Proton sales exceed 2020 volume

By CARSIFU | 4 November 2021

SUBANG JAYA: Domestic car maker Proton has now exceeded its year-to-date (YTD) sales volume from last following a 28.7% sales growth in October over the month before.

By selling 13,362 units, cumulative sales now stand at 86,379 units, which is a 1.6% improvement over sales from the first 10 months of 2020 (84,999 units).

The achievement means the company has outperformed the Total Industry Volume (TIV) for the Malaysian automotive market, which has fallen by an estimated 4.7% despite selling more than 65,000 total units for the first time in 2021 in October.

Forecast market share for the month is estimated at 20.5%, while the YTD market share figure now stands at 22.7%.

Roslan with the X50.
Roslan with the X50.


Proton models continue to lead sales in three market segments namely Saga, X50 and X70.

“Proton’s sales in October can be summarised as a story of strong buyer demand and unrealised sales potential," said Proton Edar CEO Roslan Abdullah.

"While we are happy with the continued popularity of the Saga and our achievement with the two SUVs, we missed out on adding more units to our final tally as we continue ramping up our supply of components. Market demand however is expected to remain strong towards the end of year, so we are working diligently towards closing 2021 on a high note.”

He said sales are expected to be spurred by the extension of the Sales and Service Tax under Budget 2022.

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