October 10, 2019, Putrajaya – Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua), the largest carmaker in Malaysia, has delivered 55 units of the Perodua Aruz AV to the Malaysian Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP).
These fleet purchase marked the seven-seater SUV’s entry into the government sector and the model’s first fleet deal.
A delivery ceremony was held at the ministry’s headquarters in Putrajaya, where the KPDNHEP secretary-general Datuk Muez Abdul Aziz symbolically handed a mock key over to KPDNHEP director of enforcement Datuk Iskandar Halim Sulaiman.
“We thank KPDNHEP for choosing the Perodua Aruz and supporting the Malaysian automotive supply eco-system, as over 90 percent of the Aruz’s components are locally sourced,” said Perodua president and chief executive officer Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad.
Perodua sold over 23,000 units and over 33,000 bookings received to date since its launched in January, the Aruz is Malaysia’s best-value SUV as well as the best-selling SUV for this year.
“We understand KPDNHEP’s enforcement officers often take long road journeys in the course of duty. The Perodua Aruz is durable, dependable, spacious, practical, easy to drive and due to its many seating configurations, very versatile. Not forgetting the conveniences such as the built-in toll card reader, integrated dash cam, HDMI, Smart Link, Bluetooth and navigation.
“With the Advanced Safety Assist 2.0, six airbags and vehicle stability control, the Aruz has a maximum five-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating. It is also an energy-efficient vehicle (EEV) with a best-in-class rated fuel efficiency of 15.6 km/l, contributing to its low running cost,” Zainal said.
Last July, Perodua hosted an engagement session with KPDNHEP in a move to curb imitation Perodua-branded products and parts in the market, becoming one of the first carmakers in Malaysia to take part in such initiative.