Perodua and Grab Malaysia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to provide GrabCar drivers with offers of special purchase prices, more competitive loan interest rates, and other special services.
“The items within the MoU include special price packages through Perodua’s Corporate and Government Sales Department, allow for minimal time for car registration for Grab drivers, a one-stop centre for servicing and spare parts, insurance, and road tax inssuance and renewal,” said Dato’ Dr Zahari Husin, Managing Director of Perodua Sales Sdn Bhd.
“As the region’s leading ride hailing and multiservice platform, we are constantly focused on how we can empower 620 million people across Southeast Asia to have better access to safe, efficient, and affordable transport,” said Sean Goh, Country Head of Grab Malaysia.
“At the same time, we are acutely aware of the role our driver-partners play to help us achieve this goal, hence we are continuously identifying mutually beneficial partnerships to help reduce the cost of driving; and the cost of car ownership is a major concern,” he continued.
Goh further added that in the midst of tough economic conditions, Grab has become a viable intermediary step for those in the working class who have lost their jobs or simply looking to boost their income.
Through this MoU, Perodua and Grab are offering prospective ride-hailing drivers the means of acquiring an affordable vehicle to ply the trade.
Earlier, the Malaysian Government had introduced a similar initiative in Budget 2017 to boost the ride-hailing trade by offering individuals who qualify for BR1M handouts a rebate of RM4,000 to purchase a Proton Iriz.