Published on November 9th, 2022 | by Subhash Nair


Toyota Said To Be Leading Non-National Automaker Race In 2022

According to UMW Toyota, they’re selling more cars than any other Japanese brand here.

The top spot for non-national automakers is a hotly contested one between Toyota and Honda. Toyota used to be almost guaranteed the no.1 spot, but they fell behind in 2015 when Honda introduced the previous HR-V model. Toyota simply had no answer to it. Last year, they introduced the Corolla Cross and technically took the lead once more, but only for all cars sold in Malaysia including commercial and passenger vehicles.

For 2022, UMW Toyota say that they’re still in the lead once again with 79,308 units sold between January 2022 and October 2022. To keep the momentum going, they’re offering some year-end promos worth considering.

For those shopping for a Yaris, you can get monthly instalments starting as low as RM498. Those looking for a Yaris can get instalments that start as low as RM598. For selected variants of both models, there’s an additional RM4,000 promotional offer. Head to your nearest Toyota dealership to find out more about these offers and more. There’s also the online showroom at

Here’s the press release with more.


Toyota continues to lead among non-national brands in Malaysia, with the cumulative sales volume from January to October 2022 reaching 79,308 units. This is a continuation of the positive upward trend which started at the beginning of the year and the brand has consistently been a market leader throughout the year, especially in the pick-up truck segment.

The October 2022 sales volume of new vehicles delivered by UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) was 9,281 units, (9,175 of Toyota brand and 106 of Lexus brand). Compared to the sales volumes in September 2022, the October sales volume of 9,281 units was 0.5% higher. The improvement is even more significant compared to the sales volume in October 2021 when 8,500 Toyota and Lexus vehicles were sold, a difference of 9%.

Year-to-date for the first 10 months of the year, the cumulative volume for Toyota and Lexus vehicles totals 80,153 units. This represents an increase of 47% over the same period in 2021 when 54,618 vehicles were sold.

“While economic conditions remain challenging, the car market has also been steadily recovering its strength in the course of the year. Thanks to the support of our loyal customers, demand for Toyota vehicles remains high and for those who have had to wait a bit longer for their new vehicles, we are working hard to ensure the quickest possible delivery of their vehicles,” said UMW Toyota Motor President, Ravindran. K.

“Our production is still partly affected but rest assured that we are doing our best to deliver new vehicles as quickly as possible,” he promised.

Launch of New Toyota Veloz

During the month of October 2022, UMWT launched the much-anticipated Toyota Veloz, a brand new Premium Crossover that promises “Happiness Inside Out”. The Veloz offers a new and higher level of comfort with a more premium appearance.

“Response to the new Veloz has been extremely positive, with over 7,000 orders received even before the model was launched. This is not surprising as it is a Toyota, and the brand’s products are well known for high quality, durability and reliability. On top of trusted products, we go the ‘Extra Mile’ in providing the best ownership experience to every one of our customers,” said Ravindran K.

Year-end deals

For those shopping for a new car to celebrate the year-end festive season, UMWT is having a great promotion with low monthly instalments starting from RM498 for the Toyota Yaris and RM598 for the Toyota Vios. For selected variants of both models, there is also an additional RM4,000 promotional offer.

All Toyota showrooms provide the full range of services to make purchases, including different financing packages from a panel of financial institutions. Customers can also visit the Toyota Online Showroom for more information and place a booking from the convenience of their homes or office.

For more information, customers can visit or call the Toyota Freephone line at 1-800-8-TOYOTA (869682) or

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