Thursday, January 28, 2010

Mazda2 Certainly Present in Indonesia

Mazda Motor Corporation and Ford Motor Company collaborate to build and operate car factory in Thailand that named by Auto Alliance Thailand (AAT). The factory was inaugurated on Monday, July 13, 2009. Area of land reached 326,314 square meters and expenses USD 500 million, placed in Rayong’s industrial Seatboard Eastern Industrial Estate, Thailand. The factory can produce 275,000 units passenger car per year, such as Mazda2, Ford Fiesta, Mazda BT-50, Ford Ranger and Ford Everest. Mazda2 will be sold in Indonesia are also produced in this factory.

PT. Mazda Motor Indonesia declares the completion of a factory in Thailand; the Mazda2 will entry to Indonesia auto market soon, at least the end of this year. By the present of Mazda2, market segment of City Car Medium (Hatchback) more attractive and competitive. Its will be share the market with Toyota Yaris, Honda Jazz, Suzuki Swift, Nissan Livina Hatchback. Although competitors have been released new variants, Mazda remains confident.

For Indonesia auto market, Mazda2 will equipped by 1.5 liter engine, inline 4-cylinder, 16-valve Double Over Head Camshaft. This engine able to produces maximum power 103 HP/6,000 rpm and maximum torque 137 Nm/4000 rpm. Mazda claimed the fuel consumption records 11.23 km / liter (city cruiser), 17.8 km / liter (out of city), and a 14.7 km / liter (combination). PT. Mazda Motor Indonesia state the Mazda2 have a high quality, more modern design, low fuel consumption, safety, and spirit of Zoom-Zoom. Despite the price list of Mazda2 still calculate, PT. Mazda Motor Indonesia remains confident that hatchback able to breaks Medium City Car market segment and more competitive than others.

2010 Volvo XC60

Volvo’s new mid-size crossover, based on its recent S80 sedan. Family values: Tons of safety equipment including the cutting-edge City Safety feature; sophisticated styling inside and out; standard all-wheel drive. Price range: $38,000-$45,000.

The 2010 Volvo XC60 gives fans of the Swedish brand a great way to step down from the more expensive seven-seat XC90 sport-ute. The XC60 crossover seats five and is stylish inside and out, with a classic Scandinavian theme inside. Safety technology abounds, including a City Safety system that helps brake the car under 20 mph if an accident looms. A turbo in-line six is standard for now; less expensive, non-turbo versions are in the works, as is a front-drive version. rates the XC60 at 8.2 out of 10, with high marks in safety and features.

* Attractive styling
* Well-trimmed interior
* Good handling and acceleration
* Poor fuel economy
* Lots of techno buttons

2010 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano HGTE

At the 2009 Geneva Motor Show next week will show a sport car, Ferrari will hold two world premiers both having to do with its 599 GTB Fiorano.

Ferrari has developed a new track focused handling package for the car. Called the Handling Grand Turismo Evoluzione (HGTE), the new upgrade will help add some spice to the 599 as it draws toward the end of its product cycle.

2009 Ford Flex

A big, bold seven-passenger crossover with a MINI Cooper-fish flair. Family values: Big safety scores, big headroom, tons of entertainment features and available all-wheel drive. Price range: $28,000-$36,000.

The 2009 Ford Flex is one of the highest-rated family cars at, rating 9 out of 10 with exceptionally high marks in safety and features. With V-6 power and available all-wheel drive, the Flex is a tall, roomy family wagon with three rows of seating in most versions. Seating even in the third row is adult-sized, and the Flex makes long trips a snap with features like an in-car refrigerator, a panoramic sunroof, and Sirius Travel Link, which feeds traffic, weather and even movie times into the car’s navigation/entertainment system. Even better, slow sales have forced Ford into heavy discounts; base versions normally priced at $26,000 can be had for far less.

* Against-the-grain styling
* Wealth of features
* First- and second-row seating comfort
* Tight headroom in third-row seat
* Uncomfortable headrests
* No telescoping steering wheel

2009 Buick Enclave

A seven-seat crossover vehicle introduced by GM in 2007. Family values: Five-star safety ratings; powerful V-6 engine; usable third-row seat; high-quality interior with many entertainment and convenience features. Price range: $32,000 - $37,000.

The 2009 Buick Enclave continues a winning streak for GM’s premium family-car lineup. The big crossover vehicle is beautifully curved and looks decidedly upscale inside, while sporting a big V-6 engine and a six-speed automatic. All-wheel drive is available, and the Enclave seats seven, though adults will have some difficulty clambering into the way-back bench. rates the Enclave at an overall score of 8.2 out of 10.

* Elegant exterior
* Luxurious, roomy interior
* Easier to live with than a full-size SUV
* Lots of standard features
* Clever options, like heated windshield washers
* Disappointing fuel mileage
* Transmission “hunts”
* Hefty, at 5,100 pounds