Perodua will launch viva facelift version which will be known as New Viva Executive Edition instead of the current Viva Elite to refresh the compact car model in Malaysia market next month. The price will be slightly higher than current model. Perodua also targetting to have a better engine with reduced carbon emission which is good for our environment and also increase fuel efficiency. Read further news from Bernama below. (Note that the picture here is just a modified viva VIP style and not the new upcoming facelifted Viva)
PERODUA NEW VIVA EXECUTIVE EDITION NEXT MONTH
Malaysian motor vehicle sales may be higher than expected, reaching up to 590,000 units by year-end, according to Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua).
Perodua’s managing director Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh said the current sales momentum may carry the total industry volume above the Malaysian Automotive Association’s forecast of 570,000 units.
“Based on current (sales) trends, it is likely the total industry volume may surpass the targeted 570,000 units,” he said at a press conference after Perodua’s scholarship awards ceremony here Wednesday.
He told reporters that Perodua sales may also surpass its target of 185,000 units by year-end as the national car maker’s nine-month year-to-date sales had already surpassed 141,100 units.
According to Aminar Rashid, Perodua is confident of surpassing the 185,000 mark as next month’s launch of a new ViVA variant, dubbed the ViVA Executive Edition, is expected to further boost sales.
He said there would be a minimal increase in price for the variant, a facelift and upgrade of current ViVA model, as the market segment was price-sensitive.
Asked if Perodua has plans to produce hybrid cars to capitalise on the government’s incentive for hybrid vehicles, Aminar Rashid said Perodua would continue to manufacture internal combustion engine vehicles for now.
“For compact vehicles, there is still room for us to improve and these can be as good as hybrid engines,” he said.
Aminar Rashid said Perodua will focus on developing engines with reduced carbon dioxide emission and fuel efficiency.
“Although we welcome the government giving incentives for hybrid cars in the recent budget, we would also like to propose for incentives to be given for cars with lower carbon dioxide emission,” he said.
He also said that Perodua was looking at future engine technology and the possibility of undertaking further high technology and high-end parts locally.
At the scholarship awards ceremony, nine university undergraduates were given full scholarships, 52 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia leavers provided free training and 15 graduates accepted for the management trainee programme.