Car sales reached 13,000 units in February or 6.5% higher than the 12,200 units recorded in the same month last year.
“We performed exceptionally well despite the many challenges that include a shorter working month and very tight stock levels. We even exceeded our target of 12,700 units for February,” Perodua managing director En Aminar Rashid Salleh said today.
“It’s a great start for the year, where we surpassed our car sales targets for both January and February. I believe that this is mainly due to the pent up demand, as consumers’ confidence improved on the back of the economic recovery,” he pointed out.
En Aminar said the Myvi with 4,900 units sold continues to be the best selling model within the Perodua line-up. Some 4,500 units of ViVA and another 3,600 units of Alza were also sold last month.
He believed that March will be another strong month for Perodua as the business sentiments improved. Bookings continued to be strong with some 15,000 units received in February.
“Perodua will ramp up production in March and April to reduce the waiting period especially for the Alza,” En Aminar said.
Perodua targets to sell 176,000 units of cars this year from the 167,700 units sold in 2009.
On after sales, Perodua recorded 124,000 service intakes in February or 9% improvement over the 114,000 intakes in February 2009.
“Not withstanding any unforeseen circumstances, we are on the road to meeting our first quarter vehicle sales target of 44,400 units,” quipped Aminar.