POS Malaysia places an order for over 500 Tata Xenon Pick-Ups

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POS Malaysia places an order for over 500 Tata Xenon Pick-Ups (1)

POS Malaysia Berhad (POS Malaysia), the postal service provider of Malaysia has introduced the Tata Xenon Single Cab 4×2 Pick-up to complement its logistics business, especially for the Courier, Express and Parcel (CEP) pick-up and delivery services. A total of 553 units of Tata Xenon Single Cab 4×2 Pick-up with a special fabricated customized box body were purchased.

Combined with a 5-speed synchromesh gearbox, the Xenon Single Cab 4×2 Pick-up is powered by a 2.2 litre common rail turbo diesel engine that delivers 140 PS at 4000 rpm with a torque of 320 Nm at 1700-2700 rpm. The special customized box body is equipped with a reverse camera, strong body structure and chassis frame to support heavier loads capacity, easier loading and unloading with access from rear and both sides of load body to meet POS Malaysia’s requirements.

The Tata Xenon Single Cab 4×2 Pick-up project had commenced in November 2015, when POS Malaysia decided to lease the pick-ups through DRB-HICOM EZ-Drive Sdn Bhd (EZ-Drive), leasing facilities. The leasing period is for 36 months, with an option to renew for another 24 months.  In recent years, POS Malaysia had opted for operating lease over outright purchase due to lower ownership cost, lower upfront capex, better tax benefit and higher worker productivity where fleet management is now being taken care of by EZ-Drive.

POS Malaysia places an order for over 500 Tata Xenon Pick-Ups (2)

Speaking on the occasion, Rudrarup Maitra, Head – International Business, Commercial Vehicles, Tata Motors, said that the Tata Xenon is a proven performer that can be customized for various applications delivering sustained value to customers. He further went on to add that the delivery of Tata Xenon to POS Malaysia, manufactured by their subsidiary company Tata Motors (Thailand), is an important milestone in the company’s continued expansion in Malaysia and ASEAN region, and as a major player in the region they at Tata Motors are committed to shape the commercial vehicle industry here backed with the trusted credentials of the Tata Motors brand.

Dato’ Mohd Shukrie Mohd Salleh, Group Chief Executive Officer of POS Malaysia said, “We see the leasing exercise as a platform for POS Malaysia to expand our logistics business growth in this region, as forecasted during the 2015/2016 Financial Year volume of Courier, Express and Parcel (CEP). He further went on to add, “We always strive to put our customers’ needs at the forefront, and with the additional vehicles in hand, we are confident we will be able to serve our customers better and ensure POS Malaysia will be the logistics and transportation provider.  To date, POS Malaysia has a fleet size of 9,602 vehicles comprising of Lorries, panel vans, POS-On-Wheels (POW), four-wheel drive (4WD) and motorcycles,” he added.

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