JMC Vigus Pro
 (3.5/5)
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Expert Review - JMC Vigus Pro Mk1 (2021-Present)

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Date Reviewed
9 November 2021
Performance
Ride & Handling
Comfort
Safety
Space
Value
Overall Rating

Overall, the kit list leaves much to be desired, but those looking for a mechanically polished pick-up truck below RM100,000 can give the Vigus Pro a real consideration. We are not fans of the basic cabin appointments, but objectively, as a package, it is a decent alternative workhorse.

For
  • Punchy powertrain
  • Silky smooth eight-speed ZF
  • Rides like a more expensive pick-up truck
  • Very poised in the corners and while cruising
Against
  • Terribly lacking in safety features
  • 8-inch touchscreen display looks and feels cheap
  • Bad-sounding four-speaker sound system
  • Vague steering
Performance

The 2.0 litre turbodiesel is based on an older Ford engine, but it makes 141 PS and 340 Nm, which is not far from the outputs of the Toyota Hilux 2.4L and Isuzu D-Max 1.9L. For the everyday drive, the engine is sufficiently torquey and responsive at low to medium loads.

Ride & Handling

The Vigus Pro is very well sprung, and the ladder frame platform it sits on doesn't feel primitive in the slightest. However, the steering wheel feels completely disconnected from the car, which can upset driver confidence.

Comfort

Ride quality is actually fairly decent, but the seats are fairly average. Rear passenger seating is a bit more upright as well, which may induce fatigue on longer journeys.

Safety

With just two frontal airbags, front and rear parking sensors, ABS with EBD and traction control system, the Vigus Pro is sorely underequipped here.

Space

Overall, the cabin doesn't feel too crammed, but it is lacking the much-needed stowage spaces. The cargo bed is also slightly smaller compared to the competition.

Value

At below RM100k, the Vigus Pro is actually a decent alternative workhorse that is rather polished, mechanically.