Perodua says 22,000 Myvi units yet to be delivered, seeks to cut waiting time

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KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 4): About 22,000 units of Myvi have yet to be delivered as of end-September, Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua) said today, adding it is now focusing on reducing waiting time to “a more acceptable timeframe”.

“We have yet to ascertain the full delivery timeframe but our manufacturing arm has begun production and deliveries will be forthcoming soon,” said Perodua president and CEO, Datuk Dr Aminar Rashid Salleh.

“Despite the unfortunate delays, we are extremely thankful that the Malaysian public continue to support Perodua. We offer our sincere apologies to the affected customers for the wait,” he added in a statement.

Between January and September, Perodua sold 168,200 vehicles — a 11% jump over the 151,600 vehicles it sold in the same period last year.

“The sales jump can be attributed to the positive response for the new Perodua Myvi, as well as for our other models —  the Axia, Bezza and Alza —  which sold some 53,700, 38,100 and 18,400 units respectively this year, so far,” Aminar said.

However, Perodua sold only 9,500 vehicles in total for September due to the Myvi production halt that began in August, attributed to a technical issue at one of its vendors. The carmaker did not give details of the technical issue.

“We invite our valued customers to visit our showrooms and speak to our authorised sales advisors to learn more about our models, as well as our current promotions,” Aminar said.