One-millionth Myvi coming this month

THE Perodua Myvi, Malaysia's most popular car model between May 2005 and end of 2014, is nearing its one millionth production unit, making it the most produced Malaysian vehicle in history.

Inroduced in May 2005, the Myvi continues to be among the top bestselling models in the country until today. “So far, we have produced nearly one million Myvis since 2005 and this milestone will be reached somewhere this month,” Perodua president and CEO, Datuk (Dr) Aminar Rashid Salleh said.

He said that the Myvi was sold in seven countries since 2006, which include Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Brunei, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Fiji and Nepal under the Perodua brand. The Myvi's biggest export market is Indonesia under the Daihatsu Sirion brand with nearly 31,000 vehicles sold since 2007. In total, Perodua exported 35,400 Myvi/Sirion models since 2006 in theoe markets.

“We are happy and yet humbled by the trust given by Malaysians to our brand and we will continue to offer our best in terms of value and services to all Malaysians,” Aminar said, adding that Perodua will continue with the model as the demand is still strong along with other models under the Perodua brand, which include the Axia, Bezza and Alza.

For the first four months of the year, Perodua sold 64,700 vehicles, which is an increase of 4.1% compared with 62,100 vehicles between January and April in 2016. Aminar said during that period, all Perodua vehicles were the best-selling model in their respective segments with the Axia selling 22,000 units, Bezza with 19,500 units, Myvi 13,900 units and the Alza with 9,300 units.

“Based on our internal calculations, we estimate that the total industry volume or TIV for the first four months of this year to reach 182,800 vehicles, an increase of 5.4% when compared with 173,400 vehicles in the same period last year. Based on this estimation, we foresee our market share at 35.4% so far this year,” Aminar said.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank our distributors and customers in all the countries which we are exporting our vehicles to,” he added. Moving forward, he said, Perodua will continue to focus on timely delivery to its customers and further improve the compact carmaker’s after sales capabilities.