Monday, January 2, 2012

Perodua confident of retaining position in Malaysia


PETALING JAYA: Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua) managing director Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh expects total industry volume in the automotive sector to grow between 2.5% and 3% this year.

“This belief is supported by two main factors. The first is the Government's efforts to spur economic growth and the second is the launch of new models by various players.

“We believe that the automotive sector would benefit from these investments as historically the total industry volume sales trend has always tracked the country's economic performance,” he told StarBiz.

Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) president Datuk Aishah Ahmad had predicted that vehicle sales for 2011 would reach 605,000 units.

Top seller: The 1.5-litre Myvi SE beside Aminar Rashid