Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh, the managing director of Perodua (Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd) has announced that the company will be launching its new compact model in July or latest by September. He said that the new vehicle will be fitted with the latest, more stylish and sporty design and they expect that it would surpass the popularity of their current range of models, namely the Myvi, Viva and Alza.
He said that this is because they have brought into account the comments and feedback received from their customers about their previous and current models which is why one can expect the new model to better in all aspects. It was widely speculated that Perodua would be launching the Myvi replacement model in March this year but Aminar has since denied such rumours. He also did not mention anything more about the new model where he only said that it would be an affordable compact car which is well suited for the younger segment. He also did not confirm nor deny that it would be a compact 1.5 liter engine sedan model.