Perodua targets to deliver 11,000 new MyVis in July

NEW MODEL: (From right) Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin gestures a ‘thumb’s up’ sign after launching Perodua MyVi latest model here at Putra World Trade Centre, accompanied by Perodua’s chairman Tan Sri Asmat Kamaluddin and its managing director Aminar. — Bernama photo

SINGAPORE: Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua) aims to deliver around 10,000 to 11,000 units of the new Perodua Myvi this July, having delivered about 1,000 units in the first week of the month.
Managing director Datuk Aminar Rashid said last month, the company managed to deliver about 2,000 units of the new Myvi.
“We received overwhelming orders for the new Myvi since it opened for booking on June 4.
“To date, we have already received about 17,000 orders for the car.
“We are trying to deliver as many as we can before Hari Raya, in order to fulfill our customers’ wishes to drive back a new car to their village,” he told reporters here recently following a media test drive of the new Myvi.
Aminar said the test drive was based on request from media members to have a longer session with the car by covering a journey that took more than 350 kilometres, starting from Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru.
On another note, he said Perodua recorded a 20-per cent drop in booking last month.
He cited the amendments to the Hire-Purchase Act 1967 (HPA) which came into effect June 15 this year as a factor.
“From the feedback we received from our dealers and branches, the process (loan application) which normally takes two to three days has been extended to seven to eight days.” However, he said Perodua was supportive of the government’s decision to amend the act, aimed at protecting consumers.
“Cases involving our dealers or our own branches that have taken advantage of customers is very small with two or three cases reported out of 188,000 vehicles sold last year,” Aminar said, adding that Perodua had already taken action against the reported cases.
On the hire purchase process, he said Perodua hoped to get more information on what was really happening and after that it planned to meet with bankers and the ministry to give them the feedback and see on whether any administrative improvement or revision could be made.
“We want to make sure that it is workable.
“(While) the government’s objective of protecting the consumers is achieved and at the same time, our objective as seller, is to be able to sell and provide affordable quality vehicles,” he added.
On its projected sales this year, Aminar said Perodua would try to achieve its initial sales target of 195,000 vehicles this year although the present situation has become more challenging.
“Usually at mid-year, we will revise our target, based on the first six months performance, economic indicators, and also other things,” he said, adding that adjustments on its projections would be made if necessary.
Meanwhile, the amendments to the HPA were said to have caused delays in vehicle registrations and was expected to result in a lower total industry sales for the month, reflecting the longer time to book a sale. — Bernama.

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