Proton Xchange Programme
Government’s auto-scrapping scheme has increase the participation in Proton Xchange programme.It also shows that Malaysians prefer to choose Proton than any other car manufacturers.Read the detail news from Bernama below:-
PROTON RECORDS 300 PERCENT INCREASE IN XCHANGE PROGRAMME
Proton Holdings Bhd has recorded a 300 percent increase in participation level for its Xchange programme following the government’s auto-scrapping scheme.
“The level of acceptance of the programme is most encouraging because we believe this tool is beneficial for the “ecosystem” of the automotive industry.
“Currently, it stimulates the industry through additional demand for purchasing new cars in disposing the old ones,” said managing director Datuk Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir in a statement.
The scheme enables customers to buy any new car from Proton’s range of vehicle models at RM5,000 discount except for the yet-to-be-launched Exora.
The rebate is to be given to car owners who trade-in their cars which are more than 10 years’ old or lower than the trade-in value of RM5,000. However, the cars have to be tested at Puspakom Sdn Bhd to ensure they have not been illegally tampered with, he said.
Syed Zainal Abidin said this was necessary for de-listing with the Road Transport Department prior to the cars being scrapped.
He however said the programme was not compulsory and it was up to the willingness of car owners to participate.
“It will not match the value of the rebate with the value of the car if the car has a higher trade-in value of RM5,000,” he added.
Proton is the country’s largest car manufacturer.