RAWANG: Perodua has announced that it managed to sell 7,886 vehicles at the close of the month of May.
This brings its year-to-date (YTD) sales total to 52,920 units against an estimated YTD total industry volume of 129,401 units - netting the company a 41% YTD market share.
“The ongoing COVID-19 situation has had a significant impact on car sales in Malaysia over the past two months, but we are thankful that in just three weeks since we restarted operations nationwide, we have managed to come close to the level of our March figures pre-Movement Control Order (MCO),” said Perodua president and chief executive officer Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad.
Leading the sales figures in May were 2,612 Myvis sold followed by 2,028 Axias, 1,820 Bezzas, 950 Aruzs and 476 Alzas.
The company managed to sell 8,601 cars in March before the MCO came into effect on Mar 18,
Throughout the month of June, the company's Meaningful Raya campaign is currently offering special cash redemptions of up to RM1,300 for the Aruz and selected Myvi variants.
In addition, buyers of other models will get a RM300 e-voucher that is redeemable for the purchase of selected parts and accessories at any authorised Perodua service centre.
“In this age of social distancing and heightened hygienic awareness, the role played by personal transport becomes all the more important. Vehicles are still needed for short, quick trips out for household essentials, and e-hailing drivers have begun using their vehicles to deliver goods instead of just transporting passengers," said Zainal.
He added that the company is trying its best at the moment to fulfil new and outstanding orders as fast as possible while adhering to the new safety measures.