Published on May 5th, 2021 | by Subhash Nair


Perodua Registered 20,399 Vehicles In April 2021

Nearly a quarter of Perodua sales in April 2021 consisted of the new Ativa.

Last month, Perodua registered 20,399 vehicles, of which 22% were for their new Ativa crossover. This represented a slight dip versus March, when registrations hit 24,431 units. However, the cause for the decrease in registrations was not due to a lack of demand. Perodua are still taking an average of 290 bookings of their new Ativa DAILY. The problem is traced back to the ongoing global semiconductor shortage.

The chip shortage has affected supply lines throughout the entire automotive industry and beyond. Everyone from Audi to Toyota has been hit by it.

President and CEO of Perodua, Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad

Waiting time for the Perodua is estimated to be between two to four months, depending on the colour and variant being ordered.

Here’s the press release with more information.


Perodua registered an estimated 20,399 vehicles in April, with the newly-
launched Ativa making up 4,624 units, or over 22% of that figure and lifting the total units of Ativas registered since its 3 March launch to nearly 9,000. Demand for the Perodua Ativa remains strong with average bookings of nearly 290 daily.

“We thank all Malaysians for their strong support,” said Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad.

“The waiting period for the Ativa is currently between two and four months, depending on the desired colour and variant. We advise our valued customers to speak to our authorised sales advisors for accurate and up-to-date delivery times of the various variant-colour combinations of the Ativa,” he added.

On a month-to-month comparison, sales dipped by 16.5% to 20,399 units from 24,431 units mainly due to the semiconductor shortage, which is affecting multiple industries globally.

“Despite the global semiconductor chip shortage, Perodua managed to produce 20,278 vehicles in April 2021, pushing our year-to-date production to 80,661 units,” Dato’ Zainal said.

Perodua’s April 2021 sales figure brings its year-to-date sales tally to 78,304 vehicles. This represents a 74% boost over the 45,034 units sold in the first four months of 2020, due to minimal registrations in April 2020 as the first Movement Control Order hit its stride nationwide.

“The chip shortage is our top priority at present and we are deploying all our resources to deal with it, including working closely with the government and our business partners for viable solutions.

“Perodua remains committed towards timely deliveries, aided by our economies of scale. We thank our valued customers very much for their patience. We are doing all we can to deliver as many cars as possible before the expected expiry of the government’s sales tax exemption in end-June,” he added.

Dato’ Zainal said Perodua is maintaining its 2021 sales target at 240,000 units for now. Perodua’s 2021 sales target represents a 9% increase from the 220,163 units sold in 2020, and is expected to lead to a record purchase of RM6.5 billion worth of locally-sourced components this year.

Perodua also targets production of 272,000 units (+23% from 2020’s 220,968 units) and 2.4 million service intakes (+20% from 2020’s 2 million service intakes) this year.

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