Following the government’s announcement of the Sales Tax Exemptions that is now in effect starting from 15th June 2020 until the end of the year, Perodua has now published its sales data for the month of June with an estimated 21,250 cars sold – a reflection of the positive result from the Short-Term Economy Recovery Plan, PENJANA.

The June sales data represents the highest monthly sales figure achieved by Perodua so far this year, while also being nearly triple the figure from May.

Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad said, “The government’s sales tax exemption move has had many benefits. Buyers can enjoy reduced vehicle prices – in Perodua’s case, 3%-6% less – until end-2020.

“The sizeable volume increase we’ve had as a result of that allows us to help the supplier and dealer ecosystem in this time of need,” he added. Perodua said to have purchased nearly RM500 million worth of local components in June alone.

Perodua managed to move 8,601 units in March before the Movement Control Order (MCO) came into effect on the 18th, halting the carmaker’s operations entirely for nearly two months. Since the official restart of its operations on 19 May, Perodua managed to sell 7,886 cars before the end of the month.

Accounting for the June sales figure, Perodua’s year-to-date (YTD) sales total now stands at approximately 74,000 units.

“Our operations are now at full capacity and maximum overtime. We are working very hard to ensure our customers receive their cars as quickly as possible with no compromise on safety and quality,” Dato’ Zainal Abidin added.

He added that selected Perodua service centres, including Body & Paint (B&P) hubs, now have extended operating hours to service more customers whose cars are overdue for service due to the MCO. “Customers looking to service their vehicles are invited to secure an appointment with their service centre of choice.”

“We are immensely grateful to be able to bounce back with such energy in just under two months since we restarted operations nationwide. Our outlook is positive and we hope this momentum will continue and help the industry grow,” he added.

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