Perodua ends 2021 with 190,291 units registered, down 13%



Perodua was expecting a record production and delivery of new vehicles for the month of December with an estimate of 30,000 units to end the year close to their target of over 200,000 units.

However, the devastating floods that submerged many parts of Malaysia as well as the continued shortage in semiconductor chip supply adversely impacted production and thus only 22,940 units of Perodua vehicles were sold in December.

“We thank our customers for their support and understanding, especially those who have been waiting patiently for their Perodua vehicle. God willing, deliveries will further improve in the coming months,” said Perodua, President and CEO, Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad.

The Rawang-based automaker thus ended the tumultuous 2021 with a total registration of 190,291 units, close to 30,000 units lower than in 2020, or a 13.6% reduction. Nonetheless, the company still holds leadership in Malaysia as Proton is reported to hover under 115,000 units.

On an industry overview, Dato’ Zainal said the total industry volume (TIV) for the year is estimated to land just over 504,000 units, in line with the expectations of the local automotive association as well as various investment banks. With that figure, the TIV 2021 is a small decline of under 5% when compared to the previous year.

The Myvi continues to lead the overall Malaysian market in terms of sales by model with 47,525 units followed by the Axia and Bezza dominating the country’s A-segment market.

“Despite the lower-than-expected performance for 2021, our countermeasures for the impact of Covid-19 has proven successful so far as we and our suppliers are dynamically cooperating and coordinating our efforts to ensure interruptions are minimised,” Dato’ Zainal said.

“These efforts include having a ready team of personnel to take active countermeasures at an alternate site if a supplier is under lockdown and also by allocating Perodua staff to shore up any suppliers that need temporary manpower replacements,” Dato’ Zainal further elaborated.

Regarding the recent Perodua Flood Assistance programme, Dato’ Zainal said about 1,675 people have responded to the programme and those vehicles are being inspected at Perodua service centres across the country.

“Our priority now is to work with the insurance companies as well as other our other partners to hasten any approval process needed to repair and restore the flood-damaged vehicles. We understand that most of our customers rely on their Perodua for their daily activities and we will do our best to assist,” Dato’ Zainal said.

The company is revising its 2022 sales target, as the figure of 240,000 units needs a revisit taking into account the latest developments and events into consideration.



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