Proton sold nearly 15k units in June 2022 - X50, X70, Exora, and Saga lead respective segments

CY Foong · Jul 4, 2022 02:30 PM

Proton sold nearly 15k units in June 2022 - X50, X70, Exora, and Saga lead respective segments 01

Proton recorded its best sales month of 2022 with 14,787 units (domestic and export combined) registered in June. The total represents a 51% growth over the previous month and boosts total sales for the first half of the year (H1) to 60,124 units, an increase of 3.9% over the same period in 2021.

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Overall, Proton retains second place in the automotive sales table with an estimated market share of 22.6%. Meanwhile, market share for the year stands at 18.2%, a decrease of 5.1% compared to the first six months of 2021.

Proton sold nearly 15k units in June 2022 - X50, X70, Exora, and Saga lead respective segments 01

The Proton Saga remains the best-selling model of the month bearing the round Thundercat logo with 5,460 units sold and with that, it takes back the title of best-selling A-segment sedan in June. In total, 23,484 units of the Saga were sold so far in 2022.

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It’s more cheers for Proton’s SUV duo which are the market leaders in their respective segments. 4,473 units of the Proton X50 were sold which makes it the best-selling SUV overall in June while its bigger brother, the Proton X70 saw 2,696 units registered – its best performance in 20 months.

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“June was a busy month for the automotive industry with most brands trying to produce as many cars as possible to satisfy market demand. The announcement that SST incentives would be removed on 1 July also created a surge in bookings as customers rushed to take advantage of the savings offered. Proton has received more than 150,000 bookings for the first six months of the year and when added to carry-over orders from 2021, we will need to work hard to deliver cars as quickly as possible to eager customers.”

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“Thankfully, the gradual resolution to our parts shortage issues has not only boosted production but also had a positive effect on the after-sales network. As promised, all our 3S/4S outlets now have three months stock of fast-moving parts (FMP) and this is replicated at our parts warehouse. Supply issues for other parts are also being resolved so we are hopeful of delivering a higher level of after-sales service to our customers soon,” said Roslan Abdullah, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Proton.

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Crowds surrounding a Proton Saga at a showroom in Pakistan

While Proton’s domestic sales continue to grow, it’s outpaced by the growth in export sales. With 636 units exported in June, the total number of exports for the first half of 2022 is 2,722 units, an increase of 81.2% over the previous year as the top exporting carmaker in the country.

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Leading the exports figure for 2022 so far is the Saga with 1,602 units while the X70 and X50 saw 377 and 100 units respectively in June alone.

Pakistan is Proton’s biggest export market with 1,770 units in the first half of 2022 followed by Brunei and Bangladesh with 203 and 194 units respectively. At the end of May, the first few units were brought into South Africa, returning to the market after a ten-year absence.

Also read: Proton's South African comeback since 2012 begins with first shipment of Saga, X50, and X70

CY Foong

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Traded advertising for a career that fits his passion for cars. Enjoys spotting cars during his free time and has a soft spot for Japanese Kei cars but drives a thirsty manual sedan.

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