It appears that evidently Perodua’s new mannequin offensive for 2023 won’t cease with simply the 2023 Perodua Axia. At the very least yet another new mannequin might be launched subsequent, and this has been confirmed by Perodua Chairman Tan Sri Asmat Kamaludin.
Talking at this morning’s launch of the 2023 Perodua Axia, Chairman Asmat ended his speech by saying “Please get pleasure from the remainder of the launch, and I hope to see you at our subsequent large occasion after we launch our new mannequin, which I can’t say now.”
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Individually, Perodua CEO Dato’ Sri Zainal Abidin Ahmad has beforehand stated that the corporate now has the capability to launch one full-model change (FMC) and two minor change (MC) fashions per yr.
Up till 2020, Perodua’s capability to part in new fashions at its two crops in Rawang is proscribed to only one FMC mannequin and one MC mannequin.
Full-model change is trade converse (amongst Japanese producers) for a brand new technology mannequin, whereas Minor Change consult with mid-lifecycle updates, colloquially referred to right here as ‘facelifts.’
Perodua is presently within the third stage of its transformation plan – referred to internally as Transformation Plan 3.0, guided by the corporate’s inside ‘Sensible Construct’ blueprint – which mainly means extra subtle compact vehicles which might be safer, extra gas environment friendly, higher high quality, with a watch in direction of connectivity and electrification, developed by Malaysians, for Malaysians.
Below Transformation Plan 3.0, which began in 2021, Perodua is now a regional R&D hub for Toyota and Daihatsu Motor’s jointly-owned Rising Market Compact Automobile firm or EMCC.
Perodua additionally works on fashions that aren’t offered by Perodua, fashions just like the D92A 2023 Toyota Vios, and a few undisclosed Japanese market Daihatsu fashions.
The extra technical competency permits Perodua to lift its capability to launch extra new fashions, now at one full mannequin change and two minor change fashions.
The 2023 Perodua Axia is the third ‘Sensible Construct’ mannequin, after the 2021 Perodua Ativa and 2022 Perodua Alza.
In 2021, the primary yr of Transformation 3.0, Perodua stored to its ‘1 FMC and a couple of MC fashions’ schedule, launching three new fashions – the primary ever Perodua Ativa, the facelifted Perodua Myvi (new styling, with D-CVT), and a new Perodua Aruz (new color, minor upgrades to specs).
Nonetheless, this might not be adopted by way of in 2022 as unintended results of the Penjana gross sales tax exemption bundle had resulted in a surge of orders and matched with a resurgence in Covid-19 in international locations the place Perodua is sourcing components from, a extreme flood in end-2021 have an effect on suppliers, scarcity in international labour at distributors, Perodua launched only one new mannequin in 2022 – the Perodua Alza (lease-only Perodua Ativa Hybrid don’t depend).
CEO Zainal has confirmed that these challenges have eased sufficient to permit Perodua to get its launch schedules again on monitor.
“Our present functionality is one FMC and two MC (per yr). Due to Covid-19 – 2019 and 2020, 2021 – it was disrupted. Final yr was our restoration, this yr we’ll return to pre-pandemic ranges when it comes to capability,” he stated.
The id of the following new mannequin from Perodua continues to be unclear however trying on the firm’s mannequin vary – the Perodua Bezza, Perodua Myvi, and Perodua Aruz are all due for a makeover. Of the trio, solely two might be up to date this yr.
The Perodua Aruz was launched in 2019. It was given a really minor replace in 2021, with no styling updates. Now getting into its fourth yr, the Aruz is due for a mid-lifecycle replace. Because the slowest promoting Perodua mannequin, the Aruz is in pressing want of an replace.
As such, we predict the brand new Aruz might be almost definitely to launch after the 2023 Perodua Axia.
The present technology Perodua Myvi was launched in November 2017. It was final up to date in November 2021. Now getting into its sixth yr, it too is due for a makeoever, or a substitute.
The Bezza is the oldest in Perodua’s vary, now in its seventh yr. The sedan was final up to date in 2020. There are rumours of a brand new technology Bezza in 2024 however traditionally, there’s a 2-year hole between the launch of the Bezza in July 2016 and the primary technology Axia in September 2014, which the Bezza relies on.
A brand new technology Bezza is dominated out for this yr but when Perodua wants to increase the Bezza’s lifecycle a bit longer, it wants some nip and tuck this yr.
The Bezza can also be the one front-wheel drive Perodua mannequin that’s nonetheless utilizing a 4-speed automated transmission. All different Perodua fashions bar the rear-wheel drive Aruz have migrated to the extra gas environment friendly D-CVT.
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