Proton's Smart EV, sold by Mercedes-Benz dealers - Hap Seng Smart is Pro-Net's first authorised dealer
Hans · May 10, 2023 10:36 AM
Proton’s subsidiary Pro-Net has appointed Hap Seng Smart Sdn. Bhd. as its first authorised dealer for the soon-to-be-launched electric-only Smart brand in Malaysia.
Hap Seng is a household name synonymous with Mercedes-Benz cars and with Smart now re-structured as a joint venture between Geely and Mercedes-Benz, it is only natural for Hap Seng to be its authorised dealer in Malaysia.
Geely’s local outpost Proton’s subsidiary Pro-Net (Proton New Energy Technology Sdn. Bhd.) is the distributor for Smart vehicles in Malaysia and Thailand.
“Pro-Net believes automotive excellence is more than creating the best vehicles. It also means providing a seamless and comprehensive retail customer journey and experience. The new dealership marks PRO-NET’s entry into the premium retail automotive market, as well as the latest EV market in Malaysia,” said Zhang Qiang, CEO of Pro-Net.
Harald Behrend, Group Chief Operating Officer of Hap Seng Consolidated Berhad and Chief Executive of Hap Seng Automotive Division, expressed his excitement for this new chapter with Pro-Net, stating that it aligns with their aim to be at the forefront of the EV industry and support Malaysia’s EV aspiration.
“This partnership between Hap Seng Group through Hap Seng Smart and Pro-Net reflects not only our confidence in smart’s universal appeal but also shows our commitment to promote a lowcarbon mobility future in Malaysia,” said Harald