KUALA LUMPUR: Perodua registered gross sales of 61,624 automobiles within the first quarter of the 12 months, a 6.4% leap from 57,909 automobiles in the identical interval in 2021.
In a press release, it stated gross sales in March alone jumped 9.5% year-on-year to 26.759 automobiles. In contrast with February 2022, gross sales had been up 53.2%.
In line with Perodua president and CEO Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad, the auto firm was capable of work with its suppliers and sellers to much less the influence of Covid-19 and element provide points.
“Our focus is now to expedite the automobiles supply to our clients earlier than the gross sales tax exemption deadline ends on 30 June 2022.
“That being stated, Perodua additionally echoes MAA’s (Malaysia Automotive Affiliation) request to additional prolong the gross sales tax exemption as elements comparable to the worldwide semiconductor provide disruption and Covid-19 circumstances are nonetheless impacting the trade,” he stated.
He added that the federal government’s gross sales tax expemption helped to maintain demand excessive and maintain the trade.
Transferring ahead, Zainal stated the second quarter of 2022 would be the spotlight of the automotive trade as manufacturers will ship as many automobiles as potential throughout the three-month interval.
““Whereas semiconductor chip provide and Covid-19 would nonetheless affect manufacturing, we count on that manufacturing and registration will proceed to enhance.
“We don’t foresee different elements such because the battle between Russia and Ukraine to have a significant influence on Perodua’s manufacturing shifting ahead,” he added.
In mild of the above, Zainal stated the automaker is sustaining its 247,000 gross sales goal for this 12 months.