Perodua’s 2020 sales dropped 8 percent due to Covid-19, ended year with 220,154 cars

Hans · Jan 02, 2021 11:31 AM

Perodua ended year 2020 with 220,154 cars sold. That’s 20,187 cars less (or 8 percent) than the company’s total sales for 2019, but ahead of the company’s revised annual sales target of 210,000 cars.

“We thank all Malaysians for choosing Perodua and the government for extending the sales tax exemption under PENJANA to sustain the sales momentum which the automotive industry is now enjoying,” said Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad.

He added that Perodua manufactured 220,968 vehicles in 2020 despite temporarily halting production between March and May 2020 due to the Movement Control Order (MCO).

“Despite this, the tax exemption introduced in June 2020 succeeded in spurring car buyers’ interest that was able to sustain the players as well as the local automotive ecosystem.

“Perodua also hit the one million Energy-Efficient Vehicle (EEV) milestone in November 2020 – exactly two years after achieving the half-million – further solidifying our position as Malaysia’s largest EEV manufacturer,” said Dato’ Zainal.

Dato’ Zainal said that for now, Perodua will continue to fulfil outstanding orders and push for higher sales in 2021.