National carmakers Proton has reported a sales hike of 13% for the previous month of October. The percentage makes up 5,083 units sold, compared to 4,498 units in September .
Sales performance saw a rebound for January till October when the brand registered a 6% increase, with 61,380 units sold compared to 57,734 units in the same duration last year.
Proton Saga and Persona, the leading models
The Saga and Persona continue to dominate the trend, both contributing 70% to the overall Proton car sales, with 26,343 units of Saga and 16,833 units of Persona sold.
Known as the Value for Money Car*, the Saga continues to remain as Proton’s most popular choice among owners. From as low as RM35,590.29 for a 1.3l Standard to RM44,342.25 for a 1.3l Premium CVT, theSaga offers great drivability, performs much more smoothly and has modern and practical convenient features like three USB
ports for mobile charging and excellent audio play.
In terms of safety, the Saga has also been upgraded to 4-Star ASEAN NCAP with the Premium variant having advanced features like the ESC, ABS, EBD, traction control, brake assist, hill hold assist, airbags, ISOFIX and top-tether, with all-round sensors.
The Persona, which received an award as Best Compact Car saw a 57.5% increase year-to-date with 16,833 units sold compared to 10,687 units in the same duration last year. The latest Persona caught the attention of Proton fans as the car not only received an entirely new look, but boasts a huge 510 liters of boot space, making the car a popular choice among wider range of customers.
The Persona flashes different kinds of personalities, perfect for college students, soccer moms, young executives, small family or even active souls. With a starting price of RM44,831.09, Persona owners get to enjoy a 5-Star ASEAN NCAP car, with all-round sensors, ESC, ABS with EBD, Brake Assist, Traction Control System and Hill-hold Assist as standard features across all variants.
Proton rules Sepang 1000km Race
Proton cars have also been a popular choice among serious motorsports drivers. Acclaimed for ride and handling, a Proton car can also be branded as durable and reliable as it can withstand various conditions of the 9-hour endurance race.
Proton’s President of Sales and Marketing Abdul Rashid Musa commented, “Our drivers cited that apart from driving skills, the characteristics of the Proton car itself provided an advantage to the team. They are the outstanding ride and handling capabilities and its consistent performance. Those are the basic characteristics of a Proton car which customers can expect to enjoy when they purchase our cars.”
Proton’s on-going promotion
Bring home a Proton at RM0 maintenance and up to RM8,000 savings. From now until end of November, Proton’s Amazing 5 Value promotion offers RM0 maintenance fee for up to 5 years and savings of up to RM8,000.
The RM0 maintenance includes parts, engine oil and labor charges for a hassle-free maintenance. And, from just RM398 a month, drive home a brand new Proton…