Rakyat is spending millions on luxury car rental this Raya – RM20k per week for BMW, RM14k for Vellfire!


It seems that the trend of hiring luxury cars for special occasions has reached another level, with many Malaysians willing to pay up to RM19,600 per week to drive a BMW during the Hari Raya celebrations.

According to a report by Kosmo!, some customers don’t mind paying close to RM20,000 per week for the Bimmer (undisclosed model), RM14,000 for a Toyota Vellfire and up to RM 10,000 per week for a Mercedes-Benz. Other vehicles such as the Honda City, Toyota Vios, and Perodua Myvi are also popular choices, with rental fees ranging from RM 1,000 to RM 2,000 per week.

president of Koperasi Pengusaha Kereta Sewa Malaysia (Kopkes), Mohd Afendi Aman said Hari Raya Aidilfitri’s celebrations this year could potentially bring in around RM 5 million based on average rental charges. Let’s take a look at the breakdown.

For luxury minivans, the average rental per day costs between RM 1,000 and 2,000, while luxury sedans cost between RM 1,100 and 5,500 per day. Below are the regular categories of MPVs and sedans, which range from RM 350 to RM 900 and RM 200 to RM 500 per day, respectively. Economy vehicles, on the other hand, cost between RM100 and RM190 per day.

Afendi said there are around 137 members registered and operating under Kopkes. “The 5 million RM is only a rough estimate of what the 137 members of Kopkes could potentially earn. What about the hundreds of car rental companies that are not members of Kopkes? He explained.

“The tendency to rent cars is already the norm among Malaysians, and it is not difficult to find a rental car company,” he said, adding that there could be over 1,000 car rental agencies across Malaysia. With these taken into account, the cumulative rental yield could exceed 10 million ringgit during this Raya period.

But why spend tens of thousands to rent a car? Well, according to Mohd Syarizul Mat Sali, operator of Altimat Car Rental, there are a lot of reasons, but it is undeniable that some of his customers would rent cars just for the sake of it. bergaya, or to look elegant during the balik kampung Exodus.

“Most of them already have a car, but they insist on renting a car that is more expensive than what they actually own. Some said they resorted to renting because their car broke down, citing family safety as the basis for the madness, ”Syarizul said.

A customer who wants to market themselves as Safuan said “setahun hanya sekali, apa salahnya kalau saya hendak berbelanja lebih dengan sewa kereta yang lebih mahal untuk bergaya pada Hari Raya Aidilfitri?This translates to “This only happens once a year, what’s wrong if I want to spend more on renting an expensive car to look stylish during Hari Raya Aidilfitri?”

Safuan, a civil servant based in Kuala Lumpur, leases a Honda Civic for the second year in a row for the balik kampung trip to Kedah. “In KL, I don’t have a car because I’m single and I don’t need to own one. A motorbike is what I use to get to and from work. In fact, I’m still young at 24, ”he said.

Safuan paid RM 2,450 to rent the Civic for a week, adding that the decision to rent – even though he knows it’s cheaper to take the bus – was because he wouldn’t be required to pay monthly installments. car.

So, dear readers, what do you think? Are you in favor of car rental or do you disagree? Share your thoughts (and experiences, if any) in the comments section below!


Pamela W. Robbins

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