Perodua says 52% of 25,000 bookings for Aruz delivered

The Perodua Aruz has become one of Malaysia’s best selling SUVs. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Perodua is narrowing its order delivery gap for the Aruz seven-seater sport utility vehicle (SUV), with 52% of the 25,000 bookings received already fulfilled.

Perodua president and chief executive officer Zainal Abidin Ahmad said it had managed to increase deliveries to an average of 110 units daily from 100 previously.

“The Perodua Aruz has met with unprecedented demand. We thank all Malaysians for making the nation’s best-value SUV also one of its best-selling SUVs.

“To our valued customers whose new cars we could not deliver in time for Hari Raya, we apologise most sincerely and humbly,” he said in a statement today.

The Aruz has been certified as an energy-efficient vehicle which has a class-leading rated fuel consumption figure of 15.6km per litre.

With six airbags and vehicle stability control as the standard, plus the advanced variant’s (AV) safety assist 2.0, it has a maximum five-star Asean New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) safety rating.

In May, Perodua sold 22,943 vehicles, which brought its five-month tally to 105,743 units.

Zainal also thanked the company’s local component suppliers for stepping up production, adding that all the Perodua models have over 90% local content.