Proton achieves 77-month high market share with 9,974 units sold in February

Proton’s upward sales trajectory sees no sign of slowing down, as the national carmaker records another month of positive sales figures, with a total of 9,974 units registered in the month of February 2020.

The results translates to over 80% year-on-year growth compared to the same period last year. Compared to January, the sales figure also represents a 17.3% growth.

As a result, Proton’s market share for February is estimated to be 23.8%, the highest the brand recorded since August 2013, and an increase of 10.3% as compared to February 2019.

In terms of individual model sales, the February result was once again led by the brand’s best seller, Proton Saga, with 3,934 units registered in February. The Proton Persona meanwhile registered 2,653 sales, retaking the top spot in the B-segment sedan class.

The Proton X70 recorded a sales of 1,973 units in February, making it the nation’s most popular SUV for the second month in a row. Proton says that more than 7,000 orders have been received for the recently-launched 2020 Proton X70, with early birds already starting to receive their cars.

As for the other models, the Proton Exora remains the market-leader for the C-segment MPV market, while the Proton Iriz climbs to second position B-segment hatchback category.

Proton Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Li Chunrong said, “February was a strong sales month for Proton despite the Total Industry Volume (TIV) shrinking compared to January. By being able to maintain our sales growth our market share is now at its highest point in 77 months.

“Bookings for the 2020 Proton X70 have also been strong so we feel encouraged about our plans for the rest of the year,” Dr. Li added.


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