Toyota Hilux International Pick-Up of the Year 2022-2023

Toyota Hilux wins 2022/2023 International Pick-Up award

The Toyota Hilux has been picked for the 2022/2023 International Pick-Up Award, joining the previous winners which were the Volkswagen Amarok and Ford Ranger (both winning on two occasions), and the Nissan Navara. The award was given by the same organisation that picks the International Van of the Year (since 1992). Every other year since 2009, it […]

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2021 JMC Vigus Pro

JMC Vigus Pro 4×4 aiming for niche in pick-up truck market

It’s been a while since the pick-up truck segment saw a new competitor appearing. Although there have been some models from China and India purely for commercial use, there have been few targeted at the larger ‘lifestyle’ market that was born in the late 1990s when the regulations on ownership changed. Now Angka-Tan Motor Sdn […]

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Isuzu D-MAX Auto Plus with 4×2 drivetrain added to D-MAX range, priced from RM100,999

Before they became the ‘lifestyle’ machines of today, pick-up trucks have traditionally been workhorses. They have been used in worksites, in the jungle and anywhere ordinary vehicles could not go. Because of such a role, they were usually basic with minimum convenience features as the things that mattered to customers were performance, capability and of […]

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2021 JMC Vigus Pro 4x4

Locally-assembled JMC Vigus Pro 4×4 pick-up truck to be launched in near future

Angka-Tan Motor Sdn Bhd (ATM), a subsidiary of Warisan TC Holdings Berhad, has been appointed as the distributor of the Vigus Pro 4×4 pick-up truck made by Jiangling Motors Co., Ltd (JMC). This follows the signing of a Vehicle Technology Licensing agreement between the two companies in July last year. Under the agreement, ATM has […]

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Average Monthly orders for New Isuzu D-MAX are 100% higher than for previous generation

Despite the difficult market conditions that affect the auto industry, demand for new vehicles continues although perhaps not as strongly as usual at the moment. However, for Isuzu Malaysia, the D-MAX has been showing strong demand with orders for the pick-up truck rising by over 100%. This mirrors the situation in other markets where the […]

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2021 Isuzu D-MAX 4th Generation

Improved in all aspects, the all-new Isuzu D-MAX aims to win more customers (w/VIDEO)

Although there are a number of choices, the Toyota Hilux has been dominant in the regional pick-up truck market for many years. However, in some markets like Thailand (the second largest truck market in the world), it faces a strong challenge from the Isuzu D-MAX. The numbers can be close in some months, which has […]

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2019 Mitsubishi Triton Lite

Updated Mitsubishi Triton Quest – the workhorse truck that also looks good for personal use

Pick-up trucks used to be just workhorses, vehicles that were bought for business purposes and therefore did not need much by way of features, comfort or performance. They were also priced cheaply because they didn’t have the luxuries of a passenger car. When the regulations in Malaysia changed in the late 1990s to allow private […]

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2020 Toyota GranAce

New GranAce MPV to be unveiled by Toyota at Tokyo Motorshow

The Hiace van has been a big seller for Toyota all over the world (to the extent that it has been ‘cloned’ in some countries) but just as with the Liteace before, tougher regulations concerning frontal collisions have been forcing manufacturers to come out with new designs that place a more significant crumple zone in […]

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Peugeot Boxer 4x4 Concept

Peugeot 4×4 Boxer Concept departs from traditional camper vans

The Peugeot Boxer is a light commercial vehicle that was jointly developed by the PSA Group and Fiat, a typical approach among European companies in order to achieve good economies of scale by having bigger production volumes. The van has been in production since 1981 and the model sold today is the fourth generation. Besides […]

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