The first Inokom Commercial Vehicle centre in Malaysia was officially opened yesterday, 1 June 2012, in Shah Alam industrial area near the national car company. Costing more than RM1.5 million, the new centre is specially designed and equipped to cater for sales and service of all types of Inokom commercial vehicle.
The 15,000 sq ft building is built for heavy, large and high vehicles with the electrical, air and hydraulic supply lines specially designed to come from the ceiling instead of the conventional underground system. Their hydraulic lifts are extra heavy duty for handling fully laden trucks that require immediate repairs with the capacity to service about 15 to 20 vehicles.
“Since the first Inokom commercial vehicle was launched on 6th May 2000, more than 10,000 units have been sold in Malaysia,” said Inokom Corporation Sdn Bhd Chief Executive Officer Syed Mudzhar Syed Ali. “As such, the time is right to start creating centres dedicated to the convenience of Inokom commercial vehicle customers in the country,” he added.
Despite offering only two models, the Lorimas AU26 1.5-tonner and the AD3 5-tonner, Inokom trucks are averaging about 1,500 sales unit per year. Based on Hyundai mechanicals, the Inokom commercial vehicles is said to be good value for money especially with the new AD3 Turbo that comes with a 3-years or 120,000 km warranty.
In conjunction with the official opening of its first Commercial Vehicle Centre, Inokom also introduced the new AD3 Turbo in anticipation of the government’s ruling to have all commercial vehicles to comply to the Euro2 emissions.
The difference between the new AD3 and its’ older model is the addition of a factory-installed turbo-charger to the engine for a more complete combustion to reduce exhaust emission. The result is about 40 percent increase in torque without affecting the fuel consumption.