Perodua has released a sales target of 240,000 cars for this year, a 9% increase from the 220,163 units sold last year. By comparison, the company sold 240,341 in the pre-pandemic days of 2019.
“With the extension of the sales tax exemption to end-June 2021, recent COVID-19 vaccine developments and all our models continuing to be in demand, we believe 2021 will be the year of recovery,” said Perodua President and CEO, Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad.
“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,” he added.
“In addition, with 2020 ending better than previously expected for both Perodua and the industry, we are looking to increase our stock to boost our production target to 272,000 vehicles this year – the highest in our history. This increase will replenish our stock to ensure brisk delivery this year,” Dato’ Zainal said.
Perodua’s 2021 production target represents a 23% increase over the 220,968 units manufactured in 2020. Considering Perodua vehicles are made of 90% local parts, the carmaker remains the biggest buyer of automotive components in Malaysia.
As for service intakes, Perodua is expecting it to grow by 20%; from 2 million units in 2020 to 2.4 million units in 2021.