31 May '13, 1am
Perodua supports plan to reduce car prices in stages
The government, in its election campaign, had pledged to reduce car prices by 20% to 30%, and in a recent tweet , PM Datuk Seri Najib Razak reiterated that car prices will be reduced in stages till 2017. Now, market leader Perodua has come out in support of the initiative. “In fact we have been engaged with the government, through MITI and MAI over the last two years in giving our inputs for the revision of the NAP which we understand will be announced in due course,” Perodua president and CEO, Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh said. Aminar added that the gradual reduction would allow the automotive eco-system, which includes manufacturers, vendors, authorised dealers, the used car market, consumers and other stakeholders, much needed time to adjust. “As one of the largest local carmakers, Perodua sees great value in a gradual liberalisation and this will also help us in being pr...