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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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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.

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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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Renault Trucks Unveils Master Exclusive Red Edition


Renault Trucks is launching the new Master, featuring a more robust frontage with a bolder design, a new, completely revamped interior, featuring a redesigned dashboard and steering wheel, together with functional, ergonomic storage spaces.

The new Renault Master also offers new driver-assistance systems, including active braking, side wind assist, permanent rear view, blind spot warning and front and rear parking assistance. 

It features six new Euro 6d-temp and Euro VI diesel engines, from 130 hp to 180 hp/400 Nm, together with an electric 57kW engine. All diesel engines are fitted with Twin-Turbo technology, which combines low-end torque with high-power for optimal driving. Fuel consumption is therefore reduced up to 1L/100 km and CO2 emissions remain under control.


Available in all models – panel van, chassis cab and platform cab – the Renault Trucks Master Red EDITION is fitted as standard with a new 150 hp/385 Nm Euro 6d-temp engine.


On the outside, the Master Red EDITION is also fitted as standard with a strong, elegant chrome grille that perfectly matches the vehicle’s full-LED signature. 


Inside, new carbon fabric seat covers, chrome inserts on the air conditioning vents and buttons and a new black and chrome gear knob enhance the harmony created by sleek, modern lines. 


The Master Red EDITION is fitted with a pull-out tray that provides an additional work or relaxation area, together with a glovebox drawer that increases storage volume. It also features wireless smartphone charger as standard. 

The Master Red EDITION has also been fitted as standard with new equipment to improve driver comfort and safety (air conditioning, speed regulator and limiter, automatic switch-on of headlights and wipers) and includes new functions, including an USB Bluetooth radio, side- wind assist system and a folding two-button key.

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Foton C2 and C2S servicing offer right now

The festive season is here and the good people at Foton are offering a FREE 50 point check and FREE air filter and also oil filter when you service your Foton C2 and Foton CS2 vans. This offer starts today, the 6th of May 2019 and runs until the 30th of June 2019. 

The C2 is powered by a proven Isuzu 2.5-litre turbo diesel engine while the CS2L has the mighty Cummins ISF 2.8-litre diesel engine.

The View CS2L is fitted with a modern Electronic Control Unit (“ECU”) and Exhaust Gas Recirculation (“EGR”) system, allowing the window van to operate with a lower carbon footprint and higher efficiency. It also has Bosch’s four-channel ABS + EBD, a “3H high-strength” body, strong anti-collision bars, front and rear bumpers, dual airbags, a collapsible steering column and three-point seat belts. This makes it one of the safest vans in the domestic market.

Mpire Group aspires to change the way Malaysians perceive Chinese trucks. Chinese-made trucks, Fotons in particular, have improved by leaps and bounds over the last few years. Not only are they more durable and better built, but they’re also safer, more comfortable, more efficient and high tech.

There are currently 2 showrooms in Selangor for Foton customers. The first is dedicated to van operations and is located at 2, Jalan Pemberita U1/49, Temasya Industrial Park, 40150 Shah Alam. For super-truck operations, another exclusive showroom can be found at 2, Jalan Gitar 33/3, Elite Industrial Park, Section 33, 40460 Shah Alam. These showrooms offer one-stop service and are decked out with sophisticated equipment and facilities.

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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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Mpire Group Launches Foton’s 3S in Glenmarie  

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The Mpire Group has just successfully launched their Mpire Asia 3S centre at Glenmarie and the all new Foton View C2 5.4 meter panel van and the Foton CS2 L 6 meter 18-seater window van in Malaysia.

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Mpire Group thanks YB Tuan Tan Kok Wai, Malaysian special envoy to China and Datuk Aishah Ahmad, MAA President who together graced and officiated the event. A big thank you also goes to Mr. Khoo Kah Chin, President of KL & Selangor Used car and Credit Companies Association and the top management from Foton International who attended the event.

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