Perodua has just announced that production of their best-selling model, the Perodua Myvi have been temporarily halted, citing supply disruption from one of its vendors. As a result, some 3,000 customers will not be able to register their new Myvi before the end of August.
Perodua Sales Sdn Bhd Managing Director Dato’ Dr Zahari Husin said: “We wish to apologise most sincerely to our customers who have been waiting patiently for their new Myvi.”
The company is now focusing on completing the orders of the Myvi to the 3,000 affected customers who were originally scheduled to receive their cars before 1 September. There has been a surge in demand for vehicles since the “Tax-Free Holiday” (zero-rated GST) came into effect on 1 June 2018, ahead of the imminent reintroduction of the Sales & Services Tax (SST) come 1 September 2018.
“We fully understand and are deeply concerned with the frustration of the customers involved. As such, we are currently working on a suitable form of compensation for said customers and will get in touch with them very soon via our outlets.” Dato’ Dr Zahari said.
“We are working as hard as we can to remedy this supply disruption and resume Myvi production as soon as possible. That said, production of our other models are running normally and deliveries of our Axia, Bezza and Alza continue to be on track. We invite our valued customers to speak to our authorised sales advisors for more information on our models as well as the estimated delivery times of their Myvi.” said Dato’ Dr Zahari.