Following the Malaysian government’s decision to allow sales and manufacturing activities for the automotive industry to resume, Proton has announced that all its sales outlets will gradually reopen in Malaysia in accordance with the criterion set by the government.
The company said that the reopening of its sales outlets will be dependent on the percentage of targeted adults who have been vaccinated in each state. At present, Proton showrooms have been reopened in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Negeri Sembilan and Perlis, in addition to its sales outlets in Sabah and Sarawak, which were reopened in July.
Proton said that strict compliance to standard operating procedures (SOPs) will be adhered to ensure the safety of both customers and staff. Only fully vaccinated sales staff will be allowed to work in showrooms. Similarly, only fully vaccinated customers will be allowed entry to Proton sales outlets. All customers and Proton staff will be required to always wear double face masks and to maintain physical distancing. The company added that customers visiting any Proton showroom will be required to make an appointment prior to their arrival, as customer walk-ins will not be allowed.
Proton in Pakistan
Proton with its local partner in Pakistan– Al-Haj Automotive, having launched X70 in December 2020 and Saga in February 2021 is facing severe backlash from its customers due to the inability to deliver the booked vehicles. According to company, the plant in Karachi is in final stages of development and will begin production once CKD shipment arrives from Malaysia. The company on its Facebook page informs customers that it will begin rolling out the first locally assembled Saga sedan within 45 days of lifting of lockdown in Malaysia.
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