Proton, Perodua set to dominate sales in Q1

Stiff competition: People viewing the Perodua Aruz. The strong consumer demand for competitively priced SUVs has resulted in many rival foreign marques struggling to make sales this year.

PETALING JAYA: National carmakers Proton and Perodua look set to dominate sales over their foreign counterparts in the first quarter of this year, as more drivers traded their cars for more competitively-priced, local sport-utility vehicles (SUVs).

Sales of Proton and Perodua’s maiden SUVs – the X70 and Aruz, respectively – saw the national marques surpassing the non-national makes’ market share in the first two months of this year for the first time since 2013, said Kenanga Research.

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