Proton records highest sales volume since June 2012

Proton Holdings Bhd says more car models will be introduced later in the year.

KUALA LUMPUR: Proton Holdings Bhd sold 13,216 vehicles in July, its highest monthly sales volume since June 2012.

Four Proton car models ended July as sales leaders in their respective segments as overall sales grew by 37.3% (13,216 versus 9,623) over June, and increased by 45.7% (13,216 versus 9,072) over the same month in 2019.

Proton Saga once again posted the highest sales numbers and led the A-segment sedan market with 5,421 units sold in July. The C-segment SUV, the X70, saw 3,087 units sold, followed by its B-segment sedan, Persona (3,043 units) and the C-segment MPV, Exora (792 units).

Roslan Abdullah, CEO of Proton Edar Sdn Bhd, said the encouraging sales have had a positive effect on other business areas.

“Proton Commerce, our in-house vehicle financing provider, saw a 100% increase in the number of loans disbursed compared to that of the previous month.

“For August, Proton looks to continue to excite the market and stimulate sales in preparation for more model introductions later in the year,” he said in a statement.

The national car maker also said their sales continued to rebound in July as a combination of tax-free incentives and consumer demand, pushing Total Industry Volume (TIV) to a 13-month high.