KIA - Kia Rio Sedan 2016

Specifications Kia Rio - Old soundless, Kia re-enliven the Indonesian automotive market through a number of new products. Wednesday (07.01.15) yesterday, took place at the Hotel Holiday Inn Kemayoran, Jakarta, PT Kia Mobil Indonesia as the sole agent Kia cars in Indonesia officially released the two units of the new car, the Kia Rio and Kia Picanto edition platinum would complete line of new Kia cars. Especially for the Kia Rio itself, the type of platinum which was just released this will complete the line-up Kia hatchback segment that previously had a standard version of the Kia Rio manual and automatic. Since its emergence in the streets of Indonesia, Kia Rio has become a serious contender for the two rulers of the country hatchback type car, the Toyota Yaris and Honda Jazz. And now, the presence of the all-new Kia Rio will make the competitive landscape segment hatchback in Indonesia has become a 'hot' because before Honda and Toyota has released the New Jazz and All New Yaris. In hatchback segment alone, Kia Rio is able to occupy the third position under the Toyota Yaris and Honda Jazz. With the presence of this new generation Kia Rio, Kia hatchback as if to show that his well-deserved rank in the top three rows of cars five-door hatchback in Indonesia.
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All New Kia Rio this time the character design of European cars that are environmentally friendly with low exhaust emissions levels so as not to damage air quality. The new generation Kia Rio itself exclusively designed by famous designers from the United States, Massimo Frascella. One striking sector of the Kia Rio is the use of the latest edition of the 17-inch wheels that makes it look more sporty. However rim ring 17 is available on the Kia Rio a new generation platinum edition. While the standard version of the Kia Rio (MT / AT) itself is still loyal with 15-inch alloy wheels. If the view outside has the aura of a new, more fresh, not so with the kitchen spur sector. This time the Kia still loyal to the 4 Cylinder DOHC CVVT engine capacity of 1,396 cc for menggawangi Kia Rio. Kia does not change the composition of the type Gamma engine variant latest Rio is due to performance and quality has proven resilient and certainly economical. Not only up here alone, Kia still has a myriad of advanced technology and modern features that exist on this new car. Well, for you who are curious about the detailed specifications and pricing Kia Rio, Mas Sena has prepared a full review on the segments below.
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The combination of Concept Sedan and Hatchback with Design More Sporty
The concept of body design on the front that was carried by the specification Kia Rio has an elegant design and modern that is different from previous versions. The impression was arrested while driving a car is sporty and dynamic impression as a layer of chrome that bind these vehicles. Besides the body shape Kia Rio itself is quite different from the hatchback car so that the impression most unique gallant. Massimo Frascella as designers Kia Rio sedan and hatchback concept combining modern generating unit elegant car but still have a strong sporty aura. Frascella still retain the advance design 'tiger nose' that has been the hallmark of early-generation Kia Rio. Ultra High-Strength Steel attached to its body make powerful body of the car so it can better survive the collision. In the body of his own Kia Rio is also wrapped blend nicely with the concept of the Tiger Nose grille and bumper design that looks modern united that impression. Headlamp with LED lights and Fog Lamp decorate the front body thereby increasing the premium impression of the car. Meanwhile, if we look at the Kia Rio on the side of the curved lines will adorn the side of its body and coupled with sporty alloy wheels. A bit of a new twist on the legs are Kia Rio platinum edition that uses a 17-inch diameter alloy wheels, wider than the standard version Rio MT / AT which uses 15-inch alloy wheels. There are also LED side repeaters in the rearview mirror to aid indicator light on the headlamp. Then if we move backwards so the first impression was arrested Kia Rio has a rear body design similar to the Kia Sportage. Body Behind the arch has a firm and additional LED rear combination lamps making it look dazzling. Specifications Kia Rio itself has a dimension that is wide enough for a car hatchback with a size of 4,045 x 1,720 x 1,455 (LxWxH / mm).
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Interior cabin Size Supported Venues
Now we enter the interior segment of the specifications of new generation Kia Rio has the perfect layout of the cabin is quite spacious. The layout of the seat from front to back adjusted appropriately so that passengers get relief space and flexibility when driving this car. Kia Rio also combine two colors on the dashboard that feels more dynamic. Kia Rio using the steering wheel Telescopic Steering Wheel technology that electrically can adjust the steering wheel height is low. Technology in Power Steering is also quite engrossed by using MDPS (Motor Driven Power Steering) to use electricity when desired. Kia Rio also feels comfortable because the levels of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) is low enough to not hearing the sound from outside that can interfere. For the entertainment sector, Kia Rio brings a fairly complete entertainment device with the features of Double Din Audio is capable of playing music with a slick of MP3, CD, Bluetooth, USB, and AUX connectors combined with 4 main speakers. Additionally, Glove Box Cooling is provided on the side of the seat also accommodate your wishes to make cold drinks whenever and wherever you want it. Then, the security features of the specification Kia Rio is also fully equipped with the single airbag on the steering wheel, Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) in the sector of the brake, and reverse sensor which makes it safer than Hyundai Avega though.
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Kitchen Runway powered Rely CVVT DOHC Engine 4 Cylinder
To spur the kitchen sector of the specification Kia Rio, Kia uses cylinder engine capacity of 1400 cc and CVVT engine that can provide high performance. Kitchen runway system uses a 4-cylinder DOHC technology and equipped with 16 pieces valve. With the machine, the Kia Rio can generate power of 107 (ps) when the engine spins at 6,300 (rpm). As for the maximum torque that can be achieved is 14 (nm) while the machine work in the round 4,200 (rpm). In addition, the latest edition Kia Rio is also available in two transmission options, namely manual (MT) 6-speed and automatic (AT) 4 speed. The new generation Kia Rio is also carrying ECO system will save fuel and minimize the levels of CO2 in the flue gas. One liter of gasoline in cars Kia hatchback can be for a distance of 14-18 km. For the type of front suspension itself, specification Kia Rio using MacPherson Struts equipped with a stabilizer and dual tube gas shock. As for the rear suspension, this car uses Couple Torsion Beam with gas shock absorber which makes it very comfortable to drive and stable while sliding.
Safety and Convenience Features Super Complete
Slightly different from the old generation, specification All New Kia Rio on the safety and comfort features have some powerful new features. Kia has pinned the steering system Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS). With this system, the Kia Rio will give extra comfort and safety to the driver. MDPS system at Kia Rio that allows the steering will be lighter at low speeds and feels more solid and safe when driving at high speeds. In addition, the new generation Kia Rio there are also facilities tilt steering on the steering wheel which can increase driving comfort. All New Kia New also features a Smart Key and Keyless Entry Immobilizer which provides an easy to open or lock the door with one touch and Start / Stop Button Engine. In terms of security, specification All New Kia Rio has also been equipped with dual airbags and coupled with a parking sensor that allows the driver when parking the vehicle, as well as features ABS and EBD are useful to provide maximum control.


New Proton Persona 2016

New Proton car model 2016: As we know, Volkswagen will launch three new car models completely replace the existing model Prime. Person and Saga in 2016.


From 2016, the proton has rearrange the order of output segment car model to adapt to the market and there is no duplication of models and sizes. It is very important to compete with existing models of cars.

Category protons pattern segment 2016

     Segment A - 2016 Saga and Suzuki rebadge (equivalent to Axia model, i10, Picanto, Kia sedan D63D)
     Segment B - New Person Iriz and 2016 (equivalent to model Vios, City, Almera, myvi, Swift, Jazz)
     Segment C - Abolish Preve and S (equivalent to the model Civic, the Altis, Ford Focus, Elantra, Sylphy)
     Segment D - New Prime 2016 (equivalent to model Accord, Camry, Passat, Teana)

With this restructuring means a new generation Proton 2016 use the same platform with Toyota Iriz.

Therefore, the most likely to expect that this new model of person many of the same components with the Volkswagen Iriz also shared. Therefore, the initial impression ... you can imagine is itself a model Iriz Volkswagen Sedan.

Volkswagen sedan design brief Iriz long been dispersed in the results information first automotive painter photoshop ie Theophilus Chin.


Proton New Design 2016
In fact, the initial impression Iriz sedan Volkswagen initially expected to be a saga of protons until the model proton segment restructuring, Theophilus Chin has made some modifications in order Renault Sedan Iriz seem almost real to model New Proton.

New Proton Persona is expected to be using the same engine and transmission with proton Iriz where the choice of petrol engines of 1.3-liter and 1.6-liter 4-cylinder VVT is offered with a choice of 5-speed manual transmission or a CVT automatic.

Iriz is a significant increase compared to the reform in terms of the quality of installation, performance and NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) better. New Persona is expected to have a cabin quieter and less vibration.


Perodua Myvi SE

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Perodua’s new Perodua Myvi SE was launched last Friday, and has been available in showrooms for the past week now. A short recap on the specifications: new front and rear bumper, sideskirts, rear spoiler, new sports rims, blue outlined Optitron meter panel, chromed muffler tip, leather seats, and silver trim for center console.

The Perodua Myvi SE’s new bodykit is reminiscent of the Toyota TRD bodykit for the Passo and Boon, however Perodua has made some modifications to the rear bumper, making it more complex with a diffuser-like design instead of the TRD’s smooth design. I’m thinking that area would look good painted black or dark gray. Waiting list won’t be too long as Perodua has stocked up 1,000 of the new special edition Myvi SE cars prior to the launch. Perodua targets 1,200 units a month for the Perodua Myvi SE.

Three sporty colours are available – Ebony Black, Mistik Red and Ivory White. How much does it cost?

Perodua Myvi SE 1.3 GHS Manual (solid) – RM48,932
Perodua Myvi SE 1.3 GHS Manual (metallic) – RM49,455
Perodua Myvi SE 1.3 ZHS Auto (solid) – RM51,812
Perodua Myvi SE 1.3 ZHS Auto (metallic) – RM52,346

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Proton Persona Facelift 2010

Proton Persona Facelift 2010, or as Proton would like to call it – Proton Persona Elegance. The car just launch today and we manage to get many photos from the local Proton Showroom. The Proton Persona Elegance has new bumper, new foglights design, new headlights with black background and the new grille to match the refresh look. Not to forget the new facelift version of Persona comes with new design full bodykit as standard.

From the rear of the Persona Elegance as many claims from spyshot before the launch it has rear LED lights. I was wondering where did i saw similar rear lights design before – Top and Bottom Red, Middle transparent. After digging through my memories of automotive industry – i recall that, The New Mercedes E-Class is also having the similar design. No wonder, it’s call Persona Elegance.


Lotus unveiled the new Lotus 2-Eleven

Lotus unveiled the new Lotus 2-Eleven. Launched at the 77th annual Geneva International Motor Show, the Lotus 2-Eleven is aimed at the true track day enthusiast, taking Colin Chapman’s philosophy of ‘Performance Through Lightweight’ to its most extreme level yet.

Weighing in at just 670 kg (1,477 lbs) with 255 PS (252 bhp / 188 kw) on tap courtesy of its supercharged and intercooler 1796 cc engine, the Lotus 2-Eleven boasts a power to weight ratio similar to that of a 1960’s Formula One car. Designed with the most serious of track day enthusiasts in mind, the Lotus 2-Eleven offers race car levels of performance coupled with legendary Lotus Ride and Handling to deliver a truly outstanding track day car.

Said Mike Kimberley, Chief Executive Officer for Group Lotus plc: “The Lotus 2-Eleven takes our core brand values to the extreme. It is the ultimate track day vehicle - not only phenomenally quick, but also very user-friendly. In short, the 2-Eleven delivers everything that the modern track day warrior and clubman racer demands, and more.”

Production of the Lotus 2-Eleven is scheduled to commence in April 2007 at the award winning and world-class Lotus manufacturing facility at Lotus Headquarters in Hethel, Norfolk, UK. The 2-Eleven build will be completed in dedicated Lotus Sport workshops and each vehicle will be given a Lotus Sport build plate.

The Lotus 2-Eleven is initially available in Launch Edition specification only, which boasts a dynamic and unique three-way Lotus Sport colour scheme complete with decal pack. The Launch Edition is available in two versions - Road Going Version (UK Single Vehicle Approval) fitted with front and rear lights, exhaust catalyst, single plane rear wing and other items to achieve compliance with UK road legal requirements and Track Only Version with an enhanced aerodynamics package including high downforce single plane carbon fibre rear wing, high downforce front splitter, brake lights and rear indicators and FIA approved driver’s race seat.

The recommended selling price (incl UK VAT) of the Lotus 2-Eleven Launch Edition will be £39,995. In the UK, the SVA version (Single Vehicle Type Approval) which includes delivery, Pre Delivery Inspection, first service, number plates, first registration fee, valet, 12 months’ Road Fund Licence, a full tank of fuel and SVA test costs an additional £1,100. The Lotus 2- Eleven is only available as a track-only option outside of the UK at 49,575 excluding local tax in mainland Europe. Pricing in Japan, South Africa and Lotus other international markets will be announced shortly.

The Lotus 2-Eleven in more detail

The supercharged and intercooled 1796 cc engine in the Lotus 2-Eleven has a maximum power output of 255 PS (252 bhp / 188 kw) at 8000 rpm and a torque figure of approximately 242 Nm (179 lb/ft) at 7000 rpm. This significant amount of extra power and torque now available together with the VVTL-i variable cam system ensures that there is a smooth and linear surge of power from low engine speeds all the way to the maximum 8000 rpm. The Roots-type Eaton M62 supercharger (with a sealed-for-life internal mechanism meaning that it does not require the use of the engine’s oil) is run from the crankshaft and has an integral bypass valve for part load operation. Four high capacity injectors and an up rated fuel pump add additional fuel under hard acceleration or high speed driving.

An Accusump (engine oil accumulator unit) is included in the whole package as an oil reservoir back-up for extreme track use ensuring that, under those conditions, the engine oil pressure remains constant.

Twin oil coolers complete the powertrain package.

A sports-type clutch plate and heavy duty clutch cover transfer the engine power and torque to the lightweight aluminium C64 six-speed gearbox (with an aluminium casing) – with the same perfectly spaced ratios as the Exige S. An open type differential is fitted as standard. The Lotus switchable Traction Control System (LTCS) works through the engine, reducing power to maintain traction; it is active above 8 km/h (5 mph) and reacts much more quickly than many brake-based systems.

Chassis & Integral Safety Features
The Lotus 2-Eleven uses a unique high-sided variant of the Lotus Elise lightweight chassis structure featuring epoxy bonded aluminium alloy extrusions with modified Exige S based running gear. This strong and stiff package features a comprehensive safety system with a glass fibre reinforced composite front crash structure allied to a high sill chassis for side impact protection. Additional chassis safety features include an FIA compliant 6-point rollover structure with integral harness mounts and lightweight galvanized steel rear sub frame incorporating a further crushable structure.

The Lotus 2-Eleven features all new ultra-lightweight (40 kg / 88 lbs) composite bodywork featuring core-mat technology. All external panels are bolted on for ease of removal, maintenance and repair.

Wheels & Tyres
5-spoke lightweight forged black alloy wheels (front 7Jx16, rear 8J x 17) are shod with Lotus Sport specific Yokohama A048 R LTS tyres (front 195/50 R16, rear 225/45 R17), designed to maximise grip and achieve the exacting ride and handling targets set by Lotus.

The brake system includes 288 mm cast iron cross drilled and ventilated discs, upgraded Pagid RS14 sports brake pads set into the brake calipers (aluminium alloy AP Racing 2-piston at the front and Brembo single sliding piston at the rear), high grade silicone brake fluid and stainless steel braided hoses. In addition, the proven Lotus track tuned servo-assisted fourchannel ABS system enhances braking performance and minimises stopping distance without taking over from the skill of the driver.

Fully independent suspension utilising unequal length wishbones; Öhlins 2-way adjustable dampers with coil over springs and Lotus Sport adjustable front anti-roll bar. A rear double shear track control arm brace is provided to cope with the expected kerb abuse during heavy track day driving, with unique steering arms and front upper wishbones to suit ultra-low ride height.

Link: 2007 Lotus 2-Eleven

Reference: Lotus Cars Press Release


Electronic Stability Contro

Electronic Stability Control (ESC) helps drivers to avoid crashes by reducing the danger of skidding, or losing control as a result of over-steering. ESC becomes active when a driver loses control of their car. It uses computer controlled technology to apply individual brakes and help bring the car safely, back on track, without the danger of fish-tailing.

Why do I need it?
Australian research shows that ESC reduces the risk of:

•Single car crashes by 25%
•Single 4WD crashes by 51%
•Single car crashes in which the driver was injured by 28%
•Single 4WD crashes in which the driver was injured by 66%*
No other active safety device has such potential to reduce single car crashes.

How does it work?
ESC works by using a number of intelligent sensors that detect any loss of control and automatically apply the brake to the relevant wheel, putting your car back on the intended path.

ESC is of assistance to the driver in:

•correcting impending oversteering or understeering;
•stabilising the car during sudden evasive manoeuvres;
•enhancing handling on gravel patches, such as road shoulders; and
•improving traction on slippery or icy roads.
Not all ESC systems are identical. The hardware is similar, but there are variations in how ESC systems are programmed to respond once loss of control is detected.
Naturally, the degree of effectiveness of ESC is dependent upon the amount of traction between the road and the car. Therefore on a car with old, worn or inappropriate tyres (eg: non winter tyres on ice and snow), ESC will be less effective than on a car with new tyres or tyres specific to a road environmental condition.

How popular is ESC?
ESC technology is being adopted quite rapidly by Australian manufacturers and importers, but we still have a long way to go in making this life saving technology more available. In 2006, ESC was standard on 22% of all new passenger car sales in Victoria, compared to more than 85% of new car sales in European countries such as Sweden. Before you choose your next car, be sure to look for models where ESC is available.

Is ESC different to Antilock Braking (ABS) and Traction Control?
ABS and Traction control are integral components of an ESC system. Whilst every car with ESC has ABS and Traction Control, those with ABS and Traction control do not necessarily have ESC. ABS and Traction Control only work in the driving (longitudinal) direction, ESC can help drivers to cope with sideways (lateral) movements which create instability. Unlike ABS and Traction Control, ESC is a holistic system that can control a car’s entire movements.

Do I need training to drive a car with ESC?
No. Those who manufacture these systems say that ESC supports the driver but does not require changes to skill levels or driving styles.

Are there different names for ESC?
Yes. Some of the names that we know about in Australia are:

•Electronic Stability Program (ESP) - Holden, HSV, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes Benz, Jeep, Renault, Saab,Chrysler, Citroen, Maybach, Peugeot, Ssangyong
•Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) - Ford, FPV, BMW, Mazda, Land Rover, Aston Martin, Jaguar
•Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) – Suzuki, Toyota
•Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)- Nissan, Subaru, Alfa Romeo
•Dynamic Stability And Traction Control (DSTC)- Volvo
•Electronic Stabilisation Program (ESP) – Audi, Volkswagen
•Active Stability Control (ASC) - Mitsubishi
•Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)- Honda
•Vehicle Stability/Swerve Control (VSC) - Lexus
•Automatic Stability Control + Traction (ASC+T) – Mini
•Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) – Dodge, Skoda
•Maserati Stability Program (MSP)- Maserati
•Porsche Stability Management – Porsche
•Stability and Traction Control – Fiat
•StabiliTrak® – Hummer

What should I do?
ESC is gaining prominence in Australia. There are now a range of cars on the market that have ESC either as standard or an option. Make sure your next car has ESC.

A list of cars that have ESC in Australia

*Scully, J., & Newstead, S. (2007) Preliminary evaluation of electronic stability control effectiveness in Australasia. Monash University Accident Research Centre, Report No. 271


Safety Car Controversy Continues Long After European Grand Prix

Safety Car Controversy Continues Long After European Grand Prix
Two days after the European Grand Prix in Valencia, the messy safety car intervention has continued to have echoes around the world. As is to be expected, it appears that fans of drivers and teams that suffered the most are the angriest, and those whose drivers came out O.K. think that the FIA race stewards made their refereeing calls as well as can be expected.

Naturally, the angriest of the lot are certainly Ferrari and Fernando Alonso fans, starting with the Ferrari team itself. Right after the race, Alonso criticized the safety car call and penalties – the Spaniard was right behind Lewis Hamilton when the safety car came out. And while Alonso followed the rules and lost out heavily, Hamilton did not follow the rules, was penalized, but still finished second. But the angriest Ferrari words came right after the race on the team’s media web site, where the team published these words:

“A scandal , that’s the opinion of so many fans and employees who are all in agreement: there is no other way to describe what happened during the European Grand Prix,” said the statement on the Ferrari site. “The way the race and the incidents during it were managed raise doubts that could see Formula 1 lose some credibility again, as it was seen around the world.”

Alonso then said he would not be destroyed by it but would fight back all the harder. However, in the race debrief the following day between Ferrari president’s Luca di Montezemolo and the team director, Stefano Domenicali, the team published this statement:

“The result of yesterday’s race was misrepresentative. Ferrari, which showed itself to be competitive in the European Grand Prix, paid a price that was too high for respecting the rules. Meanwhile those who didn’t follow the rules were penalised by the race officials in a way that was less severe than the damage suffered by those who did respect them. That is a very serious and unacceptable event that creates dangerous precedents, throwing a shadow over the credibility of Formula One. We are sure that the FIA will fully analyse what happened, taking the consequent necessary decisions. Ferrari will watch this with interest.”

On the other hand, over on the Autosport web site, in the land of Lewis Hamilton, one of the Formula One writers, Tony Dodgins, has written a column defending the race stewards’ call, and headlined it: Why the FIA called it right in Valencia.

“You can understand that Hamilton got away with it and Alonso wanted to go home and kick the cat,” Dodgins wrote. “But there was no conspiracy, manipulation, scandal or whatever you want to call it. Last weekend the FIA was as on top of the job as FIFA was pathetic.”

Hamilton himself came out with a similar point of view to that of Dodgins, of course, which was again reported on the web site, although the interview came from the British wire service, called the Press Association.

“Everyone has a right to their opinion, and he must be disappointed with his own result, but I didn’t do anything to him,” Hamilton is quoted as saying. He then went on to compliment the FIA for allowing drivers a lot more leeway in fighting things out on the track this year, rather than slapping penalties on a driver every time he tries to overtake. At least, that’s how I read this quote from Hamilton:

“The FIA are doing an incredible job because they are allowing us to race this year,” he said.

I suspect we will be hearing more about this, indeed. At least until the British Grand Prix starts on July 11.