UMW automotive sales drop in April 2022

by AZALEA AZUAR/ pic by TMR

UMW Holdings Bhd delivered 32,600 units in April 2022, lower than the 35,246 units sold in March 2022, mainly due to the disruption in production caused by supply chain issues that are affecting the automotive industry.

In a statement today the group said it registered sales of 6,946 units in April 2022. Year-to-date April 2022, UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd (UMWT) sold 29,393 units, 11.2% higher than the 26,431 units sold in the corresponding period of 2021. 

Toyota Vios, Yaris, Corolla Cross and Hilux were among its best-selling models in the month of April. 

“The ongoing sales campaigns for Hari Raya such as “Bersama Lebih Bermakna” are expected to drive sales. In addition, UMWT will be celebrating Hari Raya with its “Toyota Raya Open House Weekender” on May 21 and 22 May, 2022, at all its showrooms nationwide,” UMW added.

Meanwhile, Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua) registered sales of 25,654 units in April 2022, 4.1% lower than the 26,759 units registered in the previous month. 

For the first four months of 2022, Perodua sold 87,278 units, 11.5% higher than the 78,308 units registered in the same period of 2021. 

Perodua’s sales continue to be driven by its top-selling models, namely, the Myvi, Axia and Bezza. 

“With the improving demand and positive outlook for the automotive industry in Malaysia, Perodua has set a higher sales target of 247,800 units for 2022. The higher sales will be driven by the sales tax exemption, as well as the introduction of new and facelift models,” the group added.