KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 3): Perodua’s car sales hit a record 26,852 units in October, a new all-time high right after achieving its highest monthly sales record of 25,035 units in September.
In a statement, its president and chief executive officer (CEO) Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad said the carmaker also purchased RM600 million worth of parts from local suppliers in October alone, generating a substantial economic multiplier effect on the local automotive ecosystem — which includes direct and indirect sectors — that was hit by Covid-19.
“In terms of production capacity, we were on average at 98% in October 2020 with 26,362 vehicles — which is also our highest-ever monthly production figure so far — produced at our manufacturing facilities here in Sungai Choh,” Zainal added.
“These achievements were accomplished under the new standard operating procedures (SOPs) followed by Perodua and our partners. These include working from home and mandatory testing for those in red zones, on top of the original SOPs introduced in May.
“With the commitment of suppliers, our authorised dealers were able to sell more vehicles and, more importantly, ensure our customers’ happiness as their Perodua vehicles were delivered in the best possible time,” he added.
According to the statement, Perodua sold 8,052 Myvis, 6,738 Axias, 6,895 Bezzas, 3,193 Aruz and 1,974 Alzas last month. The first three models continued to be its bestsellers so far this year.
“Our strategy moving forward is to further leverage our value offerings and quality of both our products and services for the Malaysian public. In terms of vehicle maintenance, rest assured that we have sufficient parts to meet your every need as most of them are made locally.
“We are working to maintain this sales and production momentum to ensure that deliveries remain high and our customers are satisfied by providing affordability for all our products and services,” he added.
Perodua is offering a cash redemption of up to RM1,500 for the Aruz throughout November, in addition to the current tax exemption amount, subject to terms and conditions.
It is also offering cash rebates of up to RM2,000 for its used vehicles until year end at its sales outlet along Jalan Pahang, Kuala Lumpur.