Weststar Maxus Sdn Bhd, the official distributor of Maxus vehicles in Malaysia, has launched its new 3S centre in Bukit Mertajam, Penang. Pix by Zulkepli Osman

KUALA LUMPUR: Weststar Maxus Sdn Bhd, the official distributor of Maxus vehicles in Malaysia, has launched its new 3S centre in Bukit Mertajam, Penang.

This facility is to provide support to its present and future customers in the Northern states which includes Perak, Penang, Kedah and Perlis.

The company said that sales are expected to increase by at least 30 per cent, with its expanded range of products and services, coupled with its promotional campaigns.

"We are making a great leap forward to become a mainstream automobile player in Malaysia.

"Currently, we have refreshed and expanded models such as the Maxus G10 and Maxus V80, as well as an expanding network of showrooms and after sales service facilities to achieve our goal," said Weststar Group executive director Datuk Vikram Menon, in a statement.

He added that the after sales component is part of the overall plan to grow the Weststar Maxus brand.

"Plans are afoot to operate another 3S centre in Alor Setar in the foreseeable future to consolidate Weststar Maxus's presence in the Northern region," he said.

The launch of the Bukit Mertajam facility also coincides with the unveiling of the 2018 Maxus V80 commercial van. It has the capacity to be customised to meet the individual business needs.

Among its growing number of fleet customers which includes Eco Coach Travel and Tours, DHL, Federal Express and FFM-Massimo.

A huge fleet of these vans are already been operated by various government agencies such as the Malaysian Armed Forces, Health Ministry and Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), among others.

The Maxus V80 panel vans' flexibility allows for customisation and transformation for use as mobile offices, food trucks, ambulances, mobile libraries, delivery vehicles, and mobile sales showrooms.

As for the Maxus V80 window vans, it is a full-sized transporter that can ferry 15 people.

"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'," said Menon.

As part of its green initiative, Weststar Maxus plans to launch the fully electric version of the V80, known as EV80 in the near future.

"This is a significant proposition for companies like Weststar Maxus who have been seriously looking at lowering carbon footprint while concurrently manufacturing fully functional vehicles with competitive running cost," Menon said.

The new V80 comes with 150,000 km free service with three year warranty. Free service for all Weststar Maxus models includes parts, labour and lubricants.

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