The Foton Aumark S Series of light duty trucks is officially launched in Malaysia by Angka-Tan Motor Sdn Bhd (ATM). ATM is a subsidiary of Warisan TC Holdings and a member of the Tan Chong Group.
The all-new Foton Aumark S series of light-duty trucks are the result of the Foton Super Truck development programme. The “Super Truck Global Innovation Alliance” is a collaboration by Foton with established and leading truck technology players including Cummins, ZF Friedrichshafen (ZF), WABCO, Bosch and others. Foton is a designer and manufacturer of trucks, buses, machinery and SUVs from China and is part of the BAIC Group.
ATM is currently offering two models of the Aumark S i.e. BJ1078 and BJ1088. The trucks are built with European safety standards, designed and equipped with both active and passive safety features that have been tested in full compliance with ECE’s automotive safety regulations.
“Working with Foton, the global brands combined science and technology for the production of optimised 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 Wang Jianjun, Executive Vice President of Foton International Trade Co., Ltd. Beijing.
Powered by the latest generation Cummins ISF 3.8L engine, the Foton Aumark S BJ1088 model is capable of producing 115 kW of power and 500 Nm of torque. The Cummins ISF engine is turbocharged and intercooled, and fitted with a Bosch fuel injection system to provide the truck with a premium powertrain that is not available on other light-duty trucks. It can run on Euro 3 standard diesel and is ready for B20 biodiesel.
The engine is paired with a 6-speed ZF manual transmission to provide optimal power delivery with smooth shifting and high transmission efficiency. The lightweight aluminum alloy casing and optimised gear ratios also effectively reduce fuel consumption, while the optimised turbinate gear design can effectively reduce noise.
“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,“ said Tan Keng Meng, CEO of Warisan TC Holdings Bhd.
Meanwhile, Danny Ng, Senior General Manager, Angka-Tan Motor Sdn Bhd shared, “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,” he added.
The Foton Aumark S 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 headlights, which are electrically adjustable, has a low beam for the lens structure. Its luminous intensity of the single high beam is 50,000 candela, or 25 times the brightness of daytime sunlight.
An additional safety feature is the intelligent reversing radar with four sensors for more effective detection of any obstacle within 1.8 meters of the rear of the Foton Aumark S when reverse gear is engaged.
Further, the all-new Foton Aumark S series also boasts an updated chassis design that is built with high strength steel, two-piece driveshaft and leaf springs which are more stable and have better load-bearing strength. The trucks are built based on the European standards for vehicle body structure. The cab is stamped and formed, with over 80% of the cab welded with double-sided galvanised sheets for high strength against frontal impact and top crushing. The cab doors and frames also have hinge reinforcement plates and high-strength tensile steel 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 Danny 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 Foton Aumark S BJ1078 is priced at RM101,000 while the Aumark S 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, call 03-56386888.