So far, the 4X4 car segment in Indonesia is only available in two options, namely an SUV and a double cabin pickup. However, the preferences for the two are in stark contrast. People tend to choose SUVs like the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2021 over the Mitsubishi Triton.
Even though the basis of the two models is the same, the very beginning of the presence of the Pajero Sport was to turn the Triton into an SUV. Unlike in Thailand, double cabin pick-ups are less enthusiastic here. Urban communities in Indonesia tend to choose the ladder frame SUV as the main vehicle.
In fact, the double cabin pick-up has the same capabilities as an SUV. In terms of appearance, today’s double cabins are increasingly stylish, and not boring like the work cars of the past. In fact, in terms of price it can also be more affordable.
Based on the price comparison above, we can see that the double cabin pick-up is cheaper. However, why do people choose an SUV that is expensive? So as not to be curious, let’s examine why double cabin pick-ups are not in demand in Indonesia.
There are only 4X4 options, Double Cabin Car Tax is expensive
For the double cabin type on the harga Mitsubishi Triton, all of them are available in a 4X4 choice. Well, you need to know that this 4X4 car is expensive.
This has been stated in Government Regulation (PP) Number 22 of 2014 concerning Taxable Goods Classified as Luxury in the Form of Motorized Vehicles will be subject to PpnBM. For 4X4 cars, PPNBM reaches 40 percent. That is why people buy the Pajero Sport 4X2 because it is more affordable.
In addition, this car also has a large engine, so the tax is expensive. Unlike the locally assembled Pajero Sport, the Triton is imported in a Completely Built Unit (CBU) or imported directly from Thailand so taxes are getting more expensive.
The size of the double cabin car is quite large, making it difficult to park in urban areas or shopping centers. In addition, double cabins are less suitable in narrow and congested urban streets. A double cabin car is almost the same size as a light truck or anklet, so we have to be more careful when driving in urban areas.
However, the Mitsubishi Triton is certainly very suitable for long trips and taking any difficult terrain. This car was so tall that it was able to break through the flooded roads. Even if you want to break through the muddy dirt road, it is not a problem.
Double Cabin Cars Like Mitsubishi Triton Mandatory KIR
Another obligation that will be faced by double cabin owners is to have periodic tests, aka KIR, every six months. The government categorizes double cabins as pickups and commercial vehicles.
Testing conducted by the Ministry of Transportation requires KIR, and is mandatory even if this car is used as a private car. This means that double cabin owners not only have to pay annual taxes but also KIR so that it will take up time for administrative obligations.
Compared with Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2021 users, they are only subject to the obligation to pay annual taxes. SUV does not need to take regular tests.
Image Worker’s Car, Lose Prestige Double Cabin From SUV
There is a stereotype circulating among the public that this double cabin car is usually a former mining or plantation car. It is not wrong either, because double cabins such as the Mitsubishi Triton 2021 are widely used as a fleet for operations in the interior.
However, not all double cabin cars in urban areas are former mines. Many also are owned by individuals for personal use. Because the image of an ex-mining car is what makes the prestige of a double cabin less cool.
People tend to choose the ladder frame SUV even though it is only 4X2 as a daily car. SUVs have the image of expensive and handsome cars, especially some official agencies such as the police and the TNI also use them.
Comfort Competition Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2021 vs Triton, SUV More Special
The problem that will be encountered by double cabin pick-up users is a matter of comfort. Maybe in terms of features and performance, it is no less tough than an SUV, but the comfort side is something that is a highlight in a double cabin. Some car manufacturers distinguish the character of the SUV and double cabin suspension so that it affects the dings.
SUV is considered a passenger car, so the suspension is made softer and more comfortable. On the other hand, a double cabin is maintained as a truck, aka a car that transports goods. The character of the double cabin suspension is usually stiff, aka hard so that it can be stronger when supporting the load of goods in the back.