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Perodua looking at providing warranty for OKU-modified cars
KUALA LUMPUR: Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua) is looking at the possibility of providing warranties for its vehicles that have been modified for differently-abled persons (OKU).
Managing Director Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh said Perodua is in talks with companies that provide vehicle modification service for OKU as well as engaging people from the technical side, Puspakom and Road Transport Department (JPJ).
Speaking to reporters after the launch of Perodua's first OKU-friendly sales showroom here today, Aminar Rashid said moving forward, Perodua would also incorporate more facilities that accommodate OKU in their showrooms.
The sales showroom was launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
"For future network, we encourage our dealers to allow these facilities in their premises," he said.
The first OKU-friendly sales showroom, located in Taman Wahyu Jaya, features ramps for easy wheelchair access as well as disabled-friendly wash rooms and prayer room.
It is operated by Perodua's latest sales dealership, Faresh Motor (M) Sdn Bhd.
The facilities offered here will be the benchmark for all future Perodua sales showrooms and service outlets nationwide, Aminar Rashid said, adding that with the opening of this latest dealership, Perodua now has 183 sales outlets nationwide and aims to have 192 by year-end.
Meanwhile, Faresh Motor Managing Director Ahmad Faresh Ahmad Zahid, an OKU himself, said the showroom was built for the convenience of disabled people.
"Based on my observations, there are limited facilities for this group and I will try to provide one for them. I personally know OKU who had to buy and view cars from outside the showroom because the sales centre could not accommodate them," he said.
He added the sales showroom also provides modification advice for OKU. -- BERNAMA