Proton Holdings Berhad has set a production target of 8,000 cars per month to meet the high demand and reduce the waiting period which has extended to seven months.
Proton managing director Datuk Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir said that since April, the company had been raising its monthly production to 6,400 from 4,500 units previously.
“In two or three months, we ought to produce up to 8,000 units monthly compared to 6,400 units presently,” he told reporters after the presentation of aid to poor families here Sunday.
He urged the public who had made bookings to be patient as Proton was speeding up the production process.
On Proton MPV expected to hit the road in March 2009, he said the company was confident it would receive good response from members of the public with big families.
Besides offering a bigger space, he said, the vehicle would be competitive and give an advantage in terms of pricing over imported cars.
On Proton MPV’s overseas markets, Syed Zainal Abidin said the company would take it to Southeast Asian countries like Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam next year.
“The following year, Proton plans to market the vehicle to China,” he said.
Present at Sunday’s function was Kelantan Local Government, Tourism and Housing Committee Chairman Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan who gave away the aid contributed by members of the Proton Club.