UMW Toyota Motor bumps up sales volume in September

By CARSIFU | 11 October 2021

SHAH ALAM: UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) posted a strong total sales volume of 8,033 vehicles in September, an increase of 5,509 units over the August volume.

This was made up of 7,931 Toyota vehicles and 102 Lexus vehicles.

The volume was also 43% higher than for the same month in 2020 when 5,605 vehicles were sold.

On a cumulative basis, year-to-date sales of Toyota and Lexus vehicles in Malaysia reached 43,594 units at the end of September.

In the same nine-month period in 2020, the total volume reached only 25,978 units, an indication of the severity of the first Movement Control Order (MCO) during the second half of 2020.

UMW Toyota Motor president Ravindran K said the company was pleased to see the market steadily moving towards normalcy as the past few months had been challenging.

“Our showrooms have been open and receiving many customers daily, and bookings for the latest models have been increasing. As a result, our total sales in September for Toyota and Lexus vehicles was a phenomenal 223% greater than the August volume,” he said.

To welcome visitors back to Toyota showrooms nationwide, UMWT is having a ‘Visit & Win’ promotion with a total of RM30,000 worth of prizes to be won.

No purchase is necessary and all that is needed to participate is to visit any authorised showroom, take a picture and then upload it to social media (eg Facebook or Instagram) with a caption.

Once it is posted, let UMWT know what the URL is so that it can be viewed and judged.

The 38 prizes to be won include a Grand Prize of an iPhone 12 (64GB), two second prizes of Samsung 55-inch 4K LED TV, and two third prizes of Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer Iron.

The Consolation Prizes are TT Racing Maxx Gaming Chairs, Bose Quiet Comfort 35 Wireless Headphones, Kingston HyperX Gaming Keyboard, Philips Portable Car Air Sanitizer, and customized Touch’Ngo cards with RM100 pre-loaded. Additionally, everyone visits the showroom will receive a free Safety Kit (which stocks last).


Those who plan to buy a new Toyota vehicle can enjoy low instalments with Toyota EZ Beli.

If they are government employees, UMWT has the Jom Drive programme (in collaboration with Toyota Capital Malaysia) with special benefits and a selection of financial plans.

Applications (with supporting documents) will be hassle-free and processed speedily so that they can enjoy their new Toyota within a short time.

“Our loyal customers who have supported the brand for more than five decades are also not forgotten. We now have the new Toyota Loyal-T programme with better service and bigger rewards.

“The programme makes use of the Toyota Drive mobile app for convenience and ease of communicating with UMWT,” Ravindran added.

With business activities now normalizing, UMWT has been busy preparing for an exciting future when Hybrid Electric Technology is introduced with Toyota models assembled locally.

These new models will have more efficient powertrains with less emissions and quieter running.

UMW Toyota Motor deputy chairman Akio Takeyama said Toyota Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) are at their most advanced today, and are the immediate and economical solution for mass market production and sale in terms of reduced CO2 emissions, practical usage, and price acceptance by customers.

“We are absolutely positive that the HEV is the most accessible and realistic choice for Malaysian customers in terms of practicality and infrastructure, with an enormous potential in Malaysia,” he said.