TC Trucks Sales Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Tan Chong Motor Holdings Berhad has launched the new King Long XMQ6120AS bus chassis in Malaysia. Built by China’s Xiamen King Long United Automotive Industry Co Ltd (or “King Long” for short), it is available in two chassis variants i.e. the premium XMQ6120AS-P and the standard XMQ6120AS-S specifications. This new bus is targeted at fleet owners and tour & travel operators.
King Long specializes in the design, research and development, manufacturing, as well as sales and services of large and medium-sized buses, coaches and minivans. It has three large manufacturing bases in China and produces more than 20,000 buses and coaches, and 30,000 mini vans annually, making it one of the largest bus and coach manufacturers.
The new King Long intercity express and tourist coach chassis is the first bus chassis to be introduced subsequent to TC Trucks Sales being appointed the sole and exclusive distributor, assembler and aftermarket service provider of King Long coaches and buses in Malaysia, in June 2018.
Built with a high quality engine, the XMQ6120AS-P premium variant chassis is powered by a Weichai (You might have seen this name advertised on Ferrari’s F1 cars) 400 hp diesel engine paired with ZF’s 6-speed automatic transmission. This engine which has low-speed power and high torque boasts two great features – dynamic performance and lower fuel consumption. In addition, the extensive noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) map optimization provides excellent comfort and a deluxe experience to driver and passengers.
Meanwhile, the XMQ6120AS-S standard variant chassis is equipped with a powerful yet lighter-weight and compact Cummins 375 hp engine with a fast 6-speed manual transmission. This highly flexible power choice also has a fuel-efficient 8.9 litre configuration. Being lighter in weight than competitive engines, operators will benefit from high performance, strong acceleration, fuel economy and lower operating costs.
Tan Keng Meng, Head of Tan Chong Group Truck & Bus Business Division, said at the launch, “The new King Long XMQ6120AS bus chassis is designed to provide customers with reputable and reliable bus chassis solutions for various applications to meet our customers’ business demands. It offers excellent innovation for efficient mobility and better move, and we are very confident this is the bus chassis that will set new benchmarks in bus performance, comfort, reliability, durability and safety, which is a highly essential aspect in the bus industry.”
“TC Trucks Sales is extremely delighted to partner with King Long as the sole and exclusive distributor in Malaysia. The introduction of this new bus chassis marks a key milestone for us. Leveraging on our extensive network of branches, quality aftermarket services and capabilities offered within our group, we are confident that we can bring success to the King Long brand and market presence here,” Tan added.
Simon Xie Wei Guo, Director of Overseas Sales and Marketing, Xiamen King Long United Automotive Industry Co. Ltd. said, “The new King Long XMQ6120AS bus chassis is one of our latest innovations offering efficient and reliable mobility solutions. King Long is one of the world’s largest bus and coach manufacturers with over 30 years of experience in professional bus and coach manufacturing, with an annual production capacity of 50,000. We own top-notch enterprise technology centers, post-doctoral research stations, safety and energy testing centers and institutions, and we are fully committed to creating products that meet global market demands.”
“King Long’s products have been exported to more than 180 countries and Malaysia is one of the important markets for us in this region. TC Trucks Sales has made a lot of efforts and we are proud that they are our partner here. We believe that in the longer-term future, this partnership will help to introduce more King Long bus products in Malaysia,” added Xie.
The new King Long XMQ6120AS bus chassis has undergone stringent tests in accordance with global standards. The bus is fitted with a speedometer that is compatible with the advanced CAN-Bus technology for easy monitoring of all electrical devices and detection of any malfunction details, thus improving safety and reliability.
The bus is also equipped with WABCO’s anti-lock braking system (ABS) that prevents the wheels from locking during emergency braking situations and helps to maintain stability of the bus and bring it to a complete stop within the shortest possible distance and in the safest possible way. Other safety features built include full air brakes, front disc brakes, six airbags and speed limiter set at 90 km/h, in accordance with Road Transport Department regulations.
The bus also comes with full air suspension for enhanced comfort. Additionally, the bus was also designed to provide a good driving height for better visibility, stability and comfort.
The new King Long XMQ6120AS bus chassis is now open for booking. In conjunction with the launch, TC Trucks Sales is offering a promotional package which includes an RM8,000 rebate on the bus chassis with three free maintenance services (for parts and labor) for the first 40 units booked.
Thus far, 19 units have already been sold to four customers i.e. Five Stars Express Tour & Travel Sdn Bhd, Mayflower Car Rental Sdn Bhd, Pioneer Coachbuilders Sdn Bhd and Siang Malam Travel & Express Sdn Bhd.
In addition to TC Trucks Sales’ comprehensive after-sales support throughout Malaysia, customers who purchase the new bus chassis will also enjoy a warranty of 2 years or 200,000km, whichever comes first.
Interested parties can contact TC Trucks Sales at 603-61891896 for more information.