Perodua released its sales figure for the month of April 2021, which sits at 20,399 units and 4,624 units are just for the newly-launched Perodua Ativa. That's 22% in monthly sales, and that adds up to nearly 9,000 successfully delivered units since its official debut back in March.
Malaysia's latest and most affordable SUV is still seeing strong demands with Perodua receiving around 290 bookings on a daily basis. This is indeed welcomed with open arms considering that Perodua was also affected by the global semiconductor shortage that saw the monthly sales figure dropped by 16.5% compared to March.
According to Perodua's President and CEO, Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad, "We thank all Malaysians for their strong support. The waiting period for the Ativa is currently between two and four months, depending on the desired colour and variant. We advise our valued customers to speak to our authorised sales advisors for accurate and up-to-date delivery times of the various variant-colour combinations of the Ativa."
"Despite the global semiconductor chip shortage, Perodua managed to produce 20,278 vehicles in April 2021, pushing our year-to-date production to 80,661 units. The chip shortage is our top priority at present and we are deploying all our resources to deal with it, including working closely with the government and our business partners for viable solutions," added Dato' Zainal.