Proton sold 6,173 cars in the month of June, a 50 per cent increase over the previous month accredited to the Duit Raya promotion offered by the company. More importantly, the jump is the result of buyers wanting to take advantage of the zero rated GST.
As a result, Proton’s market share (of TIV) for the month of June rose to approximately 10 per cent as compared to 9.5 per cent in the month of May. The Saga and Persona models were the best sellers with the Saga registering almost 3,000 units sold.
“PROTON had its best sales month for 2018 in June, proving that Malaysians continue to find the current range of Proton cars attractive thanks to the range of features that have been engineered into each model. The attractive promotional offers we had, zero-rated GST price and an overall improvement in the quality of our cars helped to boost sales, which we are hopeful of carrying over for the remainder of 2018,” said Abdul Rashid Musa, CEO of PROTON Edar.
Since announcing that Proton will contribute RM10 for every vehicle sold between 1 June to 31 December 2018 to Tabung Harapan Malaysia, Proton has announced that they’ve collected a total of RM61,730. It’s an amount that they believe will grow much larger, considering that the much awaited Geely-based Proton SUV will be launched before the year is over.