Perodua president and chief executive officer Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh presenting the company’s 2017 full-year review to the media in Petaling Jaya on Friday. PIC BY SUPIAN AHMAD

PERUSAHAAN Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua), the largest carmaker in the country, is targeting a two per cent increase in its vehicle sales to 209,000 units this year, from 204,900 units sold last year.

Perodua president and chief executive officer Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh said the sales increase will mainly be contributed by the strong demands of its current model line-up.

“The momentum carried by the Bezza in the earlier part of 2017 and the continued demand for our other models have helped make us the top-selling carmaker in Malaysia for the 12th year running,” Aminar said during its 2017 full-year review presentation to the media last Friday.

Aminar said based on the company’s internal calculations, the total industry volume was expected to increase to 590,000 units this year.

“Therefore, we would see our market share sustained at slightly above 35 per cent,” said Aminar.

Meanwhile, at a separate event on Thursday, Perodua officially opened its RM11-million Perodua 3S centre in Saujana Utama, Sungai Buloh.

Owned and operated by authorised dealer Yusmanida Auto Sdn Bhd, the facility caters for the sales, service and spare part needs of customers and residents in the vicinity.

With a built-up area of 16,000sq ft on a total land area of 45,000sq ft, the centre has a total of 65 employees, including 30 sales advisers and 12 service advisers. It is one of the most well-equipped Perodua service centre in the central region.

“We have always been happy and proud to be working with the nation’s top-selling carmaker. The 3S outlet began its construction in August 2016 and it was completed in April 2017. Operations began in September 2017,” said Yusmanida Auto Sdn Bhd managing director Sarizal Yusman Yusoff.

Sarizal added that the centre was set up with customers’ comfort, convenience and satisfaction in mind.

“Our centre is capable of servicing up to six cars at any one time, minimising waiting periods. Customers can relax in our spacious and inviting lounge area that includes three television sets, a mini-library, children’s play area, vending machines and beverage-making facilities.

“We hope that with the expansion to include service and spare parts in a new location, we will be able to offer a complete and one-stop Perodua experience to customers and residents in the vicinity. It is also in line with Perodua’s Transformation 2.0 initiative.”

Aminar said Yusmanida Auto has been a Perodua dealer since 2003 and previously operated a sales outlet in Jalan Meru, Klang.

“Over the past 15 years, Yusmanida Auto has built a strong working relationship with Perodua based on trust and a common desire to give our customers the best,” Aminar said.

Yusmanida Auto’s new Perodua 3S centre is located at Wisma Yusmanida, Lot 28808, Persiaran E1/1, Seri Pristana, 47000 Saujana Utama, Sungai Buloh.

“We would like to thank Perodua for all their support and guidance in empowering entrepreneurs like us,” said Sarizal.

Perodua now has a total of 186 sales and 183 service outlets in Malaysia, as well as 24 Body & Paint outlets.

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