Proton ended August 2022 with record-breaking sales results

Proton ended August 2022 with record-breaking sales results

KUALA LUMPUR: Proton has revealed its sales figures for the last month which breaks the highest monthly sales record set by the brand in July 2013. Yes, after a pretty long gap of almost 9 years or 109 months. The Malaysian-born automaker sold a total of 15,880 (including exports) cars with a growth of 35% over the previous month, thanks to the recovering volume.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How many cars did Proton sell in August 2022?

    Proton sold a total of 15,880 cars (including exports) in the month of August, with a growth of 35% over the previous month.
  • Which is the best-selling Proton model?

    The Saga continues to be the best-selling Proton model with 6,156 units delivered during the last month.
  • Proton X50

    “With four months to go in 2022, Proton production operations have stabilised," said Proton deputy chief executive officer Roslan Abdullah. "Critically, our component supply is now more consistent and better managed to ensure we can produce as many cars as possible. With that in mind, we have undertaken an initiative to increase the number of delivery trucks by over 100% by the end of the year.

    Roslan Abdullah

    "This makes it easier to ensure our dealers receive their stock as quickly as possible and in turn, this benefits our customers who have been patiently waiting for their vehicles.”

    Proton Saga

    Here’s a quick breakdown of Proton’s August 2022 sales -

    • The X50 continues to hold its top position in the segment with 4,329 units delivered during the month. This is quite less than July’s mark of  4,763 units.
    • Another Proton SUV, the X70, was delivered to 1,555 customers in August
    • In the sedan category, Proton held high by selling 6,156 units of Saga, which makes it the third most popular model nationwide

    Proton Exora

    • The Exora contributed 266 units to the brand’s monthly sales. The MPV recently received a few minor updates for 2023, including the company’s latest badge and electronic stability control system as standard
    • The Persona and Iriz chipped in 2,612 and 962 units, respectively. 

    Proton Persona

    In terms of national automotive sales, the automaker retained its second position with an est. market share of 23.7% for the month while YTD (year-to-date) market share rose to 19.5%.

    Regarding the exports, Roslan Abdullah said “Proton’s export sales continue to reach new heights every month and is a testament to how the brand is winning over new customers beyond its home market.”

    "Export sales are vital to the company achieving its long-term goals and helps improve the balance of trade for Malaysia while showcasing the quality and ingenuity of Malaysian vendors.”

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