The Perodua Myvi, one of the best-selling models in the country, is approaching the millionth unit in production since its introduction in May 2005, making it the most produced Malaysian vehicle in history.
According to Perodua president and chief executive officer Datuk Dr Aminar Rashid Salleh, this milestone is expected to be reached within this month.
Since 2006, the Myvi has been sold in seven countries including Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Brunei, Singapore, United Kingdom, Fiji and Nepal under the Perodua brand, while in Indonesia, which is the brand’s biggest market with 31,000 vehicles sold, the Myvi is marketed as the Daihatsu Sirion.
In total, the company has exported 35,400 Myvi/Sirion models since 2006 in these markets.
Aminar said the carmaker will continue with the model as demand is still strong, along with other models under the Perodua brand including the Axia, Bezza and Alza.
For the first four months of the year, Perodua sold 64,700 vehicles, which is an increase of 4.1% compared with 62,100 vehicles between January and April in 2016.
Aminar said during that period, all Perodua vehicles were the bestselling model in their respective segments with the Axia selling 22,000 units, Bezza with 19,500 units, Myvi 13,900 units and the Alza with 9,300 units.
“Based on our internal calculations, we estimate that the total industry volume or TIV for the first four months of this year to reach 182,800 vehicles, an increase of 5.4% when compared with 173,400 vehicles in the same period last year.
“Based on this estimation, we foresee our market share at 35.4% so far this year,” he said.
Moving forward, the company will continue to focus on timely delivery to its customers and further improve the compact carmaker’s after sales capabilities.