Perodua, Malaysian second largest automaker is confident of achieving higher sales target this year compared to last year sales. Read the full news from Bernama below.
PERODUA AIMS 176,000 UNIT SALES THIS YEAR
KUALA LUMPUR, – Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua) has targeted to sell 176,000 units of cars this year, up from the 167,700 units sold last year.
Car sales reached 13,000 units in February 2010 and was 6.5 per cent higher than the 12,200 units recorded in the same month last year, the second national carmaker said in a statement on Friday.
Perodua also expanded its car sales market share to 32.5 per cent in February this year from 32.1 per cent in the preceding month, on the back of improved market sentiment.
“We have performed exceptionally well despite the many challenges that included a shorter working month and very tight stock levels. We even exceeded our target of 12,700 units for February,” said managing director Aminar Rashid Salleh.
Aminar said the Myvi with 4,900 units sold continued to be the best-selling model within the Perodua line-up.
He said 4,500 units of the ViVA model and 3,600 units of the Alza multi-purpose vehicle were also sold lash month.
According to Aminar, March is expected to be another strong month for Perodua as business sentiment improved and bookings continued to be strong with about 15,000 bookings received last month.
Perodua will ramp up production in March and April to reduce the waiting period, especially for the Alza, he said.
On after-sales, Aminar said Perodua recorded 124,000 service intakes in February which was a nine per cent improvement over the 114,000 intakes in February 2009.
“Notwithstanding any unforeseen circumstances, we are on the road to meeting our first-quarter vehicle sales target of 44,400 units,” he said.