By THE STAR
ASIA NEWS NETWORK
In a statement, Proton said it sold 2,439 units of its first SUV, the Proton X70, while the Proton Persona and Iriz saw a total of 3,912 units sold, representing 36 per cent of Proton’s overall sales.
According to Proton, there have been over 10,000 bookings received for the Persona and Iriz so far.
The May sales figure represented Proton’s highest in 46 months and a 51.3 per cent jump over the previous month.
Total Proton sales in the January to May period rose over 70 per cent compared to the same period in 2018.
“With a 70 per cent increase in sales volume thus far in 2019, Proton is reaping some early rewards for its investment in products, people and sales outlets,” said Proton CEO Dr Li Chunrong.
“The company is hopeful of finishing second overall in total sales for a second consecutive month when overall industry sales figures are revealed by the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) and we are confident of being able to maintain our strong sales performance for the rest of the year.”
Proton also sold 3,610 units of its mainstay, the Saga, in May.
Sales of the model rose 41 per cent over the first five months of 2019, ahead of a major update in the second half of the year.