Sales of Perodua cars is not very good due to the global economic crisis. However Perodua had forecast that they will slightly recover next year.Read the full story from Bernama below.
PERODUA EXPECT MALAYSIAN AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY TO RECOVER NEXT YEAR
PETALING JAYA, — Perodua has forecast that the Malaysian automotive industry will recover slightly next year, with the company’s total industry volume (TIV) expected to reach 165,000 units.
This is close to Perodua’s historic high of 167,000 units in 2008.
Perodua Sales Sdn Bhd director of sales and after sales division, Ahmad Suhaimi Mohd Anuar said, Perodua expects sales to reach 158,000 units by year end.
“We expect sales to pick up in the second half of the year driven by the demand for new cars for the festive season as well as the launch of our MPV this November,” he said during the launch of “The Star Power of 9 Contest” on Thursday at the Perodua showroom here.
Suhaimi stated that the Malaysian automotive industry’s performance is a lot better when compared with others in most parts of the world.
“For Perodua, we did better than the market, dropping just over seven percent in the first half of 2009.
“The Malaysian automotive industry’s performance for the first six months is within our expectations. Total TIV was down nearly 11 percent to 249,000 units from the 278,000 units in the same period last year.
“We expect the TIV to contract between 10 and 12 percent this year to between 480,000 units and 490,000 units,” Suhaimi said.
Perodua is the official partner for The Star Power of 9 contest that will run for nine weeks starting from July 13.
Suhaimi said Perodua is giving away four units of the Myvi SE and five units of its new ViVa high-end derivative model, scheduled for launch on July 23.
“In addition we are also sponsoring RM90,000 cash for this contest,” he said.
Speaking at the launch, The Star’s group managing director and chief executive officer Datin Linda Ngiam said participants have to just answer five “true or false” questions each week on each component of the Star media group and Perodua.
Ngiam disclosed that the participants stood to win up to RM600,000 worth of prizes.