UMW auto sales jump 14% to 30,103 units in June


  • Auto
  • Wednesday, 13 Jul 2022

UMW Holdings Bhd president and group CEO Datuk Ahmad Fuaad Kenali

KUALA LUMPUR: UMW Group’s automotive sales rose 14% to 30,103 units in June 2022 compared with 26,480 units registered in May 2022 as it continues to fulfil its encouraging outstanding order book.

“For the first half of the year, the UMW Group delivered a total of 173,254 units, 32% higher than the 131,401 units registered in the corresponding period of 2021,” UMW said in a statement.

It noted that its sales in June 2021 was affected by the implementation of the Full Movement Control Order (FMCO) from June 1 to Aug 15, 2021.

UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) registered its highest monthly sales for the year in June 2022 with 8,939 units, 18% higher compared with the 7,579 units sold in May 2022.

Year-to-date June 2022, UMWT sold 45,911 units, 35% higher than the 34,111 units sold in the corresponding period of 2021.

To refresh its model line-up, on June 24, UMWT started order taking for the all-new Toyota Veloz. The locally-assembled (CKD) all-new Toyota Veloz will replace the Toyota Avanza in the Malaysian B-segment MPV market.

Meanwhile, its associate company, Perodua registered sales of 21,164 units in June 2022, 12% higher than the 18,901 units registered in May 2022.

In the first half of 2022, Perodua sold 127,343 units, 31% higher than the 97,290 units sold in the corresponding period of 2021.

To further strengthen its market leadership position, Perodua has started order taking for the all-new Perodua Alza on June 23.

President and group CEO Datuk Ahmad Fuaad Kenali said: “While the sales tax exemption was not extended beyond June 2022, we are grateful to the government for extending the sales tax exemption for outstanding bookings made by June 30 to be registered by March 31, 2023.”

He added that the announcement also saw a massive rise in the bookings for new vehicles for both UMWT and Perodua in the last week of June 2022.

“Both companies will continue to ramp-up production to deliver our cars to the customers. We would like to thank our customers for their continued support of our products and services.”

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