Proton Saga loses out sales crown in May 2021, Myvi returns as King!

CY Foong · Jun 3, 2021 10:00 AM

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Well, that didn’t last long, didn’t it? The Proton Saga’s title as Malaysia’s best-selling car in April 2021 slipped away in May 2021 as Proton’s overall sales took a dip. Looks like the Perodua Myvi will be taking back its crown then.

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Proton managed to sell 9,440 units last month and these figures combined both domestic and export sales. It was a reduction of approximately 37.1% compared to April and the Malaysian Tiger had a market share of 20.3%.

In the first five months of 2021, Proton sold 57,283 units with a year-to-date market share of 23.5%, an increase of 2.4% over the previous year.

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Proton Sagas on display at a Pakistani dealer

There was also some bit of good news in terms of export volume as Proton has sold 669 units overseas in May – the highest since March 2013. Proton cars are currently available in EgyptPakistanNepal, and Bangladesh, among others.

Also read: Proton X70 is ready for exports, but these Chinese rivals will hinder its progress

 

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The following is the breakdown of the model’s sales with the Saga, X50X70, and Exora leading their respective segments:

Proton Sales May 2021
Model Number of units sold
Saga 3,786
Persona 1,303
Exora 399
Iriz 526
X70 1,523
X50 1,899
Others* 4
Total 9,440

*Sales of other models not listed added to the total sales figure

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Despite the dip in sales, Proton still held on to the runners up position in terms of overall sales. Proton isn’t expecting a good outlook for the month of June with car sales suspended for at least 2 weeks due to MCO 3.0.

Also read: MCO 3.0: What's allowed and what's not for the automotive sector during this lockdown

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The lockdown period also meant that some model launch dates will be pushed back. This might include the upcoming Persona and Iriz facelifts as well as the X70 Special Edition.

Also read: Leaked: 2021 Proton Persona facelift (MC2) specs - Still CVT, at least 4 airbags, larger infotainment screen

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