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The new Maxus V80 boasts the highest space utilisation rate, best ground clearance and best interior height among its peers.
The economic propulsion in the northern region was one of the key factors that encouraged Weststar Maxus to open its new 3S facility in Bukit Mertajam to provide the much-needed support to its present and future Maxus customers there.
The new facility serves as the company’s northern hub to provide quality service to customers in Perak, Penang, Kedah and Perlis. With its expanded range of product and services packaged with ‘exciting’ promotional campaigns, sales are expected to increase by at least 30 per cent.
“We’re making a great leap forward to become a mainstream automobile player in Malaysia,” says Datuk Vikram Menon, Executive Director, Weststar Group. “We have refreshed and expanded award-winning models such as Maxus G10 and Maxus V80, and an expanding network of showrooms and after-sales service facilities to achieve our goal.”
Menon adds that the after-sales component is an integral part of its overall plan to grow the Weststar Maxus brand. “This facility, together with our appointed service dealers in the region, could serve our customers with well trained technicians. Plans are afoot to operate another 3S facility in Alor Star in the foreseeable future to consolidate Weststar Maxus’s presence.”
The launch of the Bukit Mertajam facility also coincides with the unveiling of the 2018 Maxus V80 commercial van. The cost-competitive commercial van could be customised to meet individual business needs. Among its growing fleet customers are Eco Coach Travel and Tours, DHL, Federal Express and FFM-Massimo. These vans are already being operated by various government agencies including the Malaysian Armed Forces, Ministry of Health and Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur.
The Maxus V80 boasts the highest space utilisation rate, best ground clearance and best interior height among its peers. It has also passed the world’s most rigid ECE automobile road tests in severe conditions including extreme low and high temperatures, and high altitudes. With the support and global resources of SAIC Automotive Co Ltd, the Maxus V80 carries core parts and components from world renowned component suppliers.
This panel van’s flexibility allows for customisation and transformation for use as mobile offices, food and kitchen trucks, ambulances, mobile libraries, delivery vehicles and mobile sales showrooms. The window van’s platform as a full-sized transporter is seen as a category leader in size and headroom space. The van could sit 15 people comfortably.
“We are shifting gears and committed to enhancing the quality gap by building affordable and fuel-efficient vehicles to meet Asean preferences,” notes Menon. “The new line of Maxus V80 vans comes with upgraded features and superior volume of space. It has all the trappings of a value-for-money commercial van that is truly ‘Built to Work’.”
As part of its green initiative, Weststar Maxus plans to launch fully electric versions of the Maxus V80 known as EV80 in the near future.
“Weststar Maxus is seriously looking at lowering carbon footprint while manufacturing fully functional vehicles with competitive running costs,” Menon states.
Incentives for Maxus V80 customers include 150,000km free service with a three-year warranty. Free service for all Weststar Maxus models includes parts, labour and lubricants.
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