Monday, May 22, 2017

Perodua Announces That Nearly One Million Perodua Myvi Cars Have Been Produced

The Perodua Myvi. This compact hatchback has been a favourite among most Malaysians over the past 12 years or so. So many have bought one (even my wife has one) until Perodua has now announced that the company is nearing its one millionth production unit of the car. When this happens, most likely sometime by the end of May 2017, it will be the most produced vehicle model in the history of the Malaysian automotive industry. Fuiyoh!

A heck of a record considering it has only taken the company 12 years or so since the 1st generation Myvi rolled off the production line (the Myvi is now in its second generation). Of course, in reaching such a milestone, the car has been sold in 7 countries since 2006. This includes Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Brunei, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Fiji and Nepal under the Perodua brand as well as to Indonesia under the Daihatsu Sirion brand with nearly 31,000 vehicles sold since the year 2007. In total, Perodua exported 35,400 Myvi/Sirion models since 2006 to these markets. It may seem to be small, but this is pretty good considering many automotive analysts consider the cost to build a car here in Malaysia is higher than other regional players.

 Now aside from the slightly amazing news, Perodua also announced that for the first four months of the year, Perodua sold 64,700 vehicles. This is an increase of 4.1% compared with 62,100 vehicles between January and April in 2016. As such, they foresee our market share at 35.4% so far this year. 

Perodua has basically performed in terms of providing customers what they want and the numbers are proving it. One million Perodua Myvi in Malaysia. That is a heck of a lot of Myvis out there.

Perodua Myvi nears its millionth production

Kuala Lumpur, 22 May: The Perodua Myvi, a Malaysian Icon for over 12 years, is

nearing its one millionth production unit, making it the most produced Malaysian

vehicle in history.

The Perodua Myvi which was introduced in May 2005 and was Malaysia’s number

one car model until the end of 2014. The model continues to be among the top

bestselling models in the country currently.

“So far, we have produced nearly one million Myvis since 2005 and this milestone

will be reached somewhere this month,” Perodua President and Chief Executive

Officer, Datuk (Dr) Aminar Rashid Salleh said.

He said that the Myvi was sold in 7 countries since 2006, which include Sri Lanka,

Mauritius, Brunei, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Fiji and Nepal under the Perodua

brand;

The Myvi biggest export market is Indonesia under the Daihatsu Sirion brand with

nearly 31,000 vehicles sold since the year 2007. In total, Perodua exported 35,400

Myvi/Sirion models since 2006 in these markets.

“We are happy yet humbled by the trust given by Malaysians to our brand and we

will continue to offer our best in terms of value and services to all Malaysians,”

Aminar said.

He said Perodua will continue with the model as the demand is still strong along with

other models under the Perodua brand, which include the Axia, Bezza and Alza.

For the first four months of the year, Perodua sold 64,700 vehicles, which is an

increase of 4.1% compared with 62,100 vehicles between January and April in 2016.

Aminar said that during that period, all Perodua vehicles were the bestselling model

in their respective segments with the Axia selling 22,000 units, Bezza with 19,500

units, Myvi 13,900 units and the Alza with 9,300 units.

“Based on our internal calculations, we estimate that the total industry volume or TIV

for the first 4 months of this year to reach 182,800 vehicles, an increase of 5.4%

when compared with 173,400 vehicles in the same period last year.”

“Based on this estimation, we foresee our market share at 35.4% so far this year,”

Aminar said.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank our distributors and customers in all the

countries which we are exporting our vehicles to,” he added.

Moving forward, he said, Perodua will continue to focus on timely delivery to its

customers and further improve the compact carmaker’s after sales capabilities.

The public is encouraged to visit Perodua’s 184 sales and 182 service outlets

nationwide to know more about its products and services.

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