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perodua continues to sell an insane number of cars 82 700 units registered from jan apr

Perodua continues to sell an insane number of cars; 82,700 units registered from Jan-Apr

While the Myvi remains the best-seller, the Aruz averages 170 orders a day

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Dinesh Appavu

2 May 2019

Perodua registered a staggering 82,700 units from January to April 2019. Held against the corresponding period in 2018 with 75,500 units, it marks a 9.5 per cent increase and is the highest number of vehicles Perodua has sold in the first four months of any year in the company’s history.

In fact, Perodua’s April 2019 sales total of over 22,100 units is nearly 11 per cent higher than April 2018’s 19,939 units, making it the company’s best April ever in terms of sales.

“While Perodua awaits the Malaysian Automotive Association’s (MAA) official total industry volume numbers, we believe that Perodua’s market share is above 43 per cent for the four-month period, thus directly benefitting the domestic economy as a whole,” said Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad.

“In fact, in the first four months of the year, Perodua spent RM1.8 billion on component purchases from local automotive suppliers and is on track to fulfil our commitment of RM5.4 billion in component purchases this year,” he added.

Perodua continues to reiterate that it’s working towards its commitment to purchase from domestic automotive component suppliers in the years to come, despite challenging market conditions.

“While it is too soon to set targets beyond 2019, we are cautiously optimistic that there will be growth for Perodua in the year 2020 and this will in turn directly benefit local suppliers,” Zainal said.

Perodua’s models, which all have over 90 per cent local content, saw healthy registrations in April with over 7,700 Myvis, 5,900 Axias, 4,200 Bezzas and 1,100 Alzas sold.

“As for the Aruz, we are happy to report that in April we registered over 3,200 units – the most we have ever managed in a single month for the seven-seater SUV. This achievement is significant to us as the Aruz represents our latest transformation effort towards becoming a regional brand,” Zainal said.

Since the Aruz was opened for orders on 3 January, Perodua has received nearly 20,000 or an average of 170 bookings daily. So far, over 9,800 units have been delivered; an average of more than 100 units daily.