Proton has introduced that its gross sales tally for the X50 SUV has exceeded 100,000 items (100,210 precisely) since its launch 36 months in the past, making it the preferred B-segment SUV within the nation.
The nationwide automotive firm even claims that that is “the shortest time it has taken for any SUV to attain the benchmark in Malaysia,” which is to say it’s the fastest-selling SUV right here ever. This comes after 2,021 items of the X50 have been delivered in October 2023, including as much as 26,981 items thus far this 12 months.
Proton’s official depend states the X50 bought off to a painfully gradual begin in 2020, promoting simply 3,787 items between its launch on October 27 and the tip of the 12 months. Early adopters waited months to obtain their new vehicles again then, me included. Manufacturing ramped up considerably in 2021 and 2022, with gross sales totalling 28,774 and 40,681 items respectively. Sure, the numbers add as much as 100,223 and never 100,210, however that’s the determine Proton is quoting now.
It needs to be stated, nevertheless, that the Proton X50 is in dire want of a refresh. It’s already a number of replace cycles behind its Geely Binyue/Coolray donor mannequin, and its gross sales numbers seem like slowing down too after a stellar 2022. The latter is to be anticipated for a mannequin that’s now three years previous, however an replace to fire up pleasure couldn’t come quickly sufficient.
In any case, credit score the place credit score’s due, please be part of me in wishing the Proton X50 a heat congratulations. Quickest-selling SUV in Malaysia ever, that’s some feat.
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