Wapcar – The JMC brand has been officially announced in Malaysia. JMC stands for Jiangling Motors Co, and it is the sixth largest commercial vehicle brand in China. The Nanchang-based company has appointed Angka-Tan Motor (ATM) – a subsidiary of Bursa-listed Warisan TC Holdings and part of Tan Chong Group – as its official distributor in Malaysia. Their first model for our market is the JMC Vigus Pro 4×4 pickup.
The two parties signed an agreement on July 1 last year, giving the ATM the exclusive right to manufacture, assemble and sell JMC Vigus Pro trucks and related parts and components in Malaysia. ATM plans to offer Vigus Pro at 13 points of sale and service across the country.
They said they are pleased to announce that after more than 12 months of hard work, Angka-Tan Motor, together with Jiangling Motors Co, is ready to present an attractive competitor in the popular pickup truck segment. Tan Keng Meng, CEO of Warisan, said the stylish and technologically advanced JMC Vigus Pro 4×4 pickup truck has proven itself in the Chinese market and we look forward to sharing the product. this new with pickup truck fans all over Malaysia. TC Holdings.
As a leading manufacturer and exporter of light commercial vehicles in China, he and his team are delighted to offer Malaysian consumers an attractive yet versatile pickup truck designed with new technology. best. JMC President Xiong Chunying said that JMC has been the second best-selling brand in China’s pickup truck segment for many consecutive years.
ATM has published the first details about the Malaysian version of the JMC Vigus Pro, with detailed specifications to be released later this month. The truck will be equipped with a 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine using Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT) technology, producing 141 hp at 3,600 rpm and 340 Nm of torque from 1,500 to 2,600 rpm. The TDI is mated to a ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic transmission with manual mode.
The Vigus Pro 4WD system is from BorgWarner, and it has the usual 2H, 4H and 4L modes, plus Eaton’s rear differential lock. ATM claims unrivaled fuel economy of 7.8 liters per 100 km, or 12.8 km/l. At the kit level, only a reverse camera is mentioned in the press release, but JMC Malaysia also showcases Bosch’s ESP package which includes ABS, EBD, traction control, downhill traction control and start assist. sloping walk.
A small showroom on the Vigus Pro website shows a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel with paddle shifters, cruise control, automatic headlights, an 8.0-inch touchscreen head unit with a rearview camera. rear, electronic gear selector, electrically adjustable and retractable side mirrors with integrated LED and heated turn signals and fiberglass sport bar.
Four colors are listed – Brilliant Silver, Gloss Black, Solid White and the oddly named Stable Brown. Now open for pre-order, the JMC Vigus Pro 4×4 can be viewed at the ATM flagship showroom in Klang.
By the way, ATM has been a local distributor for Foton trucks and main engines in Malaysia since 2011, so this is not their first foray into Chinese trucks and brands. The company advertises its nationwide sales and service network “providing dedicated mobile service and 24/7 Res-Q response” and the support from the long-standing Tan Chong Group as strength. As for JMC, the brand sold 331,100 units in China last year. In the first half of 2021, JMC is the second best-selling brand in the pickup segment in its home market.