Proton previously announced it would provide service vouchers to customers who purchased and registered their cars from May 16 to May 31 as a response to the ministry of finance’s (MoF) switch to zero-rated goods and services tax (GST). The national carmaker is now expanding that initiative by providing customers the option of a cash rebate as well.

“Yesterday Proton announced an initiative to give Malaysian car buyers the benefit of paying zero-rated GST prices before it comes into effect. Today, we are giving them options on how they would like to receive this benefit, either as service vouchers or a cash rebate. There is now no reason to wait until June 1, 2018 to buy a new Proton as we have delivered the savings ahead of time,” said Abdul Rashid Musa, Proton’s VP of sales and marketing.

As was the case with the service vouchers offered, the cash rebates will be equivalent in value to the difference between the current and new price of the car after GST is zero rated.

Other initiatives include a 6% discount by Proton Customer Care on periodical maintenance (labour and periodical maintenance parts only) to all owners who bring their car in for servicing at authorised service centres. This service initiative will run from May 19 to May 31.