Tang (BYD)

Jun 03, 2019

On May 29, Xiamen King Long United Automotive Industry Co., Ltd (King Long) released its first smart connected city bus XMQ6125AG.
The model XMQ6125AG is equipped with technologies and systems such as an intelligent chassis, a smart domain controller, a smart roadside system, a collision avoidance system, a 3D 360 full view system, a driver identification and driver monitoring system, and a new energy management system named Eco-Chip 3.0.
It is reported that King Long already started the trial operation of a 5G smart connected city bus with Datang Telecom Technology Co., Ltd. in September 2018. King Long has tested 16 functions of the smart connected city bus such as lane keeping, car following, and forward collision avoidance on the Xiamen BRT route. According to King Long, 50 smart connected buses will be launched on the Xiamen BRT.

From King Long press release

May 24, 2019

On May 23, Skoda informed that it is offering its flagship model - Superb for the first time as a rugged Scout variant.
Elegant design and off-road virtues are perfectly combined into one multi-functional and robust lifestyle car – the new Superb Scout.
Standard equipment for the Superb Scout, which is exclusively available as an all wheel drive estate, includes rugged body enhancements, 18-inch Braga alloy wheels, a Rough Road package featuring an added 15 mm of ground clearance, and a special Scout look in the interior. The new metallic Tangerine Orange finish is also exclusive to the Scout.
The Skoda Superb Scout is available exclusively with either the model range’s most powerful diesel or petrol engine. The 2.0 TDI diesel engine delivers 140 kW (190 PS) and transfers its maximum torque of 400 Nm to all four wheels via a 7-speed DSG. The 2.0 TDI is fitted with an SCR catalytic converter with AdBlue injection and a diesel particulate filter, meaning it fulfils the Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standard.
The 2.0 TSI petrol engine boasts a power output of 200 kW (272 PS) and has a maximum torque of 350 Nm. In addition to all-wheel drive, it also comes with a 7-speed DSG. Equipped with a petrol particulate filter, the 2.0 TSI fulfils the Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standard too. Featuring Stop/Start technology and brake energy recovery, both of the engines available for the ŠKODA SUPERB SCOUT are particularly efficient.

SKODA Press Release

May 17, 2019

Reported on May 15, 2019, Association of Indonesian Automotive Industries (Gaikindo) has predicted since 2018 that car sales in Q1 2019 would decline in the domestic market.
According to Gaikindo, the decline in auto sales is the impact of the national political situation, namely the election of legislative members (DPR / DPRD) and simultaneous presidential elections on April 17, 2019.
To anticipate these conditions, Gaikindo then decided to advance the GIIAS 2019 car exhibition schedule at the Indonesia Convention Center in South Tangerang from August to July 2019 in order to revitalize the domestic car market immediately after having dropped in the months around the simultaneous presidential elections.
Gaikindo still believes that there is a tendency that the domestic car sales will show better results in the second quarter of 2019.
(From Gaikindo press release on May 15, 2019)

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