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Sep 04, 2019

On September 3, 2019, Proton Malaysia reported 9,127 units registered for August 2019, representing 7.6% share of total industry volume (TIV) for August as well as increasing the company’s market share to 15.3%.
In August 2019, Proton’s sales has grown 36% YoY, while overall sales figure from January-August 2019 reached 64,744 units. According to Proton, should the current growth trend be maintained, the 2018 figure of 64,744, will be surpassed before the end of September 2019.
Meanwhile, bookings for Proton Saga, launched in early August 2019 has exceeded 10,000 units, from which over 1,000 has come from Proton’s online booking platform. The new Saga averaged over 500 orders daily in the first week since its launch.
The company said it is confident of being able to close-out 2019 strongly.
(From Proton press release on September 3 and an article of Paul Tan on September 4, 2019)

Aug 07, 2019

On August 6, 2019, Proton is on track to deliver a locally-assembled version of the X70 SUV within the second half of 2019, adding that the Tanjung Malim plant already produced its first body-in-white on April 10 this year.
The company only built two new plants for body assembly and trim and final assembly, which saves cost. Other production processes such as body stamping and painting will be conducted at existing facilities.
The localisation of the CKD models will increase gradually to meet Proton’s commitment to its vendors. The company has also promised to maintain a high level of local content for existing models, such as the recently-unveiled facelifted Saga.
(From an article of Paul Tan on August 7, 2019)

Jul 31, 2019

Reported on July 29, 2019, CEO of Proton Malaysia revealed that the company targets to be the number one carmaker in Malaysia and number three in ASEAN, mentioning that in Malaysia, it managed to be number four in 2018, then up to number two from April 2019 and maybe in 2020, Proton can be number one for one month.
In order to achieve this goal, Proton has set itself a few targets for the near future. The first is that it is targeting to sell over 100,000 vehicles in 2020, likely to be buoyed by the introduction of a highly-anticipated small SUV, expected to be based on the Geely Binyue and called the X50.
Proton cited the company’s impressive growth in the first half of 2019 as proof that the lofty target is within reach. Sales have shot up by 59.1% (or 60.55% according to the Malaysian Automotive Association’s sales data), outpacing both its immediate competitors and the total industry volume.
(From an article of Paul Tan on July 29, 2019)