With 243k bookings to fulfil, Perodua is set for a new sales record in 2022; revised sales target next month

With 243k bookings to fulfil, Perodua is set for a new sales record in 2022; revised sales target next month

2022 Perodua Alza H in Garnet Red

It was reported earlier this month that Perodua had collected over 200,000 bookings, partly assisted by the sales tax exemption that expired on June 30. To enjoy the SST exemption, cars booked before July 1 have to be registered by March 31 next year, and P2 intends to fulfil all these outstanding orders by then.

Well, it’s no longer 200k. At yesterday’s launch of the new Alza, Perodua president and CEO Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad told the media that “I just checked, and the actual number of bookings, as of now, is 243,000 units”. The carmaker’s intention to fulfil the orders by end-March 2023 still stands.

The P2 chief added that based on the current production planning to meet the SST registration deadline, the market leader’s 2022 sales will far exceed the original target for this year, which is 247,800 units. Meeting that would have already set a new record – Perodua’s highest annual sales to date is 240,341 units, set in 2019.

With 243k bookings to fulfil, Perodua is set for a new sales record in 2022; revised sales target next month

2022 Perodua Alza AV in Vintage Brown

“If we look at current production planning, to meet (the SST deadline), on average we need to produce 26,000 units a month. But if we make 26,000 a month from July to December, and add with the 127,000 from January to June, then our volume will exceed the 247,800 units that we targeted. If we follow the calculations it will be over 280,000,” Zainal said.

“But put the volume aside – the most important thing now is how to deliver and allow customers to enjoy the government’s SST exemption,” he added. Zainal also said that the company will announce a revised sales target for 2022 – the higher number is being set based on a few factors: current bookings, the restoration of P2 vendors’ production systems and capacity, and of course, the market’s response to the all-new Alza.

Speaking of the new Alza, Perodua already has over 30,000 bookings for the seven-seater MPV, with 65% of customers opting for the RM75,500 top-spec AV. If you’re in the initial 30k batch, the waiting period should be less than 10 months. Check out our full launch report and walk-around video of the new Alza.

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Danny Tan

Danny Tan loves driving as much as he loves a certain herbal meat soup, and sweet engine music as much as drum beats. He has been in the auto industry since 2006, previously filling the pages of two motoring magazines before joining this website. Enjoys detailing the experience more than the technical details.

 

Comments

  • Paul, Perodua haven’t make announcement on media for whose booked before SST exemption period, what is actual price with SST Exemption and what is the amount ?

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    • Copy Paste on Jul 21, 2022 at 6:19 pm

      Copy paste: “Pening 10 months later xdapat SST exemption then how. Better dont buy. Save money.”

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    • Rakyat Malaysia on Jul 21, 2022 at 7:01 pm

      Just feel the relentless rush Malaysians for change. It’s simply unstoppable. Inikalilahh!!

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      • Rakyat Malaysia on Jul 22, 2022 at 10:18 pm

        Indeed we want a purity gomen that has 60 years experience of running things and not 22 months of failing.

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        • paparadzi on Jul 27, 2022 at 1:48 pm

          The current gomen BN of past 60years is running the country to the ground. so Say NO to BN.

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  • Want to know more on Jul 21, 2022 at 11:34 am

    The ministry of Finance and MITI should come out with the facts and figures. How much have these so called national car companies benefited our economy and nation as a whole? Have they supported the development of local suppliers and supply chain? Have they aligned with the goverment policies in term of carbon emission and neutral by 2050?

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    • Copy Paste on Jul 21, 2022 at 6:19 pm

      Copy paste: “Since Perodua fanbois so confident about this car will be a success, now is the time for Gomen to revoke Perodua status as national carmaker and remove all tongkats that had been given to them all these decades. It is well known they are not a real carmaker after all so let’s take down all this fakery and treat them as they are, a car rebadger nothing else, and they should be paying back all the tax rebates and preferences they enjoyed for so long. Ada bran?”

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  • You so sure hah? Bank stricter loan approval due to OPR increase not taking into? Chips shortage?

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  • John Gagal on Jul 21, 2022 at 12:33 pm

    Old Alza total sales around 400,000 units

    New Alza easily 400,000-500,000 units also

    One million units sales silly profits to Perodua filthy cash rich company!

    No need to apply sukuk bonds debts loans or govt bailouts to expand new factories.

    Syabas tahniah to Perodua!!

    That’s how you do business in the the correct and sustainable way!

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    • Habiby Is on Jul 21, 2022 at 5:41 pm

      Good luck for new booking. Bank loan now quite straight. Less commitment then only approved.

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    • Bernard on Jul 21, 2022 at 6:19 pm

      Right, I don’t hate P2 here. But would it be wrong if P1 got even better after they lost in 2017. Rome didn’t build in a day and there may be obstacles, but that doesn’t mean P1 is worse than before that’s a fact…

      Yes, actually other car companies must also need external funding, and is that wrong ? if P1 just wants to be better than before, why not? I hope they also invest more to add quality standards to the materials or components of the car. If indeed there are still problems with very long car deliveries and spare parts problems, maybe it’s because of the pandemic that makes logistics problems a mess…

      The P2 is really good, maybe their target market is for those who can buy with a decent interior and good security features at the right price, and that’s why their price is cheaper than the P1, I can appreciate that..

      And maybe in a few months Proton will be even better than before.

      It’s better to think positively for Proton (Even though they always get into trouble after this pandemic), because God hates pessimists..

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    • Lets See on Jul 21, 2022 at 6:21 pm

      Wait til they revise yearly forecast target down 3 times later and magically met it by end of the year. This kind of so easy CEO job I also can do.

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  • Katheryne Wong on Jul 21, 2022 at 2:31 pm

    Malaysia is in good business. Very good.

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  • Mr Mar on Jul 21, 2022 at 3:02 pm

    P1 &

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  • Unknown on Jul 22, 2022 at 3:06 pm

    Another 247k new car on the road. Tambah jammed

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