List of model for Perodua
Founded in 1993 the Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sendirian Berhad (Second Automobile Manufacturer Private Limited), or simply Perodua, is the biggest carmaker of Malaysia, just on top of Proton, the other large manufacturer in the country.
Compacts and superminis are what Perodua specializes in, not to compete with Proton, and is a known fact that the company doesn't use in-house built or designed components like engines or transmissions for its cars. Even from the beginning, the company used Daihatsu parts, as the latter held a 20 percent stake at launch.
In 1994, the Prime Minister of Malaysia officiated the opening ceremony of Perodua's manufacturing plant while the first model, the Kancil, was exiting the assembly line just 28 days later. By the 22nd of December 1995, 50,000 Perodua Kancil were being made, while exports to Brunei Darussalam started the next spring.
One year later, in 1997, the 100,000th Kancil city car was leaving the factory and the same year marked the model's launch on the UK market. There, the Kancil was sold as the Perodua Nippa, and it was the cheapest car money could buy back then. 1997 is also the year Perodua changed its logo, replacing the square badge with a more fluid oval one that still maintain the 'P' and the '2' symbols in green and red.
The Perodua Kembara made its appearance in 1998, representing the nation's first locally assembled four-wheel drive vehicle.
By 2004, Perodua celebrated its 10'th anniversary. Meanwhile, the Kenari and Kelisa superminis were added to the lineup. More than 500,000 Kancil were sold by the same year.
The next year marked another milestone - Perodua's 1,000,000 unit manufactured. 2005 was also the launch date of the new Myvi city car, a model that received the Autocar Asean's Car of the Year Award in 2006.
The most successful model of the time, the Kancil, got discontinued in 2007, but the company launched the ViVA model the same year, which later received the Car of the Year Autocar Asean Award in the supermini class.
In 2008, Perodua launched the Nautica 4WD, a short wheelbase version of the Daihatsu Terios. It was fully imported from Japan, but the grille and bumpers were made and fitted in Malaysia. The same year in December, the company started to fit their cars with rear seatbelts, a feature never seen on its budget models so far.
The following years saw the introduction of the new Alza compact MPV as well as numerous facelifts and special edition existing models as an effort to gain a global influence. This was also reinforced by the opening of Perodua Global Manufacturing Sdn Bhd (PGM) EEV factory right next to the old one. The new facility spans 64,000 square meters and cost an RM1.3 billion investment to build and equip.
PGM has a capacity of 100,000 units on a single shift, which can be doubled, and features increased automated welding, automatic body accuracy measurement, enhanced dust proofing as well as a brighter and quieter environment.