Proton sold 11,477 units in July 2022; X50 bestseller in Malaysia, X70 continues to lead C-segment SUV sales

Proton sold 11,477 units in July 2022; X50 bestseller in Malaysia, X70 continues to lead C-segment SUV sales

Proton has announced its sales performance for the first month of the second half of 2022, which saw the national automaker sell 11,477 in the month of July for domestic and export sales combined.

The carmaker’s sales volume last month was slightly down on its previous figure of 14,787 units sold in June, bringing a 51% surge in bookings over the month of May and which was attributed to customers aiming to take advantage of savings from the SST exemption which ended on July 1. Overall sales for the year currently stands at 71,061 units, or 19.7% more than the same period last year.

Proton continues to hold second place in the overall sales chart in Malaysia, along with a market share of 22.7% for the month of July while market share for the year-to-date has grown to 18.7%.

In terms of individual models, the X50 SUV recorded 4,763 registrations in July, making it the best-selling passenger car in Malaysia last month. Customer deliveries of the larger, C-segment X70 SUV – which launched with the 1.5L three-cylinder engine in June – also increased, with 1,704 units registered last month, according to Proton.

Proton sold 11,477 units in July 2022; X50 bestseller in Malaysia, X70 continues to lead C-segment SUV sales

With both SUV models combined, the X50 and X70 brought Proton’s overall SUV sales volume for 2022 to over 31,500 units for the year to date.

Yet another segment sales topper is in hand for Proton with the Saga, which continues to be the best-selling A-segment sedan in the country with 4,521 units sold last month and bringing the model’s cumulative total for the year to 28,005 units. From this achievement, the 2022 Saga launched in May managed to collect 9,811 registrations in its first 80 days on the market, according to Proton.

On the MPV front, the Proton Exora retains is C-segment MPV category lead with 476 units sold last month. However, the national carmaker’s B-segment duo, the Persona sedan and Iriz hatchback had to have registrations temporarily halted for the month of July due to approval delays last month.

“July was a month of consolidation where market demand fell to normal levels, and everybody concentrated on fulfilling orders already received. Proton was no exception and with our parts supply situation continuing to improve, we were finally able to show the true sales potential of the Proton X50,” Proton deputy CEO Roslan Abdullah said in a statement.

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Comments

  • Simple. No choice. Only this ‘brand’ look bargain, value-for-money…

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    • Rosman on Aug 03, 2022 at 8:40 pm

      Proton. Cheap things no good,

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      • Grumpy turtle on Aug 04, 2022 at 9:57 am

        If you say proton is very cheap, then how come proton still able to sell well?

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    • Up to you... on Aug 03, 2022 at 11:01 pm

      Tarik tongkat, ke kubur trus P1, P2. Idup2 kne scam beli mhl, national pride katanya. Blom lg psni RON95 xclusive for PPR B40 yg rajin. M40-T20 blh meninggal byr tax nk gila.

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      • Why bitter? Macam la Korean Gov n Japs Gov tak protect their car industry. At least got cheap car by proton like Saga & got P2 also.

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        • Penjilat benak masih pertahankan P1 & P2 mcm Mat Silau.

          Cheap car like Saga? From C-segment (1985) to A-segment? Daf*k is that? Don’t make me say the Bezza. Nearly half from 100k, bargain enough?

          Don’t tokok when in the handicap match. Like luncai.

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    • Dugung X on Aug 05, 2022 at 11:47 am

      Ativa cheaper but no gooding

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  • david on Aug 03, 2022 at 4:03 pm

    open market and we see how

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    • Putin on Aug 03, 2022 at 8:20 pm

      Drop all the tongkat to P1 n 2,they have to reduce price by 30 %.,if not their showrooms are just for ‘window shopping”.
      Shameful tongkat addictive culture breeds uncompetitiveness and bringing hardships to covid stricken buyers.

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      • Casual reader on Aug 03, 2022 at 10:15 pm

        X50 same pricing as Mitsu Xpander but still won, how come?
        X70 nearly same pricing as Honda CRV but still won, how come?
        Exora more expensive than Alza but still won, how come?
        Losers only know to blame nonexistent tongkats for their utter failures again. The ones reliant on tongkats is Perodua. Without it we could get Veloz at Alza prices. Without Proton, we could not have gotten feature rich China cars here and continue to stuck with poorly specced Japanese brands.

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        • We deserve better. on Aug 03, 2022 at 11:02 pm

          Sell X50 at 40-60k lah, ada beran? Xyah nak menjilat sgt la weh. Rakyat da suffer gle da ni.

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          • Saga ada, mentanen low, kereta pun ok, awat hang nak x50 yg mahal? Axia Bezza pun ada

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          • X50 same segment with HR-V.
            HR-V selling price from RM114,800 to RM140,800.
            National car is RM30,000 cheaper than Japanese car.
            IF without protection, can get HR-V RM84,800 to RM110,800?

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          • Amran on Aug 05, 2022 at 11:53 am

            Alza pon dah xjual harge 40-60k, nak brand lain jual harge tu? Pergh mampos!

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          • Alasan? on Aug 08, 2022 at 3:03 pm

            Penjilat tegar P1 & P2 already benak fikiran.

            #since1985

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        • Laughing on Aug 04, 2022 at 9:48 am

          Are you sure they won?
          It’s mentioned they are sales topper for the segment of vehicle.

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          • Ghani on Aug 05, 2022 at 11:55 am

            What does sales topper mean to you in English?

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          • What you get for penjilatan tegar? on Aug 08, 2022 at 3:12 pm

            Ali so intelligent. P2 most bargain is Axia E spec for point A to B. Other than that, the asking price totally absurd. Pls and pls don’t benak sgt.

            #since 1985.

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  • Waitingformypersona on Aug 03, 2022 at 4:38 pm

    I booked for my Persona since December 2021 and to this day my sales advisor still tells me that Proton do not have allocation for the Persona Premium.

    Anyone else experiencing this?

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    • Disappointed proton fanboy on Aug 03, 2022 at 8:15 pm

      I oso got same problem.
      I plan cancel the order.
      2-3 months acceptable.Surely not 8 months.
      My current car keeps breaking down.Gotta buy a preowned car n trade in current car fast before more repairs needed.

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    • waiting too long on Aug 03, 2022 at 9:20 pm

      i booked on feb 2022 and until now nothing..non of these media outlets do a proper job and ask p1 whats going on…just copy paste data given to them

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  • Kathryne Wong on Aug 03, 2022 at 4:45 pm

    Better buy Honda City larr for that price
    Ppl say got Badge, CNY can park near near

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    • Who’s gonna buy Honda City when aftersales service are poor, spare parts also poor, specs also poor and design also poor

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    • Boy Racer on Aug 03, 2022 at 9:00 pm

      Your Honda salesperson told u that?

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  • Rakyat Malaysia on Aug 03, 2022 at 4:58 pm

    Tahniah! Ini kalilah rakyat Malaysia have made the right choice!

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    • Celup King on Aug 03, 2022 at 9:02 pm

      They made the wrong choice lah. Kalau kena accident, xde spare parts nanti wei!

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      • tapsoba on Aug 04, 2022 at 7:37 am

        “Kalau”… So, means don’t accident la kan? Then it becomes the right choice? Lol

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        • Kea Was on Aug 04, 2022 at 8:41 am

          Looking at more cars than humans in Malaysia so what say you especially if accident is cause by others.

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  • RyanT on Aug 03, 2022 at 5:08 pm

    1 segment lower 1.0 3-cylinders Activa RIP

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  • ROTI CANAI on Aug 03, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    also leader for most cars stuck in workshop with issues?

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    • I see more on the road but since you have a birds eye view of every workshop in Malaysia, I guess you’re right then? I mean how else you know most of them stuck in workshop if you’re not a “Workshop Statistician Officer”?

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      • ROTI CANAI on Aug 04, 2022 at 11:04 pm

        well, be a proton x70 owner and not a 50 sen proton keyboard hang tuah

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        • Still, “a” single proton x70 would not know the status of all proton cars nationwide, would they? Lol

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          • ROTI CANAI on Aug 07, 2022 at 11:33 pm

            or cos not, i didnt know a car had sentient , or does it have skynet in it

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  • hazri on Aug 03, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    in the end it’s not about brand, it’s all about pricing. but they have denial syndrome. when proton got spare part problem they will say honda, toyota, bmw also got same issues. they drive x50 like x5, feel premium like conti (mazda owner syndrome), don’t they know x50 price is same with honda city.

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    • Same price with better spec, why bother to get Honda when they also got spare parts problem. BTW, yes, Mazda car is better the Honda at least here in My.

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  • WeShallSee on Aug 04, 2022 at 9:52 am

    We’ll see how many wanna sell and able to sell (high loan commitment) after government remove the fuel subsidies.
    Good luck on the resale value.

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    • No prob. Biforti will get the benefits…

      Biar papa asal bergaya.
      (Tagline Biforti)

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