Malaysian automaker Proton sold 13,216 vehicles in July 2020, its highest monthly sales volume in its home market since June 2012.
Four models ended July as sales leaders in their respective segments as overall sales grew by 37.3% (13,216 from 9,623) over June 2020 and increased by 45.7% (13,216 from 9,072) over the same month in 2019.
Proton Saga once again posted the highest sales numbers and led the A-segment sedan market with 5,421 units sold in July. Proton X70, saw 3,087 units sold leading the C-segment SUVs, followed by the B-segment sedan, Persona with 3,043 units and then the C-segment MPV, Exora with 792 units. Malaysian car sales continued to rebound in July as a combination of consumer demand & tax-free incentives, pushing total industry volume to a 13-month high.
Proton has been a beneficiary of the increase in sales as Malaysian automotive brands once again dominated the domestic market to account for an estimated 63.2% of sales (in July 2020). On year-to-date, Proton’s market share as of July 2020 stood at 21.8% witnessing a growth of 6.7% over the same period last year.