Proton sales jumps 13pc in Oct 2017

Proton sales jumped 13 per cent in October 2017. — Reuters file pic
Proton sales jumped 13 per cent in October 2017. — Reuters file pic

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 19 — Proton has recorded a 13 per cent jump in sales in October 2017 to 5,083 units compared with 4,498 units in the previous month.

For the January—October 2017 period, it registered a 6.0 per cent increase in sales to 61,380 units from 57,734 units in the same period last year.

In a statement today, Proton said its Saga and Persona models were the most popular choices and continued to dominate the trend, both contributing 70 per cent to the overall car sales, with 26,343 units of Saga and 16,833 units of Persona sold.

“The Persona, after its launch, saw a 57.5 per cent increase year-to-date with 16,833 units sold compared to 10,687 units in the same duration last year.

“The evolution of the new generation Persona caught the attention of Proton fans as the car not only received an entirely new look, but boasts a huge 510 litres of boot space, making the car a popular choice among a wider range of customers,” it said. — Bernama

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