Perodua 1H2016 26

Perodua has managed to sell 97,400 vehicles in the first six months of 2016, the national carmaker announced during its 1H2016 review today. Additionally, the company remains cautiously optimistic in maintaining its sales target of 216,000 units for the year.

It aims to achieve the figure by increasing its sales estimates to 118,600 units in the second half of 2016, in spite of the reduced total industry volume (TIV) projected by the Malaysia Automotive Association (MAA). The association reduced its estimated TIV from 650,000 to 580,000 vehicles due to less encouraging conditions.

The Perodua Bezza is expected to help the carmaker in pursuit of this target, which has since notched up 10,115 bookings as of the morning of July 26, with 500 deliveries made since the model made its launch debut on July 21. As for its other models, Perodua managed to sell 28,100 units of the Myvi, 51,100 units of the Axia and 18,150 units of the Alza in the fist half of 2016.

In other areas of the company, its after sales division saw one million vehicles visiting its 186 service centres nationwide, which is an increase of 5% from 965,000 vehicles in the same period last year.

It’s all green in terms of intake revenue as well, with RM330 million being recorded in the first half of 2016, up 13% from RM292 million in the same period last year. Similarly, parts sales (including accessories) in the same period increased by 5% to RM126 million (2016) from RM120 million (2015).

However, the company saw a 14% reduction in production from 116,400 units in 2015 to 100,300 units in 2016 following the same period. “Despite the expected increase in sales for the second half, we maintain our production forecast of 216,000 vehicles of the year, having already planned our production expectation of the year, which includes the Perodua Bezza,” said Perodua president and CEO, Datuk Dr Aminar Rashid Salleh.