Based on Perodua's internal data, the compact carmaker has a 41.6% market share for the period under review.
"For the January to April peroid, Perodua bookings rose 14.2% to 113,900 units compared with 99,800 units a year ago. Production also jumped 14.6% year-on-year to 71,300 units," said Perodua president and CEO Datuk Dr Aminar Rashid Salleh at a Iftar Ramadan function at One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya.
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Perodua also donated RM5,000 each to welfare organisation Pertubuhan Kebajikan Islam Al-Hira in Bandar Bukit Sentosa and tahfiz school Maahad Tahfiz Al-Waiz in Bukit Sentosa.
Underprivileged kids and students from both service organisations also received RM50 "duti raya" each.
Since its launch in November last year, the new Myvi has garnered 70,000 bookings as at April 30, 2018.
In fact, 18% of all new cars registered in Malaysia in the first quarter of 2018 were Myvis.
In the first quarter of 2018, Perodua sold 55,568 vehicles consisting of 24,473 Myvis (44%), 14,962 Axias (26.9%), 10,101 Bezzas (18.2%) and 6,032 Alzas (10.9%).
The vast majority of Myvi bookings are for the 1.5-litre variants, with the waiting period for deliveries at about three months while 1.3-litre Myvi variants can be delivered almost immediately.
The third-generation Myvi is the most sophisticated and indigenously-designed model in Perodua’s 25-year history, featuring Malaysian innovations such as a built-in toll card reader and digital memory air-conditioning.
The Myvi also has a full 5-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating based on the latest protocol and is Malaysia’s most affordable car with active safety functions, courtesy of its Advanced Safety Assist (ASA) systems.