Thursday, 30 June 2011

4.000 target UMW Toyota hybrid cars

UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd aims to sell hybrid cars to 4,000 units this year compared to just 200 units last year.
Its president, Ismet Suki, said the 20-fold increase following the government's move to exempt import taxes and excise duties on cars involved until December 31, 2011 as announced in Budget 2011 by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, in October last year.
Consequently, the government hopes that the government extend the tax exemption to boost hybrid and electric car market locally. "UMW Toyota hopes the government will continue this initiative as it will encourage the development of green technology, thus helping to create a more sustainable automotive industry, especially in the context of car production environmentally friendly in line objective of making Malaysia a hub for green technologies, "he said after introducing the model Toyota Vios 1.5G Limited in Seri Kembangan yesterday. Ismet said so far, May this year, UMW Toyota has sold 980 units of hybrid cars which 800 units are model Prius, while 180 units Lexus CT200h. "Of the targeted 4,000 units sales this year, 2,500 units expected to be donated while the rest Lexus Prius model CT200h," he said. For the overall sales target of Toyota vehicles this year, he said he continues to maintain the original target of 90,000 units driven the total industry volume (TIV), which remained strong despite the global automotive sector is interrupted following the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan last March. He said the Vios which contributes one-third of total Toyota sales of 94.000 units a year ago, is expected to be the largest contributor with a target of 30.000 units this year. "We have sold 12,000 units and is confident of achieving the target Vios 30,000 units through the introduction of Limited Vios 1.5G," he said. Meanwhile, the Vios 1.5G Limited, targeted to young people on the street is priced at RM89 including insurance begins, 600 per unit. Comes with a Metallic Silver color, Coal Black, White, Medium Silver Metallic, and new colors Deep Amethyst Mica Metallic, it will show the front of the more interesting with a new grille and Aerokit designed.

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