Perodua retained its pole position in terms of car sales with 16,200 units sold in January 2010 or 36% higher that the 11,900 units sold in the same month last year.This allowed the country’s top compact car manufacturer to lead in the domestic market with an estimated market share of 33% from 31% in January 2009.

“We are encouraged by the strong sales numbers in January. Bookings for the same month were also very healthy with more than 20,000 units received compared with some 12,000 units in January 2009,”Perodua managing director En Aminar Salleh said today.

“The Myvi continued to be Perodua’s top selling model for the month (34% of total sales) while the ViVA(33.5%) and the newly launched ALZA(32.5%) also did very well.” he said.

On the ALZA, En Aminar said that Perodua received more than 20,500 bookings for the 5+2 seater multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) since its launch on 23 Nov 2009. Some 8,000 units of the ALZA are on Malaysian roads by now.

‘Perodua is grateful of the overwhelming public response to the ALZA. However, I would like to personally apologise to those who have booked their ALZA earlier and yet to receive their vehicle due to the long waiting period,” En Aminar said.

He said Perodua will be ramping up the production of the ALZA in the coming months to reduce the waiting period to 2 months from the current 3 to 3.5 months.”We have always put our customers’ interest first and will ensure that they will have a happy Perodua motoring experience when they buy our products or services,”he added.


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