CAM launches new caravan and commercial van

POSTED BY ON 12 November 2015

THERE is no such rule as being allowed to launch only one model at a motor show and China Auto Manufacturers (M) Sdn Bhd, the sales and marketing division of Sendok Group, certainly got the memo.

Earlier at the ongoing NST-MAI Asean Autoshow, held at the Mines International Exhibition & Convention Centre, the company lifted the veils off the new CAM Caravan as well as the latest Placer-X commercial van.


Understood to be the first caravan to be built locally in Malaysia, the CAM Caravan is based on the Plutus pick-up truck. The double cab people mover is also sold by CAM.

Powering the Caravan is Isuzu’s 2,771 cc 4JB1TI Euro 2 diesel engine. Maximum output and torque figures register at 102hp and 230Nm respectively.

Measuring 5.35m in length and 1.969m in width, the Caravan comes with accessories aplenty, fit for long-haul travellers and avid campers.

Thought of as a home on wheels, the Caravan is equipped with solid wood furniture, an overhead double bed as well as a single folding sofa bed, a bathroom and portable toilet, an indoor kitchen set with refrigerator and cabinet, as well as a 70-litre water tank.

For every Caravan booked during the autoshow, which runs till November 15, customers will receive a RM5,000 voucher for bicycle equipment.

The Placer-X A6 3.0L CDTi van, on the other hand, is the latest addition to the Placer commercial van line-up. Able to accommodate up to 18 passengers, Cars Bikes & Trucks were informed that the booking for this model has been done although the delivery process will only begin next year.

Fitted with a 2,982cc Euro 3 diesel DOHC engine paired to a five-speed manual transmission, the new Placer X gets about 144hp and 370Nm of torque.

On the exterior front, the van sports projection headlamps with LED lights, front fog lamps and rear LED tail lights. Interior-wise, it comes equipped with a middle console box with three cup holders, an ashtray, semi-fabric seat material, lighted seat steps as well as a rear roof lamp with ioniser, among others.

Safety features of the Placer-X A6 include rear reverse sensors with distance buzzer, a reverse camera and a high-mounted third brake lamp.


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