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The recently-launched Perodua Axia has garnered 32,000 bookings since the order books opened in August, Perodua president and CEO Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh has said, according to a Bernama report.

6,000 Axias have been delivered to customers to date, but the waiting period for the standard model (unclear if what’s meant is Standard E or Standard G) has now lengthened to six months, due to “overwhelming response,” Aminar told the national news agency.

“It (the delay) is not due to the issue of capacity as Perodua’s plant produces 7,000 to 8,000 units a month. It is the issue of having the right parts and we are now working closely with the vendors,” he said, adding that by year-end, Perodua hopes to reduce the waiting period to one-and-a-half months.

The order tally as of launch day numbered about 13,500. Perodua said then that it aimed to sell 30,000 Axias by the end of the year, and that a big majority of the orders were for the Standard G variant.

Perodua Axia Standard G

Perodua Axia Advance