Subang Jaya, 12 June 2018 – Proton car sales for May 2018 showed an increase of 2.3% at 4,091 units from 3,999 cars sold in the previous month, despite the overall uncertain sentiments in the market in May and sales were pushed towards the end of the month. Saga and Persona continued to be the popular models for PROTON, dominating the sales figure and making up 70% of total sales for the month. PROTON subsequently recorded an unofficial 8.8% market share from the improved sales number.
The increase in sales performance was largely due to the Government’s announcement on the zero-rated GST, coupled with PROTON’s attractive Kosong-kosong promotion with 0% financing for the first year and free 3 months instalment for customers.
“PROTON continuously strive to provide the best deals for its customers as we realised that having good products alone is not enough if there are no additional attraction to pull customers into our showroom. Hence, we had concurrently put in place all the right measures and efforts for total quality improvement of our products, attractive offers for ease of car ownership and in the pipeline, the dealers upgrade of 3S and 4S centres which will prepare us to face the challenging market more positively,” said Abdul Rashid Musa, Chief Executive Officer, PROTON Edar Sdn Bhd.
Greatest Saga Raya deal from below RM30,000 – The best price in 10 years
The market trend looks positive after the Government decided to abolish the GST. To heighten the attractiveness of zero-rated GST of our cars, PROTON is carrying out a Duit Raya promo
tion for Raya to allow customers to enjoy the Saga from below RM30,000 for its nett selling price*. It is the best price offer in the last 10 years.
Savings up to more than 6% for Persona, Iriz and Ertiga – More than double GST amount deduction
Better savings for other Proton models like Persona, Iriz and Ertiga where customers can enjoy more than 6% savings in conjunction with the Aidilfitri celebration. There will be savings of up to RM4,000 for Iriz and Ertiga, and up to RM3,000 for Persona. The savings offered are on top of the zerorised GST.
PROTON’S SALES PERFORMANCE SHOWED IMPROVEMENT IN MAY 2018
“Proton Persona and Iriz exude a fun to drive car with excellent safety features like ESC, traction control, 6 airbags and strong HPF body structure. The Iriz has an ASEAN NCAP 5-Star rating. But if you’re looking for a fuel efficient MPV for Hari Raya, Proton Ertiga is also quite a popular choice among our customers for its easy-on-the-pocket low fuel consumption, allowing you the extra mileage and longer journey. It is roomy, extra versatile with its multiple seating layout and extra comfort for passengers in the third row where there’s rear aircond vents, spacious third row seats and ample headroom. The Ertiga is an ideal car for a family and exceptionally comfortable for the long journey back to your hometown this Raya,” Rashid added.
PROTON, the first national auto company to respond to Tabung Harapan Malaysia
As a responsible corporate citizen, PROTON has also pledged its support to Tabung Harapan Malaysia. PROTON will be contributing RM10 of each car sold from now until 31 December 2018 to the government fund, in response to the spirit of national unity and togetherness.