KUALA LUMPUR: National automobile maker Proton Holdings Bhd recorded its finest gross sales month for the year-to-date with 14,787 units (home and export) registered in June because it continued its efforts to resolve its elements scarcity points.
This represents a 51.0 per cent development from the earlier month and boosts whole gross sales for the primary half of the 12 months (1H2022) to 60,124 units, a rise of three.9 per cent over 1H2021.
Deputy chief govt officer Roslan Abdullah mentioned the announcement on the removing of the gross sales and repair tax incentives from July 1 resulted a surge in bookings as prospects rushed to benefit from the financial savings provided.
“Proton has obtained greater than 150,000 bookings for the primary six months of the 12 months, when added to carry-over orders from 2021, we might want to work laborious to ship automobiles as shortly as doable to keen prospects,” he mentioned in a press release right now.
Overall, Proton retained its second place in phrases of automotive gross sales in the nation with an estimated market share of twenty-two.6 per cent.
Meanwhile, its market share for the 12 months now stands at 18.2 per cent, a lower of 5.1 per cent in comparison with 1H2021.
Proton’s whole variety of exports for 1H2022 stood at 2,722 units — a rise of 81.2 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y) — positioning the corporate as the highest exporting automotive model in the nation.
The Proton Saga mannequin continues to prepared the ground with export gross sales totalling 1,602 units — a rise of 78 per cent y-o-y, whereas exports of Proton X70 and Proton X50 are rising at an accelerated tempo at 377 and 100 units, respectively.
Both fashions posted their best-ever export numbers, with extra to return for the rest of the 12 months, mentioned Proton.
Proton famous that Pakistan continues to be the most important export market at 1,770 units for 1H2022, a development of 183 per cent in comparison with 1H2021, adopted by Brunei and Bangladesh with 203 and 194 units, respectively.
“Proton’s exports are one of many pillars to drive our future development and are additionally in line with our promise to the federal government to assist develop Malaysia’s automotive export trade.
“With the addition of latest markets comparable to South Africa to our portfolio, we count on the export volumes to proceed the present development trajectory and kind a good bigger portion of our gross sales in the longer term,” added Roslan. – Bernama