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The Aumark S series of light-duty trucks were developed under the Foton Super Truck program, and is the culmination of Foton’s collaboration with members of the ‘Super Truck Global Innovation Alliance’. The alliance was established with world-leading truck technology players including Cummins, ZF Friedrichshafen (ZF), WABCO, Bosch and others.
“Working with Foton, the global brands combined science and technology for the production of an optimised powertrain system and vehicle integration, as well as fuel-saving technologies for supporting environmental protection, and coordinating 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.
Tan Keng Meng, CEO of Warisan TC Holdings Bhd said, “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. 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.”
Powered by the latest generation Cummins ISF 3.8l engine, the Aumark S BJ1088 model is capable of serving 115kW of power and 500Nm of torque. Turbocharged and intercooled with a Bosch fuel injection system, the Cummins ISF engine provides the truck with a premium powertrain, which the company has claimed is not found on any other light-duty trucks.
Perfectly optimising the Cummins engine is the 6-speed manual transmission by ZF, which has smooth shifting and high transmission efficiency. The light-weight aluminium alloy casing and optimised gear ratio also effectively reduce fuel consumption, while the optimised turbinated gear design can effectively reduce noise.
Built with European safety standards incorporated, the Aumark S series is designed and equipped with both active and passive safety features that have been tested in full compliance with the ECE's automotive safety regulations.
Danny Ng, Senior General Manager, Angka-Tan Motor 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 has 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 has demonstrated the technological breakthrough in intelligent control, safety, fuel saving and a smooth driving experience in the Foton Aumark S series,” he added.
The 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 Foton Aumark S is also equipped with electric adjustable headlight which has a low beam for the lens structure, with luminous intensity of the single high beam at 50,000 candela or 25 times more that the brightness of daytime sunlight.
An additional feature that further maximises safety is the intelligent reversing radar with four sensors for a comprehensive detection of any obstacle within 1.8 meters of the rear of the Foton Aumark S when the driver is reversing.
The all-new Foton Aumark S series also boasts an updated chassis design that is built with high strength steel, a two-piece driveshaft and leaf springs which are more stable and more load-bearing.
Built based on the European standards for vehicle body structure, the cab is stamped and formed, where more than 80 per cent of the cab is welded with high precision by double-sided galvanised sheets for high strength against frontal impact and top crushing. The cab doors and frames have hinge reinforcement plates and a high-strength tensile for maximum protection against side impacts.
“Angka-Tan Motor will be offering two models of the Aumark S, which are the BJ1078 7.5T and BJ1088 7.5T and 9T vehicles. Both models offer improved intelligence with multi-function display for easy operation and handling, are ergonomically designed and offer generous cab space for extra comfort, as well as an easy refit to suit various logistical needs,” said 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.
The price for Aumark S model BJ1078 is RM101,000 and for 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.
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