Last month, it was reported in the press that Proton has overtaken Perodua to be the top selling car brand in Malaysia, with the former on top in both June sales and first half of 2011 figures. However, that period coincided with the final months of the old Myvi’s lifespan, as well as the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, which obviously impacted Perodua much more than Proton.

Well, it seems like P2 is back with a vengeance, and armed with its new “Lagi Best” Myvi, has sold 16,500 units in the just concluded month of July. That’s a whopping 85% higher than what they sold in June (8,900 units), giving Perodua an estimated 32% share of the market. The Rawang based company expects this momentum to continue for the rest of the year.

“We are thankful to our customers for their continuous support for Perodua. We are also grateful for their patience in waiting for the delivery of their vehicles as we sorted out the production backlogs,” said Perodua MD Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh. “In the case of the Perodua new Myvi, bookings has already reached 25,000 orders and about 10,000 units have been delivered to our customers to date,” he revealed.

Besides the contribution from the Myvi, sales of the Viva and Alza also improved in July from the month before. However, Perodua’s year-to-date sales is still 14% lower than the 111,500 units sold from Jan-July 2010.