KUALA LUMPUR: The UMW Group’s automotive sales surged by 41% month-on-month in August 2022 boosted by improved sales from UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) and UMW’s associate company, Perodua.
In a statement, UMW said it delivered 35,130 units in August 2022 compared with 24,983 units registered in July 2022 as it continues to fulfil its encouraging outstanding order book.
For the first eight months of 2022, UMW delivered a total of 233,367 units, 63% higher than the 143,018 units registered in the corresponding period of 2021.
UMWT achieved its highest sales for 2022 with the delivery of 9,091 units in August 2022, a 37% increase compared with 6,637 units registered in July 2022.
UMWT continues to give exciting offers for the purchase of selected Toyota Vios and Yaris variants until the end of September as part of its Merdeka and Malaysia day campaigns.
Year-to-date August 2022, UMWT registered 61,639 units, 62% higher than the 38,085 units registered in the corresponding period of 2021.
Since the commencement of order-taking for the all-new Toyota Veloz on June 24, UMWT has received encouraging response with approximately 5,200 bookings for the model which will be launched soon.
Perodua’s sales grew by 42% to 26,039 units in August 2022 compared with 18,346 units registered in July 2022 due to the improvement in the supply chain.
Perodua Bezza, Myvi and Axia were the best-selling models, contributing 69% to the total sales.
For the first eight months of 2022, Perodua registered 171,728 units, a strong 64% growth compared with the 104,933 units registered in the corresponding period of 2021.
As of Sept 2, the recently launched all-new Perodua Alza had garnered over 51,000 bookings, with 7,682 units delivered up to August 2022.
UMW Holdings Bhd president and group CEO Datuk Ahmad Fuaad Kenali said with the encouraging number of bookings due to the improving demand, both UMWT and Perodua will continue to ramp-up production to deliver the cars.
“We are confident of achieving our sales targets for the year based on the encouraging bookings as well as the easing of the semiconductor chips shortage and improving supply chain.
“We would like to express our appreciation and thank you to our customers for their support of our products and services,” he said.