National Car Esemka to be Launched in 2018: Govt

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  • Joko Widodo poses in front of the Esemka Car in Surakarta, Indonesia. TEMPO/Ukky Primartantyo

    Joko Widodo poses in front of the Esemka Car in Surakarta, Indonesia. TEMPO/Ukky Primartantyo

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - A national car called Esemka said to be be launched in 2018. This car is produced by PT Adiperkasa Citra Lestari under former head of National Intelligence Agency (BIN) AM Hendropriyono.

    National car is my job and it is produced without the state’s facility. I do it by myself, get a loan, and build it myselfFortunately a lot of friends support me,” Hendropriyono said in Yogyakarta on Saturday (30/12).

    Hendropriyono revealed that all stages to produce national car have been carried outAll elements including the engine, interior and exterior of the cars are self-produced without the help from the government nor foreign company.

    Moreover, this national car will be produced in more than 1.000 units with a lot of varieties. The machine is higher than 1,000 cc. In terms of marketing, Hendropriyono claimed to have experience since he once worked in a car company from Korea.

    Next year, at least mid-2018, the car will be officiated with affordable price, he continued, without mentioning the exact price.

    MUH. SYAIFULLAH



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