Published on March 5th, 2019 | by Subhash Nair0
Perodua Sales Up 7.3% vs 2018, Focusing on Reducing Wait Time [Press Release]
Perodua sold nearly 37,400 vehicles in the first two months of 2019 – 7.3% up from 34,800 vehicles sold in the previous corresponding period – on the back of sustained strong demand for nearly all of its models.
“The heightened sales performance is a result of our efforts to further improve our delivery times,” said Perodua Sales Sdn Bhd Managing Director Dato’ Dr Zahari Husin.
In the first two months of the year, Perodua sold around 15,000 Myvis, 10,100 Axias, 5,900 Bezzas, 3,600 Aruz and 2,700 Alzas, while in terms of production, 36,500 vehicles rolled out – almost 6.2% more than 34,375 in the same period last year.
“While we defer to the Malaysian Automotive Association’s numbers, we estimate our year-to-date market share to stand at 41%.
“Meanwhile, the Perodua Aruz, our latest seven-seater SUV, continues to rake in orders strongly, with over 13,000 bookings captured since early-January,” added Dato’ Dr Zahari.
The Perodua Aruz is offered in two variants – X and AV – with 85% of bookings currently for the AV.
“We have adjusted our production to reduce the waiting time for the Aruz. This will continue in March as well. We are thankful for your support and your patience, and look forward to serving you for many years to come,” said Dato’ Dr Zahari.
Perodua is currently holding a nationwide roadshow called Aruz On Tour, which began 13 February in Selangor and has travelled to Johor Bahru and Kota Bharu.
Kuching is the final stop – 8-10 March at The Spring Shopping Mall. “We welcome everyone in Kuching to join Aruz On Tour to see Perodua’s latest SUV in the metal and take it for a spin. Alternatively, have a chat with our friendly authorised sales advisors at a Perodua sales outlet near you to determine the most suitable Perodua vehicle for you,” said Dato’ Dr Zahari.