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Proton X50 News in Malaysia

    • Buoyed by Saga and X70, Proton's March 2022 sales surpasses 13k units, 41% up from Feb

      Saga, X70, X50 round off top three sales Pakistan is biggest export market 41% better sales than last monthNational car maker Proton ended a challenging first quarter of 2022 with reduced sales as a combination of flood affected local vendors, disruptions to logistics and a chip shortage conspired against their efforts.The situation is improving and the outlook for the second quarter is positive but the overall sales numbers for the first three months of the year reflect the challenges the compa

      Sanjay

      Sanjay

      Apr 4, 2022

    • Proton's February 2022 sales grew by 107%, X50 gets over 100k bookings since launch

      Following a challenging January where its production line was badly affected by unresolved flooding issues, national car maker Proton rebounded in February with a 107 percent increase in sales. The company sold 9,225 units (domestic + export) last month, allowing it to reclaim second position in the automotive sales table and putting it on track to recover lost sales from January.Protons domestic market share for the month is estimated at 20.2% while for the first two months of the year, the cum

      Eric

      Eric

      Mar 3, 2022

    • 3-cyl engines a flop in China, 2022 Binyue switching to 4-cyl, what about Proton X50?

      In a rather surprising u-turn, Geely will be dropping the turbocharged 1.5-litre 3-cylinder (JLH-3G15TD) in the Geely Binyue, opting for a 4-cylinder engine instead. This marks a departure from their earlier stand, as Geely was one of the few Chinese manufacturers that continued to stick to 3-cylinder engines while other brands dropped theirs. Also Read: Geely is developing next gen 3-cylinder engines, no reason to switch back to 4Proton X50s engine is a 3-cylinder unitThe new engine is also a 1

      Eric

      Eric

      Feb 15, 2022

    • Proton X50 now exported to Mauritius, 2 variants, priced from RM 122k

      The Proton X50 has just gone on sale in Mauritius, with prices starting from MUR 1,275,000 (~RM 122k). The B-segment SUV is imported (CBU) from Malaysia.Two variants are offered in the island nation, namely Sport and Flagship. Both variants are powered by a turbocharged 1.5-litre TGDI three-cylinder petrol engine that does 177 PS and 265 Nm, hooked up to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic.Also Read: Spied: Proton X50 seen in Thailand - exports before fulfilling Malaysian backlogs?Response for the P

      Eric

      Eric

      Feb 14, 2022

    • Proton sales in Jan 2022 down 25.3%; over 1,200 flood-damaged cars received

      The knock-on effect of the severe flooding in Selangor at the end of 2021 were crystalised in January 2022 for national car maker Proton. After ending the previous calendar year with its highest annual sales figure since 2014, volumes for the first month of the new year have dropped due to a lack of available stock.The company sold 4,453 units (domestic + export) in January, a reduction of 25.3% from the same month in 2021 and equivalent to an estimated domestic market share of 11.3%.Parts suppl

      Sanjay

      Sanjay

      Feb 7, 2022

    • Malaysia vehicle sales down 4% in 2021, which car was the best-selling model?

      Up till a couple of years ago, it was perfectly fine for the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) to publish sales breakdown by model, but the newly-enforced Competition Act 2010 forbids MAA from doing so, claiming that it prevents cartel-like behaviour among car manufacturers.As such, some brands like Mercedes-Benz no longer share such data, while BMW only share on a quarterly basis. The list of best-selling models in Malaysia is no longer publicly available, at least not from MAA, but this t

      Eric

      Eric

      Feb 7, 2022

    • Spied: Proton X50 spotted in India, next export destination for 2022?

      Proton X50 spotted in India It will face a lot of rivals Launching later this year?India could be Proton’s next export destination, as a recent spyshot of the Proton X50 has surfaced, courtesy of rahul_auto_spy on Instagram.Photo credit: Rushlane via rahul_auto_spyFrom the blurry photos, it certainly looks like Proton is testing the range-topping Flagship variant of the X50 in India, as evident from its 18-inch dual-tone alloy wheels and black roof – both of which are exclusive to th

      Eric

      Eric

      Jan 25, 2022

    • RM 18k cheaper but no direct injection, is the Proton X50 1.5T Executive better than the TGDI Flagship?

      From the day it was launched, its not exaggeration to say that the Proton X50 has been a runaway hit at the showrooms. Even now, more than a year on, waiting lists are said to be in the vicinity of around 6 months, whether you plump for the 1.5 TGDI Flagship, or the cheaper 1.5T Executive (the white car you see here). When it comes to getting the most car for your money, the obvious variant to go for would appear to be the X50 1.5 TGDI Flagship. A smidge of RM 100k, and you get all the toys that

      Jason

      Jason

      Jan 23, 2022

    • No more delivery delays? Proton X50 production resumes at Tanjung Malim

      December’s downpour led to some of the worst floods faced by Malaysians in decades which in turn disrupted many industries, automotive included. Due to the floods, some plants’ production had to be put on hold and that included Proton’s Tanjung Malim plant.The state-of-the-art facility wasn’t directly affected by the floods but some of its parts suppliers were. As a result, production of the Proton X50 was put on pause but the Malaysian Tiger wasn’t just going to re

      CY Foong

      CY Foong

      Jan 5, 2022

    • Proton ends 2021 with 115k cars sold, increase for the third year in a row

      Following 12 pandemic-affected months, national car maker Proton ended 2021 on a high note. By selling 14,147 units in December, total sales for the year closed at 114,708 units (domestic + export), the highest closing figure since 2014.This represents an increase of 4.5% over 2020 and is the third consecutive year of volume growth for the company. The achievement is particularly noteworthy as overall Total Industry Volume (TIV) for Malaysia is estimated to have shrunk by 4.6% to just over 505,0

      Eric

      Eric

      Jan 4, 2022