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Jakarta Post

Solo mayor inaugurates Esemka as official vehicle

  • Kusumasari Ayuningtyas

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, August 23 2012   /  08:09 am

Surakarta Mayor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has — once again — named the locally assembled Esemka Rajawali sport utility vehicle (SUV) as his official vehicle.

The announcement followed the thumbs-up given to the vehicle after it completed emissions tests at
the Propulsion and Motor Thermodynamic Center (BTMP) in Serpong, South Tangerang.

Jokowi was given the keys to the car at a ceremony at Surakarta City Hall in Central Java last week.

“We will do our best to get all the documents needed as soon as possible after the Idul Fitri celebration,” Jokowi said on Tuesday, referring to vehicle license and registration documents (STNK and BPKB) that can only be issued after the Transportation Ministry’s Land Transportation Directorate General issues a type test certificate (SUT) for the Esemka vehicle.

It was the second time that Jokowi announced he wou...