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Future of Transportation in Malaysia, don’t miss MCVE 2019

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The Malaysia Commercial Vehicle Expo (MCVE) is gearing up for its fourth instalment this year with the theme of ‘The Future of Transportation in Malaysia’. The biennial event will be held once again at the Malaysia International Exhibition & Convention Centre (MIECC) from 20th to 22nd June 2019.

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The expo which is South East Asia’s largest exhibition dedicated to commercial vehicles, attracted 60 exhibitors and more than 6,700 visitors to the previous edition. Continuing its success, 2019 will see about the same number of exhibitors, many of which were in the past editions of the expo and are the leading players in the industry, taking up an exhibition space of 8,000 sqm to showcase their latest products and innovations in the commercial vehicle market. New major players joining this year’s expo include Tan Chong Industrial Equipment Sdn Bhd (TCIE) and coach builder, Terus Maju Services Sdn Bhd, who are also taking up significant exhibition space.

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Mohd Rasid Osman, Director of Vehicle Safety and Biomechanics Research Centre, Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) lauded the initiative of MCVE 2019’s organizer for bringing the spotlight to this year’s theme ‘The Future of Transportation’ as the expo will serve an excellent platform for all the players in the industry to share and offer solutions on providing safe, efficient and sustainable transportation for Malaysia in the coming future.

Azharul Izwan Puaadi, Director of Road Safety Department (JKJR) WPKL said, “Safer vehicles and roads will continue to be our mandate as we navigate the future of transport and I am delighted to know this area will maintain its priority in the agenda of MCVE 2019”.

“With transportation rapidly evolving, it is important that we understand how our current infrastructure will need to adapt for the vehicles of the future. The expo will provide us with a gathering of minds that can generate valuable feedback and input,” added Ir Mohd Yusop bin Mohamad, Assistant Director of Automotive Engineering Division, Road Transport Department (JPJ).

Stefan Pertz, editor of the Asian Trucker and Asian Buses magazines, and organizer of the MCVE said, “What exhibitors and delegates can expect is an expo that is multi-faceted – beyond just a trade show. There will be a Rest and Relax (R&R) area to encourage meeting and interaction between delegates and exhibitors. The Scania Driver Competition MCVE Edition will once again return, as well as a variety of fringe programs including seminars and networking sessions”.

Among the highlights of this year’s event is the exhibitor’s ‘Hour of Power’ whereby selected exhibitors are given the ‘power’ to use their creativity during the designated hour to vie for the attention of the delegates, without having to rigidly comply to the expo’s guidelines.

Some exhibitors are also sponsoring and supporting the key components of the event. Guardian South East Asia and Nittsu Transport will be supporting the R&R area with food trucks to provide free food and coffee. Hengst is the main sponsor of the networking area and Giti Tire will host the lunch for the Asian Trucker Drivers Club members. The official provider of the fuels and lubricants at MCVE 2019 is Shell.


New Volvo FH With I-Save Makes World Premiere



In order to provide leading fuel efficiency to its customers, Volvo Trucks is introducing Volvo FH with I-Save.

By combining the new D13TC engine with updated fuel-saving features, this new solution can cut fuel costs by up to 7% in long-haul operations – without compromising drivability.

At the core of Volvo FH with I-Save is the new, state-of-the-art D13TC – Volvo Trucks’ most fuel-efficient long-haul engine to date. It features pistons with a patented wave-shaped interior that improves combustion and increases efficiency by guiding heat and energy to the centre of the cylinders.


Excess energy in the exhaust gases is then used to power the engine through an additional turbine in the exhaust flow, called the Turbo Compound unit.

The D13TC engine produces up to 300 Nm extra torque, which means less acceleration and fuel is needed to keep a steady speed in highway traffic. It is the ideal solution for long-haul customers.

Other features of I-Save include new fuel-efficient rear axles, an updated map-based I-See system that analyses and adapts to gradients ahead and includes gear-shifting software optimised for long-haul applications.


The combined efficiency gains of all these products and services can result in fuel-cost savings by up to 7% compared to a D13 Euro 6 Step D engine.

“We have tailored every aspect of I-Save to suit long-haul operators, especially those that typically drive more than 120,000 km per year,” says Mats Franzén, Powertrain Strategy Director at Volvo Trucks. “The longer they drive, the more they can potentially save. It is a powerful engine which delivers a highly fuel efficient and smooth driving experience.”

Volvo FH with I-Save is now available to order in European markets.


Mpire JAC Introduces Trade-in Program


Mpire JAC is the sole distributor for JAC Light truck, ranging from 1 ton, 3 ton to 5 ton which is the JAC X30, N45 and N75.

JAC is one of the top brands in light commercial vehicle in china by sales and was also voted by British’s Brand Finance as No.5 most valuable Automotive Brand in china.

Mpire JAC is planning to relaunch the JAC brand in Malaysia, as an gesture for the customers, Mpire JAC is offering RM3,000.00 as trade in support for those customers intended to change over to the new JAC models.

The program will cover the JAC X30, N45 and N75 models with a subsidised amount of RM3,000.00 for any vehicles being traded in when buying a brand-new JAC (terms and condition apply). On top of that, the package is also inclusive of Free 2 years service and 5years or 150,000KM warranty. Moreover, the ownership cost is guaranteed to be less than RM2,500 for the first 100,000km.

To inquire further about the all new JAC Light Trucks, kindly contact Mpire JAC Sdn Bhd at 03-7865 5999 / 012-538 8818 or visit the First Exclusive JAC 3S Showroom at No.2, Jalan 51/225A, Zon Perindustrian PJCT, Sek 51A, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia or log on to



King Long XMQ6120AS bus chassis by China Xiamen Arrives

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TC Truck Sales Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Tan Chong Motor Holdings Berhad recently launched the new King Long XMQ6120AS bus chassis by China Xiamen King Long United Automotive Industry Co Ltd at an event that was well-attended by customers. Available in two chassis variants, namely the premium and standard specifications, this new bus is aimed at fleet owners and tour and travel operators.
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Launch_01: (L-R) Tan Keng Meng, Head of Tan Chong Group Truck & Bus Business Division, Madam Wang Shu Erh, Dato’ Tan Heng Chew, President of Tan Chong Motor Holdings Berhad, Simon Xie Wei Guo, Director of Overseas Sales and Marketing, Xiamen King Long United Automotive Industry Co. Ltd, Andrew Chen Yu Xin, Regional Manager, Overseas Sales & Marketing, Xiamen King Long United Automotive Industry Co. Ltd.
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Launch_02: Bus handover ceremony to customers who purchased the new King Long bus chassis. These customers, seen here holding a bus scale model and posing together with the management of Tan Chong Motor and Xiamen King Long United Automotive Industry Co. Ltd., are (1st from Left) Phua Khim Hiang, Head of Mayflower Car Rental Sdn Bhd; (2nd from Left) Lim Yune Fay, Director of Five Stars Express Tours & Travel Sdn Bhd; (4th from Right) Kee Kim Yong, Director of Siang Malam Travel & Express Sdn Bhd; and (3rd from Right) Khaw Soy Ou, Managing Director of Pioneer Coachbuilders Sdn Bhd.
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Launch_03: Management teams of Tan Chong Motor and Xiamen King Long united Automotive Industry Co. Ltd giving thumbs-up at the launch. The new King Long intercity express and tourist coach chassis was the first bus chassis to be introduced in Malaysia following TC Truck Sales’ appointment as the sole and exclusive distributor, assembler and aftermarket provider of King Long coaches and buses in June 2018.

Mpire Asia Introduces Trade-in Program


Mpire Asia is launching the exclusive Trade in Program for Foton View CS2, which RM8,000.00 will be subsidize for any vehicles traded in with the condition of buying a brand-new Foton View CS2 (terms and condition apply). On top of that this package also inclusive of Free 2 years service, Free onboard camera, Free first year road-tax, Free global positioning system, Free first 4 tyres replacement for the within 18 months period after purchase and lastly 5years or 150,000KM warranty.

The Trade in Program is only valid from 28th February 2019 till 30th April 2019. So be quick.

To further inquire about the all new FOTON VIEW CS2, kindly contact Mpire Asia Sdn Bhd at 03-5567 9858 / 012- 221 9111 or visit them at No.2, Jalan Pemberita U1/49, Temasya Industrial Park, 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor or log on to