2020 SST Exemption Archive

  • SST Relief: Car sales on the up for Sime Darby Motors

    We are only a little over a week into the sales tax-free period, but it looks like there’s already a surge in demand for new vehicles – for Sime Darby Motors at least.

    Company retail and distribution managing director, Jeffrey Gan said: “The positive market response towards our recent sales campaign indicates that while many consumers may be cautious about returning to normal life, they also view personal vehicles as an important investment for their safety, and in maintaining social distancing.”

    “And with the added tax exemptions as an incentive, we are seeing signs of recovery as foot traffic and orders across all our brands in Sime Darby Motors are returning to pre-lockdown levels,” he added.

    Sime Darby Motors is represented by 27 branches, encompassing brands such as BMW, MINI, Motorrad, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche, Ford, and Hyundai. There’s also the Sime Darby Auto Selection, offering a multitude of pre-owned vehicles.

    While things are on the up, the company says it’s adhering to the government’s recommended standard operating procedures, and ensures that basic hygiene and social distancing measures are practiced across the board.

    Gan said “we limit the number of customers at our premises depending on the size of the retail area to avoid overcrowding. The safety and health of our employees, customers and business partners remain our utmost priority.”

    Meanwhile, Sime Darby Motors has launched its Corporate Programme which entitles a company, its directors, employees and their spouses to enjoy fleet membership benefits, including discounts of up to 10% when buying a new car. The discount rate varies depending on the brand and model, and is only applicable when buying a minimum of two cars.

  • 2020 SST exemption: New Hyundai price list revealed – up to RM6,249 or 2.92% cheaper until December 31

    Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has released its updated Hyundai price list following the government’s announcement to drop the sales tax (SST) for passenger cars, which sees a 100% sales tax exemption on locally-assembled (CKD) models and 50% on fully-imported (CBU) models, effective until December 31.

    First off, if you don’t see a difference in prices for the Hyundai Elantra, Ioniq hybrid and Tucson SUV in the chart below, that’s because current stocks for those models are from 2019, and only 2020 manufactured cars will get the sales tax exemption. Unchanged official price aside, we’re pretty sure that a deal can be negotiated for those three MY2019 models.

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    Originally priced from RM171,888 to RM213,888 on-the-road without insurance, the CKD locally-assembled Santa Fe SUV is now going from RM166,974 for the 2.4 Executive to RM207,638 for the range-topping 2.2 Premium. That’s savings of between RM4,913 to RM6,249, or 2.86% to 2.92% in percentage terms.

    The yummy hot hatch that is the Hyundai i30 N, which is CBU imported from Europe, gets a price reduction from RM298,888 to RM293,797. That’s a difference of RM5,090, or 1.7%. There’s no change to the sticker prices of the Hyundai Grand Starex MPV, which is has a commercial status – like pick-up trucks, it may be used as a passenger vehicle, but the SST exemption bypasses commercial types.

  • 2020 SST exemption: New Audi price list revealed – up to RM31,066 or 3.6% cheaper until December 31, 2020

    In line with the government’s announcement to omit the sales tax (SST) for cars until the end of the year, Audi Malaysia has revealed the revised price list for its local model line-up. The move, which involves a 100% sales tax exemption on locally-assembled (CKD) models and 50% on fully-imported (CBU) models until December 31, 2020, sees all Audi vehicle prices being reduced for the duration.

    The A3 Sedan‘s price of RM239,750 has been reduced by RM8,390 (or by 3.5%), and so the car now retails for RM231,360. The A5 Sportback sport 2.0 TFSI quattro, meanwhile, is now priced at RM327,680, a reduction of RM12,220 (3.59%) from its pre-SST exempt price of RM339,900.

    The savings continue up the A range of vehicles. The A6 Sedan now goes for RM568,927, which is RM20,973 (or 3.55%) less than before. As for the A7 Sportback, it now dips under the RM600k mark as a result of the tax cut, going for RM588,343, making it cheaper by RM21,557 (3.53%).

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    The A8L Sedan gets the largest cut in pricing (although not in percentage terms), its RM879,900 selling price being revised to RM848,834, making it RM31,066 cheaper.

    Elsewhere, savings for the Q range of SUVs start from RM7,678 (-3.49%) for the Q2 sport, which sees its RM219,720 price being adjusted to RM212,042 until the end of the year. Next, the Q3 Advanced, which costs RM9,345 (3.46%) less than before. As for the Q5 sport 2.0 TFSI quattro, its RM339,900 OTR price has been revised to RM327,707, a reduction of RM12,193 (or 3.59%).

    Finally, the flagship SUV, the Q8 3.0 TFSI quattro, is now priced at RM701,699, making it RM26,201 (or 3.6%) cheaper. There’s no mention of the Q7 in the updated price list, but this should be corrected in due course – the facelift is expected, its arrival likely having been delayed due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

  • 2020 SST exemption: New Porsche price list revealed – up to RM47,609 or 3.9% cheaper until December 31

    Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP) has released its updated price list for Porsche models sold in Malaysia, which now benefits from the government’s recent announcement to drop the sales tax (SST) for cars. This sees a 100% sales tax exemption on locally-assembled (CKD) models and 50% on fully-imported (CBU) models until the end of the year, the latter applicable in this case.

    The new prices will remain in effect until December 31, 2020, and sees price reductions of up to RM47,609, depending on the model. Keep in mind that the prices listed are based on standard specifications, excluding options, road tax and insurance.

    Starting with the entry-level Porsche sports cars, the 718 Boxster range now starts from RM486,727 for the base variant, which is RM13,273 (or 2.65%) less than before. Similarly, the more powerful Boxster S now goes for RM602,837, representing a decrease of RM17,163 (or 2.77%). The hardtop 718 Cayman range, which also consists of a base and S variant, sees savings of up to RM22,357 (or 3.29%).

    As for the venerable 911 line-up, the base Carrera S is now priced at RM1,105,335, making it RM44,665 (or 3.88%) less, while the Carrera 4S retails at RM1,172,391, which is a RM47,609 (or 3.9%) decrease.

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    More family-oriented models like the Panamera are now up to RM39,418 (or 3.55%) less than before, while the SUV duo consisting of the Cayenne and Macan are now up to RM32,685 (or 3.56%) less than before.

    To go along with the new price list, SDAP also announced a new financing scheme known as Porsche 360 Financing+ (available for the Macan), which is an extension of its current 360 Financing programme. This provides customers with a more flexible ownership option, with an even shorter financing tenure (from 12 months up to 60 months) and maximum financing of up to 90%.

    Starting from as low as RM 6,300 a month (five-year loan tenure with 90% financing), the new Porsche 360 Financing+ offers up to 30% reduced monthly repayments compared to conventional financing for the Macan.

    Customers will also have full control over the decision to either return (within the first 12 months of the loan tenure) or upgrade to a new Porsche without the worry of residual value through the assured resale value of the Macan.

  • 2020 SST exemption: New Citroen and DS price lists announced – up to RM10,315 cheaper until Dec 31

    Naza Euro Motors has released its updated Citroen price list following the government’s announcement to drop the sales tax (SST) for cars, which sees a 100% sales tax exemption on locally-assembled (CKD) models and 50% on fully-imported (CBU) models, effective until December 31.

    The company currently only has two models in its local line-up, the Grand C4 SpaceTourer 1.6 THP and the C3 Aircross 1.2 PureTech.

    The change in pricing means that that the Grand C4 SpaceTourer, which was introduced in November 2018, sees its on-the-road price (without insurance) being revised from RM149,888 to RM144,980. That’s a drop of RM4,908, or a 3.27% reduction.

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    As for the C3 Aircross, its RM115,888 selling price will now be RM110,141 until the end of the year. That’s a RM5,747 or 4.96% drop for the B-segment SUV, which made its official debut in the country in April last year.

    Separately, DS Automobiles Malaysia has announced that the price of the DS7 Crossback 1.6 THP – which was actually revised in April during the movement control order period (MCO) – has been changed once more. The price of the SUV has been reduced from RM259,888 to RM249,572, a drop of RM10,315 or 3.97%.

  • 2020 SST exemption: New Kia price list revealed – up to RM14,767 or 3.85% cheaper until December 31

    Kia distributor Naza Automotive group has released it revised price list for Korean brand in light of the sales tax exemption for cars sold in Malaysia announced by prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on June 5, which is in line with the national stimulus plan, Penjana, and the revised pricing will be effective June 15 until December 31, 2020.

    Starting with the Picanto line of hatchbacks, the 1.2L KX has been reduced to RM43,170.30, a reduction of RM1,717.70 or 3.83% from its previous price. The 1.2L EX variant gets reduced to RM47,950.36, a reduction of RM2,048.64 or 4.10% from its prior listing. Topping the range is the 1.2L GT Line, which has been reduced to RM57,531.80, representing a reduction of RM2,356.20 or 3.93%.

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    Next up is the Rio in sole 1.4L EX trim, which gets reduced to RM77,231.55 by RM2,656.45, or a reduction of 3.33%. The C-segment Cerato 1.6L SX drops to RM99,754.06, down by RM4,133.94 or 3.98%, while the D-segment Optima 2.0L EX get reduced to RM 130,517.81, a reduction of RM9,370.19 or 6.70%. The premium-positioned, RWD Stinger 3.3L GT fastback is reduced to RM369,120.70, down RM14,767.30 or 3.85%.

    Onwards to the SUVs and people-movers, the Sportage 2.0L EX has been reduced to RM123,480.27 by a margin of RM3,407.73 or 2.69%, while the 2.0D GT Line variant drops to RM135,229.52, down RM4,658.48 or 3.33%. As for the more capacious Sorento, the 2.4L EX gets reduced to RM165,047.08, down RM4,840.92 or 2.85%, while the 2.2D SX drops to RM178,865.52, a reduction of RM5,022.97 or 2.73%.

    The Kia Grand Carnival is listed in both eight- and 11-seater layouts, the latter taking the role of middling trim level. The MPV range begins with the 2.2D KX, which has been reduced to RM155,148.52, which is a reduction of RM3,850.48 or 2.42%. The top Grand Carnival trim level, the 2.2D SX has been reduced to RM183,766.91, a drop of RM6,121.09 or 3.22%. The 11-seater 2.2D LX remains unchanged at RM179,888.

  • 2020 SST exemption: New Peugeot price list revealed – up to RM6,956 or 3.87% cheaper until December 31

    Nasim has updated its price list for Peugeot models in Malaysia, which now benefit from the drop in sales tax (SST) for cars announced by the government, which sees a 100% sales tax exemption on locally-assembled (CKD) models and 50% on fully-imported (CBU) models until the end of the year.

    The company’s current line-up includes the two SUVs, namely the 3008 Plus and 5008 Plus, with both being locally-assembled (CKD) models that were launched in August last year. The smaller 3008 comes in two variants, starting with the base 1.6 THP Active, which now goes for RM145,573.52, making it RM5,314.48 (or 3.52%) cheaper than before.

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    Meanwhile, the range-topping 1.6 THP Allure is now priced at RM158,236.66, a decrease of RM5,651.34 or 3.45% compared to RM163,888 that included SST. The larger 5008 also comes in two variants, with the 1.6 THP Active Plus now retailing at RM160,808.60, representing a drop of RM6,079.40 or 3.64%.

    As for the 1.6 THP Allure version of the 5008, it is now priced at RM172,931.90, which is RM6,956.10 or 3.87% less than before. These prices will remain in effect until December 31, 2020.

  • 2020 SST exemption: New Mitsubishi price list out – ASX, Outlander now up to RM8,154 cheaper till Dec 31

    Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) has updated its price structure to reflect the sales tax relief announced by prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. The drop in sales tax – 100% sales tax exemption on locally-assembled (CKD) models and 50% on fully-imported (CBU) models – kicks into effect today and will end on December 31, 2020.

    Now, the downward revision only applies to the ASX and Outlander – the Triton range is unchanged because pick-ups are classified as commercial vehicles. Like all other pick-up trucks, the Triton will continue to be sold with SST in place.

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    Starting today, the locally-assembled ASX 2.0 2WD will be priced at RM111,628, down RM7,238 or 6.09% from the previous price of RM118,866. The ASX 4WD, on the other hand, will go for RM125,182, representing a drop of RM8,154 or 6.12%

    As for the seven-seat Outlander, the entry-level 2.0L model carries a new price tag of RM133,491, down RM4,397 or 3.19%, while the range-topping 2.4L variant now retails at RM147,762, which is a reduction of RM5,126 or 3.35%.

  • 2020 SST exemption: new Nissan price list revealed – up to RM7,625 or 4.04% cheaper until December 31

    Distributor for Nissan vehicles in Malaysia, Edaran Tan Chong Motor has released its revised price list to reflect the sales tax exemption for cars by the Malaysian government announced by prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on June 5. This is in line with the government’s Penjana economic stimulus plan to revitalise the automotive sector in the country.

    First off, the Almera 1.5L E AT gets a reduction of RM4,189 or a decrease of 5.99% for a new sales tax-exempted price of RM65,699. The 1.5L VL AT gets a reduction of RM4,469 or a drop of 5.59% from the SST exemption to RM75,419, while the 1.5L E AT Black Series variant gets a RM4,189 drop to RM74,199, or a reduction of 5.34% after the SST exemption.

    For the Serena S-Hybrid 2.0L Highway Star, the original RM132,888 price gets an SST exemption of RM5,364 or 4.04%, for an SST-exempted price of RM127,524.

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    Meanwhile, the 2.0L Premium Highway Star with Black Package gets reduced to RM137,524, also with a reduction of RM5,364, corresponding to a drop of 3.75% for this variant. The 2.0L Premium Highway Star with two-tone package is reduced by the same amount of RM5,364, equating to a 3.70% price drop for the top Serena S-Hybrid variant.

    The SST-exempted pricing for the X-Trail SUV range starts from RM128,630 for the 2.0L 2WD variant, ranging up to the 2.0L Hybrid X-Tremer at RM164,451; see the full table above for pricing details. Rounding up the passenger vehicle range is the all-electric Nissan Leaf, which gets its original RM188,888 price reduced by RM7,625 or 4.0% to RM181,263.

    Pick-up trucks are classified as commercial vehicles in Malaysia and therefore the Nissan Navara range is not eligible for the passenger car SST exemption, and retains the full 10% SST rate as a result.

    Prices for the Navara pick-up truck line are otherwise unchanged. The base 2.5L SE MT is priced at RM98,888, the 2.5L SE AT Black Series is priced at RM113,888, the 2.5L V AT Black Series is priced at RM123,388, the 2.5L VL AT Black Series is priced at RM128,888, and the top VL Plus AT Black Series is priced at RM134,888.

    Reductions for the Navara comes in the form of rebates, which Tan Chong is also offering on selected variants throughout its line-up. Here, the Navara 2.5L SE AT starts at RM91,888 after a RM12,000 rebate, while the 2.5L V AT gets a RM16,000 rebate for a price of RM99,888. Meanwhile, the 2.5L VL AT and 2.5L VL Plus AT each get an RM18,000 rebate for prices of RM105,888 and RM111,888, respectively.

    Elsewhere and in addition to the revisions from the SST exemption, the 1.5L E AT and 1.5L VL AT variants of the Almera get a RM6,000 rebate, while the Serena S-Hybrid 2.0L Highway Star gets a RM7,000 rebate. The X-Trail 2.0L 2WD and 2.0L Mid get RM7,000 rebates whereas the 2.5L 4WD and 2.0L Hybrid get RM4,000 and RM13,000 rebates, respectively.

  • 2020 SST exemption: new Proton price list revealed – up to RM7,000 or 5.7% cheaper until December 31

    Proton is the latest company to reveal its rebates in accordance to the government’s exemption of the sales and service tax (SST), valid until December 31. In stark contrast to the norm, the national carmaker isn’t providing a straightforward tax deduction, as the figures you see here include additional discounts on top.

    Naturally, all models are either built or assembled locally, thus qualifying them for the full 10% exemption. The Saga gets rebates of up to RM500 or 1.4%, while the Iriz is cheaper to the tune of up to RM800 or 1.58%. The Persona, on the other hand, gets discounts of up to RM900 or 1.65%.

    Next on the list is the Exora MPV, which is up to RM2,500 or 4.18% cheaper (oddly enough, this number is for the cheaper Executive CVT, the Premium CVT instead getting a RM2,000 rebate). But the biggest beneficiary of all this has got to be the X70, which gets a rebate of up to RM7,000 or 5.7%. Collectively, the SUV range now starts from under RM90,000 and tops out at just under RM116,000.

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    At this juncture, you may be wondering why the Saga, Iriz and Persona receive comparatively low rebates (all under two percent, whereas even the cheapest Perodua Axia gets a three percent drop). While the company has not specifically given a reason for this, it probably has something to do with the fact that Proton absorbed SST when the tax was reintroduced back in September 2018.

    The “tax holiday” prices from June to August 2018 have since been made permanent, and this carries on through to the facelifted models, which were launched last year. The X70 was the only all-new car to be launched after the SST’s reintroduction, possibly explaining the larger drop in price.


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