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UMW Toyota aims to double sales of Corolla Altis

PETALING JAYA: UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd is targeting to double the sales of its Corolla Altis model to 9,000 units this year, with the introduction of the 11th generation model of the car.

“Order taking started in November last year, and to date, we have orders for close to 1,000 units. The introduction of the new Corolla Altis reflects our commitment to the development of the Malaysian automotive industry,” Datuk Ismet Suki, UMW Toyota Motor president, said at the launch of the new Corolla Altis yesterday.

He said the company had sold about 4,000 units of the 10th-generation Altis last year, on the back of a total sales of about 92,000 units.

“We have also proposed to the Government to assemble the Camry hybrid locally, and hopefully, we would commence operations by the end of this year.

“We hope there would be more incentives for the hybrid car segment to promote and make Malaysia an energy-efficient vehicle (EEV) production hub,” he said.

On the soon-to-be announced National Automotive Policy, he said besides the incentives for EEVs, the end-of-life vehicle policy should also be made applicable for every roadgoing car, and not just be limited to specific brands.

“The Government should also open up the vehicle inspection industry to more players, so that it would be more convenient for consumers to perform the said vehicle inspection on their cars,” he said.

On the new model, he said the car was built on a new platform, with improvements in every area to offer better comfort, increased spaciousness and high-quality standards.

The completely redesigned Corolla Altis comes in three variants and is priced from RM114,000 onwards.

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