PETALING JAYA: Automotive sales by UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) and UMW’s associate, Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua), remained healthy in July despite the expiry of the sales tax holiday, UMW Holdings Bhd said.
The group noted that UMWT delivered 6,637 units of vehicles, while Perodua delivered 18,346 units in July 2022, a total of 24,983 units, which was a significant increase compared with 2,105 units registered in July 2021 when sales were affected by the implementation of the full movement control order from June 1 to Aug 15 of that year.
For comparison, in June 2021, UMWT registered sales of 1,450 units, while Perodua registered 655.
For the first seven months of 2022, UMW delivered a total of 198,237 vehicles.
This was 48% higher than the 133,506 units registered in the comparative period of 2021 by the group.
Year-to-date, both UMWT and Perodua registered sales increases of almost 50% to 52,548 and 145,689 units, respectively.
This compares with the respective 35,561 and 97,945 units of the comparative period of 2021.
“To refresh its model line-up, on June 24, UMWT started order taking for the all-new Toyota Veloz, which will be launched soon,” the group said.
It added that UMWT was offering special promotions for the purchase of the Vios and Yaris as part of its August sales campaign to further strengthen its order book.
Perodua, meanwhile, launched the all-new Perodua Alza on July 20 to further strengthen its market leadership position in the local auto market.
The carmaker will be introducing the Ativa Hybrid to the Malaysian market soon, albeit through the subscription scheme only.
UMW Holdings president and group CEO Datuk Ahmad Fuaad Kenali said in a statement that both UMWT and Perodua have huge outstanding orders and will continue to ramp up production to deliver cars to customers.
“With the easing of the semiconductor chips shortage and improvements in the supply chain, we are confident of achieving our sales targets for the year,” he said.