IS it reflective of a wider trend? Budget car manufacturer Perodua has reported a big increase in sales.
Volumes are up 6.1 per cent – in a market that is down by the same amount.
In June, the importer for the Malaysian brand sold over 22 per cent more Kelisas compared with June 2007, and like-for-like Kenari sales were also up by a fifth, too.
The company puts this down to value for money, coupled with even better-value incentives. The Kelisa is actually Britain’s lowest-price new car, costing from £4812, and currently includes £200 of free metallic paint.