Kingo-7

China Auto Manufacturers (CAM), the official distributor for the King Long brand, has unveiled the 15-seater King Long Kingo, a commercial van aimed at the business reception, limousine, travel and tours market.

The Kingo is powered by a 3.0 litre DK5 four-cylinder turbodiesel, producing 144 hp at 3,400 rpm and 370 Nm at 2,000 rpm. Mated to the mill is a five-speed manual transmission. A 2.7 litre petrol engine is also available, although no specifications were mentioned – CAM said that in this market it’s the oil-burner that is the focus for the van.

Standard equipment includes projector headlights with LED positioning lights, LED tail lights, fog lights, 15-inch alloys, illuminated side steps, power steering, front power windows, remote-controlled central locking, reverse sensors, electric side mirrors, an LCD-equipped DVD player with six speakers, tilt-adjustable steering, nine (!) rear air-conditioning vents and an air purifier. Oh, and ABS with EBD and brake assist, too.

Retail prices for the Kingo 3.0 litre CDTi diesel are RM115,230 for individual private registration and RM115,674 for company private registration, both on-the-road with insurance. From now until February 16, CAM will also throw in a RM2,000 fuel voucher and “luxury” seats, or a RM3,000 rebate. The Kingo is offered with a three-year/100,000 km warranty, including free towing assistance.