Changan Berjaya Auto Sdn Bhd plans to begin local assembly of an affordable yet powerful and spacious mini truck by Q3 of 2011, in view of strengthening business sentiments in Malaysia.
The official distributor for Changan vehicles in Malaysia has galactic plans for the ERA Star as it will be known here, which has been ranked number one in China’s mini truck market for 5 consecutive years from 2006 to 2010.
Powered by a 1.3 litre engine which produces 60KW of power and a maximum 102N.m. of torque, the ERA Star truck is expected to sell for under RM30,000.00 for the basic model that only comes with manual transmission.
Other features of the ERA Star truck includes a contemporary design and a strong load capacity.
The ERA Star truck is ideal for the requirements of the Malaysian market, especially for small traders and SMEs, who are already beginning to see increased trade and manufacturing activities as the economy improves, said Chief Executive Officer of Changan Berjaya Auto Sdn Bhd, Dato’ Tony Khor.
The ERA Star truck was recently previewed to Transport Minister YB. Dato’ Seri Kong Cho Ha together with Chairman and Chairman of Berjaya Corporation Berhad Tan Sri Vincent Tan, Chairman of Changan International Corporation Mr. Du Yi and Chief Executive Officer of Changan Berjaya Auto Sdn. Bhd., Dato’ Tony Khor.