Published on January 7th, 2016 | by Subhash Nair0
Toyota and Lexus Post Solid Sales Numbers for 2015 in Malaysia
UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd announced today it has sold 95,861 vehicles in 2015 despite challenging time with market uncertainties due to the effect of Goods and Services Tax (GST) implementation and also slowdown of economy due to fluctuation of ringgit. The company’s two brands, Toyota and Lexus have sold 93,760 and 2,101 units respectively.
The Toyota models sales reached an outstanding 93,760 units amidst the tough market situation, in which, mainly contributed by the popular Toyota Vios with close to 34,000 units sold. Other popular models are Hilux double cab and Corolla Altis with 24,000 and 8,000 units sold respectively.
In addition to that, the Camry Hybrid, the company’s first locally assembled hybrid also received overwhelming response from customers with over 5,000 units sold.
With the luxury segment seen to have good sales momentum, Lexus Malaysia posted record sales in 2015 with 2,101 units sold. This mainly contributed by its very popular premium compact SUV, the Lexus NX which was launched early of the year. Over 1,100 units of Lexus NX were sold representing more than 50% of total Lexus sales.
Other Lexus models contributed to the number were the Lexus ES range and the recently launched all new Lexus RX model. Lexus Malaysia also has lifted up its position to No. 3 in the Luxury segment.