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UMW TOYOTA MOTOR WELCOMES NEW MEASURES IN NAP
SHAH ALAM, Tuesday, 21 January 2014 – UMW Toyota Motor welcomes the various measures taken by the government following the National Automotive Policy (NAP) announcement earlier today by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry. According to Datuk Ismet Suki, President of UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd, “We are pleased that the government has provided a clearer view of specifications for EEV vehicles. UMW Toyota Motor will be reviewing our current as well as future model line-ups to meet the defined EEV specifications. We will continue to support the Government’s effort to make Malaysia as an EEV hub by introducing the Camry CKD Hybrid by the end of this year” he added. On vendor development, Datuk Ismet Suki said, “We welcome the NAP 2014 targets to develop the local vendors to become global and regional level component manufacturers and suppliers and this indicates well for the future of the Malaysian automotive industry.” He also said, “To increase our customer’s affordability and product acceptance, UMW Toyota Motor will continue to provide the best in pricing. With an array of technological advancement features and designs, we believe there is a Toyota and Lexus for every type of customer which is in line with the NAP 2014 objectives of offering competitive prices for new models and variants to safeguard consumer’s interest.” “UMW Toyota Motor welcomes Government’s initiative to implement Voluntary Vehicle Inspection (VVI) policy in order to enhance the awareness on the need to ensure roadworthiness of the cars. The detail criteria, mechanism and appointment of inspection agency should be discussed further with industry players. We are also in the opinion that distributor facilities should be allowed to conduct mandatory inspection” he added.
ABOUT UMW TOYOTA MOTOR SDN. BHD.
UMW Toyota Motor is a joint venture between UMW Corporation Sdn Bhd and Toyota Motor Corporation Japan and Toyota Tsusho Corporation Japan. UMW Toyota Motor subsidiaries are Assembly Services Sdn. Bhd. (ASSB), Toyota Boshoku UMW Sdn. Bhd. and Automotive Industries Sdn. Bhd. (AISB) while UMW Toyota Motor associates companies are KYB-UMW Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., KYB-UMW Steering Sdn. Bhd. and JTEKT Automotive (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. The company is the exclusive distributor of Toyota and Lexus models in Malaysia. UMW Toyota Motor has established an extensive network of 97 sales and after sales outlets including dealers, throughout the nation. Under the company’s theme of “One Team - Customer First”, UMW Toyota Motor puts high priority and attention to customers’ needs and demands. Toyota’s philosophy of improving the quality of life and contributing to the society where they operate their business is exemplified through innovative products and services, building and maintaining sound relationships with customers; business partners and employees, the preservation of the environment and honouring the language, law and culture of the society they live in.
For further information, please contact: Dita Puspawathy External Affairs, Marketing Division UMW Toyota Motor Sdn. Bhd . Tel: 03 – 5123 6740 Fax: 03 – 51236321 Toyota Toll Free Line: 1800 8 869682 (1-800-8-TOYOTA)