Perodua has opened its most disabled-friendly sales showroom to date in Taman Wahyu Jaya, KL. Operated by Faresh Motor (M) Sdn Bhd, the showroom was launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

The facility features ramps for easy wheelchair access as well as disabled friendly wash rooms and prayer room. “Generally, the disabled who wish to purchase a vehicle will be facing difficulties to view the vehicles in the showroom and only prefer to view from outside of the showroom. Based on my observation, there are limited facilities for this group and I will try to provide one for them,” said Ahmad Faresh Ahmad Zahid, MD of Faresh Motor.

“Before this, disabled persons had to buy the car first before finding a suitable workshop to do the modifications. Now they can collect their cars with all the modifications already in place, like the braking system, accelerator and steering knob,” added Faresh, who himself is disabled.

At the function, Perodua donated an Alza to Baitur Rahah Foundation and Faresh Motor contributed RM10,000 to the Association of the Disabled People Malaysia (POCAM). Perodua now has 183 sales outlets throughout the country and wants to have 192 by the end of 2012.