Proton Iriz Review 011

Our national car manufacturer, Proton, has released a statement announcing that prices of its vehicles will increase starting January next year because of the weakening ringgit value.

Proton Suprima S standard Launch 34

“We do feel the impact of the fallen Ringgit as many raw materials are purchased in foreign currency. The weaker Ringgit affects the company’s operation cost and the entire eco-system chain from the vendors to us. Hence, we are evaluating our price structure and the percentage of the price increase will depend on the models,” said Proton Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Abdul Harith Abdullah.

Proton Satria Neo Standard 4AT & Inspira Super Premium Launch 03

The statement also said that the weakening ringgit value has affected it since August and has reduced operational costs and rationalising operations where necessary.



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