Proton Saga records 6,422 units sold in March 2022, highest in nearly nine years, since November 2013

Proton Saga records 6,422 units sold in March 2022, highest in nearly nine years, since November 2013

Earlier today, Proton announced its March sales numbers, in which it shifted 13,028 units (domestic and export), an increase of 41.2% over that managed in February. While total Q1 sales numbers this year are down by 13% compared to the same period in 2021, the national carmaker had some things to shout about.

One of these was with the Proton Saga facelift. The sedan, which was the company’s best-selling model last year (with 42,267 units, including CKD packs), continued to lead the way for the brand. Notably, the 6,422 units sold in March was the model’s highest in nearly nine years. The last time it managed higher sales was in November 2013, when the Saga SV (Super Value) was on sale.

The company claimed that the numbers for the month not only made the Saga the A-segment sedan sales leader, but the best-selling A-segment model overall. The company added that total Q1 2022 sales for the Saga amounted to 9,449 units.

In December 2021, the automaker revealed that total sales for the Saga facelift had crossed the 100,000 mark, less than 30 months since its launch back in August 2019.

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  • Dong Gor on Apr 04, 2022 at 1:11 pm

    Congrats! After ditching the punch cvt, it’s become the bread and butter of proton again most like old times. Obviously the market there there… Why didn’t proton thought of this solution early before being took over?

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    • yawnz on Apr 04, 2022 at 5:55 pm

      What BS. Even with punch cvt, Saga had always been their bread & butter

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  • John Gagal on Apr 04, 2022 at 1:54 pm

    Work hard and buy Toyota Vios.

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    • Buble on Apr 04, 2022 at 2:20 pm

      Both Vios and Persona are good buy choices. But depends which car they like

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    • Lets See on Apr 05, 2022 at 2:08 am

      Smart ones buy car that is free from faulty fuel pump issue.

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  • Shahid on Apr 04, 2022 at 2:39 pm

    Dreams to be x70 but have not enough to buy

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  • Take away the preferential treatment and see the Vios soar to #1. Malaysia Boleh.

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  • Anonymous_C on Apr 04, 2022 at 3:43 pm

    Great, now prove to us you can built a more affordable NEW SAGA from ground up

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  • Karam Singh on Apr 04, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    If proton confident enough to be the top car maker in malaysia, let’s open the market and not subject new car prices to unequal tax applications

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  • Protonboi on Apr 05, 2022 at 12:52 pm

    Shows Proton’s VVT engine is well received by Malaysians. Please more engines in the future. Campro is one of the best engines out there.

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  • P2 kata tak boleh! We still need our crutches or else Daihatsu will abandon us like a stepchild.

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  • Ummat on Apr 06, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    So far ni comparison saya apa yg saga manual ni lebih padu bila compare dgn myvi 1.5 av 2019. Saja share kenapa pilih proton

    1) Sound insulation : saga memang sedap. Sangat senyap. Hujan pun hanya cermin depan yg bunyi. Kalau myvi waktu hujan, bunyi tayar basah amat ketara pada bahagian belakang. Bumbung pun bunyi air.High speed memang saga lagi senyap, bunyi angin pada bhgian atas dengar. Kalau myvi, dgn bunyi tayar sekali dengar. Sound pun kena volume up bila high speed dlm myvi
    Bunyi enjin saga memang x dengar utk city driving. Myvi rpm bwh 4k mmg ketara bunyinya. Tp highrev sedap ala vtec Dashboard dan doortrim myvi bising bila jalan x rata atau langgar line kuning sma mcm kancil saya.

    2) Suspension : Semua pun tau proton memang sedap suspension. Namun ada benda sikit mw highlight yg mungkin ramai x perasan.

    Saga : Absorber dia sedap, lalu jalan x rata x ketara sangat, lalu bonggol pun dia soft. Well done proton kerana berjaya tune absorber utk serap hentakan dgn lebih baik tpi masih boleh offer cornering performance yg baik. Selalunya setup ni hanya dpt d rasa pada high end conti brand. Saya pernah try latest honda jazz, vios 2021, suspension memang setting keras dri kilang, especially semua kereta2 baru perodua , dri kilang mmg stock suspension keras (owner mungkin x perasan sbb mindset kereta stock suspension jadi dorg x perasan sangat), channel2 review kereta pun x pernah mention benda ni. Even kancil saya da install sport suspension, pun lagi sedap bila lalu bonggol bila compare dgn myvi 2019. Sbb tu kereta2 perodua bila lalu jalan x rata, memang sakit.

    Sound system :

    Saga manual ni speaker ada 2 ja. Pintu depan. Tp yg saya perasan, bass dri depan tu dia melantun ke belakang. Lgi sedap dengar sound dkt kerusi belakang compare dgn duduk depan. Equalizer radio saga selain premium variant agak basic. Typical radio kilang. Jadi saya guna equalizer dri spotify, auto sedap kalau myvi 2019 sendu future plan memang upgrade sound la, sbb saga kedap, ngam main sound. Enjin x buat bunyi.

    3) Fuel consumption:
    Semua pun tau campro ni agak parah bila pemanduan bandar. Jalan jauh jimat. Tapi atleast campro vvt lgi jimat drpd campro2 sebelum ni. Saya full tank saga run sampai minyak habis dpt la 350km city driving(eco assist on) sama dgn myvi 2019 1.5(padel kadang tekan lebih sampai eco off).

    5) Conclusion

    Kereta ni harga bwh 40k(manual version), mmg entry level punya kereta. tpi bila feel pemanduan mcm bukan kereta harga 40k, itu sebagai satu bonus.

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