UMW Group registered automotive sales of 28,785 units for November 2021 as demand continues to drive forward for both its Toyota and Perodua vehicles.
The group sold 8,486 Toyota branded vehicles in November which is similar to the sales registered in October this year with Toyota Vios continuing to be the marque’s best-selling model followed by the Hilux and Yaris models. Year-to-date, UMW Toyota sold 63,105 units, 26.0% higher than the 50,074 units registered in the corresponding period last year. UMW Group attributes the improved sales to the introduction of new models as well as the sales tax exemption. It will also be adding new models to the list with the launch of the Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid this month, it will be the first locally assembled model with Hybrid Electric Technology.
As for Perodua, the division registered 20,299 units sold for November, 27.1% lower than the record-breaking monthly registration of 27,858 units achieved in the preceding month, mainly due to the intermittent disruptions to production caused by supply chain issues. Year-to-date, the popular Myvi assembler delivered a total of 167,250 units, 14.2% lower than the 194,980 units registered in the corresponding period in 2020, mainly due to the FMCO and partly the semiconductor chips shortage.
Perodua is aiming for its highest ever monthly registration in its history with at least 30,000 units in December 2021 as it targets to end the year with over 200,000 units sold. For 2022, Perodua is targeting to sell at least 240,000 units barring any further lockdown or semiconductor chips issue.
UMW Holdings Berhad’s President and Group CEO, Dato’ Ahmad Fuaad Kenali said, “We are pleased with the healthy sales registered by both UMWT and Perodua in November 2021, despite the challenges. The Group expects the automotive sales momentum to continue in December and next year, supported by the introduction of new models and year-end promotions and extension of the sales tax exemption.