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UMW Toyota Motor resumes vehicle assembly operations

Assembly Services Sdn Bhd (ASSB), UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd’s subsidiary involved in manufacturing Toyota vehicles, has resumed its assembly operations. This follows approval given by the Selangor State Government in relation to the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) that was announced on 4 May 2020. ASSB suspended all operations from 18 March 2020 when the Movement Control Order (MCO) was activated nationwide as a measure to break the transmission of the COVID-19 coronavirus and will re-c


May 11, 2020

BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia hosts appreciation Night of Joy and Unity to celebrate corporate customers

BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia hosted their Customer Appreciation Night 2019 in recognition of their long-time customers and partners. Over 185 attendees comprising of top-level corporate customers and esteemed business partners of the premium automotive brand were treated a gourmet dinner accompanied by lively entertainment. Some also took home lucky draw prizes which included exclusive merchandise from BMW. CEO of BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia (BMW Credit (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. an


Sep 23, 2019

Toyota C-HR digugurkan dari laman web Toyota, Toyota Corolla Cross menyusul?

Toyota C-HR Toyota Malaysia dalam diam sudah pun menggugurkan model Toyota C-HR dari laman web rasmi mereka. SUV dengan pesaing terdekat seperti Honda HR-V dan Subaru XV itu dijangka akan digantikan dengan model baharu, Toyota Corolla Cross. Nasib yang lebih baik mungkin menyebelahi Toyota Corolla Cross kerana ia telah dirancang sebagai model pemasangan CKD. Pemasangan akan dilakukan oleh kilang kedua anak syarikat UMW Toyota iaitu Assembly Services Sdn. Bhd. (ASSB) di Bukit Raja, Shah Alam. Sta


Dec 23, 2020

Bermaz will start by rescuing Peugeot’s After-sales services, 5-year warranty coming soon

If you haven’t heard yet, Bermaz Auto Bhd, the distributor of Mazda cars, have taken over the distributorship of Peugeot along with the management of Citroen and DS’s aftersales services. The first item of their agenda to revive the Peugeot brand is to target the aftersales service. In a report by Maybank Investment Bank Research, Berjaya Auto Alliance Sdn Bhd (BAASB) - the new joint venture company formed by Bermaz Auto and Berjaya Corp to take over the distributorship of brands under Groupe PS


Dec 4, 2020

Toyota C-HR dropped from Malaysia’s line-up, Toyota Corolla Cross to fill the gap?

The quirky-but-stylish Toyota C-HR has been quietly dropped from UMW Toyota Motor’s line-up, leaving a vacant spot that will be soon filled by the 2021 Toyota Corolla Cross. The Toyota Corolla Cross, unlike the made-in-Thailand Toyota C-HR, is expected to be locally-assembled (CKD) at UMWT’s manufacturing subsidiary Assembly Services Sdn. Bhd.’s (ASSB) second plant in Bukit Raja. Local assembly should allow UMWT to price the Corolla Cross more competitively against its rivals and hopefully not r


Dec 22, 2020

Toyota Malaysia restores the iconic KE10 Corolla

The Toyota Corolla nameplate is one of the most famous, longest-running, and best-selling nameplate in Toyota’s history, spanning a history of over 50 years. Currently on the 12th generation model, the Corolla name has its humble beginning in 1966 as a small, low-cost, and reliable family sedan, bearing the chassis code KE10. Two years later, the KE10 Toyota Corolla made its way to Malaysia, where it was assembled by Champion Motor Berhad located in Shah Alam, which subsequently renamed as Assem

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Apr 9, 2020

Toyota opens new service centre in Pandamaran, Klang

Toyota owners in Klang can look forward to one more conveniently located service centre to go to for their vehicle maintenance. Operated by PS Otomobil (Bukit Tinggi) Sdn. Bhd., the new 19-bay service centre is located at PT 7420 Jalan Kim Chuan, Pandamaran, 42000 Klang. The facility is an extension of PS Otomobil’s showroom in Bukit Tinggi, which has been an authorized dealer for Toyota since 2015. Commending PS Otomobil on their commitment to provide Toyota customers with high quality aftersal


Jul 30, 2019

No sales tax exemption for CKD Toyota Hilux and Isuzu D-Max, here’s why

Come 15-June, all locally-assembled (CKD) passenger cars will be granted full exemption from the 10 percent sales tax. The keyword here is passenger cars. So although the Toyota Hilux and Isuzu D-Max are locally-assembled, both models will continue to be taxed at the current 10 percent rate because pick-up trucks are classified as commercial vehicles (though private registrations are allowed). The Toyota Hilux is assembled at UMW Toyota Motor’s Assembly Services Sdn. Bhd.’s manufacturing subsidi


Jun 11, 2020

Mampukah Toyota Corolla Cross 2021 CKD tebus kekurangan Toyota C-HR?

Toyota Corolla Cross Toyota C-HR sudah digugurkan secara senyap dari laman web rasmi Toyota. Tindakan ini seolah-olah menandakan bahawa SUV kompak tersebut akan segera keluar dari pasaran Malaysia. SUV terbaru yang dilancarkan Toyota iaitu Toyota Corolla Cross dikatakan bakal mengisi kekosongan tersebut. Kami difahamkan bahawa kilang pemasangan kedua Toyota di Bukit Raja, Assembly Services Sdn. Bhd.’s (ASSB) sedang melakukan persedian untuk mengubah susun atur untuk pemasangan SUV. Ini menguatka


Dec 29, 2020

UMW Toyota Motor to relocate head office out of Shah Alam?

UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT), the sole authorized distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles in Malaysia, will be moving out of its current head office building in Persiaran Raja Muda in Shah Alam, according to sources familiar with the matter. The relocation has been planned several years earlier so the decision is not directly related to the current poor market outlook, although the Toyota’s falling market share over the last 5 years was probably a motivating factor in right-sizing the organization.


May 14, 2020

Tahukah anda, Toyota Hilux dan Isuzu D-Max tiada potongan cukai jualan walaupun CKD?

Toyota Hilux Isuzu D-MAX Seiring dengan insentif PENJANA yang bermula pada 15 Jun ini, ramai yang sedang berkira-kira untuk mengambil peluang ini untuk membeli kenderaan. Namun tahukah anda bahawa potongan cukai jualan tersebut tertakluk kepada kereta penumpang sahaja? Hal ini menyebabkan segmen trak pikap tidak terkesan dengan insentif ini. Walhal, jika diikutkan, Toyota Hilux dan Isuzu D-Max turut dikira sebagai kenderaan yang dipasang tempatan (CKD). Lebih-lebih lagi, kedua-dua trak pikap pop


Jun 11, 2020

2021 Toyota C-HR to be dropped from Malaysia as Thailand shifts to hybrid-only C-HR facelift

The Toyota C-HR is due for a mid-lifecycle update soon but the C-HR model range will most likely be dropped for Malaysia. Its vacated slot will be filled by the upcoming Toyota Corolla Cross. The C-segment Toyota C-HR was launched in Thailand in early-2018 (previewed in November 2017 at the Bangkok motor show) and after nearly 3 years on the market, a facelift is due to be launched in early-2021, reports Thailand’s Headlightmag.com. The facelifted Toyota C-HR had already been launched in Europe


Jul 28, 2020

Toyota C-HR大马停产,Toyota Corolla Cross或将取而代之?

UMW Toyota Motor已经悄悄地停售了长相奇特而前卫的Toyota C-HR,为即将上市的2021 Toyota Corolla Cross留出了位置。 与泰国产的Toyota C-HR不同,Toyota Corolla Cross将会是一款本地组装(CKD)车型,在UMWT的制造分公司——Assembly Services Sdn. Bhd.’s(ASSB)——位于Bukit Raja的第二家工厂进行组装生产。 采取本地组装的方式,应该能让UMWT的Corolla Cross有竞争力更强的标价,并且避免走上与C-HR相同的老路。Toyota C-HR还在大马市售时,其零售价为RM 144,336,这个价格比其竞争对手——Honda HR-V(RM 104k到RM 118k)和Hyundai Kona(RM 115k到RM 143k)还要高。上述价格均减免了10%的销售税。 重新介绍一下,Toyota Corolla Cross采用了Toyota新全球架构(TNGA)平台,具体一点说,是TNGA-C型号的平台。这与C-HR和Corolla Altis的平台很相似,不过后悬吊改


Dec 24, 2020

Honda opens Malaysia’s first hybrid vehicle battery assembly plant, for 2020 Honda City RS

Honda Malaysia has opened Malaysia’s first high voltage battery assembly plant in Melaka, to support the world debut of the first ever Honda City RS with i-MMD. You can read our review of the City RS here. Production of the full-hybrid Honda City RS with a two-motor intelligent multi-mode drive (i-MMD) has already begun at Honda Malaysia’s Pegoh plant. It is the fifth Honda hybrid model to be produced there. Assembly of the GP1 Jazz Hybrid (IMA) started in 2012, followed by the GP5 Jazz Hybrid (


Sep 25, 2020

How likely is a cheaper, locally-assembled (CKD) Toyota RAV4 for Malaysia?

The Toyota RAV4 is now available at Toyota showrooms across Malaysia, priced from RM 196,436 to RM 215,664 during this 6-month sales tax exemption period. After 31-December 2020, prices will increase to RM 203,880 and RM 223,880 respectively, when the 10 percent sales tax is reinstated. In any case, the imported from Japan Toyota RAV4 is priced out of the competition by a big margin. Its locally-assembled rivals like the Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5 tops out at RM 175,900 and RM 181,660 respectivel


Jun 18, 2020

This Toyota dealership in Taman Mayang just upgraded to 3S status

Unitedstar Corporation Sdn Bhd, an authorised Toyota dealership located in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, has upgraded its outlet to ‘3S’ status, offering both sales and aftersales services. Previously only providing sales of new vehicles, the upgrading process sees the facility extending its range of services available to customers. “Unitedstar Corporation has been an authorised Toyota dealership since 2005, with just a showroom for sales at Aman Suria, Damansara followed by the new 3S centre at Tama


Sep 19, 2020

Toyota C-HR 2021 akan digugurkan di Malaysia, Thailand beralih ke C-HR facelift hibrid sahaja

Toyota C-HR akan menerima penambahbaikan dalam kitaran-hidup pertengahannya tak lama lagi, tapi barisan model C-HR ini besar kemungkinan akan digugurkan dari pasaran Malaysia. Ruangnya yang ditinggalkan kosong akan diambil oleh Toyota Corolla Cross yang akan datang. Toyota C-HR segmen C ini dilancarkan di Thailand pada awal tahun 2018 (previu pada November 2017 di Pameran Motor Bangkok) dan setelah hampir 3 tahun berada di pasaran, satu facelift dijangka akan dilancarkan pada awal 2021 seperti y


Jul 28, 2020

Only selected dealers are selling the Toyota Vios GR Sport

The 2020 Toyota Vios GR Sport (GR-S) could be the entry-level Gazoo Racing (GR) model in Toyota's line-up. Starting from RM 95,284 (excluding SST, valid until 31-Dec 2020), it is much cheaper than the GR Yaris but it is every bit as special. 2020 Toyota Vios pricelist (Without SST) Model Price 1.5 J A/T RM 76,623 1.5 E A/T RM 82,593 1.5 G A/T RM 87,584 1.5 GR-S A/T RM 95,284 The performance-inspired Vios isn't available at all Toyota showrooms. This is because the Vios GR-S is an extension of th

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Dec 18, 2020

Court says car park operators liable for car thefts!

The Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court ruling that the management of a car park is liable of negligence rendering disclaimers of exemption clauses posted by the car park non-viable. Sunway Parking Services Sdn Bhd was ordered to pay about RM 117,000 of damages to Euro Rent A Car Sdn Bhd in the case where the rental car company’s vehicle was stolen from the premises. This means that car park disclaimer notices posted at various locations of a parking lot informing visitors that the manageme


Dec 8, 2020

MG vehicles to be locally-assembled in Malaysia, first model to be MG HS?

It’s no surprise that MG will be returning to Malaysia – the C-segment MG HS and MG ZS EV have been caught several times on Malaysian soil. The missing piece to this puzzle was the origins of MG vehicles, would they be imported (CBU) from MG’s plant in Thailand or locally-assembled (CKD)? While younger readers may not have heard of the MG marque before, it does have an interesting history. Short for Morris Garages, MG was founded in 1924 in Oxford, England. Over the many years it existed, MG cha


Oct 7, 2020

Selected Toyota service centres to re-open for business – for urgent jobs only

UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd (UMWT) has received approval from MITI to re-open selected authorised Toyota service centres and will operate selected outlets for emergency and urgent service requirements, at minimum capacity. Under Phase 3 of the Movement Control Order, car service centres can apply for exemption from the mandatory business closure. At the moment, the company is unable to provide the list of service centres that will be re-opening (some outlets are still pending the necessary approval


Apr 21, 2020

The CKD 2021 Toyota Corolla Cross will do what the C-HR couldn’t

If you’ve been following our page, you would know that UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has dropped the Toyota C-HR from its range of products. With SUVs being a fast growing segment, obviously UMW Toyota won’t leave the empty spot unfilled. We believe that the Toyota Corolla Cross will be taking the C-HR’s spot next year. Prices have yet to be announced but we understand that UMWT’s manufacturing subsidiary Assembly Services Sdn. Bhd.’s (ASSB) second plant in Bukit Raja is being re-tooled to produce a n


Dec 24, 2020

Roslan Abdullah is Proton’s new VP for Sales and Marketing

Proton announces the appointment of Roslan Abdullah as Vice President, Sales and Marketing. Concurrently, he is also appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Proton Edar Sdn Bhd (PESB), a wholly owned subsidiary of Proton involved in the distribution of Proton cars and providing sales and after sales services to customers, effective June 1st, 2020. Having spent close to three decades in the automotive sector, Roslan brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge about Malaysia’s automotive


Jun 1, 2020

Operations at Mercedes-Benz Malaysia and Mercedes-Benz Services Malaysia are up and running

As the Movement Control Order (MCO) eases up, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia and Mercedes-Benz Services Malaysia resume its business with strict health and safety protocols in place following approval given by the government. Mercedes-Benz dealerships nationwide will reopen, pending approval by the government, and maintenance or repairs carried out at dealerships will be conducted with stringent health protocols. The local assembly plant in Pekan, Pahang resumes its operations from 13 May 2020. Vehicle


May 13, 2020

Go Auto to head green vehicle project in Kedah, RM 1.5b investment

Kedah has big plans to become a green technology vehicle assembly hub and major defence industry in Southeast Asia as the state is poised to receive an investment of RM 1.5 billion in green vehicle technology and defence equipment industries headed by Go Auto Group and Flumen Holdings Sdn Bhd. Kedah Menteri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor told Bernama: “Both companies are major players in the energy-efficient vehicle (EEV) and green technology industry as well as being involved in the supply of def


Jan 7, 2021

Share prices of auto stocks accelerates due to tax slash

Following the announcement of a tax waiver for locally-assembled vehicles, auto stocks are revving hotter as the market anticipates higher demand. As reported by The Edge, Bermaz Auto Bhd’s share price rose by 8.11% or 12 sen at RM1.60 where some 4.1 million shares transacted. Tan Chong Motor Holdings Bhd, involved in assembly and marketing of motor vehicles and manufacturing of auto parts, had its share price increased 2.59% or 3 sen at RM1.19 per share. MBM Resources Bhd with its associate com


Jun 10, 2020

Why the Toyota Corolla Cross will be turning point for UMW Toyota

The 2020 Toyota Corolla Cross made its global debut in early July and it could prove to be the much-needed catalyst for UMW Toyota Motor to compete in the hotly-contested B-segment SUV market when it arrives here later this year. Here’s a little bit of background to as why the UMWT needs the Corolla Cross in its line-up. Recall back in 2015 when Honda Malaysia introduced the Honda HR-V. UMWT had to watch on the sidelines as they did not have a model to compete against the HR-V. Further rubbing s


Jul 31, 2020

3 UMW Toyota outlets in Kuching, KK and Klang Valley transferred to dealers

After announcing in October 2017 that it would be transferring all its retail operation branches to its dealers and other relevant parties, UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has announced that 3 of its own outlets in Klang Valley, Sabah, and Sarawak will be transferred starting 1-September 2020. The Kota Kinabalu and Kuching outlets will be taken over by Borneo Mobility (Sabah) Sdn Bhd and Borneo Mobility (Sarawak) respectively. In the Klang Valley, PCM Subang Motor Sdn Bhd will take over the Subang Jaya

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Sep 1, 2020

Can Peugeot’s new logo and distributor revive the brand in Malaysia?

Last week, Peugeot unveiled its latest logo and brand identity. The new logo is Peugeot’s 11th logo since the company’s inception in 1850. Peugeot says that they will begin rolling out their new brand identity across their communication materials and dealerships by the end of this month. They aim to complete the rebranding exercise by 2023. The first model to wear the new Peugeot logo will be the all-new, third-generation Peugeot 308. The model is to be introduced in Europe later this month. Wha


Mar 1, 2021

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia gets connected with Mercedes me services

Along with the launch of the Mercedes-Benz GLC and GLC Coupe, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia also launched the Mercedes me services. The full suite of connected services will be available from 2020 onwards. Mercedes me allows car owners to remain connected to their cars via their mobile devices. Whether it is starting the engine, getting customer support or simply just checking the fuel level in their cars, owners can easily control the car from an app. All owners need to do is install the app on their


Dec 11, 2019