After introducing the 6-wheeler Foton Aumark S trucks to Malaysia in 2020, Angka-Tan Motor Sdn Bhd has launched smaller and budget-friendlier 4-wheeled versions of the Aumark S i.e. the City Flyer 4-Wheeler BJ1065.
Angka-Tan, the sole distributor of Foton Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) and Foton Auman in Malaysia, has brought in the Aumark S City Flyer light duty truck to meet the demands of logistics usage, particularly in city scenarios. The light and flexible body of the City Flyer allows fleet owners to achieve high productivity and efficiency in their business operations.
The Foton Aumark S City Flyer 4-Wheeler BJ1065 series will come in 2 versions i.e. VDJD4 and VDJD6, differing only on wheelbase dimensions of 2,800 mm and 3,360 mm respectively. The City Flyer has a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 5.6 tonnes, a top feature in the 4-wheeler category, making suitable for inter-city and intra-city trips, and allowing customers to carry higher payload per trip.
Both City Flyer versions are powered by the latest generation Cummins ISF 2.8L Euro-3 turbocharged engine with an output of 129 hp (96 kW) @ 3,200 rpm and 310 Nm of torque @ 1,600 – 2,700 rpm. The engine is paired with a smooth-shifting 5-speed ZF manual transmission with high transmission efficiency. The lightweight aluminum alloy casing and optimised gear ratio means it helps reduce fuel consumption, while the optimised turbinate gear design reduces noise.
A product of the Super Truck Global Innovation Alliance, the Aumark S City Flyer is also built on Foton’s SUPER philosophy platform i.e. Safety, Utility, Power, Efficiency and Reliability. This alliance sees leading technology players around the world like Cummins, ZF Friedrichshafen, WABCO, Bosch and Exedy join forces to combine their expertise and top-notch technology in the design of this truck.
Further, its cabin has been redesigned and improved to give the driver and co-driver more comfort and less fatigue during prolonged driving. The seats have been enhanced with an extended life foam and wear-resistant fabric. It also comes with a platform cup holder and overhead file cabinet.
“As inflationary factors creep in, e.g. fuel price increase, we are seeing increasing demand from business owners looking out for vehicles that are able to deliver efficiency, productivity and uptime. The all-new Foton Aumark S City Flyer 4-Wheeler BJ1065 series meet these criteria and is able to help them swiftly achieve their business objectives,” said Tan Keng Meng, Chief Executive Officer of Warisan TC Holdings Bhd, the parent company of Angka-Tan Motor, and a member of Tan Chong Group.
In terms of safety, the Aumark S City Flyer is built with an updated chassis design that meets the European safety standards and is tested in full compliance with Economic Commission for Europe (ECE)’s R29 stringent safety regulations. It has Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) which prevents wheel lock-up during heavy braking, and also Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist to help with stronger and safer braking performance in case of an emergency.
“Safety and reliability are paramount, all Foton trucks are manufactured according to the most stringent of standards and are also in line with Foton’s ‘SUPER’ promise. Ensuring this, the Aumark S City Flyer development work has gone through a 1.6 million kilometre extreme environmental durability test to guarantee exceptional ability in weathering the harshest of environments,” said Danny Ng, Senior General Manager of Angka-Tan Motor Sdn Bhd.
The Foton Motor Group is a globally-recognised and trustworthy first-choice commercial vehicle company and brand that has sold over 10 million vehicles in over 110 countries. The group has been ranked 1st in China’s commercial vehicle industry for 17 consecutive years, and ranks 34th in the top 500 brands in China, with a brand value of US$26 billion.
As the leading manufacturer of commercial vehicles in China, the company has accelerated the development of low-carbon and zero-carbon technologies for commercial vehicles to reduce both fuel consumption and carbon emissions. At the forefront of its priority, Foton initiatives are in response to climate change and in alignment to China’s proposal to achieve a carbon peak by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060.
“That is why it is crucial to accelerate the development of low-carbon and zero-carbon technologies for commercial vehicles, reducing both fuel consumption and carbon emissions,” said Eric Wang, General Manager, Southeast Asia Region of Beiqi Foton Motor Co Ltd.
Echoing Wang’s view, Tan added, “We will be working with Foton to bring these new developments and these initiatives in Malaysia.”
All Foton commercial vehicles in Malaysia come with the Foton Total Care, backed by Tan Chong Group’s service network. It offers customers better peace-of-mind and confidence when they purchase Foton commercial vehicles. With the availability of the Tan Chong Group’s service network nationwide, customers have the convenience to service their vehicles throughout Malaysia. The availability of Foton genuine parts also ensure the vehicle’s safety and prolonged service life. In case of emergency, there are also the 24-hour Res-Q service and the One-Stop Repair and Insurance Service to provide optimal uptime around the clock.
Additionally, TC Trust is a service agreement that is tailored specifically to suit businesses. It is designed to optimise Foton trucks’ total cost of ownership and provide a hassle-free fleet maintenance management. Also available is driver training and development to enhance the drivers’ skills to become more fuel-efficient in their driving, thus optimising uptime and operational costs.
The Foton Aumark S City Flyer 4 Wheeler BJ1065VDJD4 (2,800mm) has a retail price of RM93,900, while the BJ1065VDJD6 (3,360mm) is RM95,900 in Peninsular Malaysia. For East Malaysia, the BJ1065VDJD4 (2,800mm) is RM100,900, and the BJ1065VDJD6 (3,360mm) is RM102,900.
Every City Flyer is covered by a 5-year or 200,000 km warranty (whichever comes first).
For more details, please visit a Foton showroom or call 03-56386888.