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Wuling Invites National Media to Experience Driving with Almaz Hybrid
5 November, 2022
Media tested the performance and innovation of the latest Wuling SUV at the Jakarta International E-prix Circuit
Jakarta, 4 November 2022 - Wuling Motors (Wuling) invited national media colleagues to try directly the first hybrid car in Indonesia from Wuling, the Almaz Hybrid, after the day of its launch yesterday (3/11). In this activity, fellow journalists from the national media got opportunities to experience the innovation and performance of Wuling's newest SUV at the Jakarta International E-prix Circuit (JIEC) in the Ancol area, North Jakarta in an activity entitled 'Wuling Almaz Hybrid First Impression'.
"Today Wuling invited national media colleagues to try out the sensation of driving the Wuling Almaz Hybrid, Exciting Performance, on the track that we have prepared. Through this activity, media colleagues can experience every advantage of the Almaz Hybrid both in terms of performance, driving comfort, and advanced innovation in the aspect of safety," said Dian Asmahani as Brand & Marketing Director of Wuling Motors.
This time the driving activity was carried out on a 2.4 kilometer track which was divided into several sectors to test the advantages and innovations of the Almaz Hybrid. Before driving, each participant received an explanation about this hybrid SUV product from Danang Wiratmoko as Product Planning Wuling Motors. Then, the Safety Defensive Consultant Indonesia (SDCI) team gave a socialization of driving safety which was followed by doing a track orientation round together. Then, media colleagues had the opportunity to try four Almaz Hybrid units on the provided tracks and obstacles starting from the acceleration area on the first 600 meter straight line, driving comfort with the hybrid system, ADAS testing, zig-zag, and free areas in the last sector. Each participant had the opportunity for two rounds around the provided track.
In the first part, media colleagues can test the Almaz Hybrid's performance up to 100 km/h. Impressive performance is presented through a combination of an internal combustion engine and an electric motor, namely a 4-cylinder petrol engine with a capacity of 2,000cc and an electric motor powered by a battery. The power output generated by this combination is delivered to the front wheels via a Dedicated Hybrid Transmission (DHT). In addition, the intelligent system on the Almaz Hybrid also produces a pleasant performance sensation with low noise and vibration levels.
Furthermore, media partners drove with a hybrid system that automatically selects the most suitable driving mode based on battery condition, speed, and driver needs. Moving on to the ADAS testing area, here the media partner activated Adaptive Cruise Control and drove to follow the speed of the vehicle in front automatically with the help of this feature. Media colleagues also drove safer with the Almaz Hybrid thanks to the help of the Safe Distance Warning and Braking Assistance feature.
Media colleagues also had the opportunity to experience the comfortable cabin of Wuling's first product in Indonesia in the Hybrid segment. Almaz Hybrid comes with new nuances in the interior through a touch of warm beige color and soft panels that further add to the premium feel. In addition, this SUV has a futuristic new transmission lever design and a New Digital TFT Meter Cluster.
For further information, various advanced innovations from Wuling are also present to complement the Almaz Hybrid such as the first voice command feature that uses Indonesian, Wuling Indonesian Command (WIND) and Wuling Remote Control App technology via Internet of Vehicle (IoV). This hybrid SUV is also supported by other safety features such as Front and Side SRS Airbags, Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control System, ABS braking, EBD, BA, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Hill Hold Control, to Auto Vehicle Holding.
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