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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

  • Toyota Harrier too small? Here's the Toyota Crown Kluger unveiled at Shanghai Auto 2021

    Following the sighted homologation documents, the Toyota Crown Kluger is now officially revealed alongside the fourth-generation Toyota Highlander at the Shanghai Auto 2021.Toyota has two joint venture partners in China, FAW and GAC. The Toyota Crown Kluger will be made by FAW-Toyota while the Toyota Highlander, which the Crown Kluger is based on, is made by GAC-Toyota.The front bumper and grille with the Crown emblem help differentiate the two in terms of exterior styling, but are otherwise lar

    Shaun

    Shaun

    Apr 19, 2021

  • Toyota Harrier will fail in Malaysia? It just hit its 2021 sales target in 1 week

    Once again, we are reminded that if you want to learn what is actually happening in the car market, you have to get off Facebook, and start talking to people who are actually buying / selling cars. We’ve just learned from Toyota dealers that UMW Toyota Motor has sold out their entire year’s planned allocation for the 2021 Toyota Harrier in less than 1 week after its launch.The number of orders collected is a big slap in the face of the negativities on Facebook surrounding the RM 249,

    Hans

    Hans

    Apr 14, 2021

  • RM 249k 2021 Toyota Harrier vs RM 236k Lexus UX: Why Toyota when you can Lexus?

    Perhaps the biggest news surrounding the launch of the 2021 Toyota Harrier is the demise of the 8AR-FTS turbocharged power unit. One way or another, some will moan about this, but there are solid reasons why Toyota did this. At RM 249k, the Toyota Harrier asks quite a sizeable chunk of your hard-earned money. Interestingly, the Lexus UX occupies a similar price range to the Harrier (RM 236k - 290k). Will this cause some sort of cannibalisation within the brands? Lets delve further and have a loo

    Jason

    Jason

    Apr 13, 2021