Perodua surpasses 250,000-unit mark, beats 2022 sales target


Perodua president and chief executive officer Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad

KUALA LUMPUR: Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua) sold 250,795 units between January and November this year, surpassing its full year target of 247,800 units announced earlier in the year and the highest sales achievement for the company.

“This sales achievement is on the back of our production achievement so far this year, which numbered 258,960 units. We also achieved our highest monthly production ever since inception at 29,149 units,” president and chief executive officer Datuk Seri Zainal Abidin Ahmad said in a statement.

He said the achievement was meaningful on many levels; the first shows its ability to further maximise current resources, both within Perodua and its supplier ecosystem.

“The second is that through this achievement, we now realise that we can further increase output –both in sales and production without investing in a new plant or acquiring more land for our manufacturing operations.

“That being said, we will continue to invest in upgrading our operations as a group with emphasis in knowledge and skill development of our people. We are also working closely with our suppliers and dealers to ensure that their operations are capable to meet future demand and challenges,” Zainal said.

On a year-on-year comparison, Perodua sales rose by 50.0% to 250,795 from 167,250 units sold in the same period last year.

Perodua said the jump in sales compared to the same period last year was due to the Covid-19 lockdown initiated by the government between June and mid-August in 2021.

Monthly sales also recorded a new record of 28,592 units in November 2022, which is an increase of 40.9% when compared with 20,299 units sold in November 2021, and a 10.6% increase when compared with 25,849 units sold in October this year.

The top three Perodua models sold in November are Bezza with 8,089 units, followed by the Myvi with 6,624 units, and the Axia with 5,812 units.

“We are looking to continue the sales and manufacturing momentum to ensure that all our valued customers will receive their Perodua vehicles quicker as well as to ensure all those booked their vehicle within the sales tax exempted timeframe, will get their cars before March 31, 2023,” Zainal said.

On setting a new target for the year, he said it would instead announce the full-year actual numbers in January.

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