Perodua and Grab partner up to provide value added services for Grab drivers
Petaling Jaya, 31 May: Perodua and Grab Malaysia today signed a memorandum of
understanding (MoU) to provide value added services ranging from special price
packages to competitive hire purchase rates for GrabCar drivers yesterday (30 May).
The MoU was signed at Perodua flagship 3S centre (Sales, Service and Spare parts)
in Petaling Jaya between Perodua Sales Sdn Bhd Managing Director, Dato’ Dr
Zahari Husin and Sean Goh, Country Head of Grab Malaysia.
The event was witnessed by Datuk (Dr) Aminar Rashid Salleh, Perodua President &
Chief Executive Officer and Mr Nick Tan, Director of Grab Inc.
“This MoU is a totally new frontier, a blue ocean, for Perodua as it will highlight our
products to the masses on a big scale through Grab,” Dato’ Dr. Zahari said.
“The items within the MoU include a special price packages through Perodua’s
Corporate and Government Sales Department, allow for minimal time for car
registration for Grab drivers, a one-stop centre for servicing and spare parts,
insurance and road tax (issuance and renewal),” Dato’ Dr. Zahari said.
Dato’ Dr. Zahari said the special price packages currently include the Bezza, Myvi
“As the region’s leading ride hailing and multiservice platform, we are constantly
focused on how we can empower the 620 million people across the SEA to have
better access to safe, efficient and affordable transport.”
“At the same time, we are acutely aware of the role our driver-partners play to help
us achieve this goal, hence we are continuously identifying mutually beneficial
partnerships to help reduce the cost of driving; and the cost of car ownership is a
major concern,” said Sean Goh, Country Head of Grab Malaysia.
Goh also went on to add that in view of the increase in cost of living and also the
high number of local workers who have lost their jobs 1 in 2016, Grab has been
viewed as an intermediary step while seeking other job opportunities or as a viable
source of income and the exclusive price package will definitely assist drivers to
continue to earn a living.
Grab has the largest network in Malaysia, with a presence in 20 major cities and
towns across the country, which includes Langkawi, Kuching, Miri and Kota Bahru,
with more to come.
“We look forward to working alongside our driver-partners in these areas as well as
extending the access to safe, reliable, efficient and affordable transport options to
people in those areas,” added Goh.
On Perodua sales performance, as of year-to- date April, all Perodua vehicles were
the best-selling 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.
The total industry volume from January to April 2017 was reported at 183,600 units
by Malaysia Automotive Association, of which Perodua delivered 64,600 vehicles or
a market share 35.4%.