Indonesia, which has the nickname Emerald Equator, has more than 2,200 sightseeing spots that you can visit. This incomparable beauty not only attracts local tourists, but also foreign tourists.
Unfortunately, due to the lack of equipment and infrastructure in some areas, plane tickets to travel in Indonesia are still quite expensive. Therefore, to be able to vacation with family, traveling by car is the preferred alternative.
Traveling by Car in Indonesia
The number of tools and infrastructure that is not sufficient in Indonesia, especially airports, makes airplane tickets in Indonesia quite expensive and less affordable to some areas. But fortunately it is different from the toll road.
From a recent decade, there have been many new toll roads that make it easier for you to travel throughout Indonesia. Starting from the Trans Java Toll Road, Bali Toll Road, Trans Sumatra Toll Road, Trans Kalimantan Toll Road, to the Trans Sulawesi Toll Road.
In addition to the tools and infrastructure that have continued to be sufficient, traveling with family using a car is also much more economical and fun for some people. These two things make many people choose to travel by car.
5 Suggestions for an Economical MPV Car for Traveling
For those of you who want to travel by car, an economical MPV car is the best alternative for you to take. An MPV (Multi Purpose Vehicle) car or a multi-functional means of transportation is a means of transportation that can act as a means of transportation to lift many passengers and objects.
In addition to the capacity that can usually fit 7 to 8 people, MPV cars usually have a sturdy engine and use efficient fuel. For those of you who are captivated, here are 5 suggestions for the best economical MPV cars in 2022.
- Honda Mobilio
The first one was the Honda Mobilio, an economical MPV car that Honda hopes will become the best MPV in Indonesia. The price of this MPV car starts from Rp. 203 million for the lowest version to Rp. 248 million for the highest version. On the other hand, for the rest of the Honda Mobilio, the cost ranges from Rp. 170 million to Rp. 200 million for the 2017 output.
The format of the Honda Mobilio is also not inferior to other MPV cars. Although it looks small, the Honda Mobilio in fact has a format that is almost similar to the Toyota Avanza. With the concept of an outer field that
sporty, sturdy engine, and the interior that has been updated by Honda, makes the Honda Mobilio one of the economical MPV cars that you should think about.
- Suzuki Ertiga
Suzuki Ertiga, since the initial generation is an economical MPV car option that is very safe. Then, in 2018, the Suzuki Ertiga returned to produce its latest generation with many improvements that made it one of the best MPV cars you can think of.
There are some upgrades that need your attention. The first is the smart key security feature, where on the Suzuki Ertiga, when you press the smart key on the door, only the door that is pushed will open. That way, you can prevent thieves from entering from another door.
With an action-packed exterior, a large format that can accommodate up to 8 people, plus an AC double blower for the middle and back rows, the Suzuki Ertiga can be an MPV car that is suitable for those of you who want to travel with family.
The Suzuki Ertiga itself has a fairly affordable price, starting from IDR 220 million for the lowest version, to IDR 260 million for the highest version. On the other hand, for the second Suzuki Ertiga, it starts from Rp. 145 million.
- Toyota Calya
Toyota Calya is one of the most popular economical MPV cars in Indonesia. With a 1200 cc engine, modern interior features, a car capacity that can accommodate 7 people and a price starting from Rp. 150 million for the latest type and Rp. 100 million for the second, it naturally becomes a car that is loved by MPV car enthusiasts. .
Not only the above advantages, what makes this car a very attractive economical MPV is its fuel consumption. Based on information from Toyota’s top, the fuel consumption of the Toyota Calya can reach 25 kilometers per liter, making this car one of the most economical Toyota cars.
- Daihatsu Xenia
Daihatsu Xenia is a favorite MPV from Xenia which is one of the best economical MPV cars in Indonesia. Daihatsu Xenia was first published in Indonesia in 2003, and immediately sold more than 100 thousand parts when it began to be traded in 2004.
In 2021, Daihatsu Xenia is finally given a facelift or update that keeps it in action. Not only that, with a price of IDR 190 million for the lowest version and IDR 242 million for the latest version
the highest, the Daihatsu Xenia is in the line of MPV cars that are quite economical and worth thinking about.
- Wuling New Cortez
The latter is the most luxurious and most expensive option among all other economical MPV cars. As we all know, Wuling always introduces cars at quite affordable prices, but with features and driving glamor that is not kidding. And in 2022, with the tagline “Innovating Comfort Zone,” Wuling is updating its newest flagship, the Wuling New Cortez.
All features of Wuling Cortez are currently connected to the internet. As a result, features such as turning on and off the engine, lights, opening and closing windows and keys can be carried out only via cellphones. Not to mention all the other features contained in the head section you can also set via cellphone after connecting. Very safe isn’t it?
With such sophisticated features, Wuling Cortez itself is priced at a fairly affordable price, which is IDR 244.5 million for the lowest version, up to IDR 275.2 million for the highest version. On the other hand, for the rest of the Wuling Cortez, the cost is around Rp. 150 million for 2018 output.
Want to Travel Using an Individual Car? Pay attention to some of this
Traveling using an individual car is currently one of the favorite options. Not only is it more comfortable because the epidemic is remaining, it is also more flexible in determining direction and is actually safer.
But not all cars can fulfill our desire for traveling. Especially when we will visit tourist destinations that are anti-mainstream and are not often visited.
It takes special planning and there are several things that must be observed and ensured are in our car.
Based on our experience in the Bremm Journey program, we have finally selected the All New Honda BR-V type E (not the highest type) which we feel is more than adequate to fulfill all our desires when traveling.
Cabin and cargo area
Cabin space and cargo are of course our priority when traveling. Because we have to bring several crews ranging from 4-5 people, and some shooting equipment such as cameras, drones, to tripods which of course require a large cargo space.
At the very least, passengers in the cabin do not have to huddle together because the journey is usually long, and the spacious cargo holds all the things we carry.
High ground clearance
Our next estimate after the cabin and load is how much distance between the lowest part of the car and the ground, because the direction we will face tomorrow is not entirely predictable.
Therefore, it requires a car that is more flexible to bulldoze various road conditions, such as disabled lanes, holes, climbs, to speed bumps.
The large ground clearance of course really ensures comfort and safety during the expedition. And the Honda BR-V itself has a fairly large ground clearance, which is 220 millimeters or close to 22 centimeters.
Appearance of the engine and efficient fuel consumption
After the 2 estimates above are fulfilled, now we think about how the engine looks and also how efficient it is to consume fuel.
Armed with a 1,500cc 4-cylinder i-VTEC engine, we think the BR-V has an ok engine appearance with 120 PS of power and 145 NM of torque.
The engine’s appearance blends with the latest “concoction” CVT transmission which makes it less frictional, thus helping to make fuel consumption more efficient.
The results we have with the Surabaya-Gresik direction, the BR-V is able to record fuel consumption of 13 kilometers per liter in the MID memo.
Has navigation features
Sailing is one of the most important features when you want to travel, use an individual car. And make sure you use a car whose screen in the middle of the dashboard can show maps from your smartphone.
Not only is the shape bigger, it is also more comfortable because you no longer need to use a smartphone while driving and don’t need to be confused with other passengers asking for directions and directions.
The All New Honda BR-V itself, although not the highest type, this E type has a 7-inch touch screen that supports smartphone connectivity via Android Auto and Apple Car Play.
Its use is also easy, it’s quite easy to punch in the USB cable, so that the shape of a smart phone can be displayed on the 7-inch screen, including maps of course.
Convenience support features
This last one is actually an addition. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have one, but it would be better if it was already in the car for traveling.
Some of the supporting features in the All New Honda BR-V type E that we find useful are Remote Engine Start. This feature is useful if your car is parked in a hot zone.
So that the car cabin is cold when you enter it, just turn on the engine and AC from the outside via the brakeskey notes. Efficient and safe. This feature is common in Honda quality cars such as the Honda CR-V, Honda Civic and Honda Accord.
After that the Walk-Away Auto Lock feature. This feature is also very efficient and makes us not have to worry about the car door being locked or not when we leave it.
So the door will lock automatically when we leave the car a few meters, and vice versa, the door will automatically open when we approach.
Now, by considering the things above and choosing the right car, it is certain that wherever you go, traveling with an individual car will be safer and more comfortable.