Perodua recently announced their 2020 sales figures, closing the tumultuous year with 220,154 units which is 10,000 more than their revised target.
While total sales did not surpass 2019’s figure (reduction of 8.4% or 20,187 units) or even 2018 performance, Perodua managed to achieve something out of the ordinary during the pandemic period with two consecutive months of highest monthly sales: September (25,035 units) and October (26,862 units).
“We thank all Malaysians for choosing Perodua and the government for extending the sales tax exemption under Penjana to sustain the sales momentum which the automotive industry is now enjoying,” said Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad.
He added that Perodua manufactured 220,968 vehicles (reduction of 9.6%) in 2020 despite temporarily halting production between March and May 2020 due to the Movement Control Order (MCO). October 2020 was also the month with the most Perodua vehicles ever produced at 26,362 units.
“Perodua also hit the one million Energy-Efficient Vehicle (EEV) milestone in November 2020 – exactly two years after achieving the half-million – further solidifying our position as Malaysia’s largest EEV manufacturer,” said Dato’ Zainal.
Key events last year that made an impact to the company include the introduction of the new Perodua Bezza facelift, the updated Perodua Myvi with A.S.A 2.0 and full-year sales of the crossover themed Perodua Axia Style.