No SST for selected Hyundai models booked by Aug 31

By CARSIFU | 30 July 2018

PETALING JAYA: Customers who have made bookings for the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid and the Tucson (applicable only for the Turbo and Elegance variant) can be rest assured that as long as the booking is made by or on Aug 31, 2018, they need not worry about paying the sales and service tax (SST), even if their vehicle is delivered after Sept 1st, 2018.

Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) said it would honour the selling price of these two vehicles with zero-rated GST while stocks last for a limited time only.

According to Managing Director of Sime Darby Motors (Malaysia, Thailand and Taiwan), Dennis Ho, the sales of Hyundai vehicles have increased during the tax holiday period, especially for the Ioniq Hybrid and Tucson models as customers take the opportunity to enjoy greater savings.

Hyundai Ioniq.
Hyundai Ioniq.

“With our stock for the Ioniq Hybrid and Tucson fast depleting, we will need time to replenish the stock in order to fulfill customers’ demands. It is only fair that HSDM absorbs the SST for orders placed by Aug 31, 2018, even for vehicles delivered after the SST takes effect,” said Ho.

HSDM is inviting the public to visit Hyundai’s authorised showrooms to learn about the ongoing promotions.

The current selling price for the IONIQ and Tucson models with zero-rated GST are as follows:
• Ioniq Hybrid HEV – RM94,788
• Ioniq Hybrid HEV Plus – RM109,988
• Tucson Elegance – RM119,188
• Tucson Turbo – RM137,488

*Price indicated is only applicable to Peninsular Malaysia and excludes insurance.

HSDM offers a five-year or 300,000km (whichever comes first) warranty on all its new passenger vehicles. In addition, the Ioniq is entitled to 60,000km free service while the Tucson is entitled to 50,000km free service, both with a three-year validity.

A 24-hour road assist service is also available now for new and existing Hyundai vehicles. For more information or to place bookings, head to the nearest sales outlet or call Hyundai’s Customer Careline at 1-300-13-2000.

Aside from HSDM, Bermaz Auto Bhd, which distributes Mazda cars in Malaysia is also absorbing the sales and service tax if their customers had booked before Sept 1, but their vehicles are only delivered after that date.