Proton to increase prices of its cars from Feb 15


PETALING JAYA: Proton cars will cost more beginning February 15, reports The Star Online today.

The national car maker, in a statement yesterday, said the prices would see a marginal increase of between RM312 and RM2,012, depending on the models.

“This increase is in line with the impact of the fallen ringgit as many raw materials are purchased in foreign currency,” it said, adding that the weaker ringgit had affected the operation cost and the entire eco-system chain.

Although the company had put in efforts to reduce operational costs to cushion the impact since last August, the depreciating ringgit had continued to put pressure on the company, added the statement.

The full list of revised prices would be displayed on Proton’s website when the new price takes effect, and buyers are urged to grab the company’s Lunar New Year promotion, which offers buyers up to RM6,200 discount on selected cars.