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Ferrari: A History of Racing and Luxury

Ferrari is one of the most iconic and successful car brands in the world. The company is known for its high-performance sports cars, which have won countless races and championships. Ferrari is also a leading producer of luxury cars, which are coveted by celebrities and wealthy individuals around the world.

The Early Years

Ferrari was founded in 1929 by Enzo Ferrari, a former racing driver. Ferrari’s first car, the 125 S, was a race car that was powered by a 1.5-liter V12 engine. The 125 S was a success, and it helped to establish Ferrari as a force in the racing world.

In the 1930s, Ferrari continued to develop race cars, and it won its first major race in 1932. Ferrari also began to produce road cars in the 1930s, but its focus was still on racing.

World War II

World War II interrupted Ferrari’s racing and road car production. Ferrari used the war years to develop new technologies, and it emerged from the war stronger than ever before.

The Post-War Years

After the war, Ferrari continued to dominate racing. The company won its first Formula One championship in 1952, and it went on to win 15 more Formula One championships. Ferrari also won numerous other races, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Mille Miglia.

Gambar Ferrari 250 GTO

The 1960s and 1970s

The 1960s and 1970s were a golden age for Ferrari. The company produced some of its most iconic cars during this period, including the 250 GTO, the Daytona, and the F40. Ferrari also continued to win races, and it became one of the most successful car brands in the world.

The 1980s and 1990s

The 1980s and 1990s were a challenging time for Ferrari. The company faced competition from new entrants to the luxury car market, and it struggled to maintain its dominance in racing. However, Ferrari continued to produce some of the most desirable cars in the world, including the Testarossa and the 512TR.

The 21st Century

The 21st century has been a period of renewed success for Ferrari. The company has won numerous races, including the Formula One championship in 2008, 2009, and 2017. Ferrari has also expanded its lineup to include more affordable cars, such as the California and the Portofino.

Today, Ferrari is one of the most successful and prestigious car brands in the world. The company’s cars are known for their performance, luxury, and exclusivity. Ferrari is a symbol of wealth, power, and success, and it continues to be one of the most popular car brands in the world.

Toyota Kijang Innova’s move to become the best-selling car in Indonesia

Kijang Innova will be the best-selling car throughout 2023. What’s the secret?

The Toyota Kijang Innova displaces the Honda Brio at the top of the list of best-selling cars in Indonesia. Innova sales are based on wholesale data released by the Association of Indonesian Automotive Industries (Gaikindo).

Throughout 2023, Toyota will distribute 66,460 Kijang Innova units to all its dealers in the country. Especially the Zenix variant, makes quite a big contribution. For your information, Toyota is also still marketing the Innova Reborn with Spot Order status.

This score also made the Kijang Innova overtake the Avanza, which often dominates the top of the list of best-selling cars in Indonesia. Toyota revealed several reasons that make Innova the people’s first choice.

Quoting the official Toyota Indonesia Pressroom page, there are several advantages presented by Innova, especially the Zenix model. The first is the use of the TNGA platform: GA-C. The Kijang Innova Zenix specifically uses the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform: GA-C with a monocoque structure that replaces the ladder-on-frame. Meanwhile, the Innova Reborn still uses the IMV platform like the Fortuner and Hilux. The use of a new platform makes the car more rigid and reduces noise in the cabin. The car’s weight has now been reduced to 170 kg.

Innova Zenix also carries the M20A-FKS Dynamic Force engine which is claimed to offer optimal acceleration while consuming more economical fuel. Meanwhile, the hybrid version is equipped with an M20A-FXS engine combined with a compact electric motor. This engine is paired with a K120 CVT transmission which adopts a 10-speed Sequential Shiftmatic mode.

Toyota Kijang Innova’s become the best-selling car

Thanks to the use of a new platform, the Innova cabin is more spacious. This is a factor that increases the comfort of the driver and passengers throughout the journey. The features in the Innova are also no less important. Innova Zenix is ​​equipped with a sensor and radar-based Toyota safety system, namely Toyota Safety Sense 3 which consists of Pre-Collision System (PCS), Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Lane Departure Alert (LDA) & Lane Tracing Assist (LTA), and Automatic High Beam(AHB).

No less important, the resale price also plays a role. In Indonesia, resale price is an important factor that people consider before buying a car. PT Toyota Astra Motor Marketing Director Anton Jimmi Suwandy once revealed that the Innova is a model that has quite a high resale value. Even the hybrid model also has good resale value.

“Mainly Avanza, Innova. Why, because the Kijang is decades old, the Avanza is relatively decades old,” explained Anton last October.


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