He said that the engine would change from cast iron to aluminium ‘to further improve the internal combustion engine’. It would not only mean better fuel consumption, but also reduce manufacturing costs in line the company’s target to reduce costs by between 20% and 30% by 2015.

Sales wise, Perodua sold 130,000 of its MyVi models between January and August 2013, up 3.5% on the same period in 2012.

Salleh said that the company sells between 8,000 and 9,000 MyVi units per month and that demand continues to be strong.