Proton just revealed its sales figures from June to August 2021. Due to the extended COVID-19 lockdown, the national carmaker only managed to sell 5,354 units in these three months, which consist of online registrations and exports. That being said, Proton total sales for 2021 is still ahead of last year’s performance.
According to Proton, up to the end of August 2021, the carmaker sold 62,637 units. This is an increase of 1.6% over the same period in 2020. “Our total sales volume up to August reflects Proton’s strong performance over the first five months of the year,” said the CEO of Proton Edar, Roslan Abdullah.
“2021 has been challenging for the automotive industry as lockdowns, chip shortages, and a number of other issues have stunted sales growth. But we are confident of an industry-wide surge in numbers over the final four months of the year,” he added.
The national carmaker also said that over 93% of its staff have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. On top of that, over 75% employees of its vendors and dealers are vaccinated too.
“Therefore, the entire Proton ecosystem is close to being allowed to operate at 100% capacity based on the current SOPs for reopening of plants and business premises,” the carmaker said in a press release.
If you’re eagerly waiting to receive your Proton car – especially the immensely popular Proton X50 – you may not have to wait much longer now. The company is expecting its sales volume to increase from this month onwards.