Published on June 23rd, 2011 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
The New Myvi owners receive their cars
The first 5 New Perodua Myvi owners officially received their vehicles at a simple ceremony here today. The 5 buyers all hailing from the Klang Valley are Siva Rajan A/L Subramaniam, Mullai A/P Arunasalam, Tan Soo Hong, Yusainianir bin Mohd Yassin and Kok Zhien Wei. Perodua Managing Director, Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh said: “The first 5 owners here would be the first among thousands to receive their cars in the coming weeks and we could not be happier with the response from the public for our new model.”
“So far we received orders for 12,000 units since we accepted bookings on 4th June,” he said at the handing over ceremony here. He said Perodua will also ensure that customers receive their vehicle at the shortest possible time compared with the previous experience of 6 to 9 months when the previous Myvi was launched in 2005. Aminar added that for those who booked their cars before the launch, they can expect their cars to be delived anytime between now and end July 2011. Aminar said that Perodua was on track to export the New Perodua Myvi under the Daihatsu Sirion badge this month.
He said: “The first 500 shipment will help boost our completely built up (CBU) export units to our neighbour. On average, we expect to export 350 units per month of the model to Indonesia within a 12-month timeframe.” “We are also looking to export the New Perodua Myvi under the Perodua brand to 5 of our 7 export markets. These markets include Mauritius, Singapore, Nepal, Fiji and Sri Lanka,” he added. Domestically, Perodua expects to achieve its year-end target of 195,000 units and has so far produced 1.9 million vehicles since Perodua was established 18 years ago.
“We are working towards to yet another milestone as we reach our 2 millionth vehicle production in the fourth quarter of the year. Currently we have produced some 1.9 million vehicles for both domestic and international markets,” Aminar said.