Malaysian auto manufacturer Proton’s total sales in January stood at 5,964 units, down by 29.9pc from the prior year due to supply disruption, the company said in a statement.
The decline in sales was a result of disruption in the supply of auto parts due to the second Movement Control Order (MCO) in Malaysia to control COVID-19 cases. January sales contributed 18.5pc to the total market, which is 1pc less than January 2020. The overall sales are a reflection of supply not being able to meet demand rather than a reduction in bookings, the company said.
The highest-selling model by Proton was Saga with sales of 2,583 units, making it the second-most popular A-segment sedan in the country.
|Proton car sales in January 2021 (in units)|
Proton intends to pursue new product launches in 2021 to increase both domestic and overseas sales. The company has forecast Malaysia’s cumulative January auto sales to be slightly above 32,000 units amid drop in volume for most major automakers.