Pro-Net appoints five new dealerships for smart EVs

By CARSIFU | 30 May 2023

SUBANG JAYA: Proton New Energy Technology Sdn Bhd (Pro-Net), the official importer and distributor for smart vehicles in Malaysia and Thailand, has appointed five new dealerships.

The new dealership for smart vehicles are Smart Mobility Sdn Bhd, GB Auto Sdn Bhd, Eleganz Lifestyle Sdn Bhd, Lee Motors (Alor Star) Sdn Bhd, and Sigma Energy EV Sdn Bhd.

"smart epitomizes the pinnacle of premium EV mobility solutions with a combination of futuristic design and advanced technology. It is paramount that our appointed dealers deliver on our brand promise with unparalleled service, regarding ownership of smart vehicles," enthused Zhang Qiang, CEO of Pro-Net.

Located in the affluent enclave of Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Smart Mobility will target clientele ranging from expatriates to high-profile corporate individuals.

Meanwhile, GB Auto is positioned along the automotive belt in Ipoh, Perak.

Eleganz Lifestyle, a well-known 4S car dealership, well as Lee Motors and Sigma Energy EV will deliver the smart brand experience to customers in Penang, Kedah, and Melaka.

Zhang further added that seven dealers have been appointed this month, including Hap Seng Smart and Edaran Otomobil Nasional (EON), laying the groundwork to reach out to customers prior to the launch of the smart #1 before the end of 2023.

More partners are being considered for collaborations, including in East Malaysia where Pro-Net plans to bring the smart brand next year.

The dealer appointments come as part of smart Malaysia’s strategy to introduce its new-premium, intelligent, and all-electric auto brand to the local market.

This strategy includes the establishment of smart brand centres or affectionately known as “smart Space”, where all outlets will offer a premium brand experience and services including quick charging, quick repair services and a delivery centre.

Additionally, a smart app will offer access to product information, ordering and payment options, and an integrated EV charging map for DC charging facilities.

“We are working hard to ensure that our EV mobility ecosystem is ready before the launch of the smart #1 at the end of this year,” added Zhang.