Perodua breaches 200,000 mark on positive sales momentum

KUALA LUMPUR – Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua) has registered total sales of 222,203 vehicles between January and October this year.

In January this year, Perodua announced a 247,800-unit registration target for 2022.

In a statement today, the compact car company said on a year-to-date comparison, registration for Perodua cars jumped 51.2 per cent from 146,951 units sold in the same period in 2021.

“There was a gap in sales between June and August last year due to the lockdown imposed by the government to contain COVID-19 cases.

“Moving forward, we expect the registration momentum to continue upwards until the end of the year,” said Perodua president and chief executive officer, Datuk Seri Zainal Abidin Ahmad.

For October 2022, Perodua sold 25,849 units which is a five per cent improvement against 24,626 units sold in September 2022.

The top three Perodua models sold in October are Bezza with 6,768 units, followed by the Myvi with 6,130 units and the Axia with 4,989 units.

In terms of production, Perodua manufactured 22,974 units in October bringing the total number of vehicles produced to 229,811 units between January and October this year.

“Looking ahead, we plan to further increase our production and sales volume as we try to go beyond our sales target for 2022 and by doing so will reduce the waiting period for our customers,” Zainal said.

He also said the higher-than-expected production and sales performance has impacted the local automotive ecosystem positively, given that on average 95 per cent of Perodua parts are sourced locally.

“The high localisation rate has also helped shield Perodua from the volatility in the foreign exchange market at the moment.

“It is our intention to further improve the local automotive supply chain as having such an industry has proven a benefit to both Perodua and consumers,” said Zainal. – Bernama