The millionth unit of the Perodua Myvi rolled off the production over the weekend, making it the most produced model under the Perodua brand.
The Myvi was introduced in May 2005, maintaining its position as Malaysia’s number one car model until the end of 2014, and continues to be among the top bestselling models in the country currently.
“The Perodua Myvi has set a new standard for us in terms of products offerings as well as customer expectations and it is our benchmark for all our future models.
“Also, based on our internal calculations, all our models – the Myvi, Alza, Axia and Bezza – retain their spot as the most preferred vehicles in their respective segments,” said Perodua president and chief executive officer Datuk Dr Aminar Rashid Salleh.
For the first five months of the year, Perodua sold 81,900 vehicles, marking an increase of 5.9% from 77,300 units sold in the same period in 2016.
Perodua estimates the total industry volume for the first five months of the year to be 233,700 units, based on which its market share for the year so far would be at 35%.
As such, the company is cautiously optimistic of achieving its sales target of 202,000 units despite a continued tough and challenging market condition.
In terms of exports, the Myvi was sold in 6 countries since 2006, including Mauritius, Brunei, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Fiji and Nepal under the Perodua brand.
However, the Myvi’s biggest export market is Indonesia under the Daihatsu Sirion brand with nearly 31,000 vehicles sold since 2007.
In total, Perodua exported 35,400 Myvi/Sirion models since 2006 in these markets.