Perodua is working hard to meet demand for its vehicles as sales increased by 7.3% in the first two months of 2019. The company sold nearly 37,400 vehicles compared to the 34,800 vehicles sold in the same corresponding period in 2018. It said that the demand is spread across its model range. In the first two months, it sold around 15,000 Myvis, 10,100 Axias, 5,900 Bezzas, 3,600 Aruz and 2,700 Alzas. Meanwhile, production volume hit 36,500, approximately 6.2% higher than the corresponding period in the previous year.
“The heightened sales performance is a result of our efforts to further improve our delivery times,” said Perodua Sales Sdn Bhd Managing Director Dato’ Dr Zahari Husin. “While we defer to the Malaysian Automotive Association’s numbers, we estimate our year-to-date market share to stand at 41%. Meanwhile, the Perodua Aruz, our latest seven-seater SUV, continues to rake in orders strongly, with over 13,000 bookings captured since early January,” he added.
The Perodua Aruz is offered in two variants – X and AV – with the AV being the more popular choice at 85% of total bookings.
“We have adjusted our production to reduce the waiting time for the Aruz. This will continue in March as well. We are thankful for your support and your patience, and look forward to serving you for many years to come,” Dato’ Dr Zahari stated.
Nonetheless, Perodua will still continue to promote the Aruz with a nationwide roadshow called “Aruz On Tour”. The final stop for the roadshow will be Kuching, Sarawak on 8 – 10 March, at The Spring Shopping Mall.
“We welcome everyone in Kuching to join Aruz On Tour to see Perodua’s latest SUV in the metal and take it for a spin. Alternatively, have a chat with our friendly authorised sales advisors at a Perodua sales outlet near you to determine the most suitable Perodua vehicle for you,” said Dato’ Dr Zahari.