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Perodua records 7,886 cars in May despite COVID-19 crisis

Perodua records 7,886 cars in May despite COVID-19 crisis
During the month, Perodua sold 2,612 Myvis, 2,028 Axias, 1,820 Bezzas, 950 Aruz and 476 Alzas. - FILEpic
KUALA LUMPUR: Perodua sold 7,886 cars in May 2020 despite the COVID-19 crisis, bringing its total year-to-date (YTD) sales to 52,920 units.

With this, the car manufacturer has carved out a 41 per cent market share from the estimated YTD total industry volume of 129,401 units.

During the month, Perodua sold 2,612 Myvis, 2,028 Axias, 1,820 Bezzas, 950 Aruz and 476 Alzas.

"The ongoing COVID-19 situation has had a significant impact on car sales in Malaysia over the past two months, but we are thankful that in just three weeks since we restarted operations nationwide, we have managed to come close to the level of our March figures pre-Movement Control Order (MCO)," said president and chief executive officer Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad in a statement today.He said Perodua sold 8,601 cars in March before the MCO came into effect on March 18.
"In this age of social distancing and heightened hygienic awareness, the role played by personal transport becomes all the more important.

"Vehicles are still needed for short, quick trips out for household essentials, and e-hailing drivers have begun using their vehicles to deliver goods instead of just transporting passengers.
"Perodua cars are very suitable for such purposes, being compact, affordable, fuel-efficient, dependable, spacious and easy to drive," Zainal Abidin said.

Hence, he said Perodua believed it would be able to fulfil outstanding as well as new orders in a timely manner.

Throughout June, Perodua's Meaningful Raya campaign is offering special cash redemptions of up to RM1,300 for the Aruz and selected Myvi variants, as well as a RM300 e-voucher for other models that is redeemable for the purchase of selected parts and accessories at any authorised Perodua service centre.

-- BERNAMA