UMW sets higher targets for Toyota cars despite global recalls

According to Kuah Kock Heng, the president of the group, this target constitute an increase of market share as well from 15.4 to 16%. The most popular models sold by the company had been the Vios, Camry and Hilux and that for January and February, they have already hit 13,000 units. This pretty much underline the fact that customers are very much confident about the brand in Malaysia even in view of the recent recall exercise by the company in other parts of the world.

Speaking at the launch of the new Puchong Jaya service center, he said “”For the first two months of this year, we have put almost 13,000 new vehicles on the road. UMW Toyota had allocated RM170 million for capital expenditure to improve its facilities in sales, service, logistics and manufacturing. All these upgrading and expansion are to cater for the increased Toyota population and further enhance customer satisfaction. The company set a new record when it serviced more than one million units of Toyota vehicles last year, compared to 900,000 units from previous year. For the new service centre, the company had invested about RM24 million to purchase the land and equip the centre with the latest facilities and capacity to service up to 145 cars per day”