PETALING JAYA: Now is a good time for new car buyers because automakers are offering attractive packages and promotions in conjunction with the upcoming Hari Raya celebrations.
They include free instalment repayments for a limited period, free insurance and road tax, various rebates, petrol cards, smartphones, televisions and shopping vouchers.
Automakers are also offering after-sales and vehicle service promotions, with emphasis on safety because many people will be driving long distances back to their hometowns during the holiday period.
Although new buyers can expect to take delivery of their vehicles before Hari Raya, vehicle deliveries will still depend on the availability of stock ordered as well as model specifications and variants.
UMW Toyota Motor is offering attractive promotions at selected service centres until Sept 30.
The Toyota Service Promotions offer a special price for battery replacement on all Toyota models, as well as a 30% discount on selected body parts for the Avanza, Vios and Hilux.
“Servicing your Toyota will also be more convenient because selected Toyota Service Centres are operating on weekends and the eve of Hari Raya,” said UMW Toyota Motor president Datuk Ismet Suki in a statement.
Apart from the after-sales promotions, UMW Toyota Motor is also continuing its Amazing Toyota Value sales campaign with attractive promotions and downpayment rebates in conjunction with Hari Raya for all customers.
Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd, the distributor of Nissan cars in Malaysia, is running an interest rate promotion campaign (starting from 1.99%) for its Almera model.
Its marketing and product planning director Tan Keng Meng expects the automotive industry to remain competitive with the introduction of more models and product offerings to meet higher expectations.
Perodua said it would continue with its marketing strategy, as well as leverage on the S Series’ popularity to maintain its sales momentum.
These cars have enhanced safety features, three years’ free service and additional accessories.
Mazda is banking on its newly-launched Mazda 6 and CX-5 SUV with Skyactiv Technology Powertrains.
In conjunction with the Hari Raya festival, Bermaz Motor Sdn Bhd – the distributor of Mazda cars – had offered free merchandise for bookings made from July 6-14.