The sole and exclusive distributor of Foton trucks in Malaysia, Angka-Tan Motor Sdn Bhd (ATM) – a subsidiary of Warisan TC Holdings and member of Tan Chong Group – has officially launched and unveiled today the all-new Foton Aumark S Series light-duty super truck for the Malaysian market.
The all-new Foton Aumark S series of light-duty trucks were developed under the Foton Super Truck program, and is one of the culmination of Foton’s collaboration with members of the “Super Truck Global Innovation Alliance”. The alliance was established with world leading truck technology players including Cummins, ZF Friedrichshafen (ZF), WABCO, Bosch and more.
“Working with Foton, the global brands combined science and technology for the production of optimized powertrain system and vehicle integration, fuel-saving technologies for supporting environmental protection, and intelligently interconnected high-end commercial vehicles that are competent in leading the trend for efficient logistics. As a result, we are able to produce and introduce the all-new Aumark S series which has become a highly accepted light-duty super truck by markets globally,” said Foton International Trade Co. Ltd Beijing executive vice president Wang Jianjun in a statement.
Warisan TC Holdings Bhd chief executive officer Tan Keng Meng shared, “Angka-Tan Motor Sdn Bhd is very proud to be introducing one of the most technologically-advanced light-duty truck that is set to raise the benchmark in the industry. The all-new Foton Aumark S series is developed with the globally renowned high-performance Cummins ISF powertrain, ZF transmission, WABCO brake solutions and other leading global innovations. It is a light-duty super truck that will deliver on its pledge as a Foton SUPER truck offering Safety, Utilitarian, Power, Efficiency and Reliability! And it has undeniably pushed the boundaries of what a light-duty truck should be,”
Powered by the latest generation Cummins ISF 3.8-litre engine, the Foton Aumark S BJ1088 model is capable of serving 115kW of power and 500Nm of torque. Turbocharged and intercooled with a Bosch fuel injection system, the Cummins ISF engine provides the truck with a premium powertrain that’s not found on any other light-duty trucks.
Perfectly optimizing the Cummins engine is the 6-speed manual transmission by ZF, which has smooth shifting and high transmission efficiency. The light-weight aluminum alloy casing and optimized gear ratio also effectively reduce fuel consumption, while the optimized turbinate gear design can effectively reduce noise.
Built with European safety standards through, the Aumark S series is designed and equipped with both active and passive safety features that have been tested in full compliance with ECE’s automotive safety regulations.
Angka-Tan Motor Sdn Bhd senior general manager Danny ng said, “Safety stands as a highly important hallmark of the all-new Foton Aumark S series light-duty super truck. The truck is built with the most stringent manufacturing processes and had undergone and passed all the required crash tests that were necessary to attain the ECE R29 global regulatory standards.”
“The 1.6 million km road test through different road, weather and altitude conditions had demonstrated the technological breakthrough in intelligent control, safety, fuel saving and smooth driving experience in the Foton Aumark S series,”
The truck’s active safety features include the braking system, lighting, driving view and more. Its high-performance braking system is generated by the main braking valve which adopted WABCO’s brake control solutions for enhanced safety and braking efficiency levels, even in extreme conditions.
The Foton Aumark S is also equipped with electric adjustable headlight which has a low beam for the lens structure, with luminous intensity of the single high beam at 50,000 candela or 25 times more that the brightness of daytime sunlight.
An additional feature that further maximizes safety is the intelligent reversing radar with four sensors for a comprehensive detection of any obstacle within 1.8 meters of the rear of the Foton Aumark S when the driver is reversing.
The all-new Foton Aumark S series also boasts updated chassis design that is built with high strength steel, two-piece driveshaft and leaf springs which are more stable and more load-bearing.
Built based on the European standards for vehicle body structure, the cab is stamped and formed, where more than 80 percent of the cab is welded with high precision by double-sided galvanized sheet for high strength against frontal impact and top crushing. The cab doors and frames have hinge reinforcement plate and high-strength tensile for maximum protection against side impacts.
“Angka-Tan Motor will be offering two models of the Aumark S, which are BJ1078 7.5T and BJ1088 7.5T and 9T vehicles. Both models offer improved intelligence with multi-function display for easy operation and handling, ergonomically designed and spacious cab space for extra comfort, and easy refit to suit various logistical needs,” said Ng.
“Whether it is for customers who are logistics experts demanding intelligent high-efficiency arrival or cold chain experts requiring on-time arrival or urban delivery experts looking for agility and smooth arrival, the all-new Foton Aumark S series is the ultimate light-duty super truck for business safety, efficiency and productivity,” he added.
“We are confident that the arrival of this light-duty super truck will help to lay a more solid foundation for Angka-Tan Motor’s and Foton’s cooperation as well as our brand expansion in Malaysia,” added Tan.
The price for Aumark S model BJ1078 is RM101,000 and for BJ1088 is RM108,000. The trucks come with a warranty period of five years or 200,000 km whichever comes first. In conjunction with the launch, Angka-Tan Motor will be giving an early bird promotion discount of RM5,000 for the first 100 units. For more details on this, customers can call 03-56386888.