In line with the implementation of SST from this month, Proton has announced that it will absorb the SST charge for all Proton models in September, ensuring buyers can still benefit from the zero-rated GST price.
The company had previously stated that there would be a change in car prices when the SST is enforced but those changes won’t affect buyers of Proton cars just yet.
“While Proton acknowledges that SST will affect car prices, the Company will absorb the SST for all our models in September to give buyers additional time to make a purchase. This will benefit them during this transitional period and help Proton maintain the sales momentum it has recently built,” said Abdul Rashid Musa, the CEO of Proton Edar.
The company set a new high point for monthly sales in 2018 for the third consecutive month. Sales grew by 11.7% over July, making August the strongest sales month for Proton cars over the last 36 months. In total, 9,501 cars were sold marking not only a new record for the year, but also the highest sales volume since July 2015.
On top of absorbing SST for all models in September, Proton is also offering discounts on selected models in conjunction with Merdeka Day and Malaysia Day celebrations.
Discounts ranging from RM500 – RM1,000 will be offered for the Saga, Iriz and Persona while the recently launched Proton Ertiga Xtra, will be offered with RM2,000 off the list price” said Abdul Rashid.