As 2020 draws to a close, sales of Proton cars continue its growth trajectory towards a strong year end finish. 11,411 units (domestic and export) were sold in November, a growth rate of 18% over the same month in 2019, contributing to a total sales figure of 96,410 units in 2020. The latter figure is an overall increase of 7.5% and is equivalent to an estimated market share of 20.1%.
PROTON officially launched its used car website today, offering a convenient way to shop for used cars. The Proton Certified Pre-Owned (PCPO) website allows customers to browse through current stocks available at 36 dealers nationwide as well as quickly trade-in their existing car for great deals on a brand new Proton model.
PROTON’s sales momentum continued on an upward trajectory for a fifth consecutive month in October as the national automotive company began the final quarter of the year strongly. With 11,392 units sold (domestic and export), sales grew by 20% over the same month in 2019 but contracted by 4.6% compared to September. Total sales for the year now stand at 84,999 units, 6.2% ahead of last year and equivalent to an estimated 21.3% market share.
PROTON officially launched the PROTON X50, its second SUV offering, via its social media channels, today. The launch was the culmination of a six-week publicity drive that began with the first production units rolling off the production line at Tanjung Malim and, along the way, included media and customer previews held nationwide.
The upcoming launch of the Proton X50 has created a wave of interest amongst Malaysian car buyers. Prelaunch booking numbers have been strong and PROTON would like to thank everybody for their support. However, it has been brought to our attention that some irresponsible parties are seeking to profit from this situation by misrepresenting themselves.
PROTON’s positive sales momentum carried over from August to September as the national automotive company posted a fourth consecutive month of positive year-on-year growth. With 11,935 units sold, the second highest for 2020, sales for September grew by 4.9% over August and 33.6% over the same month in 2019. Total sales for the year now stand at 73,607 units, 4.3% ahead of last year and equivalent to an estimated 21.6% market share, placing the company second in Malaysia’s automotive sales table.
PROTON’s in-house automotive financier, Proton Commerce Sdn Bhd (PCSB) is expecting the Hire Purchase (HP) market for cars to continue to grow during the final quarter of 2020. A joint venture between Proton Edar Sdn Bhd and CIMB Bank Berhad, the company was incorporated in 2003 and offers loan packages at competitive rates for Proton car buyers with fast application and approval processes.
PROTON’s eagerly anticipated all-new model has rolled off the production line at Tanjung Malim, which saw a new RM1.2 billion extension in 2019. During the ceremony Dato’ Sri Syed Faisal Albar, Chairman of PROTON, also confirmed that in line with its bigger sibling the Proton X70, the B-segment SUV would be named the Proton X50 as the company expands its range of SUV offerings.
Malaysia’s best-selling SUV, the 2020 Proton X70, was launched in Brunei on Sunday 6 September. The country was the first export market for the Proton X70 and now is also the first export market for the upgraded Malaysian-made model from Tanjung Malim. As with its predecessor, the 2020 Proton X70 will be made available as three different variants (Standard, Executive and Premium X) and also be sold with a five-year unlimited mileage warranty.