Tan Chong Group's Angka-Tan Motor (ATM) to build and sell the JMC Vigus Pro 4x4 pick-up truck in Malaysia
The Malaysian pick-up truck market will soon welcome a new Chinese player, and it's called the JMC Vigus Pro. JMC stands for Jiangling Motors Corporation, a state-owned Chinese carmaker which has struck up an agreement with Angka-Tan Motor (ATM), a subsidiary of Warisan TC Holdings which belongs to the Tan Chong Group.
Both parties signed a 'Vehicle Technology Licensing' agreement last July, which grants ATM the sole rights to assemble and sell the JMC Vigus Pro 4x4 pick-up in Malaysia. ATM will also manufacture parts and components for the new pick-up, with plans to offer it across 13 sales and service outlets across the country.
The JMC Vigus Pro is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder VGT turbodiesel that generates 141PS at 3,600rpm and 340Nm from 1,500 to 2,600rpm. The engine is mated to an eight-speed ZF automatic and BorgWarner 4WD system with a rear differential lock supplied by American company Eaton. The drivetrain will supposedly deliver 'class-leading fuel economy' of 7.8 litres per 100km.
There has been no mention of prices and additional specifications yet, bar the confirmation of a reverse camera, but ATM plans to finalise those within the month of October.
You pop by ATM's flagship showroom in Klang for a glimpse of the JMC Vigus Pro or stalk the brand's Facebook page for more information.