Proton sells 9,623 vehicles, Perodua sells 21,250 cars in June. Our national carmakers are definitely back in stride!
Perodua announced an estimated 21,250 cars sold for the month of June 2020 which is their highest monthly figure so far this year. If we were to compare that against June 2019 where they moved 16,037 cars, is it fair to assume that buyer confidence has returned buoyed by a recovering economy? Or is this merely the ripple effects of curbed spending during the height of COVID-19 and numbers will drop in July?
“The government’s sales tax exemption move has had many benefits. Buyers can enjoy reduced vehicle prices – in Perodua’s case, 3%-6% less – until end-2020.
“The sizeable volume increase we’ve had as a result of that allows us to help the supplier and dealer ecosystem in this time of need – we purchased nearly RM500 million worth of local components in June alone,” Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad said.
Perodua managed to sell 8,601 cars in March before the MCO came into effect. They officially restarted operations on 19 May, managing to sell 7,886 cars before the month-end.
Perodua's year-to-date (YTD) stands at 74,000 units.