Perodua sales up 7.3% year-on-year, steps up efforts to reduce waiting time

By CARSIFU | 4 March 2019

The AV variant of the Aruz is more popular with Malaysians.

KUALA LUMPUR: Perodua sold nearly 37,400 vehicles in the first two months of 2019 – 7.3% up from 34,800 vehicles sold in the previous corresponding period – on the back of sustained strong demand for nearly all of its models.

“The heightened sales performance is a result of our efforts to further improve our delivery times,” said Perodua Sales Sdn Bhd managing director Datuk Dr Zahari Husin.

In the first two months of the year, Perodua sold around 15,000 Myvis, 10,100 Axias, 5,900 Bezzas, 3,600 Aruz and 2,700 Alzas, while in terms of production, 36,500 vehicles rolled out – almost 6.2% more than 34,375 in the same period last year.

“While we defer to the Malaysian Automotive Association’s numbers, we estimate our year-to-date market share to stand at 41%.

“Meanwhile, the Aruz, our latest seven-seater SUV, continues to rake in orders strongly, with over 13,000 bookings captured since early-January,” said Dr Zahari.

The Aruz is offered in two variants – X and AV – with 85% of bookings currently for the AV.

“We have adjusted our production to reduce the waiting time for the Aruz. This will continue in March as well.

Perodua is currently holding a nationwide roadshow called Aruz On Tour, which began Feb 13 in Selangor and has travelled to Johor Baru and Kota Baru. Kuching is the final stop, where the roadshow would be held on March 8-10 at the Spring Shopping Mall.