The Mitsubishi XPANDER MPV has contributed to Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia’s (MMM) record sales performance for the month of April 2021. The official distributor of Mitsubishi Motors vehicles in Malaysia saw a historical high last month with 1,872 vehicles sold.
The company’s sales has been on an upward trend since January 2021 and it looks set to hold on to its top three position in the non-national brand ranking for the fourth consecutive month.
In April 2021, MMM sold 982 units of the Mitsubishi XPANDER which makes up 52% of the company’s sales for the month. The locally assembled XPANDER continues to dominate the non-national MPV segment. The company has received more than 10,000 bookings since its launch in November 2020. MMM has since delivered 3,800 units to buyers 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.
Meanwhile, the Mitsubishi Triton pick-up truck maintains its market share of about 20% in the segment. The Triton stays as one of the preferred choices for consumers looking for pick-up trucks despite stiffer competition from newly launched models. In April, MMM sold 680 units of Triton and has thus far delivered 142 units of the new Triton Athlete to its 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.