Published on August 21st, 2017 | by Subhash Nair0
Toyota Adds More Accessories for Vehicles Like the Hilux and Sienta
UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd (UMWT) now offers new Toyota accessories to enhance the appearance of the Toyota Hilux and Sienta as well as increase convenience. The new accessories are a TRD aerokit for the Toyota Hilux Double Cab (current generation) and a Tailgate Assist (for current generation and previous generation of the Hilux), and an Aerokit for the Sienta.
Also available is a SmartTAG unit specially designed for Toyota vehicles which can be connected to the vehicle’s battery and stored in the centre console.
The new TRD Aerokit for the Hilux, priced at RM4,800 (inclusive of GST and installation charges), consists of 5 items: Front Grille, Front Lower Bumper Cover, Over Fenders, Skid Plate and Shift Knob. Owners of the Hilux 2.8G also have the option of including the TRD 18-inch alloy wheels (4 pieces) with exclusive wheel nuts at extra cost.
For the Sienta MPV, the Aerokit, which is priced at RM2,950 inclusive of GST, consists of 3 parts – a sporty front bumper spoiler and side skirts for the left and right sides which give a low-slung look to the car.
All the items have been specially designed by TRD Asia for the Hilux and have the same high quality standards as Toyota vehicles. Owners who already have the Hilux or Sienta can also purchase the aerokits and have them installed at UMWT’s service centres by specially trained personnel. As such, the high quality of work is assured for peace of mind.
The Tailgate Assist for the Hilux has been developed in response to customer feedback which showed a request for easier opening and closing of the tailgate. Toyota’s engineers have designed an additional spring/damper unit which can ‘reduce’ the heaviness of the tailgate by up to 95%. The damper also controls the opening speed so that the tailgate does not swing down right away.
Priced at RM985 (inclusive of GST), the Tailgate Assist can be installed on the current Hilux as well as all Double Cab variants of the previous generation (2005 – 2016). Installation can be done at UMWT’s service centres.
UMWT is also offering a built-in SmartTAG unit which eliminates the need to hold the device to pass through the toll plaza. Although the SmartTAG sold by PLUS can be affixed on the windscreen, many motorists do not do so for fear of it being stolen. With the specially designed unit for Toyota vehicles, the unit can be hidden in the centre console so it cannot be seen easily and is unlikely to be stolen.
The custom-designed unit, priced at RM329 (inclusive of GST), consists of a card reader which the Touch’nGo card is inserted and an antenna/transmitter that is stuck on the windscreen glass. The card reader is powered by the vehicle’s battery so there is no need to replace batteries, and when the stored value in the card is RM10 or less, there is a warning beep to alert the driver.
The Toyota SmartTAG can be easily installed in all the current Toyota models on sale as well as previous generations of certain models. The cost of all accessories can be included in the hire-purchase loan taken for new vehicle purchases. This is more advantageous than if they are purchases from accessory shops where the full amount will have to be paid right away.
All items these accessories items come with a warranty covering manufacturing and installation defects for 3 years or 100,000 km (whichever occurs first after purchase of the accessories).
Further Information on the new accessories is available at authorised Toyota showrooms and service centres nationwide, visit toyota.com.my or contact Toyota Freephone at 1800-8-TOYOTA (869682).