Proton X50

Weekly Round-up of Auto News Lockdown Edition #1

Allcarschannel brings you our first edition of the weekly round-up of automotive news for the week. Although the lockdown has affected the automotive industry, the brands continue to persevere in these tough and uncertain times in Malaysia.

In this week’s edition, the spotlight is on Proton, Sime Darby Motors, GoCar, Volvo and Toyota.

Proton

Proton Saga R3 Ltd Ed

Proton has reported a loss in the month of May due to the current situation. With a Total Industry Volume (TIV) averaging just beyond 60,000 units, automotive sales dropped by some 20 percent, up until last month.

Proton took in 9,440 units for May, declining by 37.4 percent from April’s figures. The top four contributing models for the National carmakers during May were the Saga (3,786 units), X50 (1,899), X70 (1,523) and Exora MPV.

GoCar

Gocar

In efforts to offer free shuttle service for the folks, GoCar M’sia (GoVax) is providing complimentary transport to more vaccination locations, now including University Malaysia Medical Center (UMMC) and Ideal Convention Center Shah Alam (IDCC). Previously, the shuttle service already hitHospital Shah Alam, Klinik Rakan Medik Petaling Jaya and Sunway Pyramid Convention Center.

The CSR program has been effective since 25 May, with over a hundred applicants. According to GoCar sources, the first batch of seniors (60 and above) and disabled persons successfully completed their vaccination on 31 May. Book a free shuttle, three days in advance, by dialing 1 300-30-2633 or via the GoCar app.

Sime Darby Motors

Sime Darby Motors has partnered with SpareXHub to organize a 10-day long clearance sale on vehicle parts. This sale offers discounts up to 90% on selected aged genuine Ford and Hyundai car spare parts. Ford and Hyundai owners are advised to visit www.sparexhub.com from now until 10 June and grab offers, while stock lasts.

Volvo

Volvo Car Malaysia, Three Little Ahmads and NanoTextile have come together to launch a collection of anti-microbial facemasks, known collectively as the ‘Volvo Batik Reusable Facemasks’. The masks are curated by Three Little Ahmads to bring more sustainable alternatives to disposable facemasks, especially during this current situation.

Toyota

Toyota’s annual Eco Youth activity has concluded with the winners declared end of May. The 20th edition of the program for secondary school children saw a total of 16 teams from various schools in the country participated in the program, which obviously was cut short by the pandemic. Taking  first was Maktab Tentera Diraja, Kuala Lumpur (We-Sea-It Smart Tool); second went to SMAP Labu, Negeri Sembilan (UCOnverter Smart Tool); and third to SMK Kubang Kerian, Kelantan (Recybin App). Winners took home a total of RM64,000, with the top prize being RM20,000 cash, followed by RM15,000 and RM 10,000 for runner-up and second runner-up.

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