For the first seven months of this year, EON sold a total of 74,220 Protons and in July, it recorded its highest volume to date – 12,246 units. The number was 13.3% more than the June record. Compared to the same month in 1999, the July 2000 volume was 34.5% higher.
EON managing director Datuk Adzmi Abdul Wahab said: “We are on track and are happy with our efforts. The market is strong and the economy robust as evidenced by this positive performance. The team at EON, including our 123 franchised sales dealers, have also worked hard at delivering results.”
Datuk Adzmi noted that there is now a shift in trend among buyers for the national cars, a number of whom have elevated from the Proton Iswara to the mid-level Proton Wira Sedans – a sign of the return of the good times prior to 1997 when Proton Wiras were top-sellers.
“In July, Proton Wira Sedans registered 5,542 units followed closely by the Proton Iswaras at 5,445 units. A notable rise was also seen in sales of the Perdana V6 which breached the 4-digit mark to hit 1,259 units,” said Datuk Adzmi, adding that Proton has stepped up production for the flagship model and there is only a three-week wait (depending on colour).