All UMW Toyota assembly plants, showrooms, and service centres have resumed their services
The closure of showrooms here in Malaysia throughout the months of June, July, and part of August has certainly affected the sales of arguably all automotive brands in the country, but UMW Toyota is ready to get things started again as part of this new 'new normal' the country is heading.
In August alone, the total sales of new Toyota and Lexus models only peaked at 2,524 units - 56% lower compared to the same month back in 2020. With that being said, the first eight months of 2021 actually exceeded what they've accomplished during the same period last year (38,085 units in 2021, 31,734 units in 2020).
According to Ravindran. K., President of UMW Toyota Motor, "It has certainly been challenging for us, but we understand the necessity of the actions taken by the Government to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. On our part, we have made sure that our workforce has been vaccinated so that we can safely resume and continue our activities at our facilities around the country."
So, things are finally looking up for most things as we head towards herd immunity as well as the Klang Valley going into Phase 2 as of today (10 September 2021). Despite things getting more and more relaxed, do keep in mind that we are still fighting COVID-19 so keep those SOPs tight.