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Foton Auman EST now in Malaysia

9th August, 2018

SELANGOR: Placing technology at the heart of smart trucking solutions, local truck distributor Angka-Tan Motor Sdn Bhd (ATM) – a subsidiary of Warisan TC Holdings and a member of Tan Chong Group – has recently launched and unveiled the all-new heavy-duty commercial prime mover – Foton Auman EST (Energy Super Truck) series.

Manufactured by Beijing-based Foton Daimler Automotive Co. Ltd, the all-new Auman EST truck is part of the Foton Super Truck Series that are fully-equipped with advanced mobility technologies leading into the future.

The Auman EST series were built by a combination of globally-renowned and best-in-class technologies from the United States (U.S), Germany and China. It is powered by U.S-based Cummins Inc.’s clean, efficient and dependable Cummins ISG 12-litre engine, Germany-based ZF’s latest innovative TraXon transmission and Beijing Foton Daimler Automotive’s application of European technology into its newly styled body.

The combination of these technologies make Auman EST fully capable in carrying out highly demanding operations while maintaining high standards in uptime, fuel efficiency and safety over long distances in the day-to-day routines of fleet and trucking operations.

Tan Keng Meng, Chief Executive Officer, Warisan TC Holdings Bhd said, “The Foton Auman EST is a technology-laden heavy-duty prime mover which we believe will deliver exceptional values and advantages to logistic and haulage companies in Malaysia.”

“Today, technology has been consistently making its way into trucking solutions to make them intelligent, as the industry landscape continues to evolve and demand for smart transport solutions increases. This is what the Auman EST embodies with its intelligent technology, highly efficient fuel conservation, superb safety features and strong reliability.

“With the addition of Auman EST in our product offering and our Group’s continuous support on strong aftermarket, I am confident that Angka-Tan Motor will have a much stronger market footing and be able to better serve our customers,” added Tan.

The Auman EST was manufactured in global digital paradigmatic factory with TOS+ (Truck Operating System) management system, advanced manufacturing capabilities and technologies. The truck has undergone rigorous testing regimes and on-road testing in various road condition, temperature and altitude took it to the limit so as to ensure its superior quality, durability and performance.

Dai Hongkai, General Manager, Foton Asia Pacific, Beijing Foton Daimler Automotive Co., Ltd shared, “As one of the leading commercial vehicles manufacturer in China and globally, Foton continues to invest heavily in engineering research and development and embracing cutting-edge technology into our Auman EST trucks, as we are committed to creating and delivering intelligent and efficient trucks for today and the future.”

“This truck bears all the hallmark of Foton’s values and is poised to be the game changer in our quest to becoming the Chinese brand that creates the global standards in trucking solutions. Foton is also very glad to partner with Angka-Tan Motor as our distributor in Malaysia, as we share the same vision for success and leading businesses into the future,” he added.

Fuel economy is one of the priority factors for companies in the logistics and haulage business. The Auman EST provides exceptional fuel efficiency through a variety of ways. The advanced Cummins ISG engine improves fuel consumption and emission significantly. Its high torque with low revs and a wide RPM range increases transmission efficiency and fuel economy by 2%.

The lightweight and compact yet powerful Cummins engine, aluminium-alloyed ZF’s 16-speed transmission, fuel tank and other lightweight materials all contribute to the best possible minimal usage of fuel. In addition, the newly-designed body optimizes aerodynamics, low drag and low rolling resistance to ensure that fuel efficiency is further maximized.

Built with the driver in mind, the Auman EST boasts great ergonomic interior layout, with highly spacious and high-roofed cabin for driving comfort and movement. Other key features for comfort and safety include adjustable steering wheel, user-friendly dashboard for practicality and convenience, air-suspension driver seat for lumbar support, electric adjustable rear-view mirror and roof window, and ultra-wide twin sleeping bunk beds.

The truck’s full air suspension cabin also meets European standard in terms of good quality sound proofing to reduce interior noise, which effectively improves driving comfort and focus. For ease of maintenance, the cabin can also be tilted to 70 degrees.

The Auman EST truck is now available in three different models for customers in Malaysia. In addition to comprehensive aftersales support of 18 service dealers, customers of Auman EST will also enjoy 4 years warranty with unlimited mileage – the highest warranty in the local truck market. In conjunction with the launch, Angka-Tan Motor Sdn Bhd will be offering a special price for the first 30 units booked before 31 August 2018.

   
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