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Scania Brings In Its Award Winning, Most Fuel Efficient, Greener, New Truck Generation  

Scania has introduced its latest award-winning New Truck Generation in Malaysia that has been designed and engineered to give fleet owners greater total operating economy and profitability, as well as lower CO2 emissions.

The New Truck Generation by Scania is equipped with powertrain innovations that cut fuel costs by 3 per cent, the result of the company’s largest-ever investment of some SEK 20 billion (RM10 billion), 10 years of development work and more than 12 million kilometres of test-driving.

Among its features:

• Powertrain updates resulting in exceptional fuel efficiency and driving


• New design and shape of the front and chassis for improved


• Maintenance based on your operation increase uptime and profitability

• Unique safety features such as roll-over curtain side airbags

• Enhanced driver’s seat adjustment options

• Extended storage options

• New infotainment system with 7” touch screen

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“Our New Truck Generation has won many awards since the launch in Europe like the International Truck of the year award and has achieved 100% in all European press tests, twice. In addition to enhancing performance of the vehicle, we also recognise that the driver plays a significant role in the success of our customers’ business.

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This can be experienced with the new Generation as well. It includes enhanced cab safety, enriched driver’s environment and improved drivability which makes a happy driver and therefore inevitably a happy business,” said Marie Sjödin Enström, Managing Director of Scania Southeast Asia.


The launch of the trucks was officiated by Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry, Dr. Ong Kian Ming, who acknowledged that the introduction of the New Truck Generation is timely as it meets the demands of the heavy commercial vehicle industry in reducing fuel consumption, improving profitability and at the same time taking care of the environment.

Facilitating the drive towards sustainable transport solutions, the new Scania trucks have been designed to achieve up to 3 per cent reduction in fuel consumption on conventional Euro 3 diesel engines that are now in its third generation and relies on selective catalytic reduction technology for exhaust.

“Fuel savings translate directly into reduced operating costs and with the latest updates, we can guarantee a further reduction in consumption for all the diesel powertrains in our new truck range that has been tailored to address specific challenges of for fleet operators and owners,” said Marie.

“We can now see Scania trucks doing their work and making important contributions to our economy with more savings to fleet operators and less impact to our environment due to the lower carbon emissions they produce.”

Scania has always been and continues to offer the broadest range of alternative fuel and technology solutions on its new trucks including engines that operate on natural gas, hydro-treated vegetable oil, bioethanol, biogas, biodiesel as well as hybrid drivetrains, platooning and autonomous vehicle systems.

New Modular Range

The New Truck Generation by Scania has been developed for long haulage, construction and urban applications, with a strong focus on customer profitability.

It features design and technical improvements to the P-series, G-series and R-series cabs that were mainstays of the PGR generation. In addition, the launch also revealed the new L-series and S-series cabs to complete the full range of options for Malaysian customers.

The L-series cab is purpose-designed for urban applications – such as distribution, refuse collection and maintenance – in congested city conditions. It is a spacious low cab that puts the driver at the same level as other vehicles on the road. Meanwhile, the S-series cab, the tallest in the range, features a flat floor and a high roof to maximise interior space and comfort for long-distance driving.

Scania also introduced the XT range with additional technical specifications built to enhance the robustness of trucks that work in rough terrains such as construction sites. These include a high air intake to supply the engine with the cleanest air possible in dusty environments and a tow pin with 40-tonne towing capacity in the front to enable the truck to be pulled out quickly.

The XT range also features a sturdy steel bumper, skid plate and headlamp protection to withstand harsh working conditions. The addition of a fold-out service step in the bumper and an inspection step at the side of the cab, together with grab handles, further allows for safe and easy access to check the engine, body or cargo.

The new generation continues to adopt Scania’s unique modular system, where customers can customise their vehicle configurations according to their choice of cabs, engines and chassis. This system maximises spare parts availability and minimises downtime for vehicles needing repairs and replacements, allowing customers to benefit from incremental revenues.

Safety Focus

The New Truck Generation features a more robust monocoque structure with high tensile steel, engineered in collaboration with Scania’s sister company, Porsche Engineering. Apart from the advanced emergency braking system, the new generation has built in a number of new safety features.

The repositioned front axle 50 millimetres closer to the front and a lower centre of gravity create a shorter overhang to reduce the degree of kneeling under heavy braking. The 30” brake chambers for the disc brakes on the front axle, which is a basic configuration for long-haul vehicles, further guarantees good braking performance. These active safety features work together to improve braking distance by 5 per cent, from 40 metres to 38 metres for a truck with a 40-tonne gross trailer weight assuming the same tyre and road conditions.

First in Malaysia, the new generation features rollover side curtain airbags, which can potentially reduce fatalities from rollover accidents by up to 25 per cent.

The Scania engineers who designed this innovative feature were recognised with the European Traffic Safety Award for Commercial Vehicles in 2017, an accolade presented by the European Association for Accident Research and Accident Analysis, DEKRA and the German Road Traffic Safety Council.

The interior ergonomics of the cab design enhances comfort and functionality. Drivers can now drive more safely with a better view of the road due to a lower instrument panel and optimised A-pillars combined with the positioning of the driver 6.5 millimetres closer to the windscreen and 20 millimetres towards the side.

The design of the steering column directly beneath the steering wheel is also intended to absorb impact energy and reduce impact force to the driver during incidents. Optional camera sensors and other warning systems are available to further enhance safety.

“No effort was spared in the extensive development process to ensure that the drivers enjoy the best possible visibility, manoeuvrability, comfort and driving experience to ensure the safest interaction with other road users,” said Marie.

Scania Total Solutions

Scania continues to provide a package of productivity-enhancing services for customers to unlock more value from their new trucks. This includes the widest service network in Malaysia that provides the best services for safety, fuel economy, uptime and environmentally friendly solutions for truck, bus and coach operations.

Customers can also leverage the connectivity of the trucks to use the Fleet Management System for real-time tracking of the trucks, and Fleet Care services, which outsources the service planning and fleet optimisation functions to Scania.

These connected services yield real-time data and long-term trends for fleet owners and operators to plan how to manage their vehicles and drivers. Scania also conducts driver training and coaching to upgrade the skills of drivers to be able to increase fuel efficiency and road safety.

“We have a holistic approach to partner with customers well beyond the sale. We look into the long-term aspects of planned maintenance, data analysis and driver skills to help customers get the most uptime and revenues from each vehicle they buy,” said Marie.

“Scania Total Solutions provide the value-added assurance to customers that their fleets are performing in peak condition to bring about more fuel efficiency and total operating economy.”

Market Acceptance and Achievements

Scania’s New Truck Generation has received several international accolades. It topped the 1,000 Point Test in 2016 and 2017, a fuel performance challenge scored by European trucking journalists and organised by Germany’s ETM Verlag.

The new S-series truck clinched the prestigious International Truck of the Year 2017, awarded by a panel of leading trucking journalists representing 25 countries in Europe. It was judged to have delivered substantial improvements in cab aerodynamics, driveability, comfort, safety and driveline performance.

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Scania also received the Green Truck Award for two years consecutively, in 2017 and 2018, from VerkehrsRundschau and Trucker magazines, which recognised the fuel economy of the new R-series trucks.

Since the new generation was first introduced in Europe in late-2016, more than 79,000 units of trucks have been sold worldwide.

In Malaysia, the trucks have received overwhelming response during the pre- launch period in 2018. To-date, over 28 customers have purchased more than 125 trucks.


PLUS apologises for Terowong Menora massive traffic issue

PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) expresses its regret over the massive traffic congestion on the North-South Expressway (NSE), between Kuala Kangsar and the Terowong Menora (Menora Tunnel), on Sunday, 24 March. Customers along the expressway endured a massive crawl after two trailers collided and burst into flames at KM259.2 (Southbound). 

Upon being notified of the incident, PLUS was first on site and immediately informed the Fire & Rescue Department, Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) and other agencies; as part of its standard procedure including traffic updates on PLUSTrafik Twitter and traffic messages boards along the highway. PLUS also activated the temporary U-turn and exits to allow customers alternative routes. By the time the authorities arrived at the place of accident, a mitigation and clean-up effort was launched.  Despite facing challenges like bad weather, oil spillage and the high weekend traffic volume, PLUS is grateful for the work and commitment demonstrated by the Fire & Rescue Department to put out the fire, PDRM and other agencies for their support on traffic management.  

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Safety is at the heart of PLUS. Taking lessons from past incidents, PLUS has committed our best efforts to manage the incident and will continuously improve its operational procedures including a closer collaboration with the relevant authorities and agencies to improve the response time. The company is very keen to discuss with transporters and logistics companies on other collaborative efforts to help reduce incidents involving heavy vehicles. PLUS also encourages all drivers to apply defensive driving tips and invite them to take a break when needed, especially during long drives. PLUS has a toll-free number PLUSLine at 1-800-88-0000 for customers, should they need any assistance on PLUS highways or download the PLUS Mobile app which has an SOS feature.


JAC Trucks Back In Malaysia With MPIRE Guarantee  

MPIRE JAC SDN BHD, a subsidiary of Mpire Auto, is the new sole distributor of JAC light commercial vehicles in Malaysia.

JAC was founded in 1964 in Hefei, China. In 2017, JAC Brand Value ranks No.6 among overall China brand (Brand Finance). JAC is manufacturing all ranges of vehicle from passenger car to heavy commercial vehicle. For the pass 20 years, JAC has sold more than 2.68 million number of vehicles. Up till now, JAC has exported 574,000 vehicles to more than 130 countries.

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Currently, JAC has 3 research centers in china with 5,000 engineers working daily on research and development, which 9 engines has been recently awarded as “China Top Ten Engine”. On November 2017, JAC has also officially launched the first JAC electric commercial truck in Macau.

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It’s latest release, JAC IEV7S is a pure electric SUV coupled with high energy battery pack liquid cooling technology and five level safety design, anti shock driving electric drive technology and energy recovery system

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Mpire JAC is honored to be the distributor of JAC Group, in which JAC is one of the leading technology lead automotive company in China. Mpire JAC Sdn Bhd, also proudly relaunch the JAC brand in Malaysia and reintroduce the new generation of JAC trucks namely JAC X30, N45 and N75. This activity of “JAC Redefined” was officiated by YB Dr. Ong Kian Ming, Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI).

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To cater for better customer service, Mpire JAC Sdn Bhd has invested millions in the state-of-the-art 3S facilities center that is conveniently located at No.2, Jalan 51/255A, Zon Perindustrian PJCT, Sek 51A, 46100 Petaling Jaya, the one and only million Ringgit showroom among the light truck industry.

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“I am proud and honored to witness, support and be a part of this international prestigious collaboration between Malaysia and China. It is good for JAC to be represented in Malaysia as they are able to bring in world-class vehicles that will help the development of the Malaysian economy. Collaboration like this is vital for Malaysia as it strengthens our ties with China, knowledge transfer and technology enhancement,” said YB Dr. Ong Kian Ming.

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The JAC X30 with gross weight of 2,835kg offers remarkable durability, accessibility and performance. The X30 is equipped with the 4DA1 diesel engine that produces 108hp and 240N.m torque. The technological advancement in the X30 is the Load- Sensing Proportional Valve system device that provides the customers with superior quality braking system which can be adjusted accordingly.

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Furthermore, the X30 leads its segment class with its 65L large- capacity fuel tank that is estimated to reach almost 750KM of continuous mileage. The N45 with a gross weight of 4,800kg is powered by 2,800 cc euro III diesel engine with 240 Nm at 1,800-2,000rpm. The N75 with the gross weight of 7,500kg is powered by 3,800cc cummins euro III diesel engine with 450Nm at 1,200rpm. The N75 also equipped with the latest Anti-Lock Braking System and Dual Circuit Air Brake system for better safety during emergency braking. These technologies applied on JAC N Series provides an economical and reliable drive with great performance and comfort.

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Managing Director of Mpire Group, Dato’ Billy Goh said, “It is evident that as a market leader in China and big contestant around the world competitive markets, JAC is poised to produce world-class vehicles relevant for the highly demanding consumers in Malaysia. Therefore, I am confident that both imported vehicles as well as locally assembled vehicles by JAC are of the highest standards of features, quality and fuel efficiencies that will be highly sought after by Malaysian buyers”.

Looking forward to support Malaysia’s new phase of Industry 4.0 and demand for efficient transportation, transport operators are faced with rising diesel prices putting pressure on profitability. Therefore, the introduction of JAC X30, N45 and N75 trucks to the Malaysian market is timely as these vehicles are competitively priced and positioned in its specific market segments to promote efficiency, fuel saving, productivity, ROI, and excellent technology convergence.

“JAC X30, N45 and N75 is our answer to this challenge. It is the complete solution that combines our latest technology to substantially bring down fuel consumption in long-haul operations with stylish appearance and this is without compromising drivability,” says Mr. Lau Yit Mun, Group CEO of Mpire JAC.

Mpire JAC is appointing 15 authorized service dealers nationwide in order to provide efficient after sales service to all JAC customers.

In Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Colombia, JAC light truck has been ranked as the no.1 light truck industry, which covers at least 50% market share in respective countries for Year 2018. Moreover; JAC light trucks also achieved excellent performance in the highly populated regions of the Philippines and Brazil whereby, JAC light trucks managed to uphold its 2nd rank in terms of market share and value among all the Chinese light truck brands in year 2018.

Recently JAC and China National Machinery Import & Export (Group) Co., Ltd. jointly signed the Kazakhstan Allur Group Equity Acquisition Agreement, to become “One Belt and One Road Initiative” and involved in China-Kazakhstan capacity cooperation iconic project.

Lastly, Mpire JAC is currently offering a trade in program which is subsidizing RM3,000.00 for any vehicles being traded in while buying a brand-new JAC (terms and condition apply).

On top of that, the package also comes with free 2 years’ service (6 times) and 5 years’ or 150,000KM warranty.

JAC X30, N45 and N75 are reasonably priced at RM63,888 RM78,888 and RM97,488 respectively.

To make an appointment for a test drive, or to further inquire about the all new JAC X30, N45 and N75 and, kindly contact Mpire JAC Sdn Bhd at +60 3 7865 3188 or visit them at No.2, Jalan 51/255A, Zon Perindustrian PJCT, Sek 51A, 46100 Petaling Jaya.

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CITY-LINK EXPRESS Maintains Its Fast & Reliable Service With Isuzu  


An official ceremony was held recently at the newly set up City-Link Express Warehouse in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, to commemorate the handover of Isuzu Malaysia’s commercial trucks to City-Link Express (M) Sdn Bhd.  The handover comprised of 90 units of Isuzu ELF 4-wheeler model [NLR77UEE-2E], procured in line with the company’s business explansion plans.

Isuzu has long been City-Link Express’ preferred brand of commercial vehicle, as seen in the long relationship and mutual trust between both companies since its first fleet purchase was made in 2011. The latest procurement will further improve City-Link Express’ reliable services, and at the same time continue in achieving its customer satisfaction.

These 90 units were specifically procured to increase mobilisation at various City-Link Express centres nationwide, including the Cheras Warehouse & Distribution Centre, which offers business clients specialised services of storing goods in temperature-controlled environment, before being packed, delivered and shipped out to all destinations accordingly.

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During his speech, Atsunori Murata, Chief Operating Officer of Isuzu Malaysia, took the time to convey his sincere gratittude to City-Link Express for their continuous support to Isuzu as their preferred vehicle for their business operations. Murata hopes that this recent procurement will further enhance City-Link Express’ day-to-day operations.

To commemorate the special occassion, Koji Nakamura, Chief Executive Offer of Isuzu Malaysia Sdn Bhd, presented a symbolic mock key and an appreciation momento to City-Link Express’ Chief Executive Officer, Ronald Tan. Also in attendance was City-Link Express’ Senior Sales Manager, Colin Tan.

Previously, in February 2019, training sessions on product knowledge and basic maintenance was held for City-Link Express drivers at their central warehouse and operating hub in Saujana Putra. The training sessions was conducted to ensure attendees are well equipped with vital knowledge and understanding of the Isuzu trucks recently procured by City-Link Express, as well as learning the techniques of economical and safe driving.

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MAN Bus and Coach Division Celebrates An Extremely Successful 2018


MAN Truck & Bus is celebrating an extremely successful year in its city bus and coach business in 2018.

In the last business year, the company achieved its highest ever amount of order intake with a total of 8,310 units. Sales have also been notably high: At 7,204 vehicles, this is the second-highest number of sales in company history, and the highest since the financial crisis in 2008.

Göran Nyberg, Member of the Executive Board for Sales and Marketing, is satisfied: “In the last few years, we have successfully developed the bus business from a former problem child into an extremely successful business area.

In 2018, we increased our market share in Europe to 14.5 percent. Our customers appreciate our high reliability and safety, outstanding design, innovative technology, high comfort and comprehensive customer-oriented approach in sales and service.”

Rudi Kuchta, Head of Product & Sales Bus and new Speaker Business Area Bus, adds: “With the NEOPLAN Tourliner and the MAN Lion’s Coach, we have two top models in the field in the coach segment. And we are also in the process of successfully bringing our new city bus generation of the MAN Lion’s City onto the market. It is number one in terms of economy and, unlike many of its competitors, is pre-equipped for the new fully electric drive, which will be launched in 2020.”

With its MAN and NEOPLAN bus brands, MAN Truck & Bus is one of the leading European manufacturers of city buses and coaches.

Many top European football clubs, such as FC Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund or PSG Paris, use team buses from the Munich-based commercial vehicle manufacturer. From this year, the German national football team is also using MAN team buses for the first time.


Fuso world’s first fully electric light-duty truck

The world’s first fully electric light-duty truck to enter series production, the FUSO eCanter represents a major advance in the battle to improve air quality in towns and cities.

The FUSO eCanter, which is scheduled to go on general sale via the Mercedes-Benz Dealer network in 2020, offers cost savings worth up to 1000 Euro for every 10000 kilometres covered, compared to a diesel-engined truck.

Powered by six 420 V and 13.8 kWh lithium-ion batteries, its electric drivetrain with permanent-magnet motor delivers 129 kW (180 hp) via a single-gear transmission in the rear axle. The truck offers a body and payload allowance of up to 4.5 tonnes, and a single charge allows effective operating ranges of more than 62 miles (100 km).


Renault Trucks has ended 2018 with a 10% increase

In 2018, Renault Trucks recorded its fourth consecutive year of sales growth. The manufacturer has announced a rise of 7.6% in MHDV, and 15% in LCV.

Significant growth in volume in Europe
In a dynamic European market for vehicles over 6 tons (up 4.2%), deliveries of Renault Trucks vehicles are up 7.6%. This has led to a slight increase in the French manufacturer’s market share, up 0.1 point to 8.5%.

In the over 16-ton segment, Renault Trucks’ market share in Europe is up 0.2 points, at 8.9%

For vehicles between 6 and 16 tons, market share is down 0.3 points (6.2%). Registrations are down 3.8% due to the stoppage of the Renault Trucks D cab 2m model. On a like-for-like basis however, penetration remains identical.

Renault Trucks has strengthened its position as leader in its home market, with a 28.1% market share.

International sales marked by an upturn in Africa

Deliveries of Renault Trucks vehicles have fallen 8.8% internationally, with 4,457 trucks invoiced. This downturn can be explained by the introduction of import quotas in Algeria in 2018. The manufacturer is particularly active in Africa, where sales have grown 25% in 2018. In French-speaking Africa, Renault Trucks holds 20% of the premium range market (+1 point).  In 2018, the constructor also recorded good performance in Turkey (+2.1 points with 5.8% of MS) and in the Middle East (+1.1 point with 6.4% MS).

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A record 23% increase of for Renault Trucks used trucks

In 2018, Renault Trucks recorded a record increase in sales of used trucks, with 8,500 invoiced vehicles, up 23%. Used trucks service offers are also performing well, notably due to the Selection structure warranty, with a penetration rate of 18%, up 6 points.

Used vehicles represent a strategic sector for Renault Trucks. In 2017, the manufacturer opened a “Used Trucks Factory” at its Bourg-en-Bresse plant to recondition its used vehicles. In 2018, 400 used trucks were reconditioned there to meet customer requirements (compared to 230 in 2017). The aim is for vehicles from the Used Trucks Factory to eventually represent 10% of total sales of used vehicles. After the Range T X-Road, Renault Trucks launched another model from its Used Trucks Factory in 2018, the Range T P-Road, a tractor converted into a rigid truck.

Aftersales: spare parts turnover up 5%

Renault Trucks aftersales division has reported steady progress of 5% in its spare parts turnover and a healthy increase in the sales of its maintenance contracts.

With 32,000 vehicles under contract, the penetration rate of maintenance contracts grew by 5 points in 2018 to reach 23.6% (29% if Clovis Location contracts are included). 60,000 vehicles now benefit from a Renault Trucks maintenance contract or extended warranty.

Renault Trucks preparing for the future

Fuel savings and reducing CO2 emissions have always been a core concern for Renault Trucks. The manufacturer is therefore investing fully in complying with the limits set by the EU as regards CO2 emissions.

At the end of 2018, Renault Trucks announced the launch of the 2019 versions of the T, D and D Wide models, designed to reduce fuel consumption by up to 7% compared to previous versions. Renault Trucks is also continuing its research into improving the efficiency of diesel vehicles, with its Optifuel Lab 3 laboratory vehicle. The aim is to reduce fuel consumption by 13% for a full heavy vehicle unit by 2020.

Last but not least, for an immediate improvement in air quality, Renault Trucks will be launching its D and D Wide Z.E. electric trucks in 2019, manufactured in its Blainville-sur-Orne factory. The Renault Master Z.E., on the other hand, is already being distributed in the Renault Trucks network.


Mercedes-Benz e-Actros starts tests  

A fully-electric version of Mercedes-Benz’s popular Actros has gone into service with an external supplier for the first time, transporting gearbox housings to one of the automotive manufacturer’s plants in Southern Germany.

The truck will be operated by haulier Logistik Schmitt, on a route between Schmitt’s warehouse in Ötigheim and Mercedes-Benz’s Gaggenau plant. In total, it will cover around 170km (106 miles) per day.

“Our eActros has been out on public roads since June 2018 and has already covered more than 30,000 kilometres with its battery-electric drive,” said Stefan Buchner, Head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks. “Together with customers, we have been compiling experiences of the eActros in regular everyday operations since September. Its range of 200 kilometres has proven to be absolutely realistic.

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“There is every indication that we are on the right track with our eActros concept. Our aim as of 2021 is to have locally emission-free and quiet heavy-duty series production trucks operating in cities — operating economically on a par with diesel trucks.

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“We are delighted that Logistik Schmitt will now use the eActros and are excited about further interesting findings gained from practical operations.”


In order to gain the most benefit from the eActros’s electric range, the truck will be charged whilst being loaded and unloaded, thus minimising operational downtime.


Volvo Trucks Now Have I-Save Option

Volvo Trucks has announced a new I-Save option for the FH tractor unit, which it says offers fuel savings of up to seven per cent for long-haul operators.

I-Save models feature the new D13TC Euro 6 Step D engine with wave-shaped piston crowns, which improve combustion and increase efficiency by guiding heat and energy to the centre of each cylinder.

Excess energy in the exhaust gases is then recovered to power the flywheel via an extra turbine in the exhaust flow, known as the turbo-compound unit.

The D13TC engine produces up to an additional 300Nm of torque, which means less acceleration and fuel is needed to maintain a steady speed in motorway traffic – Volvo says this makes it beneficial for long-haul operators typically exceeding 160,000km per annum.

Other features of I-Save include new fuel-efficient rear axles and an updated I-See system, Volvo’s predictive cruise control system which uses GPS and the truck’s sat nav system to ensure the engine is in the correct gear for the conditions.

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“We have tailored every aspect of I-Save to suit long-haul operators,” says Mats Franzén, Volvo’s powertrain strategy director.

“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.”


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

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.