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  • After SST exemption ends, how much will prices of Toyota cars increase in Malaysia?

    Last year in June, the government announced a decision to place sales tax (SST) exemption for cars – cut sales tax on CKD cars, while offering 50% sales tax discount for CBU models as part of the Penjana stimulus package.It was supposed to last until 31-December 2020 but in a twist that brought mixed reactions in the local automotive industry, the Ministry of Finance extended the exemption to 30-June 2021.So, if you’re interested to buy a new car, now might be the right time to take

    CY Foong

    CY Foong

    Apr 27, 2021

  • Indonesia may get a Toyota Avanza Hybrid soon, Malaysia sticking to 1.5 NA?

    President Director of PT Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMMIN), Warih Andang Tjahjono, said that Toyota Indonesia will produce hybrid vehicles starting next year in 2022. One of the speculated hybrid models is the Toyota Avanza.“The assembly process will be carried out by Toyotas facilities in Karawang, West Java,” said Warih. “This hybrid car is not only present for the domestic market, but is also targeted for export,” he added.Bob Azam, TMMINs Director of Admini

    Shaun

    Shaun

    Apr 14, 2021

  • UMW Toyota announces recall for 2017-19 Toyota Avanza, 3,923 units affected

    UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has just announced a recall campaign on Toyota Avanza models manufactured from October 2017 to June 2019. This recall campaign, which UMWT calls a Special Service Campaign (SSC) affects 3,923 units of the Avanza.The recall is an extension of a previous announcement affecting the vehicle’s fuel pump. Models not listed here are not affected in this latest campaign.According to Toyota, the affected vehicles are equipped with a fuel pump that may stop operating. If this

    CY Foong

    CY Foong

    Mar 4, 2021

  • Apart from RWD layout, is Toyota ditching the Avanza name for next-gen?

    The Toyota Avanza is a very well-known nameplate having been Indonesia’s best-selling vehicle for quite some time. However, with the next-generation due to be launched in 2022, not only will the next-gen Avanza be getting a front-wheel drive layout and possibly hybrid tech, but it might not even be called an Avanza either.FWD Avanza replacement muleIn a shocking scoop covered by Otodriver, the Avanza name might not be carried over into the next generation along with the rear-wheel drive la

    CY Foong

    CY Foong

    Jan 12, 2021

  • Next-gen 2021 Toyota Avanza to get both FWD and RWD configs

    Just recently, we reported that the next-generation DNGA-based Toyota Avanza will ditch its current rear-wheel drive config in favour of a cheaper and less complicated front-wheel drive format.While it may appear that the Toyota Avanzas donor car, the Daihatsu Xenia, could also ditch the rear-wheel drive layout, a recent report from Indonesia has stated otherwise.According to OtoDriver, the next-generation Daihatsu Xenia will likely retain its rear-wheel drive configuration – a feature tha

    Eric

    Eric

    Dec 9, 2020