KUALA LUMPUR: Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua) aims to sell 240,000 vehicles this year on the back of sustained strong demand for its existing models and the extension of the sales tax exemption announced by the government.
The target was nine per cent higher than the 220,163 units sold in 2020, the carmaker said.
Perodua vehicles accounted for a 41.6 per cent share of the total industry volume of 529,434 units last year, with the units sold comprising 66,330 Myvis, 59,651 Axias, 56,996 Bezzas, 22,494 Aruz, 14,691 Alzas and one other model, it said in a statement today.
Perodua president and chief executive officer Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad said 2021 would be a year of recovery thanks to the extension of the sales tax exemption to end-June 2021, recent Covid-19 vaccine developments and continued demand for all Perodua models.
“With the estimated recovery of Perodua’s sales volume, the compact car maker is expected to purchase a record RM6.5 billion worth of locally-sourced components in 2021.
“We are also looking to increase our stock by boosting our production target to 272,000 vehicles this year, which is the highest in our history. This increase will replenish our stock to ensure brisk delivery this year,” he said.
Perodua’s 2021 production target represents a 23 per cent increase over the 220,968 units manufactured in 2020, and with all its models having over 90 per cent local parts content, the carmaker remains the biggest buyer of automotive components in Malaysia.
He also said Perodua was expecting its service intakes to grow 20 per cent to 2.4 million units this year from two million units in 2020, comprising both current and new customers. – Bernama