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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Perodua 9-month sale up 5.7% to 147,900 units


KUALA LUMPUR: Perodua sales rose 5.7% to 147,400 units for the first nine months of 2013 from 139,400 a year ago due to the introduction of the S-Series last March.
“The Perodua S-Series variants constitute almost 48% of our total sales so far this year with 40,700 sold since it was launched in March this year,” it said in a statement on Wednesday.
On a quarter-to-quarter basis, sales rose by 8.6% to 50,500 units in the third quarter 2013 from 46,500 units sold in the same quarter last year.
Perodua sales in September jumped 26% to 17,500 units from 13,900 units for compared to September last year.
Perodua chief operating officer Zahari Husin said demand for Perodua vehicles is still healthy with nearly 20,000 bookings received in September.
“Barring any unforeseen circumstances, we believe that we can meet our year-end target of 194,000 units,” Zahari said.
He added the outlook for the fourth quarter 2013 looks bright for the industry in general because of the many new model launches and aggressive campaigns over this quarter.
On after sales, Perodua saw 1.42 million vehicles visiting its service centres nationwide over the nine-month period, an increase of 100,000 vehicles compared to a year ago.

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