KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 2): Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua), which sold 23,119 cars in November 2020, recorded its highest-ever single-day sales of 5,027 units on the last day of the month.
In a statement today, Perodua said that including the November 2020 sales volume, the company has sold over 195,000 cars so far this year.
"Based on its sales momentum, the carmaker is on track to meet its 210,000-unit year-end registration target,” Perodua said.
According to Perodua, the company had in November 2020 sold 6,295 units of the Myvi model, 6,318 units of Axia, 6,224 units of Bezza, 2,617 units of Aruz and 1,665 units of Alza.
Perodua president and chief executive officer Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad said in the statement that the company’s November 2020 sales volume represents a slight normalisation from the previous two months. The company registered record sales volumes of 25,035 units in September and 26,852 cars in October.
"Yet the [November 2020] accomplishment is impressive given the challenging economic climate and new normal operating procedures brought about by Covid-19. And our 5,027-unit one-day record shows what resilience, persistence and adaptability can bring,” Zainal Abidin said.
He said Perodua’s two main priorities at present are to ensure many of its customers can get their cars before year-end to enjoy the sales tax-exempt prices, and to further bolster the Malaysian automotive ecosystem with the company’s economies of scale in these hard times.
“Over 90% of our components are locally sourced, and coupled with our sales volume, this generates significant business for Malaysian component suppliers and helps them sustain jobs.
“The completed cars are then distributed through Malaysia’s largest car sales network, the majority of which constitute independent dealers that benefit greatly from the business, and even more if they do servicing and repairs as well,” he said.