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2015 Toyota Hiace Facelifted in Malaysia

The Toyota Hiace is one of the best-selling window van models in Malaysia and for the 2015 model year, it has received upgrades which increase Active Safety. The upgrade is in line with Toyota’s policy whereby safety is a top priority for its products, regardless of whether they are passenger cars or commercial vehicles.

The new Active Safety features that are now standard in the Hiace Window Van are Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) with Traction Control (TRC), Hill Start Assist Control (HAC), and an Emergency Stop Signal. VSC and TRC are Active Safety features which have been available on passenger cars for some time and are especially valuable in helping to maintain grip and stability on slippery surfaces.

TRC works mainly when the vehicle is moving forward in a straight line, reducing output to the wheels if sensors detect that their rotating speed is excessively high (wheelspin), indicating that grip is lost. VSC works during cornering or sudden changes in direction; when the sensors detect a hazardous condition where the vehicle could spin, brakes on the appropriate wheels start to operate to create a counteracting force which stabilizes vehicle movements. In this way, the vehicle will remain on the road instead of spinning off.

HAC is useful on steep inclines as it minimizes roll-back when about to move off. It is activated when the driver’s foot is removed from the brake  pedal and holds the vehicle in position without the use of the handbrake. This enables smoother and safer movement without the risk of stalling or rolling back and hitting another vehicle.

The Emergency Stop Signal can contribute to reduce rear-end collisions. It activates during quick and sudden braking, activating the hazard warning lights so that drivers behind are alerted more clearly that the Hiace is coming to a stop suddenly.

The Hiace Panel Van variant has also been upgraded with the addition of Anti-Lock Braking (ABS).  ABS is particularly important for such vehicles as their load and weight distribution varies. ABS, together with the Load-Sensing Proportioning & Bypass Valve which adjusts the brake pressure according to the weight distribution, ensures greater stability for the vehicle during braking, especially on slippery surfaces. Another advantage of ABS is that it prevents wheel lock-up, even when braking hard, and this allows the driver to retain steering control to be able to avoid any hazards even when braking.

Brake Assist (BA) is also offered for the Panel Van ,partly to address the issue of older drivers not having enough strength to apply maximum pressure on the brake pedal in an emergency. The system will boost brake pressure in certain emergency braking conditions to maximise braking performance and this also helps to enhance the effectiveness of ABS.

Other safety features of the Hiace Window Van and Panel Van include dual SRS airbags and 3-point seatbelts for all 10 occupants in the Window Van. The webbing for the seatbelts has a low-friction material which reduces the feeling of being cramped.

Reverse sensors are also standard to make parking easier and safer, and the body structure is GOA-certified. ‘GOA’ stands for ‘Global Outstanding Assessment’ which is a tough in-house safety standard that meets or exceeds international requirements. Every Toyota vehicle must be GOA-certified before it is allowed to be produced and sold.

Other features of the Hiace remain unchanged with two choices of powertrains – the proven 2.7-litre 16-valve DOHC petrol engine with VVT-i (Variable Valve Timing – intelligent), and the D-4D 2.5-litre DOHC commonrail turbodiesel engine.

Customers can also order their Hiace with optional accessories such as Toyota Premium Security & Solar Film, Toyota Essential or Toyota Standard Solar Film. These tinted films meet JPJ regulations and are installed by trained personnel at UMW Toyota Motor’s own Accessories Centre before delivery.

UMW Toyota Motor also offers a Portable Tyre Pump as an optional accessory . This compact unit is easily stowed and will come in useful if a tyre is punctured or needs its pressure increased due to heavier loads being carried. It can also be used to inflate toys, balls or car bed via various nozzles which comes together in the set box. 

As with other light commercial vehicles offered by UMW Toyota Motor, the Hiace comes with a 3-year/100,000 kms (whichever occurs earlier after first registration) warranty, subject to conditions stated in the Owner’s Handbook. This reflects the confidence that UMW Toyota Motor has in the superior build quality of its vehicles, a hallmark of Toyota products.

The on-the-road price (individual private registration with insurance, metallic color, Peninsular Malaysia) are as follows:

 

TOYOTA HIACE HIGH ROOF WINDOW VAN 2.5 TURBO (D): RM109,600

TOYOTA HIACE HIGH ROOF WINDOW VAN 2.7 (P): RM102,600

TOYOTA HIACE PANEL VAN 2.5 TURBO* (D): RM87,600


*company commercial only

UMW Toyota Motor offers the Toyota and Lexus Flood Assist Package to help flood victims all year round

UMW Toyota Motor announced on the 23rd December 2014 that the company is offering a special service and repair package to all its Toyota and Lexus customers who are affected by the recent flood disaster. The Toyota and Lexus Flood Assist Package will be offered only to the genuine cases where the customers’ vehicles were damaged by the flood.

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The Toyota and Lexus Flood Assist package offers the following; a 25 percent discount on total bill inclusive of parts and labour charges, free towing service, quick evaluation and quotation on expected repair cost and free car wash for exterior and engine. For customers’ convenience, easy payment scheme is also available to major banks credit card members.

“Our commitment to our customers remains topmost in our priority. We hope by offering the Toyota and Lexus Flood Assist Package all year round will further ease the burden of our Toyota and Lexus vehicles owners who were affected by the recent flood. We sincerely hope for the quickest possible recovery and our heartfelt prayers to all our customers and their family during these difficult times,” said Datuk Ismet Suki, President of UMW Toyota Motor.

UMW Toyota Motor would like extend its support all year round to ensure that all customers have a peace of mind during these difficult times. Toyota and Lexus owners who are affected can visit any of UMW Toyota Motor owned Service Centre or call our Toyota Toll Free Line : 1-800-8-869682 (1-800-8-TOYOTA) or Lexus Tol Free Line: 1800 88 53987 (1-800-88-LEXUS). Visit us at www.toyota.com.my or www.lexus.com.my for more details. Terms and conditions apply.

Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8G New Variant Introduction in Malaysia

Introduced in January 2014 in Malaysia, the 11th generation Toyota Corolla Altis has doubled its local sales volume compared to previous generation model, and currently leads its segment in market share. As always, UMW Toyota Motor constantly reviews feedback from customers with the aim of giving them the best product for their money. This is in line with Toyota’s ‘kaizen’ philosophy of continuous improvement, not just in the quality of the products and services but also in the value for money that customers get.

1.8G (Dark Brown)

The current 1.8-litre and 2.0-litre variants with Dual VVT-i engine and 7-speed Super CVT-i (Continuously Variable Transmission) has been well accepted by the market. There has been much feedback from customers to have a 1.8-litre variant with upgraded equipment package. Hence, UMW Toyota Motor is introducing the 1.8G new variant, to respond to the market needs.

Smart Entry Push Start Optitron Meter Combination & MID Black Interior with Combination Leather Seats

INTERIOR

On the inside, the addition of new features will certainly be appreciated by customers. For starters, 1.8G now have a Smart Entry & Start System, allowing keyless unlocking of the doors and starting the engine with just the press of a button.

The 1.8G also gets combination leather upholstery and an upgraded instrument panel which has Optitron meters. These meters, originally developed for the Lexus luxury models, are bright and clear with a 3-dimensional appearance, making viewing easy under any lighting conditions. There is also a Multi Information Display which provides information on various operating aspects of the car.

Illumination for the cupholders between the front seats, and for the front foot well, are also provided. Tiny illumination lamps at the base of each cupholder add a touch of class.

The variant also has an upgraded infotainment system with a 2-DIN head unit. This now consists of a DVD player with a 7-inch touchscreen that also acts as a display for the rear view camera. The audio unit, with an AM/FM receiver has connectivity options for various devices and also accepts SD card media as well as voice commands. A smartphone link is also available for compatible smartphone models, as well as Bluetooth hands-free system with steering wheel switches.

EXTERIOR

On the exterior, the 1.8G door handles have a chrome finish which matches the character line along the side of the car. Not so evident but which will be a convenient feature is the auto on/off mode for the headlamps. When set to AUTO, the headlamps will automatically come on when the external lighting level is low (e.g. entering a basement carpark), and switch off when the lighting level is high.

FUN-TO-DRIVE

Technically, there are no changes to the proven 1.8-litre and 2.0-litre Dual VVT-i engines with 7-speed Super CVT-i, which has been praised by local motoring journalists, for combining both advantages of fun-to-drive feeling of a conventional automatic transmission and fuel efficiency of a conventional CVT.

While the efficiency and reduced weight inherent in a pulley-type CVT would seem an ideal solution for vehicles emphasizing fuel efficiency, there is the characteristic CVT “rubber band” driving sensation of the engine winding to its power band upon hard acceleration. Toyota’s engineers have improved the drivability of the Corolla Altis by adapting discrete stepped “gears” or shift points, into the car’s acceleration and deceleration curves. The Corolla Altis’ Super CVT-i even mimics the familiar characteristics of hydraulic automatics creating a sense of positive shift engagement. There’s also a more linear connection between pedal effort and acceleration feel compared to previous CVT designs.

FUEL ECONOMY

Toyota engineers addressed challenges presented by typical CVT design such as the high level of hydraulic pressure CVT’s require for operation, and the optimization of the pulley ratio range to offer the best performance and fuel economy. Typically, CVT hydraulic-fluid pumps are driven at the same rate as the engine speed; as a result, the pump wastes considerable effort, impacting transmission efficiency at higher engine speeds as the pump moves more fluid than necessary to lubricate and sandwich the CVT’s belt. With the Corolla Altis’ Super CVT-i, hydraulic pressure was reduced to an optimal point to protect against belt slippage, while conserving drive effort to limit excess pumping losses.

For a belt-driven CVT, the range of speed ratios is determined by the diameters of the input and output pulleys.  The greater the disparity in size between these two pulleys, the greater the range of gear ratios, efficiency and performance the transmission can offer. The current 1.8-litre Super CVT-i offers a forward gear ratio range of 0.396 to 2.480 (which is wider than previous generation 1.8-litre Super CVT-i of 0.411 to 2.386), which works well for acceleration, cruising speeds, and fuel-conscious driving.There is also a transmission fluid warmer is used to help get fluid to optimal temperature faster.

MINOR UPGRADES TO 1.8E

As for the 1.8E base variant, it receives minor upgrades with Smart Entry & Start System, illumination for the cupholders and front foot well, exterior door handle chrome finish, and auto on/off mode for the headlamps. Meanwhile, with the introduction of 1.8G, the 2.0G will not be continued.

OTHERS

As before, customers can also select options such as a custom-designed aerokit. For those who require a GPS route navigation system, there is also an optional upgraded package which fits neatly into the 2-DIN space on the dashboard. The Toyota premium security and solar film, which is JPJ-compliant with a 7-year warranty, remains standard for all variants.

As with most models offered by UMW Toyota Motor, the Toyota Corolla Altis comes with a 3-year/100,000 km (whichever occurs earlier after first registration) warranty, subject to conditions stated in the Owner’s Handbook. This reflects the confidence that UMW Toyota Motor has in the superior build quality of its vehicles, a hallmark of Toyota products.

The on-the-road price (individual private registration with insurance, metallic color, Peninsular Malaysia) are as follows:

TOYOTA COROLLA ALTIS 2.0V with Additional Safety Package: RM139,915.30

TOYOTA COROLLA ALTIS 2.0V: RM136,015.30

TOYOTA COROLLA ALTIS 1.8G: RM119,900.00

TOYOTA COROLLA ALTIS 1.8E: RM115,900.00

UMW Toyota Motor Special Promotions For The Month Of October and November 2014

UMW Toyota Motor kicked off its sales campaign for this month with attractive promotions and roadshows at 78 locations nationwide. Customers will be able to benefit from the great savings on offer with the option of low interest rates or low upfront payment for selected models.

MORE SATISFACTION AND REWARDS PROMOTIONS ON YOUR FAVORITE TOYOTA!!!!

Customers who purchase the luxurious Camry will enjoy monthly savings with low interest rates from 0.88% while rates for the Vios and Hilux start from 1.58%. The “Low Upfront Payment” option is applicable to the Vios, Camry, Hilux, Altis, Avanza, Innova, Alphard and Previa.

In conjunction with these promotions, UMW Toyota Motor will also be holding its Toyota Nationwide Roadshow at selected malls and outdoor locations from 1st October 2014 to 30th November 2014. Everyone is urged to head to the roadshows to learn more about Toyota vehicles and check out the exciting deals on offer. These offers are only valid from 1st – 31st October while stocks last. Terms and conditions apply.

Hurry! Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the Toyota model lineup and enjoy great savings when you purchase a Toyota today.

The location and dates of the roadshows are as follows:- 

 

Central

Date

1

Centre Court, Alamanda, Putrajaya

1 – 5 October

2

LG Oval, 1 Utama, PJ

8 – 12 October

3

Indoor, Tesco Ampang

17 – 19 October

4

Centre Court, Plaza Lowyat

20 – 26 October

5

Blue Concourse, Sunway Pyramid, PJ

22 – 26 October

6

Centre Court, AEON Taman Equine Shopping Centre

4 – 9 November

7

Centre Court, Setia City Mall

5 – 9 November

8

North Court, Mid Valley, KL

5 – 9 November

9

The Waterfront, Desa ParkCity, KL

7 – 9 November

10

Level Ground, Paradigm Mall, PJ

7 – 9 November

11

Centre Court, AEON Rawang Anggun Shopping Centre

11 – 16 November

12

Centre Court, SuriaKLCC, KL

12 – 16 November

13

South Court, AEON Bukit Tinggi Shopping Centre

18 – 23 November

14

Centre Court, AEON Cheras Selatan Shopping Centre

18 – 23 November

 

North

Date

15

Arena Square, beside Bus Station, Tg. Malim

1 – 3 October

16

Centre Court, AEON Kinta City Shopping Centre

8 – 12 October

17

Dataran Menara Condong, Teluk Intan

10 – 12 October

18

All 3 Courts, AEON Mall Bukit Mertajam, Penang

14 – 19 October

19

In front of UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd Showroom, Langkawi

14 – 17 October

20

Atrium, Village Mall, Sg, Petani

16 – 19 October

21

Centre Court, AEON Ipoh Station 18 Shopping Centre

4 – 9 November

22

Atrium, Alor Star Mall

6 – 9 November

23

Atrium, Taiping Sentral Mall

6 – 9 November

24

Centre Court, Queensbay Mall, Penang

6 – 9 November

25

Atrium, Sunway Carnival Mall, Seberang Jaya

7 – 9 November

26

C-Mart, Arau, Kangar

13 – 15 November

27

Old Wing, Gurney Plaza, Penang

13 – 16 November

28

Centre Court, AEON Seri Manjung

18 – 23 November

 

South

Date

29

Centre Court, AEON Tebrau City Shopping Centre

8 – 12 October

30

Tanah Lapang, Bandar Utama, Segamat

9 – 11 October

31

Econsave, Pontian

10 – 12 October

32

Dataran Menara Jam, Kota Tinggi

10 – 12 October

33

Centre Court, AEON Kulaijaya Shopping Centre

14 – 19 October

34

Atrium, Kluang Mall

24 – 26 October

35

Kiara Square Shopping Centre, Bahau

24 – 26 October

36

Centre Court, AEON Bandaraya Melaka Shopping Centre

4 – 9 November

37

Centre Court, AEON Bukit Indah Shopping Centre

4 – 9 November

38

Wetex Parade, Muar

6 – 8 November

39

Atrium, BP Mall, Batu Pahat

7 – 9 November

40

Centre Court, AEON Seremban 2 Shopping Centre

11 – 16 November

41

Atrium, Sutera Mall, Johor Bahru

14 – 16 November

 

East

Date

42

Atrium, KB Mall, Kota Bahru

8 – 11 October

43

Carpark, Pasaraya Tunas Manja, Raub

13 – 17 October

44

Outdoor Carpark, Mydin Mall, Kuala Terengganu

16 – 18 October

45

Ground Floor, Star City Mall, Mentakab

17 – 19 October

46

Atrium, East Coast Mall, Kuantan

6 – 9 November

47

Centre Court, Mesra Mall, Kertih

19 – 23 November

 

Sabah

Date

48

Kompleks Karamunsing, Kota Kinabalu

10 – 12 October

49

Giant Hypermarket, Sandakan

10 – 12 October

50

Sri Perdana, Lahad Datu

10 – 12 October

51

Giant Hypermarket, Tawau

17 – 19 October

52

Financial Park, Labuan

17 – 19 October

53

In front of Central Market, Tenom

17 – 19 October

54

Tapak Kenderaan Terminal Bas KK-Papar

24 – 26 October

55

Giant Hypermarket Putatan, Kota Kinabalu

24 – 26 October

56

Open Space at Sedco, Kinabatangan

24 – 26 October

57

Citymall, Kota Kinabalu

7 – 9 November

58

Carpark, In front of Petronas, Kota Marudu

7 – 9 November

59

Tapak Letak Kenderaan Dewan Serbaguna, Sipitang

7 – 9 November

60

Tamu Mingguan, Ranau

13 – 15 November

61

Padang Keningau, Keningau

14 – 16 November

62

Opposite Esso Station, Kunak

14 – 16 November


 

Sarawak

Date

63

New Wing, Boulevard Shopping Mall, Kuching

10 – 12 October

64

Inrun Showroom, Sri Aman

13 – 15 October

65

Medan Mall, Mukah

17 – 19 October

66

Summer Mall, Kota Samarahan

17 – 19 October

67

In front of BSN, Saratok

20 – 22 October

68

In Front of Meligai Hotel, Kapit

23 – 25 October

69

The Spring, Kuching

24 – 26 October

70

Bus Terminal, Batu Niah

25 & 26 October

71

Carpark, Betong Clock Tower

28 & 29 October

72

Star Mega Mall, Sibu

7 – 9 November

73

Carpark, Boulevard Shopping Mall, Miri

7 – 9 November

74

Giant Hypermarket Padawan, Kuching

7 – 9 November

75

Carpark, MDL, Next to Custom Office, Limbang

13 – 15 November

76

Park City Mall, Bintulu

14 – 16 November

77

Carpark, MDL Market, Lawas

17 & 18 November

78

Bintang Megamall, Miri

21 – 23 November

 

 

 

Totoyota To Display A New Crossover Concept At Paris Motor Show

Toyota will present the innovative C-HR concept at next month’s Paris motor show, revealing the brand’s unique take on the C-crossover segment.

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The concept combines a bold new design language with an agile, engaging driving experience and a hybrid powertrain.

Toyota’s press conference will take place in Hall 4 of the Mondial de l’Automobile at 8:00 a.m. (4 p.m. AEST) on Thursday, October 2.