UMW sold 26,480 vehicle units in May 2022, up 4% from last year

by FAYYADH JAAFAR / pic TMR FILE

THE UMW Group’s automotive sales increased 4% in May 2022 as both UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd (UMWT) and UMW’s associate company, Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua), registered healthy sales of 26,480 units in May 2022 compared to 25,568 units sold in May 2021.

Despite the shorter working month due to the Aidilfitri holidays, it continued to fill its encouraging backlog of orders.

Models such as the Toyota Vios, Yaris, Corolla Cross and Hilux were among the best-selling models in May this year. 

During the month, UMWT sold 36,972 units, 9% higher than the 34,026 units sold in the corresponding period of 2021.

As part of its mid-year sales campaign, UMWT is currently offering special deals on the Vios and Yaris.

Meanwhile, Perodua registered sales of 18,901 units in May 2022, 5% higher than the 17,973 units registered in May 2021. 

For the first five months of 2022, Perodua sold 106,179 units, 10% higher than the 96,281 units sold in the corresponding period of 2021. To date, Perodua has achieved 43% of its target of 247,800 units for 2022.

UMW Holdings Bhd president and group CEO Datuk Ahmad Fuaad Mohd Kenali (picture) expected the introduction of new and facelift models to drive sales in the second half of the year.

“We are also hopeful that the government will further extend the sales tax exemption in view of the high number of outstanding orders which could not be delivered by June 2022 due to the disruptions caused by Covid-19, as well as the shortage of semiconductor chips,” he said in a statement today.