Proton confident of better audit score after Geely tie-up

The last audit by Geely in December 2017 showed a three-fold improvement, says national car company. (AFP pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Proton Holdings Bhd is confident of improving its audit score amid preparations for the launch of its first SUV, scheduled for year-end.

In a statement today, Proton said further improvements were gradually being introduced, with the next audit scheduled to take place this month.

“Ever since the tie-up with Geely Holdings was announced, Proton has undergone a quality improvement programme with its partner by adopting an assessment system based on Volvo’s global scoring criteria.

“In December 2017, an audit was performed by Geely and it showed a remarkable three-fold improvement, which is testament to the effectiveness of the ongoing work between the two companies,” it said.

Proton achieved sales equivalent to a 9.6% share of the overall Malaysian automotive market in February 2018, with the majority of sales comprising the Saga, Persona, Exora and Iriz models.

It said the models continued to attract strong interest due to their design, technology and value for money proposition.