Proton is claiming gross sales of 10,611 models in Could, which might put it second within the gross sales league for the second month working, between perennial chief Perodua and prime non-national model Honda. The Could whole can also be the very best month-to-month gross sales determine since July 2015, the corporate says.
Could’s 10,611 models was a rise of 51.three% over April, and it helped push general gross sales development for the primary 5 months of the yr to over 70%, in comparison with the identical interval in 2018. Proton estimates its market share for the month to be 17.2%, the very best level since January 2016.
Main the road is the Proton X70. In line with Proton, it delivered 2,439 models of the SUV in Could, and whole X70 gross sales for the primary 5 months of the yr is 13,572 models. Embody models delivered in late 2018 and also you’ll have practically 15,000 models on Malaysian roads. Proton claims that the X70 is the very best promoting SUV within the nation up to now this yr.
Elsewhere, the 2019 Proton Iriz and Persona facelifts had their first full month of gross sales. The sedan did 2,972 models whereas the hatchback managed 940 models, which is the very best month-to-month determine for over two years. With practically four,000 models, the refreshed duo contributed 36% of whole Could gross sales. Proton says that it has over 10,000 bookings to be fulfilled over the approaching months.
Somewhat surprisingly, Saga gross sales breached the three,000 unit mark for the second month in a row. With three,610 models bought in Could, year-to-date gross sales for the mannequin have grown 41% year-on-year. The entry-level sedan is in line for “a serious replace within the second half of the yr,” says Proton. The latest launch by Proton was final month’s 2019 Exora RC reveal.
“With a 70% improve in gross sales quantity up to now in 2019, Proton is reaping some early rewards for its funding in merchandise, individuals and gross sales shops. The corporate is hopeful of ending second general in whole gross sales for a second consecutive month when general business gross sales figures are revealed by the Malaysian Automotive Affiliation, and we’re assured of with the ability to preserve our robust gross sales efficiency for the remainder of the yr,” mentioned Proton CEO Dr Li Chunrong.
“Proton’s technique for the rest of the yr is to proceed to develop our gross sales by introducing enhancements to our present mannequin vary and bettering our model expertise by opening extra 3S/4S shops as these efforts have obtained optimistic suggestions from our clients. These efforts will assist guarantee Proton’s model picture is improved as we proceed to redefine our model values in preparation for the introduction of but extra fashions which can be collectively developed with Geely sooner or later,” Li added.
The put up Proton bought 10,611 models in Could, highest in 46 months Auto Reviews & New Cars on Paul Tan’s Automotive Information.