KUALA LUMPUR – Perodua’s vehicle registration for August 2022 rose by about 42 per cent to 26,039 units compared with 18,346 vehicles registered in July 2022 on improvement in the supply of automotive component.
Its president and chief executive officer Datuk Seri Zainal Abidin Ahmad said, in terms of production, August was the best month so far this year with 28,036 units made, translating into a healthy increase in deliveries for all models, with the Bezza leading the pack with 6,808 units, followed by Myvi and Axia at 6,252 units and 4,857 units, respectively.
“We are currently trying to build on this improvement to ensure speedier delivery to our customers. On the newly launched Alza, we have received bookings of 51,000 units so far, with 7,682 units registered in July and August,” he said in a statement today.
Zainal Abidin said the improvement in production and sales came about due to some key issues such as the semiconductor chip supply shortage and insufficient labour at the supplier’s operations; however, these issues have been resolved at the moment.
“We are also closely monitoring the increase in prices of raw materials currently and are working with the ecosystem on how best to mitigate this impact on our operations,” he added.
On a year-to-date basis, Perodua saw an increase of 63.7 per cent to 171,728 vehicles registered in the first eight months of this year compared with 104,933 units registered in the same period last year.
However, Zainal Abidin said the year-to-date comparison was distorted as the country underwent a lockdown between June 1, 2021 and Aug 15, 2021, and during that time all non-essential operations were suspended.
“In terms of registration by model between January and August this year, the Perodua Myvi is still our best-seller at 48,658 units, followed by Bezza with 39,642 units, and Axia with 37,013 units,” he said. – Bernama