For the first four months of 2019, Perodua managed to deliver 82,700 units, which is not only 9.5% more than the same corresponding period in 2018 (75,500 units), but is the most number of vehicles the national carmaker has sold in the first four months of any year in its history.

“The sales figures, which are internally generated, show strong continued support for our products and we, along with the country’s automotive ecosystem, consisting mainly of suppliers and authorised dealers, are sincerely grateful for this endorsement,” said Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad, president and CEO of Perodua.

“While Perodua awaits the Malaysian Automotive Association’s (MAA) official total industry volume numbers, we believe that Perodua’s market share is above 43% for the four-month period, thus directly benefitting the domestic economy as a whole,” he added.

According to Perodua, it has spent RM1.8 billion on component purchases from local automotive suppliers from January to end-April 2019, and is set to fulfil its commitment of RM5.4 billion in component purchases for this year.

In April 2019, the company sold 22,100 units, 11% higher than the same month last year (19,939 units), but less than what was seen in March 2019 (23,286 units). The Myvi made up the majority of sales with 7,700 units, followed by the Axia (5,900 units), Bezza (4,200 units), Aruz (over 3,200 units) and Alza (1,100 units).

A point to note is the Aruz, the company’s only seven-seat SUV, recorded the highest number of registrations in April since it was launched at the start of the year. Datuk Zainal added that production of the model had to be accelerated to meet the encouraging demand.

“Since the order books for the Aruz opened on 3 January, nearly 20,000 bookings have been recorded, yielding an average of 170 bookings daily. And as of today, over 9,800 Aruz have been delivered since registrations began on January 31 – an average of more than 100 units daily – making it among the best-selling SUVs in the country,” Datuk Zainal explained.

“The Myvi continues to be our best-selling model – since its November 2017 launch we have delivered over 115,000 units to happy customers, who love the stylish looks, build quality, fuel efficiency, interior space and the amount of advanced equipment they get for the price,” he added.