In response to customer feedback as well as growing market demand, UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd, the official importer and distributor of Toyota vehicles in Malaysia, has finally added the Toyota Alphard and Toyota Previa (aka Estima) to its range. Both MPV models are extremely popular in Malaysia but have so far only been available from parallel importers.
Unlike the vehicles which are imported by other parties who purchase them from used car dealers in Japan, the Alphard and Previa distributed by UMW Toyota Motor are sourced directly from Toyota factories in Japan.
And as with virtually all vehicles sold by the company, there is a manufacturer’s warranty of 3 years or 100,000 kms (whichever occurs first after original registration). Besides this warranty which covers manufacturing defects that occur during the period of coverage, owners can also have peace of mind knowing that should there be any technical issues which need to be rectified in later years, they are assured of the full support of UMW Toyota Motor to provide parts and qualified technical assistance. This is not possible with vehicles which are imported by other parties.
Apart from that, full after-sales support, including servicing by technicians trained by Toyota, can be obtained at no less than 72 authorised Toyota service centres nationwide. Availability of Toyota Genuine Parts for both models is also guaranteed by UMW Toyota. Furthermore, the company adds that all vehicles that are distributed by UMW Toyota Motor have technical specifications which are suited for Malaysian conditions as Toyota engineers have conducted thorough studies of road and climatic conditions.
Below are the on-the-road price for both models:
Previa 2.4 GL – RM258,000
Alphard 2.4G – RM338,000
Alphard 3.5G – RM 398,000
At the moment, UMW Toyota Motor is offering an introductory package of three years free service, first year free road tax and insurance to the first 300 customers. For more info, visit www.toyota.com.my.