SUBANG JAYA: Proton Holdings Bhd recorded a 2.3% increase in sales to 4,091 units in May 2018 from 3,999 units in the previous month.
The carmaker said Saga and Persona continued to be the popular models for Proton, dominating the sales figure and making up 70% of total sales for the month. Proton subsequently recorded an unofficial 8.8% market share from the improved sales number.
Proton said the increase in sales performance was largely due to the Government’s announcement on the zero-rated GST, coupled with Proton’s attractive Kosong-kosong promotion with 0% financing for the first year and free three months instalment for customers.
“Proton continuously strive to provide the best deals for its customers as we realised that having good products alone is not enough if there are no additional attraction to pull customers into our showroom.
“Hence, we had concurrently put in place all the right measures and efforts for total quality improvement of our products, attractive offers for ease of car ownership and in the pipeline, the dealers upgrade of 3S and 4S centres which will prepare us to face the challenging market more positively,” Proton Edar CEO Abdul Rashid Musa said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Proton has also pledged its support to Tabung Harapan Malaysia. Proton will be contributing RM10 of each car sold from now until Dec 31, 2018 to the government fund, in response to the spirit of national unity and togetherness.