italian car manufacturer Lamborghini between 1968 and 1978.

Based on the Marzal show car, displayed at the 1967 Geneva Auto Show, and the Bertone Pirana, a radically rebodied Jaguar E-type. It was to fill the spot of a true four seat car in Lamborghini’s lineup, which already included the 400GT and Miura. 1217 cars were made, making it the most successful Lamborghini model at the time.

The car was designed by Marcello Gandini of Bertone. The name “Espada” means “sword” in Spanish, referring to the sword that bullfighters use to kill the bulls.

The Espada was originally fitted with a 4L 325 bhp (242 kW) V12 engine, fully independent suspension and four wheel disc brakes. Most transmissions were manual, and the Espada also introduced one of the first automatic transmissions able to absorb the torque of a large sporting V12. It had unusual gearing, with 3 ratios: drive, 1 and reverse.

During its 10 year production the car underwent some changes, and three different models were produced. These were the S1 (1968-1970), the S2 (1970-1972) and the S3 (1972-1978). Each model featured engine power improvements, but only minor details were changed with the exterior design. The interior was altered dramatically between each model. An all new dashboard and steering wheel was installed for the S2, and the interior was again revamped for the S3. In 1970, power assisted steering was offered as an option, and in 1974 an automatic transmission was also offered. In 1975 impact bumpers had to be installed to meet United States safety requirements, and some people consider cars produced with them to be the S4, but Lamborghini did not officially change the designation. Near the end of the Espada’s life, Bertone designed a four door prototype, which was never put into production.

In 1999, a new version of the Espada was rumored to be in the works, but it was right at the time Lamborghini wanted to concentrate on a Diablo successor, so little became of the idea aside from a few drawings.