4,345 units of the Perodua Ativa delivered, overtakes X50 and X70 to become Malaysia's best-selling SUV

Eric · Apr 1, 2021 04:02 PM

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Perodua confirmed today that it has delivered 4,345 units of the Perodua Ativa in less than 30 days. It also means that the Ativa has already overtook the Proton X50 and Proton X70 to be Malaysia’s best-selling SUV.

Proton has yet to announce its figures for March 2021, but WapCar.my understands that total sales for the X50 last month is about 3,400 units, while X70 did about 2,300 units

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In fact, the Ativa also help bump up Perodua’s year-to-date sales to 57,911 units – 29% more than the same 3-month period last year.

Also Read: Review: 2021 Perodua Ativa AV – The new Malaysian highway king

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Month-on-month, Perodua’s registrations jumped by 47.3% to 24,433 units in March 2021 compared to February 2021’s 16,583 units.

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Out of the 14,574 Ativa bookings, a total of 4,345 units have been delivered. In fact, 67% of the bookings are for the range-topping AV variant.

Also Read: 3k units of the 2021 Perodua Ativa (D55L) to be delivered every month

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“March saw a jump in our sales numbers to an estimated 24,433 units, underpinned by strong demand, particularly for the Ativa, which has collected 14,574 bookings since we began order-taking on 19 February,” Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad said.

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“We thank Malaysians for their support and trust. On our end, we are committed towards timely deliveries of every order made,” Dato’ Zainal said.

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has also done little to dampen Perodua’s production, as Perodua manufactured 60,383 vehicles in the first quarter of the year – a 23% increase over Q1 2020.

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“For now, our biggest challenge is the semiconductor chip shortage, which is having varying impacts on carmakers on a global scale.

“We are working with our partners to find alternative supply while at the same time monitoring the situation on a daily basis to ensure continued operation of our production lines,” he said.

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Despite the semiconductor issue, Dato’ Zainal said that Perodua will still be able to meet its 2021 sales target of 240,000 units – a 9% increase from the 220,163 units sold in 2020.

Also Read: After MCO, chip supply shortage is slowing car production in Malaysia

Perodua also targets a production of 272,000 units (+23% from 2020’s 220,968 units) and 2.4 million service intakes (+20% from 2020’s 2 million service intakes) this year.

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Eric

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Started from the IT industry but somehow managed to find his way into the automotive industry. If he’s not gaming, he’s constantly tinkering with his daily/weekend car.

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