Proton’s cumulative volume for 2021 goes past 100,000-unit level for third consecutive year

In spite of being a challenging year for the auto industry, 2021 will still see Proton staying above the 100,000-unit level for the third year in a row. In fact, even with one month left, the Malaysian carmaker has already reached a cumulative total volume of 100,566 units. This has been achieved with a sales […]

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Over 10,000 Proton vehicles delivered in September as market starts to revive

Proton, like other carmakers in Malaysia, has been seeing a steady sales growth since the government allowed businesses to start operating again from the middle of August. While there were only two weeks of operations in August and many sales outlets also had to prepare their premises to meet SOPs, September was a full month […]

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As market goes into downturn, Proton’s sales also dip by 37%

2021 for the auto industry started low but as the first quarter progressed, sales volumes rose. However, with the second quarter, it appears that the market is going into a downturn. By Proton’s estimate, the May Total Industry Volume (TIV) of new vehicles registered fell by around 20%. While the Movement Control Order (MCO) may […]

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Another month of sales increases for Proton

With continued high demand, Proton reports that its total sales volume increased again for the month of April, the third consecutive month of growth. 15,017 units (including exports) were delivered, and the company’s cumulative volume after the first 4 months of 2021 reached 47,843 units. This is more than double the number for the same […]

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Strong start for Proton with Q1 market share highest since March 2012

Proton’s resurgence continued into 2021 with strong monthly sales for the first three months, with March recording the highest volume of 14,989 units (including exports). It was 26.2% higher than the February numbers, which is estimated at 23.5% share of the market, and this volume was also the best sales month since September 2013. Maintaining […]

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Proton’s market share reached 27.1%, highest in 7 years

For most car companies, February tends to see low numbers; for one thing, it is the shortest month in the year and some years, the Chinese New Year festive period also occurs during the month, reducing the number of working days further. However, for Proton, February 2021 was a productive month as the Malaysian carmaker reached […]

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Proton sales keep trending upwards with boost by sales tax exemption

With the government providing the incentive of exempting sales tax (10% for locally-assembled models, 5% for CBU models), it seems that there is strong interest in buying new cars despite the gloomy situation we are experiencing. Companies selling new as well as used cars are reporting strong sales and for Proton, the volume in October […]

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Proton’s cumulative sales volume higher than 2019 in spite of MCO shutdown

When automotive historians look back on 2020, it will be regarded as a dark period for the industry. Factories had to shut down for long periods, along with showrooms, and sales came to a standstill for a couple of months. It was an unprecedented situation; even during the worst recessions, business still continued. However, it […]

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Tax-free incentive helps boost Proton sales to highest volume in over 8 years

2020 will be remembered as a very bad year for the auto industry in Malaysia and other countries. The COVID-19 pandemic stopped sales (and production) leading to unprecedented contraction of markets by nearly 100%. When business was allowed to resume, consumers remained still worried about uncertainties of the future, leading to more cautious spending/ This […]

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