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Perodua president and CEO, Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh, has hinted at a new, fourth model that could soon join the firm’s range. As sales of its new Axia model goes through the roof, Perodua is looking to further capitalise on the momentum, Aminar stating that “three models in the line-up are simply not sufficient,” Bernama reports.

Despite the lack of details when pushed for more, it’s common knowledge that Perodua has been eyeing the compact sedan genre for quite some time now. It first tested the waters with the introduction of two concepts in the form of the Perodua Bezza back in 2010 and more recently, with the Perodua Buddyz in 2013.

The potential sedan has even been rendered a number of times by Theophilus Chin – the latest being today’s Myvi-based iteration. In a exclusive interview, it was revealed that a potential Perodua sedan will not be derived from any Toyota/Daihatsu sedan model, instead being completely designed from the ground-up in Malaysia. The concept’s chief designer, Muhammad Zamuren Musa, had said that “locals know the local needs best” when demonstrating the Buddyz’s immense boot.

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GALLERY: Perodua Buddyz concept

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