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Daihatsu Malaysia Launches Gran Max 1.5L (Euro 4)
Enhanced Models Introduced to Provide Improved Fuel-efficiency and Performance
Shah Alam, 18 March 2021 –Daihatsu (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (DMSB) today announced the launch of its new Gran Max Euro 4 for both its Pick-up and Panel Van. The improved and enhanced models went on sale nationwide starting from 1st March 2021. The Euro 2 version will be phased out to make way for these upgraded models.
New Gran Max with Euro 4 emissions
Arman Mahadi, Managing Director of Daihatsu (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd said, “Demand has always been encouraging for Daihatsu Gran Max as it is used in a wide variety of industries, including in construction, service, agriculture as well as in courier, delivery and logistics sectors. We are also among the early adopters to comply with government regulations of Euro 4 petrol emissions implementation for commercial vehicle. With this upgrade, Daihatsu intends to cater to the needs of those looking for improved fuel-efficiency and performance and to support the work and lifestyles of a variety of customers. With Daihatsu Global Group’s “Light you up” approach, we will continue to provide optimal mobility to every customer with our versatile range of light commercial vehicles”.
The Gran Max Euro 4 vehicles will be produced at Daihatsu’s Indonesian subsidiary, P.T. Astra Daihatsu Motor and comes with several new features.
Main New Features of the Gran Max Euro 4
The new Gran Max Euro 4 models have on board an aluminium block 1.5-litre 2NR engine with 1,496cc displacement. The vehicles are equipped with a new Dual VVT (variable valve timing for both Intake and Exhaust valves) to realise both outstanding fuel efficiency and to boost driving performance. The new engine achieves Euro 4 level reductions in NOx and particulate emissions to help mitigate the environmental footprint of daily operations. In addition, the adoption of a front mid-engine layout where the engine is positioned beneath the front seats realizes an optimal front-rear weight distribution, contributing to superb driving stability at high speeds and during cornering. The Electrical Power Steering (EPS) in the new models also provides better handling, driving comfort and fuel economy. The vehicles are fitted with 14-inch wheels, which is an inch bigger from the previous model, to provide better stability control on the road and better support on bigger cargo load.
The vehicles come with a 43-litre fuel tank and boast a better fuel consumption as compared to the previous model.
Pick Up (MT) 12.5 KM/L*
Panel Van (MT) 13.3 KM/L*
Panel Van (AT) 13.5 KM/L*
Disclaimer: *The fuel consumption rate is the value under the specified test conditions and varies depending on customer’s usage environment (weather, road conditions, etc.) and driving method.
Gran Max Euro 4 models produce lower gas emissions as compared to the previous model which are on Euro 2 standards.
The new models are equipped with the Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), an important safety feature that prevents oversteering or understeering and ensures stability by preventing the vehicle from rollover and side collisions. There’s also Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) on top of the Dual SRS Airbags for driver and passenger, the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Immobilizer, Reverse Sensors and Alarm System.
Spacious loading capacity
Both the Gran Max Van and Pick-up has a superior loading capacity of a light commercial vehicle, with the Gran Max Pick-up having a maximum loading capacity of 800 kilograms while the Gran Max Van’s maximum loading capacity is 750 kilograms. Both models cater to the needs of customers who wish to load more cargo than is possible in light commercial vehicles. In addition, with its rear-wheel drive (RWD), the vehicles are able to offer more traction and stability to support heavy load.
Gran Max New Design Cockpit
The Gran Max Pick-up’s spacious, square-shaped deck measures 2,350 millimetres in length, providing customers in a variety of industries with convenient luggage space. The walls of the deck are 360 millimetres in height and feature rope hooks, enabling any cargo to be securely held. In addition, both vehicles have a minimum turning radius of 4.9 meters, making them easy to manoeuvre even in narrow streets. As for the Gran Max Van, a low floor clearance of 620 millimetres and a wide rear door opening makes it easy to load and unload cargo from the hold. The vehicle also features convenient, 815mm sliding doors on both sides, enabling users to load and unload cargo even in tight spaces. When seating a driver and single passenger, the length of the cargo hold is a maximum of 2,075 millimetres.
The cargo hold is square and is designed to enable cargo to be loaded to the very corners; it can hold cardboard boxes, tall objects, furniture, and other large loads.
Additional practical compartments are included to provide added convenience, along with other essential comforts such as the Passenger Seat Open Tray, the Centre Console Tray, three Cup Holders (passenger, driver and console box).
Gran Max 1.5L Pick-up Variant
Arman added, “We are very thankful for the prompt economic stimulus measures implemented by the Malaysia government as it has greatly fuelled the recovery in the automotive sector since the pandemic struck. The PRIHATIN scheme, together with the National Economic Recovery Plan (PENJANA), introduced by the government to help restart the economy, has resulted in a business resurgence for SMEs, particularly small and micro businesses, with the Daihatsu Gran Max being the best choice of business vehicle for this segment.”
Gran Max 1.5L Panel Van Variant
“It is our hope that with this new model, Daihatsu can continue to retain the top position for light commercial vehicles below 2.0-litre in Malaysia and we will continue to provide the best vehicles and services to businesses with our established sales and aftersales programs”, ended Arman.
On-the-road without insurance price of the Gran Max 1.5 Litre (Euro 4) starts from RM73,164.
About Daihatsu (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (DMSB)
Daihatsu (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd is the sole distributor of Daihatsu vehicles in Malaysia. Our sales and service network has expanded to 25 authorized sales dealers and 33 authorized service centers in Peninsular and East Malaysia. www.daihatsu.com.my