Saturday, April 30, 2011

Butler Pennsylvania plans Jeep Heritage Festival.

Butler Pennsylvania may not be known to many in the automotive world. Butler is in fact birthplace of the Jeep. History has been skewed a bit to overlook Butler, but they're out to change that. When the U.S. Army put out the word for creating a new staff car just prior to World War II, American Bantam, based in Butler answered the call with their prototype  Bantam Reconnaissance Car as it became affectionately know throughout the world as the Jeep. American Bantam's design was the selected design and though enhanced a bit, went in to production. Along with being produced by Willys and Ford. Butler, PA and American Bantam produced nearly 3000 Jeeps and other war effort materials from 1940-1941. American Bantam had been building small British Bantam vehicles in the years prior to the war and after the wars end, continued to produce military products until closing in 1956. However, they never produced another vehicle after Jeep production ended in 1941.

August 12th through the 14th will be the 1st of what is being planned to be an annual event. The Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival. Events will include an all Jeep parade through downtown Butler, PA. Trail rides, A Jeep playground, camping, show & shine, and how to clinics. Not only that but there will also be live entertainment and much more. Plans are also set for Guinness Book to be on hand to have the parade be marked as a record setter.

We'll be covering most of the events live. So stay tuned!

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Fit for a future King.

Just like the millions that got swept up in Royal Wedding Fever, we were no exception. Though for different reasons. The cars! There is no denying the Royal Family has some of the most stunning vehicles at their disposal. And of course, a wedding with all of its pomp and circumstance is the perfect time to polish up the vintage Rolls Royce. It was quite a special treat to see so many of the vintage state cars out in the open. Everything from vintage horse drawn carriages to Rolls Royces and Bentleys, even a vintage Daimler state limo. Both Prince William and Prince Harry rode to Westminster Abbey in the Queen's Bentley state limo. While Prince Charles and Camila rode in a 1950s vintage Rolls Royce state limo. And Kate Middleton and her father in the same 1970s vintage Rolls that was attacked by protesters a few months back. The real treat was when Prince William and Princess Kate emerged from the gates of Buckingham Palace in a stunning dark blue 1969 Aston Martin for a parade lap.

Said Aston Martin has it's own unique ties to the Royal Family. It was given to Prince William's father, Prince Charles as a 21st birthday present from the Queen. What a gift. It's also special because it's been rebuilt to run greener in a sense. It's been converted to run on alcohol from vineyards owned by the Royal Family. Neat stuff.

Porsche on board to celebrate 125 years of the automobile.

Coming up next weekend in Stuttgart, Germany. Porsche will be teaming up with Mercedes Benz and Audi to stage a 125 car parade through Germany's car crazy town. 2011 marks the 125th birthday of the automobile and what a great way to mark the occasion. Porsche will be pulling 45 of their most historic cars. Porsche's presence will include everything from 1948 Porsche 356 no.1 to a 917 that won LeMans in 1970 to a Carrera GT to a 356 Cabriolet police car. Many of the cars will be driven by current and former Porsche  factory race drivers which is an added bonus. All of the festivities will kick off in the Porscheplatz in the center of Stuttgart. This will certainly be a birthday to remember.

Source: Porsche

Press release:

The "125 years of the car" birthday procession kicks off on the Porscheplatz

Porsche classic cars on the streets of Stuttgart

Stuttgart. On Sunday 8 May 2011, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, will be teaming up with Mercedes-Benz and Audi, two other car brands also based in Baden-Württemberg, to stage a car procession through Stuttgart. 125 vehicles, contemporary witnesses all, will bring the history of the three carmakers to life – in some cases with well-known drivers at the wheel. The Zuffenhausen sports car manufacturer will be putting 45 current and historic vehicles from more than six decades of Porsche history on the start line.

The “125 years of the car” procession will get under way at 11.00 a.m. at the Porsche museum, which will be offering visitors free admission on the day. Matthias Müller, Chairman of the Board of Management of Porsche AG, will head the birthday procession in a Porsche 911 Turbo S – together with his Mercedes-Benz and Audi opposite numbers. Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Porsche Automobil Holding SE, will be driving the first Porsche prototype, the Type 356 “No. 1”, developed by his father Ferry Porsche in 1948.

Current and former Porsche AG works and racing drivers will also be taking part in the drive through the town. For example, racing legend Hans Hermann will be piloting the Porsche 917 KH on the streets of Stuttgart, the same car he and Richard Attwood drove in the 1970 Le Mans 24 Hours when they won the first ever overall victory for the Zuffenhausen company. The three times winning Porsche 908/03 Spyder is being withdrawn from the Porsche museum’s exhibition for Porsche works driver Marc Lieb. Finally, the 612 hp (450 kW) Carrera GT high performance sports car, once limited to 1,270 units, will be driven by double world rally champion Walter Röhrl.

In addition to a “police presence”, the car procession will also give an outing to the Swabian sense of humour. Stuttgart “Tatort” (Crime Scene Investigation) Inspector Richy Müller will be switching on the blue lights on the Porsche 356 C Cabriolet. In the Sixties, this classic car was used by the Württemberg motorway police. And cabaret artist Christof Sonntag will be behind the wheel of a Porsche 911 Targa (Type 964).

The destination of the procession that will start at Zuffenhausen’s Porscheplatz is the Schlossplatz in the centre of Stuttgart. Here there will be an opportunity on Sunday afternoon to admire all the participating vehicles at close quarters. Porsche will also be showcasing itself on the Schlossplatz as part of an innovation exhibition true to its “Porsche Intelligent Performance” philosophy: more power with lower consumption, increased efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions. Three modern day Porsche vehicles await the visitor there, providing an impressive demonstration of alternative driveline technologies: the Porsche Boxster E, the Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid and the Porsche 911 GT3 R.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Suddenly it's 2012. The 2012 Volkswagen Beetle

It's finally here. The arrival of the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle. I loved the original Beetle and the New Beetle so much that I've owned at least a dozen or more of them. I've anxiously been awaiting the arrival of VWs proclaimed 21st century Beetle for the last year or more. I actually think it was one of the best kept car design secrets in probably the last 50 years. I mean how can you keep such an iconic car design secret from spy photographers and the likes? Any way, back to the Beetle at hand. VW of America won't officially be unveiling the Beetle until later this afternoon on New York City (just in time for the New York Auto Show) but that isn't stopping us thanks to VW of Germany who already posted up the press release and photos.

By now everyone knows that the 1998-2010 New Beetle was a home run for Volkswagen. Even if it did get a little long in tooth. With such a unique design, how can you improve it? Of course VW did in a way keep with the original Beetle's idea of minor changes every year.

For the 2012, VW went literally back to the drawing board and was able to capture what I think is a closer rendition to the original Beetle than anything else has come to in the past. VW admits that this Beetle is more masculine than it's predecessor but still has its charm. This time around the Beetle is larger in every way. "The new car is 1,808 mm wide (84 mm wider), 1,486 mm tall (12 mm lower) and 4,278 mm long (152 mm longer)".

But it doesn't stop there. VW was able to keep many of the Beetles classic design cues and bring them full circle into the 21st century.  "Some of the Beetle’s longstanding characteristics remain: these include its round headlights (optional bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights are available for the first time in this model series), the flared wings, the shapes of the bonnets, sides and door sills and – more than ever – the large wheels (up to 19 inch) that can be integrated. A new feature is the rear spoiler that is homogeneously integrated in the design (standard for TSI engines with 118 kW / 160 PS and 147 kW / 200 PS); it aggressively maintains contact with the road on this Volkswagen, which has a top speed of up to 225* km/h, depending on the engine, and is available in the three equipment lines "Beetle", "Design" and "Sport". Incidentally, the top surface of the rear spoiler is always black, while its underside is painted in body colour. These colours – 12 different hues – will make everyday car driving more vibrant with names such as "Saturnyellow" and "Denim Blue".

VW's design DNA is clearly evident in the Beetle. Especially in the bumper area. But you can also see some Audi and Porsche flair mixed in with the LED day time running lights, optional red leather seating surfaces, and the addition of an optional stopwatch. 

VW is also touting the 2012 Beetle as the most fuel efficient Beetle in history. Thanks to an optional TDI turbo diesel engine, a 2.0 Turbo 4 cylinder. The Beetle is pushing almost 40 mpg! Check the press release below for more details!

Plus, as usual we will keep you updated on more news on the 2012 Beetle as it comes out.

Press Release:

Initial Facts: The Beetle

An icon debuts in Shanghai, Berlin and New York
World debut of the Beetle for a new era. The Beetle!

Volkswagen presents new generation Beetle on three continents simultaneously

Wolfsburg / Shanghai / Berlin / New York, 18 April 2011 - A look back to the start: at the beginning Volkswagen built one of the most successful cars of all time and did not even give it a name. Why should it? After all, it was the Volkswagen! People loved it, and on all of the world’s continents the small car was nicknamed according to precisely what it looked like: Beetle, Käfer, Vocho, Coccinelle, Fusca, Maggiolino or 甲壳虫! It embodied the automotive concept itself and symbolised the democratisation of mobility. 21.5 million cars were sold. Then the New Beetle arrived in 1998. It introduced a new automotive feeling to the world and brought with it Beetle Mania. In 2010, the Final Edition completed the New Beetle series that had sold more than one million cars. And now? A look forward. The future of the most famous car in the world begins now. In a completely new generation. It’s The Beetle! And because Volkswagen and the Beetle call the globe their home, the new car is celebrating a transcontinental world debut – simultaneously in Shanghai, Berlin and New York .

Technological goal: high-tech in harmony with the environment
Beetle is an icon. This car tells a story. Only someone who knows its history could make a new generation of this Volkswagen a reality. The task ahead for the engineers was very clear. They had to develop a high-tech car that was still affordable, did not leave any stone unturned, integrated the communication technologies of our times and of course achieved the lowest environmental impact. It also had to be a car that places driving fun at the forefront. The new generation Beetle would have to be a very agile, dynamic performer, and the people who developed the Golf GTI would also be able to achieve this.
No previous Beetle was this fuel efficient. High performance no longer suffices by itself: At 4.3* l/100 km (European 1.6 TDI) and 33* mpg (American 2.0 TDI), the new Beetle is the most fuel-efficient Beetle ever.

Design target: "Design a new original!"
The most recognisable automotive design in the world. Coke bottle, iPhone, Ray Ban Aviator, Beetle – how does one reinvent a design that is so recognisable and independent? There is a clear answer to this: It is necessary to understand the product and the brand; then it works! Volkswagen Design Chief Walter de Silva (Group) and Klaus Bischoff (Volkswagen Brand) "understand" both and therefore they set this as the objective for the Beetle: "Design a new original!"
Challenge as a thrill. The team began its task under Bischoff’s guidance. The challenge of designing a new Beetle was inspiring. The designers knew that they wanted to develop the original Beetle profile more than on the 1998 New Beetle. They also made very dynamic proportions a high priority. An interesting aspect was that more than a few team members actually own their own air-cooled Beetles. It has also become a cult car among younger designers at Volkswagen. And that is how the final design of the 2011 Beetle came to be in Wolfsburg – a car of today as well as a design tribute to the automotive seed of an entire corporate group. And unmistakable indeed: If one were to take the first Beetle and the new Beetle and place them in a room together – shining light just over the roofs and viewing them from the side – one would see that the lines of the rear sections are nearly identical.

No standing still: "We remade every part."
Bolder, more dynamic, more masculine. A comparison to the 1998 New Beetle shows this: nothing remained as it was on the old car: "The Beetle is now characterised by a clean, self-confident and dominant sportiness. The car not only has a lower profile; it is also substantially wider, the front bonnet is longer, the front windscreen is shifted further back and has a much steeper incline. All of this creates a new dynamism," explains Klaus Bischoff. While the New Beetle was defined by three semi-circles (front wing, rear wing, domed roof above it), the new model has broken free of this geometry. The roof profile actually runs distinctly lower and can be considered a continuation of the Ragster concept car shown in Detroit in 2005 – a type of hot rod based on the New Beetle. The new Beetle is bolder, more dynamic, more masculine.
The figures confirm this: The new car is 1,808 mm wide (84 mm wider), 1,486 mm tall (12 mm lower) and 4,278 mm long (152 mm longer). This has resulted in entirely new proportions. The gain in length meant that the roof could be extended further, the front windscreen could be shifted back, and the rear section could follow the contour of the original Beetle. The new focal point is the C-pillar. In parallel, the development team increased the car’s track widths and wheelbase. All of this gives the Beetle a powerful appearance with muscular tension.

Typical Volkswagen, typical Beetle: a new DNA
2011 styling. Despite all of its individuality, the styling follows the Volkswagen design DNA created by Walter de Silva and Klaus Bischoff. It clearly expresses itself in the horizontal image of the front bumper, front air inlet, straight lines of the bonnet edges, the precisely drawn line between the A-pillar and C-pillar and the styling of the rear lights.
Beetle, Microbus, original Golf. And yet it was possible to preserve all of the Beetle’s typical styling characteristics. This should come as no surprise; after all, it was vehicles like the Beetle, Microbus and original Golf that had a decisive influence on Volkswagen’s "design DNA." Of course, some of the Beetle’s longstanding characteristics remain: these include its round headlights (optional bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights are available for the first time in this model series), the flared wings, the shapes of the bonnets, sides and door sills and – more than ever – the large wheels (up to 19 inch) that can be integrated. A new feature is the rear spoiler that is homogeneously integrated in the design (standard for TSI engines with 118 kW / 160 PS and 147 kW / 200 PS); it aggressively maintains contact with the road on this Volkswagen, which has a top speed of up to 225* km/h, depending on the engine, and is available in the three equipment lines "Beetle", "Design" and "Sport". Incidentally, the top surface of the rear spoiler is always black, while its underside is painted in body colour. These colours – 12 different hues – will make everyday car driving more vibrant with names such as "Saturnyellow" and "Denim Blue".

An original interior like no other
The cockpit makes a visual impression. Is it possible for a cockpit to make an impression? Are you kidding? By its very nature! Car drivers sit in the cockpit. Sometimes for hours at a time. And yet, there are cars whose cockpits do not leave any lasting impression. They have a "look alike" appearance, as the marketing people say – one easily mistaken for another, lacking charisma. The Beetle’s cockpit, on the other hand, is unique, unmistakable, cool, classic and designed with a passion for detail. This cockpit is perceived as something special.
Everything within reach and sight. The shape and use of colour in the painted or carbon-look front facia panel of the dashboard hark back to the design of the first Beetle, yet the new car does not have a retro look. In Europe, for example, this facia is styled in "Schwarz uni" (Black) on the base model ("Beetle"); in the "Design" equipment line, it is always painted in the specific exterior colour. Customers choosing the "Sport" level get the carbon look ("Carbon Fibre"). Regardless of which colours are used, Volkswagen drivers will be able to locate every interior feature with their eyes closed.
And yet everything has been redesigned. Three round instruments arranged in front of the driver (tachometer, speedometer, fuel gauge) provide all key information; integrated in the speedometer (middle position) is a multifunction display. From the "Design" equipment level, the adjustable air vents and the instruments have chrome bezels. This also applies to the audio/navigation systems optimally located in the driver’s visual field on the dashboard, framed by two air vents. This also includes the controls for the climate control system. Everything is within grasp and sight.
Comeback of the glovebox. Similar to the original Beetle, the new car has an extra glovebox integrated in the front facia whose lid folds upward (the standard glovebox that is also integrated opens downward). Another classic feature: the optional auxiliary instruments above the selected audio/navigation system: oil temperature, clock with stopwatch function and boost pressure gauge. Also new: the steering wheels specially designed for the Beetle with optional painted accents in the spokes depending on the equipment line. Details like these clearly indicate that the occupants are in a Beetle – there’s no mistaking it.
Air-cooled Beetle. New Beetle. The Beetle. A distinguishing feature of The Beetle – the third generation if you will – is that its interior ergonomics and packaging are based on completely new parameters. While drivers in the air-cooled Beetle travelled in a very low-slung seat, and drivers of the New Beetle felt as if they were chauffeured because the bonnet was so far forward, the latest Beetle now offers an agile, driver-oriented coupé experience. Every feature is within easy reach. In addition, Volkswagen has once again succeeded in implementing a quality of materials that goes beyond all class limits. The car’s styling, ergonomics, operability and quality interact to create a new, friendly car with a highly individual nature.
The New Beetle was a cathedral inside. In front, the Beetle is now somewhat lower in profile, since the domed roof of its predecessor has been eliminated. It now offers 1,044 mm interior height instead of the previous 1,082 mm. However, the 38 mm will hardly be missed, even by very tall drivers, since the New Beetle’s interior was a "cathedral" among compact cars. Meanwhile, in the rear seating area, the longer roof section results in a distinctly larger feeling of space. The bootspace is significantly larger; it now holds 310 instead of 209 litres. As usual, the car has a split, folding rear seatback, and a wide opening bootlid making it is easy to load and unload.

More optional features: individualising the Beetle
"Beetle", "Design" and "Sport". The new Volkswagen will be available worldwide in the three equipment lines "Beetle", "Design" and "Sport". Each of these versions has a very unique character. In addition, individual markets themselves will emphasise certain aspects. Volkswagen will announce individual parameters of these customisation levels at an international driving presentation for journalists. In addition to the three equipment lines, the Beetle can be customised with a wide choice of optional features. An overview of certain key features:
Bi-xenon headlights and LED daytime running lights. Volkswagen is offering the Beetle with bi-xenon headlights for the first time. 15 LEDs frame the xenon module on the outer perimeters of the headlights; they implement the daytime running lights and parking lights.
Panoramic roof. It is transparent, and it can be tilted or opened. Therefore, the exact name is: panoramic tilt/slide glass sunroof. Much more important: It is 80 percent larger (glass surface area) than on the previous model. Incidentally, the insulating glass blocks 99 percent of UV radiation and 92 percent of heat energy.
Radio-CD and radio-navigation systems. The New Beetle was exclusively available with radio-CD systems specially designed for this model. No navigation systems were offered. Now, Volkswagen is taking a completely different approach and is offering all of the systems available in other model series such as the Golf, Jetta or Passat on new Beetle as well. Standard in the Beetle is the RCD 310 with 8 loudspeakers, which is a very good audio system (includes dual tuner). The top audio system is the RCD 510 with integrated CD changer, interface for SD cards and touchscreen. An attractively priced entry-level radio-navigation system is the RNS 315 with 5-inch touchscreen (400 x 240 pixel), CD player, SD card slot and dual tuner. The top radio-navigation system model is the RNS 510. It offers refinements such as a 6.5-inch touchscreen, DVD player, voice control, SD card slot and 30 Gigabyte hard drive.
Premium sound system by Fender. Anyone knowledgeable about the world of rock music is familiar with such greats as Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. The first played Fender guitars, while the latter still does. Now, the legendary producer of US musical instruments and amplifiers – in a joint venture with Panasonic – is exclusively sharing its know-how with the Volkswagen brand. The result is an optional Fender sound system that is being offered in the Beetle with an additional woofer and 400 Watts of output power. Those choosing this sound system also get adjustable interior ambiance lighting. Besides providing indirect illumination, it also includes two light rings around the loudspeaker boxes in the doors. In Europe, the Beetle is the first car to offer a Fender sound system.
Keyless Access. The Keyless Access locking and engine starting system is appearing for the first time in the Beetle; it operates without a door or ignition key. When one of the front door handles is touched, the system detects access authorisation from a transmitter carried in the person’s jacket, trousers or hand bag; it then unlocks the Beetle and enables an engine start via the engine start button. Locking of the Volkswagen is from the outside, also activated by touching one of the two door handles; in this case, however, a specially marked surface is used.
All round safety. Let’s get to the point. In The Beetle, Volkswagen is building an automobile that is one of the safest in terms of both active and passive safety. Naturally, the ESP electronic stabilisation programme is standard, as is an effective network of six airbags that protects in the passenger compartment. Naturally, the car body – much of it laser-welded and galvanised – exhibits one of the best torsional rigidity values in the segment at 26,000 Nm/º. Naturally, because safety is a fundamental quality in a Volkswagen.

Engines: top fuel economy of 40* mpg and 4.3* l/100km
US diesel with 140 PS. When it comes to engines, all signs point toward sustainability. In the USA, the Beetle will be offered as a turbodiesel for the first time. The Beetle 2.0 TDI (103 kW / 140 PS) meets all USA emission limits and attains 40* mpg fuel economy in the Highway cycle, 29* mpg in City driving, and 33* mpg combined. As a result, the Beetle is a good choice as one of the most fuel-efficient cars in its class. Incidentally, the Volkswagen not only has excellent fuel economy values in the version with a 6-speed manual gearbox, but also – and this is a technical debut in the Beetle as well – with the optional 6-speed dual clutch transmission.
US petrol engines with 170 PS and 200 PS. Fuel economy values were also improved in the 2.5-litre five cylinder petrol engine, which was already a success in the previous model. The manually shifted Beetle attains 22* mpg (City), 31* mpg (Highway) and 25* mpg (combined). Its counterpart with a 6-speed automatic comes in at 22* mpg (City), 29* mpg (Highway) and 25* mpg (combined) – this represents an increase of up to 10* percent in fuel economy. Pioneering: even the Beetle 2.0 TSI with 147 kW / 200 PS of power attains a combined fuel economy of 25* mpg. The large TSI is also available with an optional 6-speed DSG.
World engines with 105 PS, 140 PS, 160 PS and 200 PS. In markets such as Asia, Australia, Europe and New Zealand, the new Beetle will be offered exclusively with charged engines. All engine versions – all of them with four cylinders – are being used for the first time in this model series. The car exhibits significantly reduced fuel consumption and emission values compared to the previous model thanks to the switch to turbo-petrol (TSI) and common rail turbodiesel direct injection engines (TDI). The three charged petrol engines of the Beetle output 77 kW / 105 PS, 118 kW / 160 PS and 147 kW / 200 PS. The two diesel engines develop 77 kW / 105 PS and 103 kW / 140 PS (TDI engines are not offered in China). All five engines may be combined with a dual clutch transmission as an option.
Engines with 160 PS and 200 PS in detail. Even the fast moving 225* km/h Beetle 2.0 TSI with 200 PS of power consumes just 7.4* l/100 km (equivalent to 173* g/km CO2) with a manual transmission. Also extremely economical is the 1.4 TSI with 160 PS shifted by a 7-speed DSG; in the Beetle it consumes just 5.9* l/100 km (139* g/km CO2). Fuel economy data like this makes the Beetle 1.4 TSI DSG (top speed: 207* km/h) a pleasant surprise in the engine programme. By comparison, the previous model with 110 kW / 150 PS attained a value of 8.9 l/100 km in the automatic version. Despite 10 PS more power, fuel consumption was reduced by 3.0* l/100 km or 34* percent.
Differential lock for top petrol engine. To ensure that the power of the two strongest Beetle versions is applied properly to the road in quickly approached curves as well, the models with 160 PS (European version) and 200 PS (worldwide) come with a factory-installed XDS electronic differential lock. This system extends the familiar EDS functionality. XDS improves handling in fast curve driving and calibrates the car toward more "neutral" steering; it does this by using active brake intervention to prevent wheelspin of the unloaded wheel on the inside of the curve, and this improves traction.
Engines with 105 PS and 140 PS in detail. The most fuel-efficient petrol engined model is the Beetle 1.2 TSI with BlueMotion Technology (including Stop/Start system and battery regeneration) and 105 PS with a top speed of 180* km/h. It has a combined fuel consumption of 5.5* l/100 km (129* g/km CO2). The comparable previous model (75 kW / 102 PS) consumed 7.5 l/100 km. Savings: 2.0* l/100 km or 27* percent. An extremely sustainable performer is the Beetle 1.6 TDI with 105 PS. At 4.3* l/100 km (equivalent to 112* g/km CO2), this diesel version is the most fuel-efficient Beetle ever built with BlueMotion Technology. Its fuel consumption is 20* percent lower than even the existing TDI engines which have always been very fuel efficient. Incidentally, on the Autobahn, the new Beetle 1.6 TDI with BlueMotion Technology can reach a top speed of 180 km/h – in this case, fuel economy is not gained at the cost of performance. This is especially true of the even higher performance TDI with 2.0 litre displacement and 103 kW / 140 PS. This torque-strong turbodiesel (320 Nm from 1,750 rpm) takes the Beetle to a top speed of 198* km/h and combined fuel consumption of just 4.9 l/100 km (equivalent to 129* g/km CO2). This means that the Beetle for a new era will once again show how it can "go, and go and go ..."

Key facts summary

Name: The Beetle
World debut: 18 April 2011
Market launch, North America: September / October 2011
Market launch, Europe: October / November 2011
Market launch, Asia: February 2012
Market launch, South America: late 2012 / early 2013
Character: iconic automobile
Equipment lines: "Beetle", "Design", "Sport"
Engine power range: 77 kW / 105 PS to 147 kW / 200 PS
Lowest fuel consumption (combined), Europe: 4.3* l/100 km (1.6 TDI)
Fuel economy (combined) USA: 33 mpg* (2.0 TDI)
Engine specifications: all petrol engines are charged TSI engines (except 2.5-litre engine for USA); all diesels are new common rail TDI engines; all engines meet Euro-5 emissions standard; all US engines fulfil BIN5 / ULEV PZEV
Debut of original Beetle: 1938
Debut of New Beetle: 1998
Total units built to date: more than 22.5 million
Designers: Walter de Silva (Group), Klaus Bischoff (Brand), Exterior: Marc Lichte (team leader), Cris Lesmana, Nisan Kucam. Interior: Tomasz Bachorski (team leader), Ingo Brückmann. Colour and trim: Oona Scheepers (team leader), Susanne Gerken
Exterior dimensions: 4,278 mm length, 1,808 mm
width, 1,486 mm height, 2,537 mm wheelbase
Cargo capacity: 310 litres

* = All fuel consumption and driving performance data is preliminary data (forecast values as of March 2011).

TDI, TSI, DSG and Twincharger are registered trademarks of Volkswagen AG or other companies of the Volkswagen Group in Germany and other countries.
Features and technical data apply to models offered in Germany. They may differ in other countries.

Source: Volkswagen

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Scooter Aviator's Disc Brake

Heart on race, wheel on fire. With increasing standards of living, the need for products expressing strong individuality is rising. Aviator very appropriately addresses the need for products expressing strong individuality and combines it with the utility of a scooter to fill an important gap in consumer demand. Key Features First time in India a scooter has been launched with 12 Alloy Wheels, and the scooter is Aviator from world class manufacturers Honda. The scooter come with international elegant design, exciting new features like Disc brake, telescopic front suspension, large under seat box, powerful halogen headlamp, proven 102cc Honda engine, strong metal body and much more to delight you. The scooter offers unmatchable performance, reliability and above all durability. The 190 mm disc brake at front and 130mm drum brake at the rear, provides responsive braking control resulting in a swift assured stop. It has a Honda Patented puncture resistant tuff up tube, which minimizes the incidents of sudden punctures by 70%. The Aviator boasts of a high quality telescopic front suspension and rear unit swing suspension setup that achieves smoother handling, lower vibration and more stable high-speed control than any scooter in its class. The KVTA seat has been designed considering the natural riding posture of the human body to deliver a stable and secure riding position and also reduces fatigue to offer a comfortable ride. The New Honda Aviator Disc Brake is powered with a robust 102 cc 4-stroke engine which generates 7 BHP of power. This Proven Honda engine not only offers smooth and silky performance but also consume less fuel. The New Aviators body design is a combination of Metal and high impact resistant ABS parts. Design The Aviator?s unique design and style is hitherto unseen in Indian Scooter market. Owners of Aviator would love its elegance, driving comfort and ease in day to day riding. Available in five never heard before colors of Rebel Red Metallic, Berry Purple Metallic, Space Silver Metallic, Monsoon Gray Metallic and Pearl Igneous Black, this is surely going to hit the road hard. Conclusion The international design and styling of Aviator makes it look sophisticated and luxurious. Its lightweight 12-inch-alloy wheels are a first for the scooter industry in India. And overall, it seems to be the non-fussy, all rounder that people would love.

Tips for buying A New Fit Bike

If you are a absolute beginner when it come to off road motor sports it is highly likely that you have decided to start off with a pit bike instead of buying a standard dirt bike. This a great choice because a pit bike is great for beginners. It is easier to use, store, transport and keep maintained. However, there are many thing you should know before purchasing your first pit bike. I know many people who have gotten over excited and ran to there computers. Next thing you know they have spent three grand on a pit bike that they can't even use. This is not a situation you want to be. Fortunately, all you have to do is understand a few tips to avoid making this embarrassing mistake. 

You don't have to be a pit bike expert to make a good choice when selecting a bike. Often, knowing the basics is often enough to make a superb choice and save your self a lot of trouble. The first thing you want to consider is who are you buying this bike for. If your want to get your kids involved in motor sports you will be buying a completely different bike than you would purchase for yourself. 

If your are buying for a child or young adult I highly advise buying a pit bike in the lower power range. If you buy a pit bike that is to powerful for a younger person it is very likely they will find some way to get hurt. They usually will not have the coordination or common sesne to properly use a more powerful motorbike. 

When you are buying a pit bike, be sure to check the power of the engine. 50 cc is a good power range for a beginner. If you are a quick learned however, I wouldn't hesitate to buy a 125 cc pit bike. Another thing to make sure of is that it is fully equipped. Its extremely easy for a beginner to see a cheaper priced pit bike that looks fully assembled and end up buying a bike that is missing a few crucial pieces. 

Lastly, even though it may seem like common sense. Please...please, sit on the pit bike. Many pit bikes are designed for different sized people. Keep this mind when purchasing a pit bike.

Safety Tips With Your Helmet

Are you looking to buy a new helmet that you can wear when riding your motorcycle and want to make sure you get one the fits perfectly? Here are a few tips to help you get the right size helmet.

Buying a helmet that fits properly is a very important process that every rider has to go through, especially if there is a helmet law in place within their state. The type of helmet that is purchased depends on the rider, but one thing that should be a factor regardless of the helmet type is safety. Ensuring that your helmet fits properly is one way of helping to increase the level of safety that it can provide you.

  • Size Measurement

The most important tip that you can follow to ensure that you get the right fitting helmet is to make sure you take an accurate size measurement of your head. This measurement should be taken just above the eyebrow. You'll want to measure completely around the head which will give you the proper size according to charts. You may have to pad that number a little, depending on the retailer specifications.
  • Padding

Another factor that you can keep in mind when trying to find the perfect fitting helmet is the padding that is found within the helmet. You'll want to get one that has plenty of padding, but also has a thick enough foam liner within it. This will give you enough cushion in the event of a crash, and will also help make sure the helmet fits well on your head.
  • Chin Strap

The chin strap is also a critical component that will help make sure that your helmet fits properly. The chin strap should always be fastened snugly in order to keep the helmet secured to your head. This is especially important when you are traveling at high speeds. Many helmets come with quick release clips which make fastening the chin strap a breeze especially when compared to the older style D rings that they used and still are made with.
  • Helmet Accessories

There are other accessories that you can use to help provide a snug and secure fit when wearing your helmet. You can wear bandannas or other cloth beanie hat type items to provide a little extra padding as well as snugness.

These simple tips will help keep your helmet fitting properly and comfortably. Remember, safety is the most important aspect of riding a motorcycle, and having a properly fitting helmet is one way of ensuring that safety.

Design Of Hyundai i20

Hyundai i20 is the excellent example of European fairy tale romance on Indian summer time. This was a new difficult go on to head to this kind of exclusive place as a general rule rivals have been generating the discount attic automobiles. Launched last year, it vehicle comes which includes fantastic features including motor, inside, customized coloration structure as well as the color combine. 

Similarly the actual road balance is definitely 1 essential location from the i20. Can also be. If we compare the following from the identical function using others, solely Fiesta will be able to perform a bit better but that's charged more consequently 2000 bucks over this specific 1. The key reason involving much better street stability will be the simple in addition to classic style instead then elegant array in which frequently hinders with the balance. You'll be able to drive Hyundai i20 at eight.9L/100km within downtown establishing or perhaps almost dual on this around the non-urban or even safari paths. This specific may not be the plane pace in any perception, although who seem to really wants to show up everywhere too quickly. 

Total, this design of the i20 is not simply modern-day; nonetheless there is a hyperlink towards the unique Hyundai feel additionally. It has a fabulous comfy and also airy inner surface, very good safety features like youngster fastener, atmosphere baggage, and also the classic one.6-litre electric motor. Inside from the Hyundai i20 is actually cool and also airy, which is fairly suited intended for safari journey throughout the active monsoon many months in the sultry destinations everywhere. 

This kind of automobile has long been announced along with excitement inside many countries at the same time and also the greatest a reaction to it was from the Australian as well as Indian kinds. This unique auto offers damaged a lot of myths in which enclosed the particular hatchback vehicle section for a long time, one among these products becoming the entire Nordic smart. The value associated with Hyundai i20 will be dollar14, 990 and you'll include this particular in diesel powered as well as fuel versions too. The particular standard vehicle with this is definitely 1.6L; however you are able to select the particular one.4L electric motor at the same time. 

The truth is this kind of car can be changing the gap eventually left from the Hyundai Getz which was stopped right after an effective run connected with ten decades. The other types that came after are usually adding to the Hyundai i20 state of mind ended up very productive as well. The most profitable of those include typically the i40, i35, i25, and even i30 at the same time. 

Marketplace segmentation involving i20 possesses amazed the actual marketplace market leaders as well. That is positioned as the ideal auto from the childhood. A layout has got every little thing in which youthful and also full of energy can dream too effortlessly. A query is that might a fabulous Hyundai I20 regular young person, school going child, or youthful govt is going to buy that one you aren't, as well as the answer is certainly big yes along with income verify this specific around true perception.

Why Must a Hybrid cars

Hybrid cars are considered as the car of the future. It is able to effectively conserve fuel and at the same time, it only produces low levels of toxic fumes. Because of these benefits, hybrid cars are now growing in popularity every single day. Many people are now considering getting rid of their conventional cars and purchase a hybrid car to help in cutting fuel consumption cost.

Hybrid cars have two engines for it to effectively conserve fuel consumption. It has the traditional gasoline engine and it also has an electric motor and batteries. The two engines work together in order to cut fuel consumption. With this technology, you will be able to cut fuel usage by more than half. Just imagine, with a hybrid car, you will be able to go more than 60 miles to the gallon. With this kind of savings, hybrid cars are definitely the car of the future.

Hybrid car owners virtually do not feel the increasing cost in fuel prices. This is the main advantage of the hybrid car. There are other advantages that a hybrid car can give you. Recently, the President of the United States has signed an agreement that hybrid car buyers will be able to enjoy tax incentives. This means that by owning a hybrid car, you will be able to save money on taxes.

There are other benefits that the government imposes on hybrid car owners, such as free parking, and free entry to car pool lanes. Some even offer discounted fees on toll gates.

The braking in hybrid cars is also configured to capture the energy released and uses it to charge the batteries inside the hybrid car. This means that unlike electric cars, hybrid cars do not actually need to be charged from your home electric outlet.

However, with all the advantages that a hybrid car can give you, there are also disadvantages. The main disadvantage of hybrid cars is that the retail price is quite expensive. Only people who have enough money can purchase hybrid cars. However, the twist in all this is that hybrid cars are actually cheaper when compared to conventional cars in the long run. If you compute the total fuel consumption of both cars, you will actually see that you can save a lot more money on hybrid cars.

The only thing is that hybrid cars are expensive right from the car lot.

Hybrid cars are relatively heavy because of the heavy batteries installed inside the car. This is why hybrid car manufacturers integrates smaller internal combustion engines and are constructed with light materials and should be aerodynamic in order to maximize efficiency. This means that hybrid cars can never really go fast.

Another issue about hybrid cars is that it is very risky in accidents. What makes a hybrid car work effectively is also what makes it risky if it ever gets involved in an accident. This is because hybrid cars stores high amount of voltage in its batteries. This means that there is a high chance of getting electrocuted when you get involved in an accident. This also means that it is relatively difficult for rescuers to get the drivers and passengers out of the hybrid cars because of the dangers of high voltage in the car.

These are the advantages and the disadvantages of hybrid cars. Car manufacturers today are now looking for ways to get rid of the disadvantages of hybrid cars. In the near future, you will see that hybrid cars will be lighter and also contains less risk due to high voltage dangers.

Yamaha Motor Created A Yamaha FZ16

Yamaha bikes price is compatible with their superior-quality and trusted performance. The new Yamaha bikes are the true testimony of advanced technology and superb biking. There is a series of bike models introduced by this brand that has made many other bikers to re think about making a switch. Among the offered bike models, Yamaha FZ16 review seem convincing to the bike maniacs. 

Welcomed with pone arms, this bike quite famous among the Indian youth. Falling between those not so bulky and not so light models offered in the recent bikes, the new Yamaha FZ16 is the one that ordinary people can easily afford. It features differentiation with respect to design, strength, aggressiveness and performance. The best part about this bike is that it has given a new dimension to the concept of street biking. 

Yamaha FZ16 price is set quite economical and sports naked and bold looks which make it aggressive too. The size of tank is large outside but is quite compact when taken a brief look. Having bold body parts, the tyres of this bike deliver unique look that are 140 mm in size, the rear tyre is biggest in India. 

Yamaha is here with another of its great bike to rock the Indian market. The launch of the new Yamaha FZ 16 right after a few months of R15 is a sure .Indication that Yamaha is very serious. The launch of this aerodynamic-looking, sporty, yet rusty mobike is going to please one. 

As per the news, MRF is manufacturing the radial tubeless tyres to be fitted in Yamaha FZ16. The front tyres are equally impressive at 100 mm. Further, it has a unique feature that short 1.5 m exhaust pipe along with the fitted in headlamp in this bike that imparts it a fabulous and masculine look. The dashboard has got to feature analog meters and include the tings like speedometer, fuel gauge, tachometer, odometer and trip. You will also notice the impressive grip bars and sharp tail that looks stunning and impressive. 

Yamaha FZ16 is designed keeping the city commuting purposes of people, who are usually seen stuck in the traffic. The bike embodies a 153cc engine that delivers perfect job of taking you to a leisure ride. Additional features of this bike include low center of gravity broad tyres along with high torque at low RPM. Sophisticated in designing, you will experience improved pick up and high speed acceleration. This self-start bike can easily be adjusted to any road condition. Take it home to sense style and performance.

Transmission Problem Of BMW

An automatic transmission is just that- automatic, consequently most people tend to pay very little attention to it until a major problem rears its ugly head.

Picture the scenario- you are driving along in the lap of luxury, the satellite radio blaring and the heated seats on. You have become accustomed to the comfort level and great driving experience brought to you by BMW.

You decide to stop at the local convenience store on your way home to grab some ice cream for the kids and a bottle of water for yourself. Upon returning to your car, you start it up, check your rear view mirror, put the shifter in reverse and then the unthinkable happens- the engine just revs as if it is in neutral and the car goes nowhere!

This article deals with the reasons behind an unexpected loss of reverse in certain BMW automatic transmission equipped vehicles, specifically the 3 series and 5 series vehicles that use the ZF5HP19 or steptronic transmission. This includes the popular 323i, 323ci, 325i, 328i, 330i, 525i, 528i, 530i, X3 and X5 models well as some others built in the 1999 to present model years.

To eliminate confusion, this does not apply to vehicles equipped with the GM 5L40 E transmission, just the ones with the sometimes problematic ZF5HP19. The 5L40 E has some issues of its own that are beyond the scope of this article but are certainly going to be the subject of another.

The failure rate for these transmissions seems to be very high and is expected to become much more of a problem as time goes by.

Typically, the vehicle is working perfectly while driving forward but when it is put in reverse there is a complete and permanent loss of movement to back up.

Reverse is typically a major feat for any transmission to accomplish- imagine the demands that are placed on a gearbox as it is asked to reverse the torque of your engine so that you can back up your nearly 4000 pound vehicle.

By far, the most common cause of the reverse problem in BMW's is the failure of the D-G clutch drum. Specifically, the snap ring that retains the D or reverse clutch breaks out of the clutch drum resulting in an inability for the clutch pack to apply.

The good news is that there is hope in regards to a proper repair. The factory has released an updated part that so far appears to be a permanent fix for this problem.

In our testing and in conjunction with several hundred successful repairs at our facilities, the new part seems to be metallurgically superior in several ways. 

We have found that there is an improved radius area as well as slightly thicker casting. In addition to this, the grove that retains the snap ring is also relocated further away from the edge of the drum.

With this issue addressed and attention to detail in several other areas of the ZF5HP19 unit, the transmission can be repaired to "better than new" condition by a competent transmission rebuilder / remanufacturer. In fact, when properly repaired, the ZF gearbox becomes quite robust and can provide an almost indefinite service life.

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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Modifikasi Motor Ala Amerika

DAYTONA — Dalam gelaran Daytona Progressive International Motorcycle Show 2011 dilangsung final kompetisi Ultimate Builder Custom yang diikuti lebih dari 40 sepeda motor yang sudah dimodifikasi. Di antara peserta yang datang dari seluruh Amerika itu, terdapat pemenang Progressive IMS sebelumnya.

Berbagai kelas dilombakan, seperti di antaranya Freestyle dan Performance Custom, kemudian Harley-Davidson menghadiahkan Screaming Eagle 120 cubic-inchi bagi yang memenangkan kelas modifikasi Harley.

Jack McCoy tampil di Progressive IMS dengan membawa karyanya, Suzuki B-King, bermesin 1.340 cc Stright Four twin turbo. Menariknya, radiatornya dipindahkan ke belakang dan kedua roda menggunakan ukuran 21 inci. B-King ini memenangkan kategori Performance Custom.

Chris Richardson, pemilik LA Speed Shop, menyodorkan H-D KW Tantalizer tampil di kelas puncak. Tampilan super ceper, kendati begitu, motor Amerika dengan mesin V-Twin berkapasitas 127 cubic-inch ini masih bisa ngebut lantaran kedua suspensi sudah dibekali air ride suspension.

Irfan Bachdim Tampil Dengan Suzuki Hayate

JAKARTA— Ada yang menarik dari peluncuran skutik Suzuki Hayate di Sunter, Jakarta Utara, hari ini, Kamis (31/3). Pesepak bola nasional asal Belanda yang sudah dinaturalisasi, Irfan Bachdim, hadir di tengah-tengah acara. Bahkan, pemain Persema Malang itu berkeliling kota bersama komunitas skutik Suzuki.

PT Suzuki Indomobil Sales (SIS) merangkul Irfan Bachdim untuk menjadi ambasador merek Hayate. "Sejak Suzuki turut mensponsori ajang piala AFF (ASEAN Football Federation), kami terus memantau pemain yang bisa dijadikan brand ambassador, akhirnya Irfan yang dipilih," ungkap Setiawan Surya, General Manager-Divisi Roda Dua SIS.

Irfan mengaku bangga menjadi bagian dari Suzuki Hayate. "Saya selalu memilih sesuatu yang sesuai dengan gaya saya. Hayate mencerminkan jiwa dan saya akan membantu mempromosikan skutik ini di Indonesia," tutur Irfan.

Dalam acara peluncuran kali ini, Irfan bersama 50 anggota komunitas motor skutik Suzuki (Skywave, SkyDrive, dan Spin) melakukan konvoi bersama keliling Jakarta. Rute yang ditempuh dimulai dari Sunter-Kemayoran-Pasar Baru-Harmoni-Medan Merdeka-MH Thamrin-Sudirman-Senayan-Gatot Subroto-Kuningan-Menteng-Cikini-Tugu Tani-Pasar Senen-Jalan Perintis Kemerdekaan-Bouevard Kelapa Gading-La Piazza (Kelapa Gading).

Dalam konvoi kali ini, Irfan menunjukkan kelincahannya mengendarai Hayate, selincah ia menggiring bola di lapangan hijau. Rombongan juga menyempatkan diri berkunjung ke kantor WWF di Kuningan untuk memberikan sumbangan lima unit Hayate buat kegiatan lingkungan hidup. Acara ditutup dengan seremoni peluncuran Suzuki Hayate di La Piazza, Kelapa Gading, dengan penampilan seperti band GIGI, Astrid, Jakarta Broadway, dan fashion show.

Aksi Jinjing Truk Keatas Puncak Gunung

SWISS — Apakah yang akan dilakukan para pengusaha di Swiss jika mereka membutuhkan truk berbobot 48 ton untuk ditempatkan di puncak gunung setinggi 5.577 mdpl yang tidak memiliki jalan? Ah, jinjing saja truk tersebut pakai kabel.

Itulah cara yang dipilih konsorsium Groupement Marti Implenia di bendungan Nant de Drance di Pegunungan Alpen, Swiss. Mereka membutuhkan sebuah truk Astra HD8 480 hp berpenggerak 8 x 6 untuk membangun pembangkit listrik tenaga air di puncak gunung.

Karena tidak ada jalan, hanya ada dua cara yang bisa ditempuh untuk memindahkan truk tersebut ke puncak gunung. Pertama, menggunakan helikopter. Kedua, menggunakan kabel derek khusus beban berat. Nah, mereka pun memilih cara kedua.

Truk yang dijinjing itu nantinya akan bertugas mempermudah proses angkut bahan-bahan yang dibutuhkan dalam pembangunan pembangkit listrik 600 megawatt itu. Pembangkit tadi akan dibangun di dalam gunung. Para pekerja pun harus menempuh terowongan sejauh 5,6 km untuk dapat mencapai pabrik.

Mobil Pisang Buatan Brazil

BRASIL — Eco car di benak para pelaku industri otomotif dunia saat ini adalah mobil yang ramah lingkungan dengan emisi gas buang yang sangat rendah. Bahkan emisi yang diharapkan itu sampai ke titik nol dengan mengandalkan motor listrik. Namun, Brasil punya definisi lain dalam memandang kendaraan "hijau".

Hal ini seperti diperlihatkan Alcides Leao melalui karyanya berupa mobil dengan bodi menyerupai pisang. Dari sisi keselamatan, mobilnya jelas tak memenuhi syarat. Namun, misi yang ia sampaikan adalah buah-buahan bisa dijadikan bahan pada kendaraan.

Dalam penelitiannya mengenai eco car, dia mengatakan bahwa mobil ramah lingkungan tak cuma disorot dari sisi mesin, tetapi juga menyangkut bahan-bahan plastik pada mobil yang bisa diganti dengan buah-buahan sebagai bahan dasarnya. Ini karena buah-buahan, menurut Leao, mengandung serat nano-selulosa yang kualitasnya lebih kuat dari plastik.

Keuntungan memakai buah pisang dibanding bahan plastik biasa, menurut hasil studinya, adalah memiliki resistensi yang lebih besar dari kerusakan, baik karena panas, bensin, air, maupun oksigen. Tak cuma itu, bobotnya pun lebih ringan, kekuatannya tiga sampai empat kali, dan ia sangat eco-friendly.

Universitas Warwick di Inggris pun sudah mencoba menggunakan buah-buahan yang dipraktikkan pada mobil balap F3. Bahan bakarnya menggunakan bahan nabati, setir dengan bahan dasar wortel, dan bodinya dari kentang.

"Untuk murni sebagai mobil hijau, fokus kita hanya menggantikan plastik," ungkap Leao. Namun, di masa mendatang, lanjutnya, mungkin mereka akan menukar bagian-bagian baja atau aluminium dengan nano-selulosa.

Sayang, Leao tidak membeberkan, berapa banyak pisang yang dihabiskan untuk, misalnya, membuat dasbor.

Lowongan Kerja Jateng

PT Aman Indah Makmur Membutuhkan:
Quality Control (QC)
(Jawa Tengah - Semarang)


* Min SMU/sederajat
* Teliti
* Cermat
* Organized

Lamaran dikirim ke :
PT Aman Indah Makmur
Kawasan Industri Candi, Gatot Subroto Blok XV / 9 Semarang
Email :

Exp: 27 April 2011

Lowongan Kerja PT Duniatex

Duniatex perusahaan tekstil terintegrasi (spinning, weaving, dyeing, dan finishing) dengan 12 perusahaan yang berlokasi di Solo, Semarang, Jakarta dan Bali.

Saat ini kami melakukan ekspansi dengan membuka pabrik baru untuk unit weaving
serta pengembangan usaha di bidang perhotelan dan mall di Solo.

Kami membutuhkan profesional muda dengan posisi dan kualifikasi sebagai berikut :

Export - Import ( Solo )
(Jawa Tengah - Solo)


* Bertanggung jawab terhadap dokumen dan proses export dan import perusahaan


* Pria / Wanita
* Usia max. 28 th
* Min. D3 semua jurusan
* IPK min. 2,75
* Menguasai Bahasa Inggris
* Bersedia ditempatkan di Solo

Berkas lamaran (CV, Foto copy Ijazah, transkrip nilai, foto copy KTP & foto berwarna 3x4) dikirim ke :

HRD Duniatex
Jl. Raya Palur km 7,1 Solo
Exp: 07 April 2011

Lowongan Kerja Purwokerto Jateng

We are one of the leading Indonesian Manufacturers in Aromatic Chemicals, Natural Extracts and Essential Oils and Distributor for a leading Flavor & Fragrance company, are looking for dynamic, highly motivated and bright candidates to be located in Purwokerto:

Buyer for Natural Resources ( BNR )

(Jawa Tengah - Purwokerto)


* Male, 26 - 35 years old.

* Undergraduate degree from any discipline.

* Have minimum 2 years experiences in area of purchasing or as a buyer, preferably in natural resources.

* Have ability to speak Javanese Language and/or Mandarin would be an advantage.

* Willing to travel intensively to carry out the job.

* Willing to be located in Purwokerto.

* Having "A" driver license.

* Computer literate

Please submit your application letter, CV, copies of relevant documents, and a recent photograph to the address below and put the position code as the Subject of the email:

exp:01 Mei 2011