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More than 6,000 bookings have been recorded for the Proton Saga SV within two weeks of its launch, according to a Bernama report.

“At this early stage, we expect to sell at least 2,000 units of the Saga SV monthly,” the national news agency quoted Proton Edar CEO Hisham Othman as saying. “We can deliver, at present, at least 3,000 units monthly to buyers.”

Although sales were slow in the run-up to the May general elections compared to last year, Hisham said the entry-level Saga variant would give the national carmaker a boost and help it achieve its goal of capturing a 30% share of the domestic market.

Bernama reported in an earlier story that due to the demand, Proton may up production of the Saga SV from the current 2,000 units per month. “Currently, our production is enough to fulfil the number of bookings that we received, and we assure customers who make their bookings now that they can expect to get the car before Hari Raya,” Hisham said.

He added that 65% of the total pre-orders (4,000 at time of reporting) were for the CVT-equipped version. We reported back in April that Proton Edar expects a 20% jump in total sales this year from the 141,000 units sold in 2012.

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