Tata Motors has received an order of 553 Xenon Single Cab 4×2 Pick-ups by the POS Malaysia Berhad (POS Malaysia). The 553 units of Tata Xenon Single Cab 4×2 Pick-up with special fabricated customised box body would be used by the postal service provider of Malaysia in its logistics business, especially for the Courier, Express and Parcel (CEP) pick-up and delivery services.
The handover of the Tata Xenon Single Cab 4×2 Pick-ups with special fabricated box body to POS Malaysia was held in the presence of Mr. Rudrarup Maitra, Head – International Business, Commercial Vehicles, Tata Motors Limited and Dato’ Abdul Harith Abdullah, Chief Operating Officer, Automotive Distribution & Defence, DRB-HICOM Berhad. The Xenon Cab is powered by a 2.2L common rail turbocharged diesel engine, which generates a massive power of 138bhp at 4000rpm and peak torque of 320Nm at 1700-2700rpm. It is linked to a 5-speed synchromesh manual transmission. It has also been equipped with a reverse camera. Tata Xenon Single Cab 4×2 Pick-up is distributed by DRB-HICOM Commercial Vehicles (DHCV), an exclusive distributor of Tata Motors commercial vehicles in Malaysia.
According to Mr. Rudrarup Maitra, Head – International Business, Commercial Vehicles, Tata Motors said, “The Tata Xenon is a proven performer that can be customized for various applications delivering sustained value to customers. Manufactured by our subsidiary company Tata Motors (Thailand) Ltd, the delivery of Tata Xenon to POS Malaysia is an important milestone in Tata Motors continued expansion in Malaysia and ASEAN region, and as a major player in the region we at Tata Motors are committed to shape the commercial vehicle industry here backed with the trusted credentials of the Tata Motors brand.” 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.
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). 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.”