Perodua lauds the recent announcement by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) allowing customers to enjoy the sales tax exemption as long as their vehicles are booked up to 30th June 2022.

According to a media release issued by the MoF on 20th June 2022, those who have made bookings up to 30th June 2022 can enjoy the sales tax exemption initiative as long as their vehicles are registered within the Road Transport Department system on or before 31st March 2023.

“We sincerely thank the government for this announcement as it gives the industry and the market breathing room to meet consumers demand while at the same time give the players time to overcome various issues that are affecting the industry,” Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad said.

President & CEO Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad

He said among the issues that are currently impacting the local automotive suppliers range from the lingering impact of Covid-19, the component shortages and manpower shortages.

“These issues are currently being addressed as Perodua and our suppliers are finding solutions and this registration extension will give us much needed room to overcome these issues,” Dato’ Zainal said.

He added that for the Perodua’s customers, this announcement gives them much needed reassurance that they would be able to enjoy the sales tax exemption incentive that has boosted the industry since the year 2020.

“To date, we have significant outstanding orders which we are working to fulfil. We appreciate our customers’ patience in this regard,” Dato’ Zainal said.

On deliveries so far, he said that Perodua has registered 106,179 vehicles between January and May this year, which is 10% more than 96,281 units registered in the same period last year.

In terms registration according to model, the Perodua Myvi is the most popular with 31,689 units registered in the first 5 months of this year, followed by the Perodua Axia at 24,024 units and the Perodua Bezza at 23,336 units.