Published on December 9th, 2021 | by Subhash Nair0
Toyota And Lexus Sales 26% Higher Year-On-Year, CKD Hybrid Coming Soon
Toyota and Lexus sales are going strong towards the end of 2021 and Toyota gears up to launch a CKD hybrid.
Toyota and Lexus sales have shown strong signs of growth with 8,500 units sold in October and 8,486 units sold in November. This brings their Jan-Nov 2021 numbers up to 63,105 units, which is 26% higher than the same period in 2020.
“The continued growth of the market is a sign that we are steadily progressing towards recovery. The New Normal means that some things have to be done differently and we have to be conscious of SOPs, and at Toyota, we have adapted our processes accordingly. Customers can visit our showrooms or send their vehicles to authorized service centres with peace of mind that they are protected health-wise,” said UMW Toyota Motor President, Ravindran K
“During the final month of the year, we will have great deals and with our ‘Now Is The Time’ promotion, there are savings of up to RM5,500 on selected models. Additionally, the government’s exemption of sales tax is ongoing which means additional savings,” he said.
UMW Toyota Motor is also preparing itself to launch the locally-assembled Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid – the first CKD hybrid from the brand.
“Since we opened for bookings for the new Corolla Cross Hybrid, response has been good and we are happy to see that many Malaysians are keen to switch to Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technology. Toyota has been producing hybrid electric vehicles since the late 1990s and has constantly improved and advanced the technology so Malaysians will benefit from this long experience,” said Akio Takeyama, Deputy Chairman of UMW Toyota Motor.
“We are aware that many customers are eager to receive their Corolla Cross Hybrid and we ask for your patience. There are many quality processes which ASSB must complete to ensure that the cars delivered are of the highest standard in every respect. And I would also add that once the car is delivered, the new owners will also be assured of an ownership experience of the highest standard,” Mr. Takeyama added.
Here’s the press release with more information.
Toyota and Lexus sales mirrored the Total Industry Volume (TIV) of November, which is expected to be less than the October TIV. However, demand for the two brands remains strong and the difference was only 14 units compared to the total volume for October when the total number sold nationwide was 8,500 units.
The total sales volume for November is 8486 units consisted of 6,620 passenger cars and 1,866 commercial vehicles (including pick-ups). For the period from January to November 2021, total sales for the Toyota and Lexus brands have reached 63,105 units, 26% higher than the same period in 2020 when a total of 50,074 units had been sold.
Among the passenger car models, the Vios continued to be the bestselling Toyota model, accounting for 33% of sales, while the Hilux continued to be the bestselling pick-up truck in Malaysia, a position it has held since 2005.
COUNTDOWN TO HYBRID LAUNCH
Preparations are being finalized for a milestone event – the launch of the first locally-assembled Toyota hybrid electric vehicle – in the near future. This is the new Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid which is now undergoing pre-production activities at ASSB, UMW Toyota Motor’s assembly plant in Bukit Raja, Selangor.
The new Corolla Cross Hybrid has an estimated price starting from RM137,000 (without insurance) and comes with a 5-year/unlimited mileage factory warranty. Additionally, for peace of mind, there is a separate 8-year/unlimited mileage warranty covering the hybrid battery pack, inverter and Power Management Control Unit. Customers can also extend their warranty for a further two years to make it a total of 10 years, the first such warranty in the local industry. Bookings can be made at any authorized Toyota dealer or UMW Toyota Motor branch showroom nationwide.