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Jokowi Chooses a Car with Rp. 21 Billion, the Minister Uses a Vehicle with Rp. 778 Million

The Indonesian Ministry of State Secretariat (Kemensetneg) Mercedes-Benz Indonesia is certain to provide 2 (two) units of Mercedes-Benz S600 Guard models as Presidential VVIP class vehicles.

In addition to deciding on a presidential car, the Ministry of State Secretariat has also prepared a new official vehicle for ministers from the Working Cabinet members, ministerial level officials, chair / deputy chairman of the MPR, DPR, and DPD.

From the results of the direct appointment system for the car category of officials including equivalent ministers, former presidents and vice presidents, it was decided by PT Astra International Tbk-TSO as the winner to provide 101 Toyota Crown 2.5 HV G-Executive cars.

Through a written statement by the Deputy Assistant (Asdep) of the Ministry of State Ministry of Public Relations, Eddy Cahyono Sugiarto, the procurement of official cars is only done because currently the condition of the vehicles used is often damaged and inefficient and is not suitable for use by state officials.

“It requires high maintenance costs so that it needs to be rejuvenated with technical considerations such as safety, reliability, and maintenance costs which are increasingly expensive due to age of use,” reads a written statement.

The 2019 Ministry of State Secretariat’s Budget Implementation Entry List (DIPA) has also been discussed and has been approved by the DPR. This is in accordance with Law Number 12 of 2018 concerning the State Budget for the 2019 Budget Year.

“The vehicle procurement is carried out through a public tender mechanism using the Electronic Procurement Service (LPSE) system or online,” he explained.

So, what are the specifications of the Mercedes-Benz S600 Guard presidential official car and the Toyota Crown 2.5 HV G-Executive car for officials? To find out, see here:

Mercedes-Benz S600 Guard

Jokowi Chooses a Car with Rp. 21 Billion, the Minister Uses a Vehicle with Rp. 778 Million
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Mercedes-Benz S600 for the highest and safest type, the Pullman Guard uses a 6,000cc V12 type engine capable of producing power of up to 523 horsepower.

Able to accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 8 seconds, the maximum speed that this car can reach is around 160 kilometers per hour with an electronic limitation system.

Mercedes-Benz S600 also offers maximum protection. The side and bottom frame of the car is covered by strong steel panels to prevent leakage or explosion in vital parts.

So it can be said that the S600 is resistant to all types of bomb blasts that might hurt the passengers inside. The glass is coated with a special protection made of polycarbonate so that it does not break easily.

For the price of the Mercedes-Benz S600, it costs around Rp 21.1 billion.

Toyota Crown 2.5 HV G-Executive

Jokowi Chooses a Car with Rp. 21 Billion, the Minister Uses a Vehicle with Rp. 778 Million
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A total of 101 units of Toyota Crown luxury sedan 2.5 HV G-Executive will be used by the ministers with a term of 2019-2024.

The environmentally friendly car is a hybrid car, in accordance with the code HV (Hybrid Vehicle). This car is equipped with a 2.5L Dynamic Force Engine Hybrid System engine. Its overall strength is claimed to reach 223 tk with 221 Nm of torque. Fuel consumption can reach 19.4 km / L.

For transmission, this car uses a CVT and an all wheel drive drive system. Its dimensions are 4,910 mm in length, 1,800 mm in width and 1,455 mm in height. Meanwhile, the wheelbase is 2,920 mm.

In the cabin, on the dashboard, there are two 8-inch and 7-inch screens for the Data Communication Module which are central to managing various features in the car.

With a cockpit decorated with wood accents to add an elegant impression and also the selection of the best leather seats.

For safety features, Toyota applies a series of features, such as the Toyota Safety Sense II which includes Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Tracing Assist (LTA) features, Automatic High Beam, Adaptive High Beam System.

There are also features of Road Sign Assist, Intelligent Clearance Sonar, and Rear Cross Traffic Auto Brake. For the first time, Toyota has also adopted the Rear Pedestrian Support Brake feature.

Regarding the price, in Japan this car is priced 5,837,400 Yen or equivalent to Rp 778 million.

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