Lexus Malaysia is starting the year by introducing two new showrooms in downtown KL and Sungai Besi. Launched simultaneously, Lexus Sungai Besi is a 3S centre while Lexus Kuala Lumpur acts as a showroom focusing solely on sales.

Attending the official launch event yesterday were Tan Sri Asmat Kamaludin, chairman of UMW Toyota (UMWT), Datuk Takashi Hibi, deputy chairman of UMWT, Datuk Syed Hisham Syed Wazir, president and group CEO of UMW Holdings Bhd and Datuk Ismet Suki, president of UMWT.

“Since 2007, we have sold more than 4,300 units of Lexus vehicles in Malaysia. Out of this, close to 1,500 units were sold last year alone. With the steady growth year after year, we are proud that our stable of flawlessly crafted luxury cars has been well received by Malaysians,” Ismet Suki said.

Lexus Sg Besi is owned and operated by Wing Hin Auto Carriage, a long time distributor of Lexus and Toyota. The renovated RM5.5 million facility features 10 service bays, a guest lounge and 37 staff. Lexus KL, on the other hand, offers guests “the unparalleled experience of buying a brand new Lexus vehicle.”

The two new facilities take the number of Lexus showrooms nationwide to five, with four of them being 3S centres. Three more Lexus centres in Ipoh, Kuching and Melaka will be opened in Q4 2013.