KUALA LUMPUR: The Proton X50 has set a monthly sales record of 4,763 units for July 2022 as the best-selling vehicle in Malaysia, and retaining its pole position in the sports utility vehicle (SUV) segment.
In a statement, Proton Holdings Bhd said this is also the first time such a vehicle had led in the overall sales.
The national carmaker sold a total of 11,477 units across six models in July, of which Proton X50 was the best-seller, followed by the Proton Saga with 4,521 units.
Proton’s overall sales year-to-date is 71,601 units, an increase of 19.7% over the same period in 2021, it said.
“Total industry volume for July is estimated to be at 50,500 units as registration retreats to the median following the expiry of sales and service tax (SST) incentives on June 30,” it said.,
The statement said exports for 2022 thus far have risen to 3,102 units, with 380 units in July, surpassing the 3,018 units exported for the whole of 2021.
The Proton Saga, Proton X70 and Proton X50 are the leading export models, it added.
“Following a hectic June where the industry players scrambled to lock in bookings before the end of SST incentives, July was a month of consolidation where market demand fell to normal levels, and everybody concentrated on fulfilling orders already received.
“Proton was no exception and with our parts supply situation continuing to improve, we were finally able to show the true sales potential of the Proton X50.” — Bernama