KUALA LUMPUR: National carmaker Perodua has revised upwards its 2019 sales target to 235,000 units from 231,000 units initially, underpinned by sustained healthy demand for all its models.
The target, if achieved, would be a new record high for the national carmaker.
Perodua sold 227,243 vehicles in 2018, which was its highest annual sales achievement in history.
In the first half of 2019, the company sold 121,800 vehicles, a 4% increase from the 117,100 units it sold in the previous corresponding period.
Perodua president and CEO Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad said total bookings stood at 190,765 units in the first six months of this year, which is more than a 3% increase from the 184,949 units ordered in the same period last year.
He however said the outlook for the second half is expected to remain challenging.
“We believe that the second half of the year will not be as healthy as what was recorded last year. The momentum of the first half is likely to reduce in the second half,” he said at a briefing today on Perodua’s first half sales performance.