Proton records 5,964 registrations in January 2021 – Saga remains its top seller, market share at 18.5%

Proton records 5,964 registrations in January 2021 – Saga remains its top seller, market share at 18.5%

Proton has announced its sales performance for January 2021. The national automaker managed to sell 5,964 units last month, which represents a 55.1% drop (or 7,342 units) from the 13,306 units it managed to shift in December. It is also a 29.9% decrease from that achieved in the same month last year.

The automaker, which finished the month ranked second, said that the Saga continue to lead sales for the brand, with 2,583 units delivered in January. Deliveries of the X50 amounted to 1,082 units, while 892 units of the X70 were registered last month. Elsewhere, 970 units of the Persona were sold in January, while sales of the Iriz and Exora for the month contributed 283 units and 153 units respectively to the total.

The automaker estimated its market share to be at 18.5%, which is about one percent less compared to the same period last year. It added that the overall figures were a reflection of supply not being able to meet demand rather than a reduction in bookings, as the delivery rate for January was nearly halved due to the implementation of the second movement control order (MCO).

“January was a difficult month for Malaysia’s automotive industry. Hopes were high that the momentum built at the end of 2020 would be carried forward, especially after the announcement of Penjana incentives remaining in place until the end of June this year. Unfortunately, the second MCO announcement put a damper on those hopes,” said Proton Edar CEO Roslan Abdullah.

“Still, Proton as well as the rest of the industry is in full support of all measures the government has in place to control the rate of infection. The safety of all Malaysians needs to remain as the main priority, and companies need to pivot in order to achieve their goals in a changed market environment,” he added.

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  • If so proton next move shld be an all new saga. Not x90, not v70, no excuses.

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    • Lousy on Feb 04, 2021 at 9:27 am

      From always maintain 8-9k few months last year, and 13k dec, now suddenly 5k? Means p1 8-13k monthly sales figure last year is hoax, fake. Only add up number to make ytd 100k. Well done p1. P1 never reach 100k sales for real, all fake up number.

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  • newme on Feb 03, 2021 at 10:39 am

    Sembang… pang pung pang pung… at last Saga jugak yang top.

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  • Amran on Feb 03, 2021 at 10:39 am

    Tahniah Proton! Now is good time to payback the RM1.5 Billion bailout loan taken in 2016 and previously RM30B to the rakyat … since the country in very difficult covid pandemic, many jobless fresh grads and record high bisnes lingkup..

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    • Celup King on Feb 03, 2021 at 12:46 pm

      Proton have paid back that loan and more. Thanks to Proton many of so-called jobless fresh grads have work. Everyone hepi (except for haters LOL!)

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  • Saga remains as Proton No.1 Seller

    Saga is Proton’s King

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  • Really? 283 iriz?

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  • Estimate sales performance for January 2021:-
    1. Perodua 12900 units
    2. Proton 5964 units
    3. Honda 3700 units
    4. Toyota 3500 units
    5. Nissan 800 units

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  • Sam Loei on Feb 03, 2021 at 12:28 pm

    only 892 units X70 sold, if that is the average than the total year ’21 is est at approx 11k units only. so much hype for the car.

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    • Avenger on Feb 03, 2021 at 12:56 pm

      You forget that many were expecting SST free period to end so they refrained from buying X70s whatmore there is X50 now. The hype is real and its with Proton range of cars.

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    • panjang on Feb 04, 2021 at 9:15 am

      892 for a Chinese car that is priced at higher price bracket…thats saying something.
      Not to mentioned it beats a proven Jap rivals….also says something.

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