A week after the new Myvi was officially launched, the first five owners, Siva Rajan Subramaniam, Mullai Arunasalam, Tan Soo Hong, Yusainianir Mohd Yassin and Kok Zhien Wei – received their cars at a simple handing over ceremony at Perodua Body & Paint Service Centre in Subang Jaya, Selangor.Read the full news by Chips Yap from motortrader below.
FIRST NEW MYVI OWNERS GET THEIR CARS.
The first five Malaysians – among the 12,000 who booked the all-new Perodua Myvi – received their cars today. The carmaker made it a special occasion for the five owners at a simple ceremony held at its outlet in Subang Jaya, Selangor, today.
“We could not be happier with the response from the public for our new model,” said Perodua MD, Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh, giving assurance that customers will receive their new car in the shortest possible time compared with the previous experience of 6 to 9 months when the previous Myvi was launched in 2005. He added that those who booked their cars before the launch could expect to rake delivery anytime between now and the end of July 2011.
Datuk Aminar also said that Perodua is on track to export the new Myvi this month, with the first shipment of 500 units going to Indonesia where it will be sold as a Daihatsu Sirion. “On average, we expect to export 350 units per month of the model to Indonesia within a 12-month timeframe,” he said, adding that the company is looking to also export the car to 5 of its 7 export markets where it will be sold as a Perodua Myvi.
For the Malaysian market, Perodua expects to achieve its target of 195,000 units in 2011. Cumulative production since starting operations 18 years ago has passed the 1.9 million mark.
“We are working towards yet another milestone when we reach our 2 millionth vehicle production in the fourth quarter of the year,” Datuk Aminar said.