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Go Automobile Manufacturing (GoAuto) has launched its first GWM (Great Wall Motors) 4S centre (sales, service, spare parts and spray painting) in Glenmarie, Shah Alam. The facility, touted as the first of its kind in Asia, boasts a built-up area of 43,560 square feet and will serve as a one-stop centre for the various models under GoAuto’s umbrella.

The facility, built to the tune of RM2.5 million, features a total of 15 service bays. The list of repairs undertaken at the centre range from the usual scheduled maintenance works to major service and overhauls along with body-related works. All in all, the centre employs 30 technicians while monthly service capacity is said to equate to an average of 420 vehicles.

Customers who opt to wait at the centre itself while their respective vehicles are being fettled with can do so at the customer lounge. Potential customers can also put down their names for any of the vehicles sold under the GoAuto umbrella which includes the Great Wall M4, Haval H5 SUV and Wingle pick-up truck.

“With our strong sales performance for all models and the forecasted sales of 6,000 units of the M4 this year, we aim to provide customers with high-quality SUVs as we strengthen our presence and position in both Malaysia and South East Asia markets,” said GoAuto executive director, Datuk SM Azli Nasimuddin Kamal.

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“We will open 65 more 4S centres nationwide to strengthen our service network as well as to further our commitment in providing our customers with quality services from the moment they step into our sales centre to the after sales services,” he added. As mentioned at the launch, one of the 65 proposed units is slated to begin operations by the final quarter of this year.

Also mentioned at the launch were plans for the company to increase the production capacity at its Gurun plant, resulting in a total of over 70,000 units annually by next year. The move will help the company line up its plans to export its vehicles to Indonesia and other neighbouring countries in the future – so far, the company has exported a total of 460 vehicles.

Aside from that, the company has also announced that it plans to introduce a new model by the end of the year or the first quarter of 2016, at the latest. Specifics weren’t mentioned but the new model will most definitely be a SUV as the company plans to solely focus on that particular segment.