Perodua sales rose 5.7% for the first nine months of the year to 147,400 units from 139,400 in the same period last year. The company’s first half of 2013 sales was up by 4% year-on-year, so Q3 was a good quarter for P2. The company attributes the improved figures to the introduction of the S-Series in March.
“The Perodua S-Series variants constitute almost 48% of our total sales so far this year with 40,700 sold since it was launched in March. We are truly humbled by the support shown by the Malaysian public and will work harder to ensure that your experience with us is a pleasant one, because here at Perodua, you matter most,” said Perodua COO Zahari Husin.
“Demand for our vehicles is still healthy with nearly 20,000 bookings received in September. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, we believe that we can meet our year-end target of 194,000 units,” Zahari added.
Besides new car sales, after-sales is an important source of revenue for carmakers. Perodua saw 1.42 million vehicles visiting its service centres nationwide over the nine-month period, an increase of 100,000 vehicles compared with the same period last year.
View the launch report, gallery and specs of the Perodua S-Series here.