Weststar Maxus opens its new 3S facility in Bukit Mertajam to provide its present and to attract potential Maxus customers in the Northern states. The new Weststar Maxus northern hub caters to customers in Perak, Penang, Kedah and Perlis with its expanded range of products and services packaged with promotional campaigns, the company is expecting sales of its commercial and passenger vehicles to increase by at least 30%.
“We’re making a great leap forward to become a mainstream automobile player in Malaysia,” says Datuk Vikram Menon, Executive Director, the Weststar Group. “We now have refreshed and expanded award-winning models such as Maxus G10 and Maxus V80, and an expanding network of showrooms and after sales service facilities, to achieve our goal.”
Menon adds that the after-sales component is an integral part of its overall plan to grow the Weststar Maxus brand. The new facility together with the company’s appointed service dealers in the region will be able to serve their customers with well trained technicians. The company is making plans to open another 3S facility much further up north in Alor Setar to stretch their presence further in the Northern region in the near future.
The launch of the newly opened Bukit Mertajam facility also coincides with the unveiling of the 2018 Maxus V80 commercial van. The new and cost-competitive commercial van has the capacity to be customised to meet various needs.Among its growing number of fleet customers include Eco Coach Travel and Tours, DHL, Federal Express and FFM-Massimo. A large fleet of these vans are already been operated by various government agencies including the Malaysian Armed Forces, Ministry of Health, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur, among others.
The Maxus V80 boasts the highest space utilisation rate, and like a blank canvas, the new panel van can be used as mobile offices, food and kitchen trucks, ambulances, mobile libraries, delivery vehicles, and mobile sales showrooms. The Maxus V80 window van variant is suitable as a full-sized transporter which can sit 15 people comfortably with plenty of headroom above.
“We are shifting gears and committed to enhancing the quality gap by building affordable and fuel-efficient vehicles to meet Asean preferences,” notes Menon. “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’.”
And, as part of its green initiative, Weststar Maxus plans to launch the fully electric versions of the Maxus V80 known as EV80 in the near future. “This is a significant proposition for companies like Weststar Maxus seriously looking at lowering carbon footprint while concurrently manufacturing fully functional vehicles with competitive running costs,” Menon states.
Weststar Maxus is offering incentives for Maxus V80 customers with 150,000 km free service with a three year warranty. Free service for all Weststar Maxus models includes parts, labour, and lubricants.