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Friday, January 17, 2020

Here's Centoventi, the newest Fiat' EV concept

At one of the world's most famous exhibitions entitled The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 held in Las Vegas recently, Fiat showed off what it said as the 'Affordable But Cool' or ABC EV concept named Fiat Centoventi. Although previously, this Italian automaker has introduced the concept car at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show last year
Fiat showed off the Centoventi Concept electric car specially designed for the company's 120th anniversary at the CES 2020. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/35XaGpf)
The Fiat concept car name: Centoventi is taken from the Italian which has a meaning for the number of 120. Where those number reflects the Italian manufacturer's journey in the world's automotive industry has entered the age of 120-year-olds.

Previously Fiat also had been launched its car production variants with a numerical notation like that, for example, Fiat 500, Fiat 124 Spider and other. But this time the company did not hesitate to make the electric-powered vehicle concept look more manly with the unusual boxy shaped and also a little bit different from the Fiat's typical design that we used to see in its previous car variants such as the Uno, Panda, etc.
Fiat Centoventi Concept is claimed to be a highly customizable vehicle, meaning that the car owner can continue to change the car looks as needed(Picture from: http://bit.ly/35XaGpf)
From its appearance, the Centoventi is not just a little hatchback, but this smallish city car is designed for always be customizable, meaning that the car owner can continue to change the car looks as needed. Although the photos in circulation use a blend of gray silver and white, that is not necessarily its production color.
See how's simple and cool of the Fiat Centoventi Concept interior design. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/35XaGpf)
Indeed, because Centoventi will be sold in one color. Even the owner can change colors by swapping the roof panel, bumper parts, wheel cover, and choosing a different exterior wrapping. No wonder if Fiat gave the Centoventi car's program name is '4U.' See how the interior design? The interior has a modular design, which will allow the owner to install interior accessories that can be chosen by himself, in plug and play mode.

Likewise its battery, Centoventi can be used to drive as far as 100 km or as far as 480 km. This pattern is similar to what is applied to a Tesla battery with just 1 battery. However, each model is accompanied by a piece of software that limits the range of mileage at the entry-level.
The Fiat Centoventi Concept interior has a modular design and many interior accessories, so it allowed the owner to install the chosen accessories by plug and play system. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/35XaGpf)
Fiat indicates that the batteries used can have extra range, and last longer. This is based on the quote from the release of Fiat "Perfect for urban commuting and a weekend gateway by the sea or in the mountains".

Centoventi has two screens that face outward. One was on the windshield and the other one behind. This means that the driver can project a message to the driver of another car that is passing by, while Centoventi is parking.
Fiat Centoventi Concept looks more manly with the unusual boxy shaped. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/35XaGpf)
Fiat's electric-powered car plan is not yet clear. As we all knew, this Italian automaker has made an electric version of the Fiat 500 variant. And this action is only to fulfill the mandate as a non-emission vehicle and sold only in California alone. Beyond that Fiat has no intention of marketing its 500e in other regions.

So Centoventi is also a clear part of the company plans for the US market, along with the electric version of the Abarth 500 model have to be facing the Mini Cooper SE as the rival. Besides Fiat Centoventi, other brands of its FCA parent company, Chrysler also presents with the Airflow Vision concept. Meanwhile, Jeep has been introduced the hybrid version of Wrangler, Compass, and Renegade.
With so many automotive brands displaying the electric versions of their production vehicles, this gives a positive sign that the world's automotive industry had been steady for entering a new era of vehicle electrification in the near future. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DIGITAL TRENDS | SOMAG NEWS]
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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Sony's first electric car debuted at the CES 2020

After decades it presences with various electronic products, it was very natural for Sony to join in and follow the current trend of making an EV. And finally at the largest electronic product exhibition titled the CES 2020 held in Las Vegas, the Japanese electronics giant manufacturer launched an electric-powered car prototype called the Sony Vision-S.
The Japanese electronic giant manufacturer, Sony has been revealed its first electric-powered prototype car named Sony Vision-S at the CES 2020 held in Las Vegas. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/385PDSQ)
As quoted from The Verge, this is an electric-powered prototype sedan that features 33 different sensors outside and inside the car and also embedded the company's made entertainment system. It is not surprising that there are so many sensors mounted on this concept car. Given that Sony is an electronics company that is already known as an image sensor developer that can be used to analyze the road in front of a vehicle.

The purpose of installing these sensors is to provide sensitivity and accuracy to the car for everything that happens around it. In other words, the various sensors are able to provide information in real-time, considering that future cars must be smart that are able to think, analyze the surrounding conditions and can drive by itself like a robot.
At glance the design of Sony Vision-S looks similar to the Porsche, especially on the headlights, but its overall front view looks a bit like the Lucid Motors' Air car made. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/385PDSQ)
What makes this car filled with a variety of advanced technology is thanks to Sony's efforts to partner with and work with several world-renowned technology companies such as Bosch and Blackberry, and not to mention Continental, Genetex, Nvidia, and Magna.

Other advanced features installed in this concept car include sensing technology that can detect and recognize passengers inside. This will allow passengers to control the entertainment system. Then on the dashboard of this car is also flanked by an ultra-wide panoramic screen that displays many driving and entertainment information.
Inside Sony Vision-S' cabin displays a widened screen on the dashboard. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2TpIl8a)
The company mentioned that the prototype of this car will realize their contribution to the future of mobility. It is known that Sony Vision-S is also powered by the latest "designed EV platform", which appears to have been engineered by Magna. According to Sony, this car will be able to power other types of vehicles, such as SUVs.
On the cabin also has a pair of screen for passengers hung behind the front seat headrests. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/385PDSQ)
From its exterior appearance, at a glance, the design looks similar to the Porsche. Especially on the headlights, and the overall front view looks a bit like the Lucid Motors' Air car made. Meanwhile, from the inside, the Sony Vision-S car displays a widened screen on the dashboard like that installed by Chinese startup company EV Byton in its car, with a pair of screens for rear-seat passengers hung behind the front seat headrest.

It seems we still have to wait a while longer to find out whether Sony intends to bring  the Vision-S into the mass-production. In addition to the sedan, Sony also plans to make SUV models. This makes sense because the SUV demand trends around the world are showing an increase.
Later, with the presence of sedan and SUV products, this shows the seriousness of Sony to expand its business in the automotive sector. This means that in the future consumers will also benefit from the presence of a variety of electric car brands available on the market.

And at the end of the press conference at CES, Sony also briefly launched the latest logo for their PlayStation 5 gaming platform which will be released in the near future. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | SONY | THE VERGE]
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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Seeing the Blackberry electric motorcycle

Along with the rapid development of technologies that occurs today. Almost no gaps escaped the touch of progress. For example, in the automotive industry can be seen a lot of technological advancements in this sector. So no wonder that invites many other sector business players who want to participate in the development of automotive products.
The newest electric-powered motorcycle named Damon Hypersport Pro was the collaboration result between Damon Motorcycles and Blackberry Mobile shown off at the CES 2020 held in Las Vegas. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/373kTl2)
This can be seen in the CES 2020 event held in Las Vegas recently, and one of them is in the exciting electric motorcycle product that was launched by Damon Motorcycle. Maybe some of the world's automotive enthusiasts do not know those motorcycle brands. Yes, Damon Motorcycle is a Canadian motorcycle manufacturer based in Vancouver.

Might be this Canadian motorcycle company is a new player in the zero-emissions motorcycle industry that had just launched one motorcycle product, so it might be hard for them to compete with other known brands such as the Harley-Davidson brand which had produced electric motorbikes named LiveWire.
The newest electric-powered motorcycle named Damon Hypersport Pro was pinned the Blackberry QNX system allows to monitor traffic around the motorcycle. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Tk2xbx)
But it seems Damon Motorcycle still has a chance in the world's zero-emissions motorcycle market competition if seen its collaboration with Blackberry in order to realize its first electric-powered motorcycle product called Hypersport Pro which is pinned by BlackBerry's QNX system and various advanced features like a smartphone.
The newest electric-powered motorcycle named Damon Hypersport Pro has CoPilot sensor array. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2ti9peV)
For information, the BlackBerry brand was originally under the company Research In Motion (RIM) and mastered the world smartphone market until the early decades of the 2000s. But after experiencing setbacks and from the remnants of RIM, BlackBerry Mobile was born as a company that focuses on the production of android and was acquired by a Chinese company, TCL Communication.

The QNX system functions to monitor traffic around motorbikes. The system created by both parties is called the CoPilot system that can give a collision detection or early warning system for the rider. The system was also combining radar, 1080p 360 degree camera, non-visual sensor, and telematics array. The camera and some sophisticated sensors can read the situation near the motorcycle.

All of those inputs can appear through the head-up display (HUD) on the rider's helmet or the motorcycle's panel display and at the same time, besides the system will alert the rider to the danger via handlebar vibrations (haptic warnings) and illuminated warning lights to prevent a possible accident.
Furthermore, according to Jay Giraud, the Damon Motorcycle CEO, "When you look at the forensics of (motorcycle) accidents in North America, Europe, and Asia, we overlapped all of the data to find that the common parallels. We saw that three-quarters of all motorcycle accidents occur in intersections, and two-thirds of the accidents are caused by drivers. Even though non-motorcyclists like to blame motorcyclists for speed or being crazy, riders are pretty tame, well-behaved people. We're just not seen."
On this motorbike is attached the battery with a capacity of 20 kW and cruising capability reaches 482 km. And the company claimed the motorcycle has the power up to 150 kW or equivalent to 200 horsepower. And the top speed of this eco-friendly sport motorbike reaches 321 kph. And reportedly, besides being produced in limited numbers, the company also will be sold the motorcycle at a price of around the US. $40,000 or around Rp.551 million.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. God will forgive Your sins.... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DAMON MOTORCYCLES | AUTO NDTV | VISORDOWN | MOBILESYRUP]
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Saturday, January 11, 2020

The Porsche Taycan's 3rd electric sports car was revealed

Porsche once again launched its third version of the electric sports car under the name of Porsche Taycan 4S, after the Taycan Turbo and Taycan Turbo S. This latest car model is Porsche's first electric sports car equipped with the Taycan Turbo drive.
The third model of Porsche electric-powered sports car named Porsche Taycan 4S. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/35t90U3)
The new entry-level model is now available with two battery sizes, allowing the car to go up to 407 km and 463 km. The Porsche Taycan 4S is equipped with a smaller battery that produces power up to 390 kW and 420 kW with a larger battery. The latter matches the well-known batteries from the Taycan Turbo and Turbo S with a gross capacity of 93.4 kWh (83.7 kWh net) which were introduced earlier in September.
Top view of all-new Porsche Taycan 4S. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/35t90U3)
As with the previous two turbo versions, the Taycan 4S uses an exciting permanent synchronous motor (PSM) on both front and rear axles. The difference in performance with those two top models is not only due to its electric power but at least the rear axle of the Taycan 4S also uses a different drive, ie 80 millimeters shorter than the Porsche Taycan Turbo's PSM but still uses a two-speed transmission system.
Dashboard view of all-new Porsche Taycan 4S. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/35t90U3)
Both of these 4S variants can accelerate 100 km/h in 4.0 seconds, which is 0.8 and 1.2 seconds slower than each type of Turbo and Turbo S. The highest speed of this car is 250 km/hour, for both cars this. There is also a difference in maximum charging power which is 270 kW for "Performance Battery Plus" and 270 kW for turbo models, smaller standard batteries have peak charging power at 225 kW.
Rearview of all-new Porsche Taycan 4S. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/35t90U3)
In a vision, Taycan 4S is almost no different from the two variants presented earlier. On the front it has a different design, the side skirt and rear diffuser of the 4S are black. In addition, the brake calipers on Taycan 4S are painted red and also have 19-inch rims that are aerodynamically optimized, while the turbo-type wheels measure up to 21 inches. 
The interior of the Taycan 4S is equipped with partial leather as standard. Taycan 4S can be ordered at European dealers next January. In Germany, prices start from €105,607 or the US. $118,190. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTOR ILLUSTRATED]
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Friday, January 10, 2020

Honda Augmented Driving Concept introduced at the CES 2020

At the CES 2020 which took place in Las Vegas starts on January 7 to 10, 2020, Honda, one of the Japanese vehicle manufacturers, revealed what they were carrying, an AI system that connects the vehicle and driver called the Honda Augmented Driving Concept. Not much detail was revealed about the future vehicle applied system except for the steering wheel system was more focused, and the simply vehicle's image was designed to "respond to cultural shifts to autonomous vehicles."
Honda Augmented Driving Concept is a fully electric, roofless concept car that can transition seamlessly between autonomous and semi-autonomous driving shown off at the CES 2020. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/39IPtm1)
According to Honda, this vehicle applied future system has eight modes between full and semi-autonomous driving functions, and various sensing units mounted on the vehicle can read user behavior and then adjust to the appropriate mode. Then another technology that Honda wants to show in the vehicle applied future system is a redesigned steering wheel system capability to provide a really new driving experience.
Honda Augmented Driving Concept has eight modes between full and semi-autonomous driving functions, various sensing units mounted on the vehicle can read user behavior and then adjust to the appropriate mode. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/39IPtm1)
There is a button if the user wants to use the fully autonomous system, but the car will not wait for the driver to give any commands to enter the autonomous mode. And the Augmented Driving Concept is always watching the driver, for example when he sleepy or starts taking photos from the window of the car or taking his hands off the wheel to do something else. If it detects such an event, the car will automatically take over the wheel.

And the driver must knock the steering wheel twice to start the car, push the steering wheel towards the front to increase speed and pull the steering wheel to the rear to slow down the car.  If the driver wants to go faster and according to the car it is not a good idea, then the car will not add speed. Thus there is no concern for suddenly braking happened.
Honda Augmented Driving Concept used a sophisticated steering wheel system that has a kind of light that illuminates in the middle but not equipped with a throttle pedal. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/39IPtm1)
This sophisticated steering wheel has a kind of light that illuminates in the middle. This also means that the Honda Augmented Driving Concept applying vehicle does not equip with a throttle pedal.
According to Honda, in an autonomous future vehicle, the company believes that customers will be able to enjoy mobility in new ways when released from the driving responsibility. At the same time, the users still have the chance to feel the emotion and the sensation of driving.
Honda Energy Management Concept, aiming to create renewable and convenient ways to collect and store energy. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/39IPtm1)
The overall design of the vehicle cannot be explained, perhaps because it is only used as a platform to show off new technology, though from the picture and video we can see a simple vehicle without a roof, low windshield, large rim, and front with a plastic coating, it was only an illustration to describe the whole system in question.
Honda Mobile Power Pack, which is a portable and swappable battery with a capacity of 1 kWh or more. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/39IPtm1)
Besides that, the Japanese company unveiled a wide range of products and ideas for a greener future ranging from Honda Energy Management Concept, aiming to create renewable and convenient ways to collect and store energy. It consists of the Honda Mobile Power Pack, which is a portable and swappable battery with a capacity of 1 kWh or more.
Honda ESMO Concept (which stands for Electric Smart Mobility), which is a motorized personal mobility device designed to help disabled or elderly people get around. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/39IPtm1)
The Honda Mobile Power Pack could be used for various purposes, in a universal format. The power pack can also be fitted to the Honda ESMO Concept (which stands for Electric Smart Mobility), which is a motorized personal mobility device designed to help disabled or elderly people get around. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | TECH SPORT | MOTOR ILLUSTRATED | AUTOCAR INDIA]
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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Your future avatar creature within Mercedes-Benz vision concept

Imagining the future is certainly very pleasant especially when associated with some kind of advanced technologies. The following is the result of the development of Mercedes-Benz in the form of a sophisticated future concept vehicle called the Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR (and AVTR is short for Advanced Vehicle Transformation, a technology that improves driver connectivity with the environment and the car itself.)
Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR concept car has debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2020) held in Las Vegas on January 6. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/37I5eHY)
This latest concept car from Mercedes-Benz made its debut at the CES 2020 in Las Vegas on January 6, 2020. This is a new wild car concept inspired by the Avatar, a James Cameron's movie in 2009. And certainly, this car is not a sequel promised by Cameron instead it's a show car is the result of a partnership between Mercedes-Benz and James Cameron's film franchise.
Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR concept car was inspired by the Avatar, a James Cameron movie in 2009. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/37I5eHY)
The Vision AVTR is part of the concept art of the Avatar story sequel and becomes the movie's climax. And here's a collaboration result of the Mercedes-Benz's design team under Ola Kallenius with James Cameron finally made the design look more real. That was part of the initiation of ambition for a future car in 2039, where that year all vehicles would be free from carbon pollution. Included in the manufacture or production process of course.
Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR is an electric autonomous concept car and, like plenty of others, it has four round wheels and an interior where four people seem to sit comfortably surrounded by futuristic gadgets. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/37I5eHY)
Mercedes-Benz says it all starts with an "inside-out design structure" that combines the interior and exterior of the car into an "emotional whole." The general shape is your typical futuristic soap bar, with a flashing badge and radiant spokes on the wheel. The car has no doors, and behind it, the Vision AVTR has 33 multidirectional movable "bionic" flaps that are intended to look like scales on reptiles which according to the company can be used to communicate with people outside the car.

It also has a special ball wheel that Mercedes-Benz says is inspired by the "Seed of the Soul Tree" from the 2009 Avatar movie. This wheel can spin so that the Vision AVTR can move sideways, or even diagonally.
Uniquely, Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR has 33 separate parts of scales that are intended to look like the scales on the reptile or as Mercedes-Benz calls "bionic flaps." (Picture from: http://bit.ly/37I5eHY)
It is not very clear how, but this should supply vehicles with energy, along with giving drivers and passengers an extraordinary view of the outside world. This projection is then displayed on a large screen on the front of the vehicle, which has a kind of triangular design.

When you sit in the Vision AVTR, the car will detect your pulse and can feel your breathing well. Mercedes said this biometric connection is an integral part of how the concept operates; that wanted to combine passengers and cars into a kind of "symbiotic organism." The pulsed control pad on the console is where you put your hand when entering the car, and this is where you will set all the key functions of the vehicle.
The big theme of this concept is sustainability. The seat is made of vegan material; the floor is made of a type of wood called 'Karuun' or commonly known as Rattan, which grows as a natural raw material, harvested by hand in Indonesia.

The Vision AVTR concept powered by four electric motors installed near the wheels, it has about 476 horsepower, all-wheel-drive, and torque vectoring, but it's the 110 kW battery that's truly revolutionary due to it made from graphene-based organic cell chemistry, which is completely free of rare earth and metals.
What does all this mean for the future of Mercedes-Benz? A little hard to say. There are many forward-thinking concepts and technologies incorporated into this performance car, but actually, it is lacking as a vision of the future of German carmakers and more than a one-time creation with the Avatar in mind. Either way, it must be something that could come from James Cameron's mind. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | THE VERGE | ROADSHOW | ELECTRIC CARS REPORT | AUTOEVOLUTION]
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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Fisker electric-powered SUV said to be the Tesla Model Y rival

An American electric vehicle manufacturer, Fisker Inc. began production of its newest electric SUV named Fisker Ocean in 2021 and is expected to be a serious competitor to the Tesla Model Y. 

A glimpse of Fisker Inc. is an automotive company built by Henrik Fisker who is currently serving as CEO of the company. He once tried his luck by building an automotive company in 2013 but was unsuccessful, then re-built the company under the name of Fisker Inc. in 2016.
Fisker Inc. is launched its newest electric-powered SUV called Fisker Ocean on January 4, 2020. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/37NxQQh)
As quoted from greencarreports.com, the Fisker Ocean is expected to target its EV's prices on the market with the prices under the US. $40,000 or around Rp.560 million. It is counted a little more expensive when compared with the Tesla Model Y, which is priced around Rp. 555 million.

And as the future environmentally friendly car, the production process of this car prioritizes the use of recycled materials. As in the interior, which uses recycled materials, while on the roof, there is a full-length solar cell that adds an average range cover of around 1,600 km per year.
Front view of the electric-powered Fisker Ocean. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/37NxQQh)
Dimensionally, this five-door SUV with a capacity of 4 to 5 passengers has dimensions like a conventional compact SUV, the overall length being comparable to the Honda CR-V or Toyota RAV4. Because it is made based on the EV architecture, this SUV offers spacious interior space and has more utility. From the circulating images, the design of the Fisker Ocean looks very futuristic, it thanks to the use of a two-rows panoramic roof with several LED lights on the entire body.
Top view of the electric-powered Fisker Ocean. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/37NxQQh)
The interior also uses sustainable materials, the cabin is decorated with recycled carpets made from regenerated nylon, there are vegan or non-animal product components made from 100% polyurethane polycarbonate with reinforced Rayon, and Dinamica "eco-suede" made from recycled polyester and specific plastics.

Not only that the company also said that the Ocean also uses used rubber from recycled tires, even though the company did not explain how those materials are applied. Unfortunately, the vehicle's mechanical heart details are still kept secret by the company, although there are those who say that the basic range of 402 km to 482 km can be achieved by adding a range extender device as an option.
Rearview of the electric-powered Fisker Ocean. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/37NxQQh)
The Fisker EV's battery is also expected to be supplied by LG Chem with a capacity of around 80 kWh, while the transmission used will be available in a variant of rear-wheel and all-wheel drives.

Regarding the EV's production and delivery, the latest information shows that the company will begin shipping its finished production units to consumers in early 2022 with the assembling process scheduled to be carried out early in 2021, although Fisker did not mention where the EV will be made.
It is reported that the Fisker Ocean was officially launched on January 4, 2020, for consumers who will order the Fisker's electric car can make a deposit before the official price is announced on November 27, 2020. Are you interested to have this EV? *** *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | WIKIPEDIA | CARANDDRIVER | MOTOR1]
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Monday, January 6, 2020

The 3 JAWA motorbikes classic themed reborn in India

For the classic motorbike fans, they definitely know the classic motorbike brand from Czech Republic known as 'JAWA.' which was famous in the era before and after the second world war.

The motorcycle and moped manufacturer founded in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1929 by František Janeček, who bought the Wanderer motorcycle division. The name JAWA was formed by combining the first letters JAneček and WAnderer. Well, now it's clear, the name of the motorcycle brand is not taken from one of the islands in Indonesia (the Jawa island).
Mahindra's subsidiary Classic Legends has launched (from right to left) the JAWA Forty-Two, JAWA classic and the JAWA Perak factory-custom bobber in India. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2T2yYLo)
In the past, especially around the 1950s, JAWA was one of the leading motorcycle brands and was recorded to have exported its JAWA 350 motorcycle models to more than 120 countries. Although, in its journey, the company had ever stumbled due to having many financial problems so that the products it produced were unable to compete in the global market, so some of its factories had been shut down.

After 1990, there were significant production losses. For this reason, a successor company was formed in 1997 in Týnec nad Sázavou, to continue the brand under the name of JAWA Moto. In 2016, Mahindra, an automotive manufacturer from India through its subsidiary the Classic Legends Pvt. Ltd. (CLPL) acquired the company.

And in the following years, the brand again brought its motorbikes to compete in the world motorcycle market. Noted several models have been born under the name of the JAWA brands, such as JAWA 350 OHC, JAWA 660 Vintage, and others.

And at the end of 2018, the company introduced 3 models of motorbikes at the same time, namely the JAWA Forty-Two, JAWA classic, and JAWA Perak (in the time introduced as concept motorcycles). It seems that the presence of a row of JAWA motorcycles will make it a strong competitor for other players in the classic motorbike segments in the world's market today.

1. JAWA Forty-Two
Starting with the JAWA 42 is equipped with a clean teardrop-shaped tank with JAWA badges on both sides. Follows with the Wide seats to offer a comfortable ride while slightly tapering towards the rear, to give a definitive character to the rear. This motorcycle is also equipped with almost all-around motorcycle chrome accents, such as around the headlamps, side indicators and rear springs suspension arrangement with the throttle.
The Jawa Forty-Two motorcycles employ a 293cc, DOHC liquid-cooled engine that puts out a maximum power of 27 bhp and 28 Nm of peak torque, coupled with a six-speed transmission. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2ttQ0rp)
On the back is equipped with a small taillamp arrangement, just above the number plate. The model name "forty-two" is also written between the backlight and the number plate, adding to the classic motorbike characters behind. The motorcycle is equipped with black grabrails while twin exhausts on both sides add to its dashing look.

2. JAWA classic
Then the new JAWA classic, its design offers simple bodywork with minimalist design features. Where the JAWA classic becomes a motorcycle with an authentic design that reinforces the assimilation of a classic and modern look. This can be seen, including in the classic water drop-shaped fuel tank, round headlamps surrounded by chrome. The sides of the tank are also coated in polished chrome, with JAWA badges on both sides. It flows to the back follows the same retro theme with a small backlight. There are two mufflers on both sides to add the motorbike's dashing look.
The Jawa classic motorcycles employ a 293cc, DOHC liquid-cooled engine that puts out a maximum power of 27 bhp and 28 Nm of peak torque, coupled with a six-speed transmission. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/37AW7ZF)

3. JAWA Perak
Then JAWA Perak has an elongated and low body while carrying a cool bobber style. The chrome accents are also not left behind with matte black body color. The Perak mounted a floating single-seater and has a different toolbox design. And its bobber style is thicker with the seat, rear-view mirrors, fenders, and large mufflers. The JAWA Perak uses a 334 cc one cylinder, water-cooled, DOHC engine, and BS6 emissions.
The Jawa Forty-Two motorcycles employ a 384cc, DOHC liquid-cooled engine that puts out a maximum power of 30 bhp and 31 Nm of peak torque, coupled with a six-speed transmission. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/39J8NQ7)
The power produced by the Perak engine reaches 30 hp and a maximum torque of 31 Nm. At the engine's displacement, the Perak engine is slightly larger than JAWA classic and JAVA 42. No wonder if it was able to spew more power comes from its large valves. In comparison, the JAWA classic and JAWA 42 able to produce 27 hp of power and 28 Nm of torque. And the JAWA Perak also has different subframe and suspension settings on the back. And this motorcycle uses the mono-shock and has disc brakes with a double channel ABS (anti-lock braking) system as one of its standard features.

Its bobber distinctive twin exhausts are the main attraction for this motorbike. The single-seat with brown leather makes the motorcycle strengthen the classic impression and stand out when in the crowd. Especially combined with analog accents on the speedometer and digital instruments in other parts. The JAWA Perak is equipped also with the same 14-liter fuel tank and has a seat height of 750 mm. Weighing up to 179 kg and 145 mm ground clearance.

As quoted from Indianautosblog, the JAWA Perak motorcycles will be sold limited to the initial order at a price of around Rs 1.89 lakh or around Rp.38.1 million, this is done to avoid the long waiting period as happened in the JAWA classic and JAWA Forty-Two. The waiting period for the two retro style motorcycle models reaches 5 to 6 months.
In order not to overload the motorcycle orders, the Classic Legend opens 100 new dealers in India within 100 days. It is known, this retro type motorcycle is very popular among the Indian people. Previously, the company had stopped the ordering process for 40 days after the JAWA Forty Two launching, so the opening of 100 dealers had to be done quickly to anticipate the big surge in the motorcycle orders happened again.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. God will forgive Your sins.... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | WIKIPEDIA | INDIANAUTOSBLOG]
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Sunday, January 5, 2020

A Student-Designed 900 hp Hybrid Supercar

Let's looking back for a while, when the potential talented young designers stunned the world's automotive by their concept car design called IED Syrma

The supercar design is made by the students at the Turino-based automotive designer college named Istituto Europeo di Design (IED), in cooperation with Quatroruote, an Italian automotive magazine and displayed at the 85th Geneva International Motor Show in 2015.
IED Syrma, a 900 hp hybrid supercar concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1DAq2ji)
Syrma concept presents a "fullscale" study of an extreme sports car with the decisiveness of 1+2 composition and focused on safety. Creation is characterized by extreme proportions, a length of 4,730 mm, a width of 1,980 mm.
Right side view of the IED Syrma concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1DAq2ji)
The concept possesses a hybrid engine which is combined with aggregate electric motor V6, with a total power of 900 hp. This is the 11th concept to come from Turin’s IED (the same automotive designer college that helped Hyundai build the PassoCorto concept in previous year), and it’s one of the best.
Rear side view of the IED Syrma concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1DAq2ji)
The car is powered by a rear-engined hybrid system. A twin-turbo, 4-liter gas engine is paired with an electric engine to create 900 horsepower that goes straight into the rear wheels. If the driver so chooses, there is an available option to run on electric-only, though range numbers were announced.
Speaking of the driver, this concept inspired by McLaren’s F1 car with staggered three-person seating. The front seat is centered on a more driver-oriented position and better visibility. In addition to the central seating, other safety-focused features include laser message projection when the car is in silent electric mode and a “teardrop windscreen” that is intended to protect the cabin. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | BOLDRIDE]
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Saturday, January 4, 2020

Nissan celebrates 50 years of the Fairlady

The World's automotive enthusiasts must know the figure of the legendary sports car Nissan 370Z Fairlady. The sports car which was originally known also in the automotive market outside of Japan as the Datsun 240Z was developed starting in 1966 and launched for the first time in 1969. Then rapidly the sports car was transform into one of Nissan's iconic cars which grab success in the world's automotive market besides the Nissan GT-R models.
2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition on display at the 2019 North American International Auto Show held in New York. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/37x4sh0)
To commemorate the sports car's moment of success, in the 2019 North American International Auto Show held in New York, Nissan deliberately released a special edition of this sports car under the name of Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition. So what's special about this sports car? Nissan released this special edition sports car with an iconic livery.
The inspiration car: 1970 Datsun 240Z #46 BRE (Brock Racing Enterprises) that won multiple SCCA National Championships (in 1970 and 1971) with John Morton behind the wheel. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/37x4sh0)
This Livery was actually used for the first time when Fairlady was still a line-up of Datsun, also mean paying homage to the #46 BRE (Brock Racing Enterprises) Datsun 240Z that won multiple SCCA National Championships (in 1970 and 1971) with John Morton behind the wheel.
2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition in another color scheme on silver with with a black combination. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2QEYcwO)
This sports car was built by taking the base of the 370Z Coupe, and Nissan did not do extreme changes to its exterior. Shown by using a white base color with a distinctive red livery according to the inspiration car's livery. To confirm that this is a special edition, there is the '50th Anniversary' emblem on the fender section and under the 370Z emblem on both sides.
2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition retains the sleek profile that has defined Zs of the past, characterized by its low roofline, upswept quarter-window design and slope of the rear hatch. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Qj4Hq9)
Furthermore, its mechanical heart still entrusted to the 3,500 cc V6 engine unit, which is capable of producing power reaching up to 332 horsepower, with a maximum torque of 366 Nm. Or if you want it to run faster, then a NISMO version is provided with a power supply of up to 350 hp and 374 Nm of torque. A large amount of engine's power is then channeled to its rear wheels, through a choice of the 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic transmission system.
2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition's dashboard red leather with red stitching, red accents on the gear shifter, a dark chrome ‘Z’ logo on the kick plates and a ‘50th Anniversary’ logo on the tachometer. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2QGGFUZ)
Then move on the legs, this cool sports coupe figure uses the four forged 370Z Sport rim models from Rays, which has a size of 19 inches with a dual-tone red garnish finishing on the rim's lips. Then the rims are wrapped with the Bridgestone Potenza S007 High-Performance 245/40R19 tires.
2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition's seat has unique stitching, graphics and the 50th Anniversary logo embossed into the backrests. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Qj4Hq9)
For the interior, it turns out there are many '50th Anniversary' accents too, ranging from the use of leather seats embroidered embossed and given a touch of red accents, then on the floormats as well. And the emblem also seen is mounted near the gear lever. Another feature that is also found in its interior, namely the use of Alcantara material that wraps the steering wheel and metal pedals. Then as a compliment, there is also an entertainment system that is equipped with 6 speaker units from Bose that are ready to pamper the ears of its driver and passengers.
2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition shows the integration of the boomerang taillights, rear spoiler delete and wide, flared fenders highlight the car’s strong, athletic shape. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Qj4Hq9)
Nissan's special edition sports car model will have 2 finishing colors, namely white with a red color and also silver with a black combination. Nissan decided to sell this special car in Australia because the Nissan 370Z is an iconic car figure that has many fanatic fans in Australia. Then for the price, in Australia, this special edition car is sold in the prices of AUS $53,490 (US. $36,180) and AUS $55,990 (US. $37,600), respectively. While the Nismo version offered at AUS $71,076 (US. $48,075).
As quoted from Carscoops, Nissan Australia's Managing Director, Stephen Lester stated, "The Nissan 370Z is an iconic car with many fanatic fans in Australia. Since its arrival here, we have sold nearly 22,000 units of the Z model, and this 50th Anniversary Edition will surely attract enthusiastic many Z fans and buyers." *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARSCOOPS | JAPANESE SPORTS CAR]
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