KLIMS’18: Workhorses from CAM, Isuzu, Daihatsu, UD Trucks and Tata

By THOMAS HUONG | 30 November 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: Besides the latest passenger vehicles, the Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show 2018 (KLIMS’18) is also showcasing new commercial vehicles for business onwers and fleet operators.

CAM, Isuzu, Daihatsu, UD Trucks and Tata Motors have brought in an impressive display of workhorses for KLIMS’18.

CAM launched the 20-seater City Transporter here at KLIMS’18.

As private registrations are available for this transporter vehicle, C.A.M has been getting good response from the public.

In addition, anyone who purchase the truck during KLIMS’18 will be eligible for a RM2,000 rebate and 360-degree camera worth RM3,500 (includes installation).

CAM Co-Star minibus (1)

Another CAM vehicle on showcase is the Luxury model 18-seater available in 2.5L and 3.0L CDTi.

The 6-speed manual is available for the first time at KLIMS’18.

Anyone who buys the vehicle will also get a RM2,000 cash rebate plus window tint and a dash camera worth RM2,000.

CAM Co-Star minibus (2)

UD Trucks and its sole distributor, Tan Chong Industrial Equipment Sdn Bhd (TCIE) presented the all-new light duty truck – Kuzer.

Kuzer is the newest member of the UD Trucks range joining the popular heavy-duty Quester and the medium-duty Croner, in the list of offerings by the leading Japanese truck manufacturer.

Steve Hedouin, managing director, Hub Malaysia and Oceania of UD Trucks commented “Following the vision of UD Trucks’ founder, Kenzo Adachi to ‘make the truck the world needs today’. Kuzer is the perfect truck for urban driving, especially for the narrow roads of inner cities.”

UD Trucks Kuzer (2) (Custom)

On display at Isuzu is a street rugged D-Max, off road version of MU-X and the new 1.9L Ddi BluePower engine.

There is a highly eccentric urban rugged design of the D-Max at KLIMS’18.

The exterior comes with army electric blue geometrics with red highlights as the main body colour.

The body is upgraded with steel bumpers, street styled alloy wheels and a roll bar with a tougher look.

The interior comes with a ‘blue metal armour’ design which reassembles a suit of a soldier.


The MU-X was improved upon its participation in the renowned Borneo Safari.

It is fully off road capable, equipped with various add-ons such as the winch, roof tray, mud tyres and steel bumpers.

It is also lifted 3 inches for improvement in ground clearance in both inclines and declines.

The interior received an upgrade in leather seats.

The monotone black and yellow accent decal complements the entire rugged and tough look.

One of the highlights on display is the newly invented RZ4E-TC 1.9L Ddi BluePower diesel turbo engine.

The RZ4E is a new generation diesel engine which is the result of four years of extensive research in diesel engine technology.

At the Tata Motors booth, the workhorse vehicles on display includes Prima 4038 S, Super Ace and Ultra 814.

DRB-Hicom Commercial Vehicles Sdn Bhd (DHCV), the authorised importer and distributor of Tata Motors Ltd commercial vehicles in Malaysia.

Tata Motors (which also owns Jaguar and Land Rover) is currently the world’s tenth largest motor vehicle manufacturer in the world, and the world’s fourth largest truck and second largest bus manufacturer in the world.


Daihatsu Malaysia recently introduced the very first automatic transmission (AT) in the light commercial vehicle segment – the Gran Max Panel Van (AT).

The 4-speed automatic gear, with light powered steering and 4.7m small turning radius is a power-combo to boost easy vehicle handling.

The multi-purpose panel van is also equipped with rear-wheel drive (RWD) that improves driving grip while transporting its goods, especially on uneven road conditions.

The vehicle is able to accommodate up to 2,000 kg of gross weight (with load) and runs on Electric Fuel Injection (EFI) powered by DOHC DVVT 1.5 litre engine, that produces maximum power of 71kW/6000rpm and maximum torque of 134Nm/4400rpm.
The engine is compatible with RON 95 petrol.

Safety features include anti-lock braking system (ABS) and dual front SRS airbags along with its high rigidity monocoque body structure.

The new Gran Max Panel Van (AT) model is priced from RM69,888 excluding insurance and comes with 3 years of warranty/100,000km.


KLIMS’18 offers visitors a chance to win either a Toyota C-HR, a Honda City or a Perodua Myvi through a lucky draw.

Every entrance ticket purchased is entitled for the lucky draw at the motor show, which is held at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC).

Entries for the lucky draw close at 9pm on Dec 2, and the winning tickets will be drawn at 9.30pm on the same night by Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) president Datuk Aishah Ahmad.

MAA is the organiser of the motor show, which features over 74 marques of vehicle brands and automotive products spanning over six exhibitions halls covering two levels at MITEC.

Participating automotive brands include CAM, Citroen, Daihatsu, DS, Ford, Grand Max, Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu, Kia, Lexus, Petronas Motorsports, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Perodua, Peugeot, Proton, Tata, Toyota and UD Trucks.

Entrance fees are RM20 on weekdays and RM25 on weekends.

For children aged three to 12 years old, entrance tickets are RM5 and students/senior citizens are charged RM5 (weekdays only).

There is also a family package where parents and up to five children aged 12 years old and below are charged RM40 (weekdays) and RM50 (weekends).

Those with special needs (with handicapped card/physically handicapped) get free entry together with one accompanying person.

Star Media Group is the official media partner of KLIMS’18.