Unlike its neighbour, Perodua does not design or engineer their main components, such as engines and transmissions as Perodua cars have historically used Daihatsu component and designs. Daihatsu held a 20% stake in Perodua at the company's launch, increasing this to 25% in 2001 and then to 35%. In 2004, Perodua started assembling the Toyota Avanza at their plant in Rawang, for sale in Malaysia. However, the company has been quite successful in its ways, where the automobile manufacturer is proven popular in Malaysia, with the Perodua Myvi having sold 80,327 units in 2006, outselling its rival’s best car, which only sold 28,886 units.
Since the introduction of the Kancil in 1994, Perodua has launched ten models in to the Malaysian automobile market since, models the Rusa, Kembara, Kenari, Kelisa, Myvi, Viva, Nautica, Alza, Axia and the all-new Bezza has won the hearts of many Malaysians. Until this day, the Myvi has been the most popular model even in the Malaysian used car market, as proven by its robust reliability, affordable running costs and its inoffensive looks.