Sales of Perodua vehicles reached 95,000 units of an estimated 31.7% of the domestic market share for the 6 months of 2010, up from the 77,000 units or 30.7% market share achieved in the same period last year.
“The 23% increase in vehicle sales were due to the improving economy, contributions from Alza and also the continued high demand for Myvi and ViVa,” Perodua managing director En Aminar Rashid Salleh Said.
Perodua vehicle sales for June rose 23.5% to 16,300 units from the 13,200 units sold during the same month in 2009.
“The rise in interest rates in April and June had little impact on our sales in the first half. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, we are confident of reaching our 176,000 units sales target in 2010 with higher demand for the festive season in the third quarter,” he said at a press conference here today/
En Aminar said Perodua after sales also performend well in the first half of 2010 with a total of 823,000 intake or 46% market share from the 771,500 intake and 45% market share in the first 6 months 2009.
He attributed the higher intake to the increased number of Perodua vehicles in the market, higher productivity at the service outlets and the addition of 8 new service dealers during the period. Perodua has a total of 163 service outlets of which 45 are branches and 118 service dealers.
As part of Perodua’s corporate responsibility program, the national car maker will be giving away 5 scholarships to deserving youths who wish to pursue their studies in local institutions of higher learning. Each scholarship is worth between RM39,000 and RM42,000 depending on the candidate’s field of study. An advertisement on this program will be published soon.
Perodua is also offering a Management Trainee Programme to 15 graduates. The Management Trainee Programme will last for 6 months and each accepted applicants will be paid RM2,000 per month allowance and this programme is open to graduates with disciplines related to our business.
Upon successful completion of the 6-month program graduates with engineering background will be paid RM2,400 starting salary while non-engineering candidates will be paid RM2,200 per month.