In the first five months of 2021, Perodua has successfully sold over 96,000 vehicles (96,281 to be exact) and they've stated that they're well on their way to reach the 240,000-unit sales target despite several setbacks and issues faced this year. These include the ongoing battle with COVID-19 in the country as well as the semiconductor shortage, both issues that are affecting production around the world.
According to Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad, Perodua's President and CEO, "While Perodua’s year-to-date May sales of 96,281 units is 82% more than the 52,920 units sold in the same period last year, this achievement is distorted as the first Movement Control Order was in place from March to May last year."
Comparing any stats from 2020 wouldn't be fair considering the huge impact COVID-19 had on everyone and everything at the time. During the same period back in 2019, Perodua actually sold 8.9% more cars (105,745 units) compared to the first five months of 2021. This shows that their sales are indeed recovering, especially with the rising popularity of its latest model, the 2021 Perodua Ativa.
During this latest MCO or 'total lockdown' period, showrooms are closed which also affects the delivery of new vehicles. Nevertheless, some aftersales services are still a go, and customers can book for any available appointment if they wish to seek any of the services still ongoing during this period of time.
"We understand that the measures taken by the government to contain the pandemic are necessary to ensure the people’s health and safety, and we, along with our suppliers and dealers, will cooperate fully with the government to flatten the curve. On new vehicle deliveries, we wish to thank our valued customers for their understanding and patience in waiting for their Perodua vehicles," added Dato’ Zainal.