Kuala Lumpur, 7 May 2021 – MITSUBISHI MOTORS MALAYSIA (MMM), the official distributor of Mitsubishi Motors vehicles in Malaysia, recorded historical high sales performance in April 2021 with 1,872 vehicles sold. The company’s sales in April continued an upward momentum since January and strengthen its hold on top three position in the non-national brand ranking for the fourth consecutive month.
The new Mitsubishi XPANDER continues to dominate the non-national MPV segment since January, and continues to set strong sales numbers with more than 10,000 bookings since its launch in November 2020. The XPANDER contributed 982 units, 52% of the company’s April sales. Mitsubishi Motors have since delivered 3,800 units to the proud owners in Malaysia.
“We are very pleased that the Mitsubishi XPANDER sales remain healthy and its demand is ahead of the number of units supplied. Despite the challenges we are facing with the recently announced Movement Control Order (MCO) or even with the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) prior to MCO, we are continuing our best efforts to meet with the strong demand for the XPANDER by increasing our production capacity while maintaining a high level of product quality,” said Tomoyuki Shinnishi, Chief Executive Officer of MMM.
The robust Mitsubishi Triton pick-up truck is also maintaining a solid market share close to 20% and remains as a favourite choice within the pick-up segment despite a healthy competition from its newly launched rivals. The company have sold 680 units of Triton in April and have delivered 142 units of new Triton Athlete to happy owners.
“Although there was a decline in many economic sectors and the environmental sentiments starts to take a toll on people caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are relieved to see our sales remain optimistic and constantly moving towards a positive direction. We are aware that a large number of our customers aim to purchase their cars before the SST exemption expires by end of June. Despite the challenges of supply constraints, Mitsubishi Motors is working our best to meet the expectation of our customers on the delivery preference,” Shinnishi added.
MMM Sales Network and Others
Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) is ranked number one in J.D. Power 2019 Malaysia Customer Service Index (CSI) Mass Market Study. This is the second consecutive year for MMM to be ranked at number one and remained in the top three positions for five consecutive years.
MMM is also ranked top two in the 2019 J.D. Power Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI) Study. These results were based on car owners who were selected independently and not recommended by any car company. The owners were also assessed for suitability for the study.
MMM is now represented by 52 showrooms (out of which 47 are 3S Centres) and 53 service outlets throughout Malaysia. In East Malaysia, MMM is represented by 14 showrooms (7 in Sarawak and 7 in Sabah).
The Triton 4×4 pick-up truck are imported as CBU (Completely Built-Up) units from Thailand while the ASX Compact SUV, Outlander and new XPANDER are locally assembled (CKD) in Malaysia.