Sunday, 3 April 2011

Discuss & Talk about Proton



According to a report by The Edge, talks between car maker Proton Holdings Bhd and Europe's largest car maker Volkswagen AG - started and manufacturer of renowned Volkswagen Van parts --- that last year, but is not the enforcement of what the government of Malaysia is expected.

The weekly newspaper reported that officials from Proton and Volkswagen hit again and again, but do not develop actual agreement. The newspaper also that the talks progressing well and it seems like the German automaker has a bit of "cool" and seemed less anxious recently.

The newspaper, a source familiar with the situation quoted as saying: "This delay could reveal some doubts." The Malaysian government is under pressure to show details for the loss of partner Proton, which has lost its status as the country sold mostly to car makers announce rival Perodua. The government believes that the message of proton partnership with Volkswagen to help him recover.

Last week put its third consecutive quarter of proton losses, it would be blamed on increased competition and sluggish sales. The company received a net loss of 281.45 million for the third quarter rgt end of December compared to net income for the previous year of 86.51 million rgt made.

Second Finance Minister Nor Mohamed Yakcop said the government would release announcement on the strategic partner for Proton this month. Nobody knows yet whether it be the Volkswagen or any other company. "If the schedule might be tight and suggestions, sources say General Motors to be the world's largest vehicle manufacturer, to be good with the partner of choice for Proton." But according to The Edge Newspaper

The main objective of the protons partnership with a foreign automaker to prevent further decline in market share as competition heats planned. It should be noted that the situation, possible partnership between Volkswagen Proton leaked shares rose, but not after the news of the partnership was confirmed Proton shares plunged.

Apart from Volkswagen, Proton is also in talks with PSA Peugeot Citroen and French as well as some GM cars by Malaysian companies, indicating that the interest to buy shares in the company. It should be noted that the Malaysian Government, had 59 percent of Proton, including the mean of 43% Khazanah Nasional, the investment arm of the government instead.

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Viva: Talk About Perodua Viva

Car Saver: Perodua Viva

Due to down turn of world economic car manufacture around the world try to produce car which is small engine power (cc), less fuel consumption, more performance, environmental friendly, easy maintenance, small design, futuristic features and not to forget digital control. As we know new generation car will control by performance chip.

In our country Malaysia one of the successful car maker was Perodua beside Proton. Below is a picture taken from Viva engine which is installed with so called magnetic fuel saver.

There is several way how to increase your car performance. Like what my friend told me that you can use magnet from computer hard disk and place it on fuel pipe line on your car engine no matter what brand is your car.

Another way to increase your car performance was install with Hydro fuel. Hydro fuel is a technique to combine hydrogen gas with normal petrol. This hydrogen gas was extracted from water and sent to engine to burn together with petrol. To know more about hydro fuel you can read previous post on this blog.

So beside you got extra power you also save your car's fuel consumption. Below is a illustration how the technology can save fuel and increase performance.



Car Perfomance Calculation

Normal engine-100%
Magnetic fuel saver-30%
Hydro fuel-30%

Fuel save between 30-40%
Total perfomance up to 160%

*Note: The calculation are not scientifically proven but according to driver which was admit and feel the change (their car) in their daily driving.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Viva

Info & Facts about Perodua Viva....

The Perodua Viva is a city car manufactured by Malaysian automaker Perodua
Perodua
The ' , usually abbreviated to Perodua , is Malaysia's second largest automobile manufacturer after Proton. It was established in 1993 and launched their first car, the Perodua Kancil in late 1994. The shareholders of Perodua are UMW Corporation Sdn Bhd with 38% stake, Daihatsu Motor Co. Ltd...
 since May 10, 2007. It was originally planned to be the replacement of Perodua's current city cars - the Perodua Kancil
Perodua Kancil
The Perodua Kancil was a city car manufactured by Malaysian automobile manufacturer Perodua from 1994 to 2009. The car is essentially a badge-engineered 3rd generation Daihatsu Mira.- Overview :The Kancil was Perodua's first car after its founding in 1993...
 and the Perodua Kelisa
Perodua Kelisa
The Perodua Kelisa was a city car manufactured by Malaysian automaker Perodua from 2001 to 2007. The car was an unofficial successor to the Perodua Kancil, but was offered by Perodua alongside the Kancil until both models were replaced by the Perodua Viva in 2007.- History :The Kelisa was, in all...
. Once launched, Perodua decided to market it as a Kelisa replacement only, and will continue to sell the Kancil. The Perodua Viva is based on the 6th generation Daihatsu Mira. All of the Perodua Viva models uses Daihatsu DVVT engines. Only the Premium version comes with dual airbags and ABS.

Specifications


The Perodua Viva was initially launched with 6 models. They are
660EX manual,
850EX manual,
1.0SX Standard manual,
1.0SXi Premium manual,
1.0EZ Standard automatic
and the 1.0EZi Premium automatic. The range was later updated on the 23rd of July 2009 with the Viva 660BX manual (Kancil replacement model) ,Viva Elite manual, Viva Elite automatic and the Viva Elite EZi.

The suspension is typical of small hatchbacks with MacPherson struts in front located by an L-shaped lower arm. At the rear, Viva is fitted with a torsion beam axle and trailing arm s. The suspension geometry has been optimised for better steering response and ride comfort. The 1000 cc models have power-assisted steering, optional auto transmission and also a front stabilizer. The 660 cc and 850 cc are barebones basic models, devoid of power steering and auto transmission. As the Viva is based on Daihatsu Mira Avy, a kei car
Kei car
Kei cars, K-cars, or , are a Japanese category of small vehicles, including passenger cars, vans, and pickup trucks. They are designed to exploit local tax and insurance regulations, and in most rural areas are exempted from the requirement to certify that adequate parking is available for the...
, it has a compact exterior dimensions and a small turning radius. It is roomy for its class, with enough room for 4 adults comfortably.

Engines and performance


Viva comes with 3-cylinder  engine choices: 660 cc, 850 cc and 1000 cc. They are familiar engines but updated with modern technology such as DVVT (Dynamic Variable Valve Timing) and EFI
Fuel injection
Fuel injection is a system for mixing fuel with air in an internal combustion engine. It has become the primary fuel delivery system used in automotive petrol engines, having almost completely replaced carburetors in the late 1980s....
, and they all have twin overhead camshafts to provide even stronger low-speed pulling power, resulting in fewer gearchanges, yet also manages to increase top end power. Other innovations include a resin port intake manifold and a head cover incorporating an air-cleaner casing.
  • EF-VE 660 (659 cc) – 37 kW at 7200 rpm, 58 newton metre at 4400 rpm also used in Daihatsu Hijet
  • ED-VE 850 (847 cc) – 39 kW at 6000 rpm, 76 newton metre at 4000 rpm which is developed from the engine that powered the Daihatsu Move
    Daihatsu Move
    The Daihatsu Move is a kei car, produced by Japanese automaker Daihatsu since August 1995. The Move is designed to be as tall as compact cars like the Suzuki Wagon R. Daihatsu successfully sold 500,000 Moves during its first three years of production. The Move is built upon the chassis of the...
  • EJ-VE 1000 (989 cc) – 45 kW at 6000 rpm, 90 newton metre at 3600 rpm also used in some versions of Daihatsu Sirion and Perodua Myvi
    Perodua MyVi
    The Perodua Myvi is a supermini/subcompact hatchback manufactured by Malaysian car maker Perodua since 2005. Based on the second generation Daihatsu Sirion/Boon and Toyota Passo, the Myvi is the result of Perodua's collaboration with both Toyota and Daihatsu...


Fuel economy varies from 15.1 km/l (42.6 mpg (imp)) for the fully loaded 1000 cc auto version to the very thrifty 18.7 km/l (53 mpg) for the basic 660 cc model. For the 1000 cc manual the 0-100 km/h time is about 12.80 seconds. The engine torque band is not peaky and timing it takes to hit 70 kilometre per hour is good. It may be pushed to 130 kilometre per hour without much effort. However the engine drones at such speeds. Top speed is around 160 kilometre per hour.]]

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Straight-3
A straight-three engine, also known as inline-three engine, or a triple, is an reciprocating piston internal combustion engine with three cylinders arranged in a straight line or plane, side by side....

Trailing arm
thumb|220px|Trailing arm rear suspension of [[Front-engine, front-wheel drive layout|FF]] carsA trailing-arm suspension is an automobile suspension design in which one or more arms are connected between the axle and the chassis. It is usually used on rear axles...

City car
A city car is a term for a car intended for use primarily in an urban area.City cars are sold worldwide and most automotive industry manufacturers have one or two in their line-up. In North-America city cars are often referred to simply as "subcompacts" alongside the superminis...