UMW auto sales up 41% in August


A Perodua customer care executive (right) assisting a customer at a showroom in Sungai Buloh. — AZLINA ABDULLAH/The Star

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, Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (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 fulfill its encouraging outstanding order book.

For the first eight months of 2022, UMW delivered a total of 233,367 units, 63% higher than the 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 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 about 5,200 bookings for the model which will be launched soon.

Perodua’s sales grew by 42% to 26,039 units in August 2022.

Perodua Bezza, Myvi and Axia were the best-selling models, contributing 69% to total sales.

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