For the month of November 2022, Proton sold 11,316 cars, 13.1% down from the previous month. Already exceeding last year’s sales in terms of year-to-date numbers, 126,682 cars have been sold by Proton from January to November (domestic and exports), showing a 10.4% growth from 2021.
In November, the Proton Saga led the sales chart with 4,100 cars sold. Following the Saga is the Proton X50 with 3,724 units, the Proton Persona with 1,551 units, the Proton X70 with 1,210 units, the Proton Iriz with 402 units, and the Proton Exora with 329 units.
With 3,724 units sold the Proton Exora was the “Highest Volume B-segment SUV” and the “Overall best-selling SUV” in November. Despite topping Proton’s charts, the Proton Saga was the “Second-Highest Volume A-Segment Sedan” for the month.
Proton Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Roslan Abdullah said, “November was an eventful sales month for Proton as we experienced some temporary supply issues that prevented us from achieving our full potential. We are confident of being able to rectify them in December and remain positive about closing out the year strongly.”
In terms of year-to-date sales figures, the chart is led once again by the Proton Saga with 49,965 units sold. In second place is the Proton X50 with 36,917 units sold, and in third place is the Proton X70 with 16,746 units sold. The rest of the line-up follows behind with 14,035 units of the Persona, 5,182 units of the Iriz, and 3,837 units of the Exora. Proton says that the company is “on-track to have its best sales year since 2013”.
Roslan Abdullah adds, “Proton will end 2022 with a fourth consecutive year of sales growth. Aside from benefitting the company, the increase in sales has also increased the volume of parts purchased from local vendors, increased our number of dealers, and created jobs for the automotive ecosystem. With new model introductions in the pipeline for 2023, we hope to be able to increase our contribution to the Malaysian economy by making more local investments, selling more vehicles, and further growing our export markets.”