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Published on June 3rd, 2019 | by Subhash Nair

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Perodua Narrows the Demand Gap for the Aruz

Just about every model Perodua releases is popular, and the Aruz is no exception. More than ever, Malaysians are getting Toyota-levels of build quality and reliability in an affordable package.

It’s no surprise that demand has been through the roof, but Perodua’s latest report states that the company is quickly closing the gap between orders and deliveries. At present, 13,000 of the 25,000 booking have been fulfilled.

Perodua Aruz GearUp Front Skirt

This accounts for more than half of all orders taken.

“We have managed to increase Perodua Aruz deliveries to an average of 110 units daily from 100 previously. We are continuing to work closely with our suppliers to further shrink the gap between orders and deliveries,” said Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad. “To our valued customers whose new cars we could not deliver in time for Raya, we apologise most sincerely and humbly.”

For more on this story, check out the press release below.

Press Release:

Perodua is narrowing the order-delivery gap for its Aruz seven-seater
SUV, with some 13,000, or 52%, of the 25,000 bookings received to date already fulfilled.

“We have managed to increase Perodua Aruz deliveries to an average of 110 units daily from 100 previously. We are continuing to work closely with our suppliers to further shrink the gap between orders and deliveries,” said Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad.

“The Perodua Aruz has been met with unprecedented demand. We thank all Malaysians for making the nation’s best-value SUV also one of its best-selling SUVs.

“To our valued customers whose new cars we could not deliver in time for Raya, we apologise most sincerely and humbly.

“Perodua is doing all it possibly can to maximise production and deliveries to shorten your wait, and we thank you very much for your understanding, patience and trust,” he added.

The Energy-Efficient Vehicle (EEV) certified Perodua Aruz has a class-leading rated fuel consumption figure of 15.6 km/l. With six airbags and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) as standard, plus the AV variant’s Advanced Safety Assist 2.0, the Perodua Aruz has a maximum five-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating.

Pending the Malaysian Automotive Association’s (MAA) official numbers, Perodua sold 22,943 vehicles by its own count throughout May 2019. This brings its five-month tally to 105,743 units – an 8.5% jump over the 97,487 units it sold from January through May 2018.

“We also express our gratitude to our capable local component suppliers, who have truly proven their mettle by ramping up their production and quality to meet Malaysians’ ever-increasing demand for Perodua models, all of which have well over 90% local content,” the President and CEO said.

“We wish all Muslims Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri, Maaf Zahir dan Batin and to all Malaysians, happy holidays. Please drive carefully and courteously, and make safety your and your family’s top priority always,” he added.


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