Major Announcement over Proton Car Price INCREASE
In a rather positive statement to its customers, Proton Al-Haj Automotive has announced that it will not increase car prices, despite a jump in freight charges and US dollar rate devaluation. The company stated that it knows that delayed car deliveries had frustrated its customers, leading to negative sentiments towards Al-Haj.
Freight Cost & Dollar Rate
Explaining the whole situation, the company said it booked CBUs back in December 2020. “Since then, the freight has increased multi-fold and dollar devalued by 6%,” the company said, adding that many other auto companies have increased their prices as they found cost burden too high.
“However, AL-Haj took a different approach and decided not to pass extra cost burden to consumers,” the company said. Al-Haj will bear the burden itself.
Experts from Malaysia
Sharing the reason behind this decision, the company said it will go a long way in reassuring customers that AL-Haj indeed values its customers. Furthermore, technical experts from Proton Malaysia are joining Al-Haj for overseeing the production and quality of locally assembled vehicles. “EDB team recently visited Al-Haj and issued it a manufacturing certificate that qualifies it to assemble Proton vehicles in Pakistan,” the company stated.
Lastly, Al-Haj announced that it will start rolling out locally assembled Proton Saga by the beginning of November, 2021. This last bit is a great news for the people who have booked Proton vehicles.
Like other car manufacturing companies, Al-Haj Automotive has also been hit hard by COVID-19. Due to the pandemic, the company has remained unable to deliver CKD units of Saga and X70. The major reason behind this delay is COVID-19 restrictions in Malaysia, from where the company import CKD kits for local assembly.
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