Published on October 4th, 2021 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Perodua Sales More Than Doubled In September 2021
The national automaker says the fourth quarter offers a better outlook than the previous two quarters
The past few months have seen tremendous recovery in the national automotive industry, largely thanks to the reopening of economic sectors under the National Recovery Plan (NRP). For Perodua, things continue to look promising as the company registered 14,160 units in September, an increase of 102% over the 6,988 units sold in August.
Having said that, Perodua’s sales figures of 119,093 units between January and September 2021 is still much lower than the 145,012 registered in the same period last year. On a quarter-on-quarter basis, the company sold 39,381 vehicles between April and June but later took a sales hit from the second national lockdown with just 21,803 units sold between July and September, representing a sharp drop of 44.6%.
In a statement, Perodua President and CEO Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad apologises to the customers for the delay in delivery, adding that the company is working to improve production and deliver their cars as soon as possible.
Delivery of Perodua vehicles continue to improve for the third consecutive month by 102% to 14,160 units in September from 6,988 units in August as the supply situation gradually improves.
“The automotive supply chain has shown improvements but have yet to reach their full potential. We are continuously working with our suppliers and dealers to further improve productivity and safety,” Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer, Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad said.
He explained that the gradual growth in both production and sales were in keeping with the strict quality control measures throughout Perodua’s operations to ensure customer satisfaction.
“We thank our customers that have continued to be patient with us as we further improve production,” Dato’ Zainal said.
On a year-to-date perspective, Perodua sold 119,093 vehicles between January and September 2021 compared with 145,012 in the same period of 2020.
In comparing the second quarter of the year to the third quarter, sales plummeted by 44.6% to 21,803 units between July and September from 39,381 vehicles registered between April and June this year.
The second national lockdown began on 1 June 2021 and was lifted in stages beginning 16 August 2021.
“The fourth quarter of 2021 does offer a better outlook than the previous two quarters, especially the marked improvement in the reduction of COVID-19 cases nationwide as well as the nearly 90% vaccination rate of the Malaysian adult population,” Dato’ Zainal said.
“We do apologise for any inconvenience caused by the delay in the delivery and we will assist our customers in any way that we can to ensure that their Perodua is delivered as soon as possible,” Dato’ Zainal said.