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perodua commits to parts continuation for older myvis because you would be dense not to

Perodua commits to parts continuation for older Myvis because you would be dense not to

With about a million sold, there’s plenty of life and money left in keeping them running

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Dinesh Appavu

16 Apr 2018

When you’ve sold about a million units of a single car that’s the best-selling model in the country for over a decade, there’s going to be a lot of them running around for decades more to come.

It goes without saying then that there’s a lot of money to be made in keeping them running as well.

Perodua has committed itself to keeping the second-generation Myvis running with a new, dedicated parts production line just for that particular model.

The line will be operated by its vendor; IQM Sdn Bhd, at its Proton City, Tanjung Malim facility and will be pressing out body components that include hoods, doors, fenders, quarter panels and roofs.

Production of the parts catering for the second-gen Myvi was outsourced because Perodua’s own manufacturing plant is running at peak capacity for its current models and IQM has been holding the fort for Viva parts since the model was replaced in 2014 so it was the logical choice. IQM supplies metal stamping, body assembly parts and brake tube components to Perodua

Apart from IQM, other Malaysian vendors continue to churn out parts for the first-generation Myvi, Kelisa and even the Kancil.

Currently, the Myvi Service Parts Line at IQM caters purely for body components due to high demand. Engine components for the second-gen Myvi are produced one-shot basis at Perodua Manufacturing Sdn Bhd in Rawang while other parts are produced by various vendors.