Proton has announced that it has received over 10,000 bookings for the new X70 SUV which is due to be launched within the next few weeks.
Out of the 10,000, close to 2,000 bookings were received via Proton’s new online booking platform which was launched recently while the rest happened at showrooms nationwide since mid October.
“We are thankful to all Malaysians for the support they have given to Proton since we started accepting bookings for the Proton X70. Despite our need to control the flow of information prior to its launch, the response has been very encouraging as we have received over 10,000 bookings with those placed online via our booking platform exceeding our expectation,” said Dr. Li Chunrong, CEO of Proton.
On another note, Proton also announced that it has exceeded its 3S/4S outlet submission approval target of 109 outlets, and that more applications are still being received.
The announcement was made during the official launch of Ming Heng Motor Sdn Bhd, Proton’s latest 4S dealer which is situated in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur.
Situated along Jalan Genting-Klang, the facility has a built-up area of 3,074 square meters and cost RM6 million to build.
On-site facilities and amenities include 14 work bays with 12 service hoists, a customer lounge, coffee area, free Wi-Fi, kids’ play area, laptop and mobile charging facilities, as well as prayer rooms for the convenience of customers. The body and paint shop is still being commissioned and will be operational by December 2018.
“We are very proud of this achievement as it means the market has responded well to the Proton brand by deeming it as a good investment. I commend the efforts of our existing dealers who took the opportunity to stay invested with us as well as the new dealers for their faith and vision to see the potential for Proton in the current and future automotive market,” added Dr Li Chunrong.
To date, 113 outlet submission approvals have been recorded, accounting for a 104% achievement against the set target.