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Toyota Corolla Cross Out of Stock?

Toyota Corolla Cross

UMW Toyota Motor today announced that the locally assembled all-new Toyota Corolla Cross will be available for delivery towards the fourth quarter of the year. The company also disclosed that the model has been receiving overwhelming response from customers since its launch.

Including the Corolla Cross, UMW Toyota Motor sold more than 17,000 Toyota and Lexus vehicles in the first quarter of 2021 with a market share of approximately 12.1%, which is an increase of 62% year-on-year compared to the sales volume for the same period in 2020.

Hilux is still king

2020 Toyota Hilux

The best-selling models were the Toyota Vios and the Toyota Hilux, accounting for approximately 56% of the pick-up truck market for the first quarter. The updated versions of the Toyota Innova and Toyota Fortuner were also introduced early in the year with fresh new styling and extra value-added features.

The Toyota Yaris has been consistently No. 1 in the Non-National hatchback segment with Q1 estimated market share of 73%. The Vios and Vios GRS has also achieved positive response with approximately 5600 numbers sold since their launch.

Toyota GR Yaris

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As for the GR Yaris, most of the units allocated for the Malaysian market (out of 25,000 units for worldwide sales) were booked within a month of launch. The GR Yaris is one of three models in Toyota’s high-performance GR brand which are available in Malaysia.

The other models are the GR Supra and Vios GR-Sport. These models are exclusively sold through dealerships with the GR Garage that is dedicated to the brand.

Commenting on the achievement, President, Ravindran K said, “During the first quarter of 2020, the market was already declining due to the pandemic. This year, it’s a different story; with the situation easing as well as the support by the government through the PENJANA program that exempts sales tax partially or fully until June 30 this year, new vehicle sales have been consistently high. In fact, for Toyota, our momentum started in December when we launched the Toyota GR Yaris and Vios GR-Sport which excited the market and set a positive note to enter 2021,” he added.

Hari Raya ‘Countless Rewards’ promotion

Separately, with the Hari Raya festive season coming up during the second quarter, UMWT will be running the ‘Countless Rewards’ promotions for customers to drive Toyota for Raya and catch it before the SST exemption period ends. Savings for customers also include exemption on sales tax that is applicable to CBU models so customers should not miss this opportunity for big savings.

The EZ Beli financing scheme offers customers low instalments (depending on the model). Additionally, savings are available with Toyota Service Savers. This provides Toyota customers with peace-of-mind vehicle ownership with lowered maintenance cost of their Toyota vehicles.

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2020 Toyota GR Yaris Sold Out?

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UMW Toyota Motor has announced that the recently launched 2020 Toyota GR Yaris, one of the most highly anticipated cars of last year, has received overwhelming response, resulting in “not many units left” as we were told.

Out of the 25,000 units that were produced by Toyota, only less than 200 came to Malaysia, and out of the 200, a majority of the units have already been snapped up. The exact number of units sold was not disclosed, though.

 “When we were informed of the new Toyota GR Yaris by Toyota Motor Corporation, we knew it would have great potential in the Malaysian market, especially with the increasing motorsport and motorsport-related activities organized by UMW Toyota Motor,” said Ravindran K., President of UMW Toyota Motor.

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“The enthusiastic fans were eagerly awaiting the launch of the model and wasted no time booking one right after we launched the car on December 17, 2020. And now, just over a month since its launch, we have been receiving such overwhelming response. We thank customers for their enthusiastic support,” he said.

“Although the GR Yaris has been fast taken up, we encourage keen parties to continue to register their interest with our GR Garage Dealers nationwide,” he added.

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The extraordinary demand for the GR Yaris has also been evident in some other countries. In Australia, for example, 1,000 units were sold within just one week. A united chorus of media praise for its all-round performance has helped ignite interest as well.

Priced from RM286,896 (excluding insurance, roadtax and SST exemption), the GR Yaris has been offered only through a limited number of dealerships with the GR Garage. This is a dedicated sales channel for GR (GAZOO Racing) products such as the GR Supra, GR Yaris and Vios GR-Sport as well as performance items.

The Toyota GR Yaris

The Toyota GR Yaris, which is essentially a rally car that has been tweaked for the road, is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-litre 3-cylinder engine that produces 261 PS and 360 Nm of torque.

Paired to the engine is a 6-speed manual gearbox with i-MT (Intelligent Manual Transmission) function that detects the driver’s shifting operation and matches the engine speed to provide a smooth and comfortable shift feel.

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Another highlight is that the Toyota GR Yaris is fitted with an all-new full-time four-wheel drive system (GR-Four), which is the first to be developed since the four-wheel drive system in the Toyota GT-4 some 20 years ago.

The GR-Four system distributes power between the front and rear axle via a high response coupling and an electronically controlled multi-plate type clutch that manages the power split between the front and rear wheels.

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There are three driving modes to choose from – Normal, Sport, and Track modes. While torque is split 60:40 front to rear in Normal mode, Sport mode sees the torque being split 30:70. Meanwhile in Track mode, torque is distributed 50:50.

Since the version offered in Malaysia is the top of the line Performance Pack Edition, the GR Yaris also gets Torsen limited slip differential (LSD), beefier suspension, 18-inch forged BBS Alloy Wheels, as well as Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres.

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Toyota GR Yaris Arrives in Malaysia – 200 Units, RM299,000

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The Proton X50 may have been the most anticipated car launch of the year, but what Toyota unveiled last night was without a doubt, the most exciting car to be introduced in Malaysia in a very long time. Ladies and gents, say hello to the Toyota GR Yaris.  

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Priced at RM299,000 on the road without insurance and road tax, the Toyota GR Yaris, which is essentially a rally car that has been tweaked for the road, is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-litre 3-cylinder engine that produces 261 PS and 360 Nm of torque.

toyota gr yaris engine

Paired to the engine is a 6-speed manual gearbox with i-MT (Intelligent Manual Transmission) function that detects the driver’s shifting operation and matches the engine speed to provide a smooth and comfortable shift feel.

toyota gr yaris

Another highlight is that the Toyota GR Yaris is fitted with an all-new full-time four-wheel drive system (GR-Four), which is the first to be developed since the four-wheel drive system in the Toyota GT-4 some 20 years ago.

The GR-Four system distributes power between the front and rear axle via a high response coupling and an electronically controlled multi-plate type clutch that manages the power split between the front and rear wheels.

There are three driving modes to choose from – Normal, Sport, and Track modes. While torque is split 60:40 front to rear in Normal mode, Sport mode sees the torque being split 30:70. Meanwhile in Track mode, torque is distributed 50:50.

Since the version offered in Malaysia is the top of the line Performance Pack Edition, the GR Yaris also gets Torsen limited slip differential (LSD), beefier suspension, 18-inch forged BBS Alloy Wheels, as well as Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres.

Built on a unique platform combining Toyota’s new GA-B platform (from the new generation Yaris hatchback) and a rear section adapted from the GA-C platform (used for the Corolla and C-HR), the GR Yaris is the first production model to built at the bespoke GR factory at Motomachi, Japan – the same facility responsible for building the Lexus LFA supercar.

UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd is also offering an Early Bird Package that will see buyers of the GR Yaris receiving an exclusive helmet bag, a GR Yaris scale model and undergoing a GR Yaris Driving Experience in 2021, the combined package of which is worth RM5,000.

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Weighing just 1,280kg, the GR Yaris is fitted with various lightweight components like the roof made of a new forged (rather than woven) carbon material and C-SMC (carbon sheet moulding compound), aluminium doors, thin-sheet steel wings, as well as light and strong high-tensile steels in critical areas.

Stopping power comes in the form of 356 mm ventilated two-piece brake discs with a four-piston red aluminium GR calipers at the front, and 297 mm ventilated discs with a two-piston aluminium red GR calipers at the rear. The GR Yaris is also fitted with a mechanical hand-operated parking brake for extreme cornering in rally stage driving.

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On the exterior, key features include a large opening at the front which takes the shape of the radiator, LED lights, vertical intakes on both sides of the front bumper to cool the brakes, tapered roof and rear pillars, and a high-mounted GR spoiler.

Inside, the GR Yaris comes with leather sports seats with red stitching in front, all-black leather seats in the rear, a bespoke GR leather steering wheel, black and smoke silver trim on the door handles, side air vents and centre console, as well as drilled aluminium pedals.

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The list of standard equipment on the hand includes a 4.2-inch TFT colour multi-information display (MID) with an all-wheel drive indicator, a Head-up display (HUD), a 7” inch touch screen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a six-speaker audio system.

Also standard are the dual zone automatic climate control air-conditioning, electrochromic mirror rear view mirror, electric power steering (EPS), a smart entry system, a push start button with a GR emblem, and power windows with (Auto Up / Down with Jam Protection).  

toyota gr yaris driving

There is also an engine sound enhancement system that transmits engine sound into the cabin to make things more exciting for the driver and occupants.

Where safety is concerned, the GR Yaris comes with 6 airbags, Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), automatic retractable wing mirrors, automatic wipers with rain sensor, DVR, rear parking sensors, tyre pressure monitor system (TPMS), ISOFIX, an intrusion sensor, and Toyota’s premium security and solar film window tint.

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The car also comes with Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction control (TRC) with Expert mode, ABS, Brake Assist, EBD, and Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) features that include a Pre-Crash System (PCS); Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC); Lane Departure Alert (LDA); Lane Tracing Assist (LTA); and Auto High Beam (AHB). Vehicle Telematics System is available as an optional accessory.

Fully-backed by a five-year warranty program, only 200 units of the Toyota GR Yaris will be available for our market, in three colour choices –  Platinum White Pearl, Emotional Red 2, and Precious Black.

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2020 Toyota Vios Facelift Teased

2020 Toyota Vios Facelift

UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd decided to tease the new 2020 Toyota Vios facelift over the weekend on their official Facebook page, just two weeks after the company announced that the new 2020 Toyota Yaris Facelift is now open for booking.

Two teaser images were shared on Facebook in which one showed the front fascia of the new 2020 Toyota Vios, while the other also showed the face of the new Vios, but next to the new 2020 Toyota Yaris.

Besides the fact that UMW Toyota Motor is now inviting potential buyers to register their interest or to book the new 2020 Toyota Vios, no other details like the launch date, price, or the specifications have been revealed.

However, the specifications should be identical to the 2020 Toyota Yaris which is essentially the same car but in a hatchback form.

That being said, the list of features in the new Yaris which we can expect to be offered in the new Vios includes a new front grille, triple bezel full LED Headlights, and repositioned Fog Lights on more pronounced and carved front bumper than the outgoing model.

2020 Toyota Vios Facelift

Where safety is concerned, we can expect the new 2020 Toyota Vios to come with Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) features. The revised model should come equipped with a host of additional advanced safety features and now include a pre-collision system (PCS) as well.

In the Yaris, these features complement the Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRC), Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA), and Front as well as Rear Digital Video Recorders (DVRs).

Connectivity and infotainment in the revised Vios should feature a 7-inch Android Auto-Ready & Apple CarPlay (AACP). Since Vehicle Telematics System is now made as a standard feature for Yaris (G&E variants) as part of the company’s direction in expanding the Connectivity under the 360-T Plus brand experience, we can expect it in the new Vios as well.

Last but not least, the new 2020 Toyota Vios is expected to arrive with maybe one or two new exterior colour options.

Watch this space for more details revolving around the new 2020 Toyota Vios as we draw closer to the unveiling.

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Surprise! 2020 Toyota Yaris Facelift is Here – New Face, New Features, From RM71k

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The newly-revised 2020 Toyota Yaris is now officially open for booking.

There will be three variants, with estimated prices as mentioned below:

  • Toyota Yaris 1.5 J – RM71,688
  • Toyota Yaris 1.5 E – RM80,591
  • Toyota Yaris 1.5 G – RM85,587

The Yaris now comes with an entirely re-profiled front end to give it a more aggressive look, featuring a new front bumper design which comes fitted with a front aerokit, a new front grille, triple bezel fully LED Headlights, and repositioned Fog Lights on more pronounced and carved front bumper.

2020 toyota yaris

In addition, the triple bezel headlights are also equipped with follow-me-home function for both safety and convenience, and will be available across the range.

The Yaris was launched as CKD model back in April 2019, has been consistently No. 1 in Non-National hatchback segment until today. With the further enhancement of the design and features, UMW Toyota is confident that it will maintain its market leadership in this segment.

2020 toyota yaris

Safety wise, the Yaris will continue to be infused with Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) features. The revised model comes equipped with a host of additional advanced safety features and now includes a pre-collision system (PCS).

The system works from 15km/h able to alert the driver once it detects vehicle within the colliding distance and further assist to reduce the vehicle speed as additional support to the driver.

2020 toyota yaris

A lane departure alert (LDA) helps avoiding unintended lane change through visual alert in Multi-Info Display and beeping sound to the driver.

This system works at the vehicle speed of 50km/h and above and can be turned off if the driver wishes to and a 3D 360-degree panoramic view monitor giving the driver a surround and unobstructed front, rear, top, sides and three dimensional virtual views of the vehicle.

These features complement safety systems already built-into the Yaris that includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRC), Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA), and Front as well as Rear Digital Video Recorders (DVRs).

Connectivity and infotainment in the revised Yaris is topped with a 7-inch Android Auto-Ready & Apple CarPlay (AACP). Vehicle Telematics System is now made as a standard feature for Yaris (G&E variants) as part of the company’s direction in expanding the Connectivity under the 360-T Plus brand experience.

Platinum White Pearl will be a new colour offered for the Yaris. Customers however, can continue to have the choice of Red Mica Metallic and Silver Metallic. Available for bookings at all authorized Toyota showrooms nationwide from today, the revised Yaris is backed by a comprehensive 5-year warranty with unlimited mileage.

Prices will be announced soon and customers will continue to benefit from the current waived sales tax for new and locally-assembled vehicles.

Customers also will be able to perform online booking of this new model in UMW Toyota official website.

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New Prices for Toyota and Lexus Announced

UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd (UMWT), the distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles in Malaysia today announced new prices for its vehicles beginning 15 June 2020, following the incentives provided to the Malaysian automotive industry.

“Toyota vehicles are now more affordable than ever. Customers should take this opportunity to upgrade or purchase a new Toyota. All relief from the new tax structure have been factored into the new pricing, considered in the best interest of our customers. Price changes vary between our CKD and CBU model line-up,” said Mr. Ravindran K.,  President of UMWT.

Vehicle prices have been reduced from between 1% to 6%. In addition to the above, Toyota also announced the new price with its latest monthly Sales Promotion and Rebates.

That said, below is the updated price list for Toyota and Lexus models:

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Toyota Announces Special Financing Package for Graduates

UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd (UMWT), in collaboration with Maybank Islamic Berhad, has announced a special financing package which is now available for graduates who wish to purchase a new Toyota Vios, Yaris, or Avanza.

The Murabahah Vehicle Term Financing-i (MVTF-i), in accordance with the Murabahah principles, will provide an additional financing option to the graduates besides the Islamic Hire-Purchase (HP) financing in accordance with Al Ijarah Thumma Al-Bai (AITAB). This financing package is only available in Peninsular Malaysia.

Murabahah financing also follows Islamic financing principles and the combined amount financed can be up to 100% with takaful contribution of Takaful bundling and other costs (legal costs, stamp duty, etc).

The financing is available to graduates (degree-holders) who are aged between 21 and 30 years old and are currently employed. They should be earning at least RM3,000 a month and have been employed for a minimum of 6 months. For those with less than 6 months of employment, their parents can act as guarantors (subject to Terms & Conditions).

Should their income be less than RM3,000 but more than RM2,000, it is still possible to apply for the financing package provided their parents (as guarantors) have a household income of RM5,000 or more.

The Toyota Vios, Yaris and Avanza are among the best-selling in the non-national segment in the Malaysian market. Their compact size, ease of driving, economical performance from its 1.5-litre engine, and low cost of maintenance make it ideal for those who are just starting out in the working world and require personal transport to get around.

They also come with most advanced features such as Blind Sport Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Digital Video Recorders (DVR), etc.

For peace of mind, the Manufacturer’s Warranty is for 5 years – with no limit on mileage travelled. Additionally, if insurance coverage is purchased from UMW Toyota Motor’s Authorised Dealers, owners receive free membership to 24SEVEN Road Assist breakdown and emergency service assistance available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Available for viewing and test-drives at Toyota showrooms nationwide today. For more information, customers can visit any authorised Toyota dealer or the Toyota Malaysia website at Toyota.com.my.

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Toyota 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-commence its operations on 11 May 2020 onwards.

“We are grateful to the Selangor State Government for its decision to implement the CMCO with customised details and understand that it is in the best interest of the state and people,” said Ravindran K., President of UMW Toyota Motor.

“With the resumption of operations, we hope to help in boosting the economy and add momentum to the automotive industry and business moving forward.”

As with all companies allowed to resume their operations at full capacity, there are strict Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) which must be followed. ASSB will fully adhere to these SOPs for the protection and health of its approximate 2000 employees working at its facilities.

The SOPs include establishing distances of 1 metre or more between workers; regular temperature checks; provision and use of hand sanitizers and face masks; and sanitization of various areas around the plant three times daily. Where necessary, working hours and work flows are adjusted to create a safe environment.

“Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) is also very serious about providing safe and healthy conditions for all employees. As a member of the global Toyota family, ASSB can therefore draw on healthcare advice and best practices from TMC regarding additional measures that can be taken here in Selangor,” said Akio Takeyama, Deputy Chairman of UMW Toyota Motor.

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