Browsing Archive June, 2019

Toyota Hiace 2020 model initial details

This is the all new generation of the popular Toyota Hiace. It is using a 2.8 liter straight four turbo diesel engine, with the maximum horsepower from 151 to 176bhp and has a peak torque of 420Nm which is 29 more than the previous version.
All Malaysian buyers when it is launched here are more likely to choose the standard version over the Deluxe Version, except for the six-speed with multi-gear + /- Automatic high end ‘Wave’.
This new Hiace will be offered in a three and six-seater versions which is convenient for different commercial uses. Today, the Hiace van is more equipped as it comes with rear seat belts and headrest, front seats have three airbags, and active safety systems such as VSC, TRC and HAC are included.
For ASEAN markets, the Hiace is sold with just 3 colours choices, black, white and silver which allows commercial buyers to paint on their business logos and information to be easily visible. More information will be shared closer to launch.
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Penang Bridge closed today, Saturday the 30th!

The Penang Bridge will be closed temporarily today, Saturday the 30th of June 2019 for a Bridge to Bridge Cycling event, so plan your journey in and out to the Island well to avoid any inconvenience. Have a safe drive and please share this information on air with other truck and bus drivers who might be using the bridge to move goods and people.  

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Daihatsu Malaysia Launches Business Fleet Program at MCVE 2019

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Daihatsu (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (DMSB) today announced the launch of the Daihatsu Business Fleet Program, to provide innovative solutions and end-to-end aftersales service tailored to small and medium businesses as well as customers with larger fleets. The program was launched at the Malaysia Commercial Vehicle Expo (MCVE) 2019.

“The program puts a renewed focus on automotive service to better meet the requirements of today’s growing fleets. With the explosive growth of transportation network companies and last mile delivery services, our aim is to drive value through innovation by being the preferred partner of fleet companies to provide them with the service, vehicles and fleet management they need”, said Arman Mahadi, Managing Director of Daihatsu (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.

The benefits of the Daihatsu’s Business Fleet Program include: –

  • Range of Vehicle Solutions – From panel vans to pick-ups with 17 body applications and other medium to heavy segment models.
  • Sales & Service incentives – Special rebates with new purchase of Daihatsu fleets and special discounts on parts purchases.
  • Daihatsu’s Mobile Service – Dedicated on-site vehicle service exclusively for Daihatsu fleet customers without additional charges.
  • Extended Vehicle Warranty Service – 5 Years/150,000Km* standard manufacturer warranty for better protection and peace of mind.
  • Maintenance Service Contract – Personalized service maintenance plan with additional value-added services.
  • Service Credit Term Facilities – Up to RM10,000 with 30 days credit term for vehicle maintenance.
  • Drivers Safety Training Program – To improve personal driving skills, road safety culture, vehicle upkeep and ensure longer uptime.
  • Accident Repair & Insurance Claim Service – One stop automotive repair centre and insurance claims to ensure total customer satisfaction and confidence.

Reinforcing its reputation as the distributor of the first automatic transmission (AT) light commercial vehicle in Malaysia, DMSB also showcased the Gran Max Panel Van (AT) at the MCVE 2019. This first in its class vehicle is designed to specifically cater to the requirements of delivery-based businesses, SMEs, fleet businesses and government agencies, while delivering strong performance and economical fuel consumption.

The lightweight and compact vehicle is equipped with rear-wheel drive (RWD) function, can accommodate up to 2,000 kg of gross weight (with load) and runs on Electric Fuel Injection (EFI) powered by DOHC DVVT 1.5 litre engine. Perfect for heavy traffic urban areas and all types of road conditions, the vehicle also comes with enhanced fittings such as anti-lock braking system (ABS), dual front SRS airbags as well as power steering features to support local driving habits and ensure easy handling.

Further to its aim of driving value through innovation, DMSB has partnered together with Free Tree Society to create the ‘Rewilding Roadshow’, a community project sponsored by DMSB to encourage urban conservation and the greening of urban spaces. Showcased at the MCVE 2019 is the Gran Max Green Van, a Gran Max panel van custom built for the roadshow and comes complete with body wrap and additional body kit accessories such as Daytime Running Lights, Bull Bar, Body Side Molding, Side Mirror Cover, Sun Visor, Scuff Plate and sets of 15-inch sport rims.

Arman explained, “Daihatsu Malaysia believes in environmental sustainability and the ‘Rewilding Roadshow’ will an ongoing long-term collaboration with Free Tree Society. As with the concept of ‘rewilding’ small spaces, the versatility of our custom-built Gran Max Green Van reflects how cargo space and body application can be maximized through innovative customization to allow for plant transport”.

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Another concept exhibited at the MCVE 2019 is a Gran Max based on the ever-reliable mobile pick-up variant transformed into a fully functional mobile clinic, as part of DMSB’s support of Columbia Asia Hospital’s initiative to continuously engage with the community to create awareness and foster preventive healthcare management. The mobile clinic offers complimentary health screening throughout the three days of the expo, including a blood donation drive administrated by the National Blood Centre on the second day of the expo.

“The transportation industry is changing rapidly, and the future of transportation will involve future-proof products and services. With our range of extremely versatile and highly adaptable vehicles as well as our innovative solutions, we are confident we are well positioned to help our customers successfully navigate the future of transportation in Malaysia”, said Arman.

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Volvo Trucks Malaysia Takes After Sales Service to the Next Level with Uptime Promise

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Volvo Trucks Malaysia (Volvo) has pushed the boundary on customer service with the launch of Uptime Promise, anewly added service to its Gold Service Agreement for after-market support.

Volvo Trucks’ Uptime Promise is a unique feature, which provides monetary compensation to customers who has a truck on a breakdown time that exceeds Volvo Trucks’ committed time to put the truck back on the road.

This customer-centric program is the first of its kind offered in the market and was launched in conjunction with Malaysia Commercial Vehicle Expo (MCVE) 2019 held from 20th – 22nd June at the Malaysia International Exhibition and Convention Centre (MIECC) in Kuala Lumpur.

The Uptime Promise is designed to give customers extra protection against unplanned standstills and is offered as part of Volvo Trucks’ continuous customer satisfaction enhancement effort. More than financial compensation for truck downtime, Uptime Promise offers benefits including safe and dependable repairs carried out by highly skilled Volvo technicians, minimum loss of time and income, and maximum truck uptime.

Mitch Peden, Managing Director, Volvo Trucks Malaysia shared, “We understand how important uptime is to our customers in securing their profitability. At Volvo Trucks, our main priority is to minimise the risk of a breakdown and, should one occur, to get the truck back on the road as quickly as possible. Through our Gold Service Agreement and Uptime Promise, our customers can nowmaximise uptime driving, increase maintenance efficiency, and protect their trucks with protection plans customised to their business needs.”

Customers who subscribe to Volvo Truck Gold Service Agreement will now be automatically entitled to enjoy the benefits of Uptime Promise. They will receive monetary compensation ofRM300 per day for any breakdown exceeding 12 hours from the time of telephone call to Volvo’s Customer Care Centre hotline to request for Volvo Action Service support, subjected to terms and conditions.

“Volvo Trucks is very proud to be the first truck brand in Malaysia to introduce this unique compensation benefit to our customers. Uptime is an important parameter to drive customer satisfaction because unexpected downtime affects business profitability. We are confident that with this newly added service, we will be able to reward our customers for their trust and support in us, whilst further elevating their level of satisfaction with Volvo Trucks,” Peden added.

In addition to the launch of Volvo Uptime Promise, Volvo Trucks is also featuring its new Active Safety Package at its booth here at the MCVE 2019.

“TheActive Safety Packageis our safety support solution that can streamline the planning and execution of safe driving on the road to the benefit of the drivers of our trucks and the wider community. Safety is our core value; this enhanced feature introduction is part of our continuous effort in driving progress towards achieving our goal of zero accidents involving Volvo Trucks.” Peden shared.

The Active Safety Package includes advanced and innovative safety features aimed at assisting truck drivers to retain their attention while driving under the fast-changing traffic condition. The Active Safety Package consists of features below: deed

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  • Volvo Dynamic Steering with stability assist enables the truck’s sensor tomonitor the truck’s rotational speed and activate the system to help the driver steer and stabilise the vehicle if any skidding tendency is detected.
  • Back-up monitor offers excellent visual supervision behind the truck during reversing or when coupling the trailer to the truck.
  • Lane keeping support alerts the driver when unintentional deviations from the lane is detected. Together with Depart Warning System with Lane Keeping Assist, the truck will alert the driver and automatically make the necessary correction when the truck continues to deviate from the driving lane.
  • Driver alert support is an extension package to lane keeping support. If the driver shows signs on inattention, the system activates an audio-visual alert. .
  • Lane changing support helps to prevent accidents while changing lanes. When turn signal is engaged the lane changing support will alerts the driver if there is a vehicle on the blind spot.
  • Adaptive cruise control with forward collision warning and emergency brake maintains the truck with a safe distance to the vehicle in front. The driver will receive alerts if the distance between the vehicle in front is at acritical range and emergency braking will be applied when there is no reaction from driver.
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UD Trucks Launches New Quester In Malaysia

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UD Trucks Malaysia has unveiled the new Quester with enhancements to the well-established Quester heavy-duty truck at the Malaysia Commercial Vehicle Expo 2019 held at the MINES International Exhibition & Convention Centre (MIECC) from 20-22 June.

The New Quester will enable logistics companies in Malaysia to tackle critical industry challenges and boost their bottom line through Smart Logistics.

Building on proven robustness and reliability, the new Quester introduces key features such as ESCOT automated manual transmission, retarder, electrical cab tilt, engines with higher horse-power and user-friendly telematics. These deliver greater productivity, fuel efficiency, uptime, driver efficiency and safety.

Fuel efficiency, battle for talent, productivity and connectivity are top priorities for fleets and transport companies in Malaysia and these challenges will be addressed with new features such as ESCOT and UD Telematics. The introduction of New Quester in Malaysia and in fast-growing regions around the world highlights UD Trucks’ unwavering commitment of “Going the Extra Mile” for customers’ businesses.

Steve Hedouin, Managing Director, UD Trucks Hub Malaysia and Oceania said “New Quester is the truck that can help meet our customers’ requirements and expectations to manage their key business challenges. We have developed New Quester with the ‘Gemba Spirit’, by being close to the ground, listening to the needs of our customers.”

To boost productivity and profitability for business owners and logistics companies, the New Quester also achieves further enhanced fuel efficiency of up to 10 percent from the current Quester with the ESCOT automated manual transmission.

A game changer in the transportation business, New Quester with ESCOT takes away the need for manual gear shifting, which can happen between 1000 to 1500 times in a day. ESCOT automatically selects the optimal gear at the right timing based on the operating condition. This enables drivers to easily learn the operations of New Quester and better focus on driving with ease. Automatic gear selection enables an average driver to obtain the driving result of a skilled driver.

Thus, New Quester also aims to help businesses expand the pool of talent with easy-to-operate gear lever that uses a straight shifting pattern. New Quester opens the doors for companies to attract even more prospects to pursue truck driving as a career and diversify the pool of talent for this role.

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Scania Malaysia seals first Scania Ecolution truck signing in Asia

Scania Malaysia and Aone Logistics Sdn Bhd signed the first Scania Ecolution truck agreement in Asia during the launch at the Malaysian Commercial Vehicle Expo 2019 (MCVE).

Scania Ecolution is a tailor-made partnership between Scania and customers that helps to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. This is achieved through vehicle optimisation and agreed fuel and CO2 emissions reduction targets. The progress to reach the targets will be regularly monitored, evaluated and discussed with the Scania Ecolution Manager to ensure the desired result. Scania Ecolution focuses on reducing operating cost translated to improved profitability while fulfilling the growing demand for green initiatives.

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The signing ceremony saw Scania Southeast Asia Managing Director, Marie Sjödin Enström sealing the partnership with Aone Logistics Sdn Bhd Managing Director, S. Palani and witnessed by Dato’ Kamarudin Jaffar, Malaysia’s Deputy Minister of Transport and Dag Juhlin-Dannfelt, the Swedish Ambassador to Malaysia.

“At Scania, we believe that sustainability and profitability can go hand-in-hand and Scania Ecolution will facilitate the shift towards a sustainable transport system. This is a holistic approach towards a more responsible and sustainable transportation of people and goods,” said Scania Southeast Asia Managing Director, Marie Sjödin Enström.

“Malaysia has in its participation to the Paris Agreement voluntarily committed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 35-45% by 2030 (from the 2005 baseline). By working together with local operators, Scania Ecolution model is one of the many solutions to help meet that commitment,” added Marie.

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Aone Logistics Sdn Bhd acquired 15 Scania G-Series trucks earlier this year to facilitate the expansion of its trucking and haulage requirements. The acquisition was made on hire purchase terms and included a Repair and Maintenance contract as well as Scania Fleet Care. Aone Logistics Sdn Bhd will be able to further optimise their operation with the Scania Ecolution agreement.

“Aside from the performance, safety, and reliability of Scania trucks, Scania Ecolution will help my business in terms of discovering cost savings in every detail of our operations. The reduction of CO2 emissions and better fuel efficiency that comes with it also fulfils one of Aone Logistics’s commitment to protecting the environment,” commented Aone Logistics Sdn Bhd Managing Director, S. Palani.

 

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Daihatsu Business Fleet Program launched at MCVE 2019

Daihatsu (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (DMSB) has just announced the launch of the Daihatsu Business Fleet Program, to provide innovative solutions and end-to-end aftersales service tailored to small and medium businesses as well as customers with larger fleets. The program was launched at the Malaysia Commercial Vehicle Expo (MCVE) 2019.

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“The program puts a renewed focus on automotive service to better meet the requirements of today’s growing fleets. With the explosive growth of transportation network companies and last mile delivery services, our aim is to drive value through innovation by being the preferred partner of fleet companies to provide them with the service, vehicles and fleet management they need”, said Arman Mahadi, Managing Director of Daihatsu (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.

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The benefits of the Daihatsu’s Business Fleet Program include: –

  • Range of Vehicle Solutions – From panel vans to pick-ups with 17 body applications and other medium to heavy segment models.
  • Sales & Service incentives – Special rebates with new purchase of Daihatsu fleets and special discounts on parts purchases.
  • Daihatsu’s Mobile Service – Dedicated on-site vehicle service exclusively for Daihatsu fleet customers without additional charges.
  • Extended Vehicle Warranty Service – 5 Years/150,000Km* standard manufacturer warranty for better protection and peace of mind.
  • Maintenance Service Contract – Personalized service maintenance plan with additional value-added services.
  • Service Credit Term Facilities – Up to RM10,000 with 30 days credit term for vehicle maintenance.
  • Drivers Safety Training Program – To improve personal driving skills, road safety culture, vehicle upkeep and ensure longer uptime.
  • Accident Repair & Insurance Claim Service – One stop automotive repair centre and insurance claims to ensure total customer satisfaction and confidence.

 Daihatsu Photo C

Reinforcing its reputation as the distributor of the first automatic transmission (AT) light commercial vehicle in Malaysia, DMSB also showcased the Gran Max Panel Van (AT) at the MCVE 2019. This first in its class vehicle is designed to specifically cater to the requirements of delivery-based businesses, SMEs, fleet businesses and government agencies, while delivering strong performance and economical fuel consumption.

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The lightweight and compact vehicle is equipped with rear-wheel drive (RWD) function, can accommodate up to 2,000 kg of gross weight (with load) and runs on Electric Fuel Injection (EFI) powered by DOHC DVVT 1.5 litre engine. Perfect for heavy traffic urban areas and all types of road conditions, the vehicle also comes with enhanced fittings such as anti-lock braking system (ABS), dual front SRS airbags as well as power steering features to support local driving habits and ensure easy handling.

Further to its aim of driving value through innovation, DMSB has partnered together with Free Tree Society to create the ‘Rewilding Roadshow’, a community project sponsored by DMSB to encourage urban conservation and the greening of urban spaces. Showcased at the MCVE 2019 is the Gran Max Green Van, a Gran Max panel van custom built for the roadshow and comes complete with body wrap and additional body kit accessories such as Daytime Running Lights, Bull Bar, Body Side Molding, Side Mirror Cover, Sun Visor, Scuff Plate and sets of 15-inch sport rims.

Arman explained, “Daihatsu Malaysia believes in environmental sustainability and the ‘Rewilding Roadshow’ will an ongoing long-term collaboration with Free Tree Society. As with the concept of ‘rewilding’ small spaces, the versatility of our custom-built Gran Max Green Van reflects how cargo space and body application can be maximized through innovative customization to allow for plant transport”.

Another concept exhibited at the MCVE 2019 is a Gran Max based on the ever-reliable mobile pick-up variant transformed into a fully functional mobile clinic, as part of DMSB’s support of Columbia Asia Hospital’s initiative to continuously engage with the community to create awareness and foster preventive healthcare management. The mobile clinic offers complimentary health screening throughout the three days of the expo, including a blood donation drive administrated by the National Blood Centre on the second day of the expo.

“The transportation industry is changing rapidly, and the future of transportation will involve future-proof products and services. With our range of extremely versatile and highly adaptable vehicles as well as our innovative solutions, we are confident we are well positioned to help our customers successfully navigate the future of transportation in Malaysia”, said Arman.

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MCVE 2019 at Mines from today until Sunday

The Malaysia Commercial Vehicle Expo 2019 (MCVE) is back again at the Mines International Exhibition and Convention Center (MIECC), covering an exhibition area of 8,000 sqm from today, the 20th to the 22nd of June 2019. MCVE 2019__3576 MCVE 2019__3577 MCVE 2019__3580 MCVE 2019__3583 MCVE 2019__3584

The theme of this year’s event was ‘The Future of Transportation in Malaysia’. Exhibitors such as Volvo, Scania, MAN Truck and Bus and Hino as well as new exhibitors such as Hengst and Giti Tyre were at the main hall showcasing their latest innovations.

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MCVE remains and is the largest commercial vehicle exhibition in South East Asia and our new Deputy Minister of Transport, YB Dato’ Kamarudin Jaffar was in attendance officiating the opening of the event at a packed morning media and guest event at the main entrance of the event hall.

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Scania as always made the biggest noise at the event with the launch of the Scania Ecolution program.

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Daihatsu showcased their business fleet program.

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Volvo Trucks had their Uptime Promise.

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Hino Motors brought their 6×2 Prime Mover; HINO 700 Series SR1E, and Hino full line-up light-duty truck, HINO 300 Series, new driving test (computer based); Driver Aptitude Test, and their HINO Poncho inner city bus.

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MAN trucks showed their strength in brand presence

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The Chinese truck brands were as colourful as always.

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MCVE is organised by the Asian Trucker and the event also sees participants from truck accessories and aftermarket equipment.

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Scania Brings Ecolution To Malaysia

Have you heard of ‘Ecolution’. This is a program by and from Scania truck and bus for reducing fuel consumption and emissions, and consequently, operating costs for transport/logistic companies.

With demand for goods transport on the rise, the transport industry in Malaysia is being challenged to manage that growth while reducing emissions and more importantly fuel consumption.

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With a deep understanding of the customer’s operation as a whole, Scania join forces to push the limits of fuel reduction. The result is a significant contribution to operation’s bottom line for the customer, as well as a major cut in emissions. In a competitive industry with an increasing environmental awareness this is a true double-win scenario.

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Ecolution by Scania has the potential to decrease fuel-consumption by more than 10 percent (for a logistics company this could be a saving in the thousands of ringgit every week). This can be done through a package of activities, including CO2 optimised vehicles specified for the lowest fuel consumption, and thus reduced carbon dioxide emissions, Driver Training providing instructions in driving techniques that minimise fuel consumption, individual Driver Coaching based on vehicle and environmental reports from Scania Fleet Management and Maintenance+, a maintenance programme for maintaining low fuel consumption including checkpoints that are normally not included in a regular maintenance programme.

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Nissan e-NV200 Sales Increases By 200% In UK This Year

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UK sales of the fully electric Nissan e-NV200 have increased by 200% in 2019 as small business leaders look to increase fleet efficiency and reduce costs, amid changing emissions legislation and the introduction of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone.

The surging demand echoes the results of a recent Nissan survey, showing that 24% of UK small businesses expect van fleets to be fully electric within a decade*.

1 in 3 UK van fleet operators also say that business efficiency is their main motivation when adopting new technologies, followed by cost saving (17%).

The e-NV200 is perfect for addressing this demand, with running costs from 2p per mile, and zero tailpipe emissions that ensure the vehicle is exempt from low emission charge zones.

With particularly high demand from last-mile delivery businesses the 40kW e-NV200 has posted record sales across Europe, with over 10,000 orders since its introduction in February 2018.

This success builds upon the versatile Nissan e-NV200’s status as the best-selling zero-emissions LCV in 10 markets across Europe last year – including the UK, Italy, Norway and the Netherlands.

Since it was first launched in 2014, the Nissan e-NV200 has enjoyed sales success across Europe, with over 20,000 new vehicles delivered to customers. Alongside the Nissan LEAF, the Nissan e-NV200 is at the forefront of Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility strategy, employing intelligent power, intelligent driving and intelligent integration to contribute towards a more efficient and connected society.

Strong availability on the 40kW e-NV200 also means customers who order one could get behind the wheel in three months.

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