Perodua has announced that bookings for the new Myvi, which was launched last November, has reached the 70,000 unit mark. The automaker also said 38,000 units of the third-gen hatchback have been delivered as of the third week of April.

“We thank our valued customers and all Malaysians for their strong support. We look forward to serving you better and we are continuing to improve ourselves for your satisfaction,” said Perodua Sales MD Datuk Dr Zahari Husin.

Unsurprisingly, the model accounted for the lion’s share of the company’s sales in the first quarter, in which it’s 41.1% total market share is its highest ever slice of the overall pie. Of the 55,568 vehicles it shifted from January to March this year, 24,473 were Myvis. The next best-selling Perodua model was the Axia, which shifted 14,962 units in the period. This was followed by the Bezza (10,101 units) and Alza (6,032 units) Alzas.

In terms of delivery times for the Myvi, Zahari said that the company is working on further improving its efficiency to ensure that deliveries would be within an acceptable time frame. He said the current waiting period for the 1.5 litre Myvi variants is a shade under three months, but 1.3 litre variants can be delivered almost immediately at the moment.

The automaker also announced its Perodua Pilihanku sales campaign, which runs this May 5-6 weekend at all Perodua showrooms and service centres nationwide – free vehicle inspections and cash redemptions of up to RM1,800 for selected models and variants await visitors.

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