National carmkers Perodua has released a press statement on its best-selling model, the Perodua MyVi. According to the release, the 12-year old Perodua Myvi is nearing its one millionth production unit. This denotes that the model as the largest production model ever in the domestic Automotive scene.
The Perodua Myvi which was introduced in May 2005 and was Malaysia’s number one car model until the end of 2014. The model continues to be among the top bestselling models in the country currently. “So far, we have produced nearly one million Myvis since 2005 and this milestone will be reached somewhere this month,” Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer Aminar Rashid Salleh said.
He said that the Myvi was sold in 7 countries since 2006, which include Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Brunei, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Fiji and Nepal under the Perodua banner;
The Myvi biggest export market is Indonesia under the Daihatsu Sirion brand with nearly 31,000 vehicles sold since the year 2007. In total, Perodua exported 35,400 Myvi/Sirion models since 2006 in these markets.
Perodua is expected to continue production of its highly popular model due to an ever encouraging demand domestically and internationally, along with other models under the brand, for example the Axia, Bezza and Alza.
For the first four months of the year, Perodua sold 64,700 vehicles, which is an increase of 4.1% compared with 62,100 vehicles between January and April in 2016 During that period, several Perodua models were the bestseller 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. “Based on our internal calculations, we estimate that the total industry volume or TIV for the first 4 months of this year to reach 182,800 vehicles, an increase of 5.4% when compared with 173,400 vehicles in the same period last year. In addition, we foresee our market share at 35.4% so far this year,” Aminar concluded.
Moving forward, Perodua will continue to focus on timely delivery to its customers and further improve the compact carmaker’s after-sales division.
Interested car buyers are encouraged to visit Perodua’s 184 sales and 182 service outlets nationwide to know more about its vehicles and services.