Manufacturers selling products in this segmentation are dominated by Japanese brands, from Toyota, Daihatsu, Honda, Mitsubishi to Suzuki.
Based on the engine capacity category or below 2,000 cc, these cars are of course still allowed to use Pertalite fuel according to existing regulations.
But it needs to be understood, before using fuel, you should first check the engine compression ratio. Is your car suitable if using Pertalite.
Pertalite which has RON 90 is more suitable for engines with compression ratios of 9:1 to 10:1.
So, if the compression ratio is above that, of course Pertalite is not suitable. Then the engine performance can be less than the maximum.
The following is a list of Japanese SUVs and MPVs that are allowed to drink Pertalite based on engine category according to Pertamina’s provisions.
Avanza, Veloz, Innova 2.0
Rush, Raize, Corolla Cross, C-HR
Xpander, Xpander Cross
CR-V, HR-V, BR-V
Ertiga, XL7, APV
Jimny, SX4 S-Cross
Grand Max MB, Xenia, Luxio
Rules are being drafted
Previously, BPH Migas Committee Member Saleh Abdurrahman said that the preparation of these criteria was in line with the revision of Presidential Regulation (Perpres) Number 191 of 2014 concerning the Provision, Distribution and Retail Selling Price of BBM.
According to him, the types that are not allowed to consume subsidized fuel are luxury cars and motorcycles which are determined by their engine capacity.
“Those black plate cars can still (buy Pertalite) except those above 2,000 CC, including luxury motorcycles,” he said in a virtual discussion, Wednesday (29/6).
As for cars above 1,500cc, it is said that they are still under discussion in the revision of the Presidential Regulation. Currently, what is decided is limited to cars over 2,000cc and luxury motorcycles above 250cc.
“In fact, if you can afford an expensive car, you should be able to buy non-subsidized fuel,” he explained.