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Okay, so we know the LMG Trekker and the LMG Tourer SUV and pick-up trucks have the new Hydroxene technology, but what about the rest of the details?

The LMG Trekker is basically a reengineered Dadi pick-up truck of the same name, and comes with a petrol engine, which might seem out of the norm considering the pick-up market here is dominated by turbodiesels. The LMG Trekker which weighs 2,386kg is powered by a 2.4 litre SOHC engine which produces 124 horsepower at 5,250rpm and 190Nm of torque at 3,000rpm.

This engine comes with LMG’s Hydroxene technology which I explained briefly earlier. I don’t know at the moment whether the usage of Hydroxene will affect the horsepower and torque ratings. Technical details seems sketchy at the moment, but I will try my best to find out.

The pick-up truck comes with both 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmissions. Suspension is double cross arm torsion bar spring at the front, and variable rigidity assymetric leaf spring at the rear. Brakes are discs at the front and drums at the rear. Wheels are 15 inch alloys wrapped with 215/70/R15 at the front and 225/75/R15 at the rear.

The pick-up truck comes with 3 years or 120,000km warranty, whichever comes first. The brochures also states free service and free engine oil (Petronas) for the warranty period. Apparently local content is 52%. Other features include leather seats, CD player, ABS and dual airbags.

The LMG Trekker retails for RM84,888. This price is for the manual version, as the automatic is not available yet – only likely to be launched in the next 2 months.

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