JAKARTA, Indonesia — Anticipating the rapid growth of vehicles occupying the streets across Indonesia, the auto industry players are increasingly looking at introducing more innovative technologies to the country that will help reduce vehicle fuel consumption and lower emissions.
Highlighting the pursuit of eco-innovative technology, the Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS) promotes "Smart Vehicle Mobility" at this month’s show.
"Our objective for this year's motor show is to drive the development of smart vehicles that not only emphasize visual attractiveness and economical affordability, but offer energy-efficient technology, which enables lower emission," said Johnny Darmawan, chairman of IIMS 2013. "Through 'Smart Vehicle Mobility, we hope we can entice Indonesian auto consumers to embrace the new way of mobility and consider environmental sustainability in choosing a vehicle."
Well-known for its emphasis on smart and green technology, Ford is at the forefront of developing and implementing solutions in making its vehicles more environmentally friendly. To support to the overall theme of the show, Ford Motor Indonesia (FMI) showcases its entire product line-up equipped with features that deliver superior fuel economy and low emissions.
Ford uses IIMS 2013 to formally introduce the new Fiesta to the Indonesian market. The new Fiesta will be powered by the Ford’s 1.0L EcoBoost engine, which was named International Engine of the Year for the second consecutive year in 2013.
“The launch of the new Fiesta with 1.0L EcoBoost engine to the market with help further support our commitment to provide global Ford vehicles and technologies that are segment-leaders in fuel economy and lowering CO2 emissions,” explained Bagus Susanto, managing director, Ford Motor Indonesia.
The three-cylinder 1.0L EcoBoost engine, combines direct fuel injection, turbocharging and variable valve timing to produce 125 PS (92 kW) of power and 170 Nm of peak torque, rivalling the power and performance of a traditional 1.6-litre petrol engine. The peak torque is available from 1,400 to 4,500 rpm, so drivers can pull away and overtake easily.
In ASEAN, the 1.0L EcoBoost in the Ford Fiesta is mated to the advanced six-speed Ford PowerShift automatic transmission. This results in fuel economy of 18.9 km/L and carbon dioxide emissions of just 121 g/km.
The new Ford Fiesta is also available with the global 1.5L Ti-VCT (twin independent variable camshaft timing technology) four-cylinder petrol engine, which can produce 82 kW (112 PS) of power at 6,300 rpm and peak torque of 140 Nm at 4,400 rpm.
Capable of performing extremely precisely, with variable control of "valve overlap", the 1.5L Ti-VCT engine delivers improved low-speed torque and increased fuel economy. The engine can also be paired with the efficient Ford PowerShift six-speed automatic transmission or the five-speed manual transmission. When paired with either gearbox, the Ford Fiesta returns identical fuel economy and carbon dioxide emissions figures – 17.2 km/L and 137 g/km.
Ford has also gone to great lengths in helping drivers improve their eco-driving skills by providing Ford EcoMode in the new Fiesta. EcoMode is a handy software application that measures the driver’s gear shifting where applicable, anticipation (driving as constant as possible) and speed.
As one of the largest motor shows in Southeast Asia, the 2013 Indonesia International Motor Show is taking place at the Jakarta International Expo, a 75,000-square-meter exhibition area in the heart of Jakarta. This year, 36 automotive sole agents and 276 automotive-supporting industries will participate in the show. To accommodate the growing number of participants, the organizer has extended the exhibition area by adding five outdoor semi-permanent halls.
Ford formally launches the new Fiesta to the Indonesian market at the IIMS 2013.
Ford also introduces the all-new EcoSport at this year’s IIMS.
The new Fiesta will be powered by the Ford’s 1.0L EcoBoost engine, which was named International Engine of the Year for the second consecutive year in 2013.