Sales for Proton continue to strengthen as 2019 comes to a close. The national carmaker had another strong performance in November as year-on-year sales for the month grew by 100% with 9,643 units sold.
The cumulative volume for the year stands at 89,476 units, which marks a 50.1% growth in total year-on-year numbers. Market share has also grown and is estimated to now be at 16.2% for the whole of 2019.
Out of all the models on sale, the Proton Saga broke the 4,000 unit monthly sales barrier for the third consecutive month as 4,091 cars were delivered in November. This has brought the model to the top of the A-segment sedan sales table with 34,422 sold so far in 2019. Its volume growth now stands at an impressive 32%, by far the best for any model in the segment.
“The Saga has been a big success for Proton since its launch in August. In just four months, we have already achieved more than 35,000 bookings and currently, every unit our factory can deliver has been spoken for. Our challenge therefore is to increase our production capacity for the Saga and we have had intensive discussions with our vendors to work towards a volume increase next year,” said Dr Li Chunrong, CEO of Proton.
According to Proton, the Saga also caught the attention of buyers by its performance in the recent Sepang 1000km (S1K) race. Team Proton R3 brought its three-car team home in first, second and seventh positions with the latter two being 2019 Proton Saga racing cars.