Car rental service providers located within big cities such as Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, Medan and Makassar generally offer a variety of vehicle fleets that can be tailored to the needs of the customer. In general, such fleets provided as rented cars are divided into four categories, namely passenger cars, luxury cars, logistics vehicles, and heavy duty vehicles.
When one plan’s to procure the services of a rented car provider, whether for personal needs, business needs, or corporate operations, one should choose a fleet-type suited to your specific requirements. How does one choose the right type of vehicle exactly, though?
Regarding a car’s overall functionality, a passenger car is simply used to transport its passengers from point A to point B. Furthermore, passenger cars are often used as freight transport vehicles as well.
Passenger cars are among the vehicles usually provided by car rental services which are most commonly rented. This is due to the fact that passenger cars can often assist greatly with a business’s operations, family vacations, as well as other personal activities.
There are many types of passenger cars, but among those that are offered by car rental providers one can usually find the following, including Multi-Purpose Vehicles (MPV), Sport Utility Vehicles (SUV), Sedans, Hatchbacks, and City Cars, all of which can be selected according to your personal requirements. If you are planning to rent a car for vacation or for one’s business operations, here are some types of passenger cars that you can consider before hashing out some cash.
If you are looking for a comfortable passenger car, the Toyota New Kijang Innova is certainly an option. This car can fit 7 passengers and holds a captain seat configuration in the second row. To increase overall comfort whilst on the road, the New Kijang Innova is further supported by an integrated air purifier that cleans the quality of air within the cabin.
This car is suitable as an operational vehicle for business use thanks to the cabin tray feature integrated within the second row. This feature can be used as a small table if one needs to conduct office based work within the vehicle itself. There is also a charging port in both the front and second row seats so as to charge your electronics.
Regarding overall fuel consumption, the New Kijang Innova is quite efficient. 1 liter of gasoline can be spent within a distance of 9 km, while 1 liter of diesel for a distance of 11 km, which makes this car suitable for long trips.
The Toyota New Sienta is designed as an MPV car for Indonesian families because of its capacity of 7 passengers, along with holding an ergonomically spacious cabin. The Welcab New Sienta variants offer a second row of seats that can rotate to the left so as to better assist elderly passengers when entering or exiting the car. Another feature of note is the armrest and ISOFIX features, which are important for families who bring along toddlers. To increase the overall area within the trunk space, this car has supporting features which allows passengers to fold the second row of seats.
There are several other additional features, namely Digital AC, 4'2-inch MID screen optitron combination metre, engine stop/start button, HSA security features, ABS, dual airbags, and others. For fuel consumption, the New Sienta is able to cover a distance of 12 km for the manual type in 1 litre. While the automatic version, 1 litre of gasoline can cover a distance of 14 km.
Rented car providers operating out of Jakarta and other big cities will certainly have this model available. The Daihatsu All New Xenia is a commonly used vehicle that has many advantages which contribute to making it a highly popular car.
In order to maintain overall comfort, this car features a sofa mode function on the seat which is adjustable. In addition to seats supporting ISOFIX, the All New Xenia also has accessories that make travelling a more comfortable endeavour overall, due to providing amenities like cup holders, storage boxes, smartphone pockets, card holders, and rear console multi boxes in order to store valuables. In terms of its safety features, the Daihatsu All New Xenia is equipped with Advanced Safety Assist (ASA), Pre Collision Warning, Miss Operation Control, and Lane Departure Warning.
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Logistical cars are used for the transportation of goods, and usually consist of several types depending on one’s needs. Such vehicles include pick up cars, box cars, blind vans, and trucks, where the bigger the car, the higher the capacity for transportation is.
Recently, companies specialising in logistics have been growing within Indonesia. This in itself increases the overall demand for such services. In this regard, rental car providers operating out of Jakarta and other big cities have every reason to provide fleets for your business. With that being said, let’s first take a look at some types of logistics vehicles.
The Gran Max Blind Van was built to transport goods and is widely used by freight forwarders in particular. Because it is used mainly to transport cargo, this vehicle’s cabin configuration differs from that of a regular Gran Max. Regarding the seats, the Blind Van variant has been reformed into a simpler model of itself, keeping the row of seats in the front as a part of its makeup.
Compared to its competitors, namely Suzuki APV and Wuling Formo, the Daihatsu Gran Max Blind Van possesses a much more powerful engine as well as a wider cabin. Regarding engine performance, Daihatsu offers 2 options, namely 1,300 cc DOHC non-VVT-i and 1,500 DOHC equipped with VVT-i technology.
The Suzuki Carry Pick Up comes with the slogan "King of Pick Up", which says a lot about its quality. The Suzuki Carry Pick Up underwent its last facelift in 2021, changing the front grille and bumper designs and making this commercial vehicle much more sturdy and tough to use on a variety of terrains.
In an effort to increase the car’s overall propensity for comfort, PT Suzuki Indomobil Sales increased the thickness of the seat. In terms of security, the New Carry Pick Up is equipped with a Light Fire Extinguisher (APAR) which is located under the glove box. In terms of any integrated entertainment features, this car is equipped with a single din head unit and an audio system with a USB slot.
Mitsubishi Colt FE 74 L is one of the logistics trucks with high sales in Indonesia. Unlike the Colt FE 71, this car is a type of CDD truck with 6 wheels. As a logistics car, it doesn't have many features. There is only a seat belt feature to keep the driver and passengers from getting injured in the event of a collision.
On the dashboard and steering wheel, this car has a Single Din audio system with simple features such as an AM/FM radio and a USB port that can play MP3 or WMA format audio via a flash drive. Mitsubishi Colt Diesel FE 74 L uses a 4D34-2AT8 inline 4-cylinder Direct Injection engine with a capacity of 3,908 cc which is capable of producing a maximum power of 123 hp and a maximum torque of 327 Nm.
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Luxury cars are commonly used for corporate based operations, both on a managerial level, or as a means for picking up colleagues. Using a luxury car not only provides comfort, but can also improve the overall image of a company. The following entries consist of the best luxury car recommendations out there.
A premium MPV (multi-purpose vehicle) that has been around for a long time in Indonesia is the Toyota Alphard. The Toyota Alphard has long been known as a symbol of luxury and success. On the exterior, the Toyota Alphard looks very dashing, sporting a boxy design. The large grille dominated by chrome accents merges aesthetically with the headlights with a futuristic design for a look of supreme elegance.
Upon entering the car’s cabin, the impression of luxury is evident. The second row is equipped with captain seats that come with leg holders able to pamper passengers during the trip. Moreover, at the top there is a sunroof feature that can provide extra views.
Not only does it offer extra comfort, the Toyota Alphard also has a responsive engine and a smooth transmission. This car has a capacity of 2,499 cc coded 2AR-FE Dual VVT-i which is capable of producing 180 ps of power with 239 Nm of torque.
Next up is a sedan, the Toyota New Camry, which was launched in Indonesia in 2019 with a fresh, sporty and elegant appearance. In the interior sector, the Toyota Camry has a cabin space that looks spacious even though this car has not so many differentiating features than other Toyota models.
For the design of the steering wheel, the Toyota Camry is wrapped in leather with a black and silver three-spoke mode. Multifunction buttons adorn both sides, such as audio settings, phone connectivity, and Cruise Control. Meanwhile, regarding the seats, like an everyday sedan this car holds a capacity of up to five people and comes with leather seats able to provide a comfortable seating arrangement.
In terms of safety features, this car is equipped with a Stolen Vehicle Tracking system that is able to detect where the car is stolen. On the other hand, the car is equipped with other features such as Pre Collision System, lane Keeping Assist, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and Automatic High Beams.
As an operational vehicle or heavy vehicle, this type of car must have great power. Heavy duty vehicles are commonly used in mining areas which are proven to be tough when used.
One of the heavy duty vehicles is the Mitsubishi Triton with Single Cab (two seats) and Double Cab (four seats) variants with a modern, tough, and stylish exterior design. On the interior side, the Triton has a fairly spacious cabin space that is equipped with various advanced and complete features.
For performance, this car is equipped with a powerful 4N15 MIVEC VGT engine and an Intercooler with a capacity of 2.4 L which is capable of producing 178 HP of power and a maximum torque of 430 Nm. MIVEC power on the Mitsubishi Triton is claimed to be able to increase fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions.
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