Pengedar Proton mencari jalan lain untuk meningkatkan jualan selepas rundingan dengan Bank Negara

KUALA LUMPUR: Persatuan Pengedar Proton Edar Malaysia merancang untuk mendapatkan semakan eksais kenderaan dan cukai atau membincangkan cara-cara lain untuk membuat kereta yang lebih murah kepada pengguna.

Bernama melaporkan bahawa persatuan itu merancang untuk memenuhi Kementerian Perdagangan Antarabangsa dan Industri dan Kementerian Kewangan sebagai sebahagian daripada usaha untuk menangani penurunan dalam kelulusan pinjaman kereta dan jualan yang berkata datang berikutan pelaksanaan garis panduan pembiayaan yang bertanggungjawab daripada Bank Negara Malaysia yang berkuat kuasa 1 Jan.

Dialog telah diadakan semalam di antara Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) dan pegawai-pegawai kanan daripada Proton, Perodua, Persatuan Automotif Malaysia, Persatuan Pengedar Proton Edar Malaysia, DRB-HICOM dan Perodua Persatuan Peniaga untuk menangani kelembapan sektor automotif dalam jualan.

Selepas pertemuan dengan ahli-ahli industri automotif, kata Bank Negara dalam satu kenyataan semalam bahawa akses kepada pembiayaan tidak akan menghalang kerana ia masih boleh didapati kepada peminjam yang mampu untuk membayar balik pinjaman mereka.

“Bank Negara telah menulis kepada institusi kewangan bagi memastikan bahawa pengguna yang mempunyai kebolehan dan keupayaan untuk membayar balik pinjaman harus terus mempunyai akses kepada pembiayaan itu,” katanya.

Kata bank pusat itu mesyuarat telah diadakan dengan wakil-wakil dari Proton Holdings Bhd, Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua), DRB-Hicom Bhd, Persatuan Automotif Malaysia, Persatuan Pengedar Proton Edar dan Perodua Persatuan Peniaga.

“Mesyuarat itu membincangkan pelbagai isu-isu pelaksanaan yang akan diselesaikan dengan institusi kewangan, termasuk keperluan dokumentasi untuk tujuan pengesahan pendapatan. Ini akan menyumbang ke arah prosedur dan proses untuk pembiayaan kenderaan yang lebih cekap, “katanya.

Bank Negara berkata dalam tempoh lima tahun yang lalu, bahagian pembiayaan kenderaan ke atas jumlah pinjaman kepada sektor isi rumah purata kira-kira 20%, kedua tertinggi selepas pembiayaan untuk hartanah kediaman.

“Walaupun terdapat beberapa pengurangan dalam jumlah permohonan pembiayaan kenderaan yang diterima antara Disember 2011 dan Januari 2012, disebabkan sebahagian bulan bekerja yang pendek, kadar kelulusan bagi pembiayaan kenderaan telah kekal stabil pada kira-kira 54% bagi bulan Januari 2012, “ia menegaskan.

PROTON LIFETIME POWER WINDOW ?

Lifetime Warranty for Power Windows: Proton

Hello readers,
Hear! Hear! Our aftersales department is making an effort to provide you a better service. Oh well, some of you may have experience faults in your power windows of your Proton cars. So Proton is making a change to that by moving to a better commitment by giving you warranty for your power windows. Are you eligible? Check the terms and conditions set for this special treatment:

Terms and conditions:

  • The Lifetime Warranty is defined as ten (10) years of a customer’s vehicle age or 250,000km from the car registration date (whichever comes first). Only cars (old & new) that is under manufacturer’s warranty as at 1st of September 2011 are eligible.
  • The warranty is subject to full compliance of the recommended periodical service maintenance as specified in the Service Booklet to be conducted at any authorised PROTON service centre.
  • Any Proton car model that is registered before 31 August 2011 and is still under the manufacturer’s warranty will require a valid Power Window System Warranty Registration.
  • The Power Window Lifetime Warranty covers only four (4) componentsof the power window mechanism; run channel, power window motor, door regulator and power window switch. (Refer below)
  • Power Window Lifetime Warranty is claimable at all authorised PROTON service centres.
*Power Window Lifetime Warranty is only applicable to the Malaysian market.

Find out if you’re entitled to the power window lifetime warranty by taking these steps:

  • Ensure your Proton is under the manufacturer’s warranty as at 1st September 2011.
  • Check your PROTON Service Booklet and ensure your car service intervals are done accordingly.
  • Make an appointment with your nearest authorised PROTON Service Branches or Dealer.

E-Tukar Hakmilik Sementara could be made compulsory for used car dealers, says Transport Minister

What happens when the car you sold to the used car dealer gets into trouble or collects summonses? It’s their responsibility since you have already sold the car, right? Maybe not. Usually, the car you’ve sold is technically still owned by you, since the used car dealer doesn’t do any transfer of ownership until the car finds a buyer.
Yesterday, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha said that JPJ may make it compulsory for all used car dealers to adopt E-Tukar Hakmilik Sementara, run by e-government services provider MyEG since last December. The system seeks to solve disputes from this transitional period when the car is in the used car dealer’s care. He will now be the temporary owner and will be responsible for all summonses.
E-Tukar Hakmilik Sementara will cost second hand car dealers a fee of RM10, and it lasts for six months.
“This was introduced by the Used-Car Association of Malaysia and is a win-win situation to protect the interests of the consumers. It is a win for owners and used-car dealers, and the JPJ too, which used to get the blame,” Kong said. The Transport Minister urged more used car dealers to adopt the system voluntarily, although we think not many would do so when it costs them effort and money.
He added the RTD is currently monitoring the take up rate before deciding if E-Tukar Hakmilik Sementara should be made mandatory.
By protoncar Posted in INFO

Proton Persona P3-21-A Specifications Revealed


Just want to share with y’all a list of specifications that would be available for the highest variant of this new model.

  • Proton’s new 1.6 liter turbo engine will be used, which allows the P3-21A to produce the power of a 2.0 liter engine with a smaller displacement.
  • Vehicle Seek Lamp
  • Wiper Auto Speed
  • Automatic folding wing mirror
  • Push-button Start/Stop function
  • Automatic Wiper Sensors
  • Automatic Headlamp Sensors
  • GPS navigation system
  • Impact sensing door lock
  • Central Locking
  • Alarm with Immobiliser
  • CVT gearbox with 7 virtual speed manual mode
  • Tiptronic selection on shift lever
  • Steering-mounted paddle shifters
  • ABS with Brake Assist

The list was taken from Paultan.org and credit to Funtasticko design for the picture.

Proton Persona R – Picture Leaked


Source: Funtasticko
Finally, we have a clear snapshot of Proton Persona R or its famous name, Proton Tuah. The rear view is quite simple but the performance of this car is something you don’t want to know. What we heard is that, this model will come with 7 Speed with a Turbo engine, but only for the Auto Transmission model. Amazing isn’t? If you think the current Persona is fast, this is waaaaaaay faster! It also comes with a paddle shift for the high spec variant.
Based on a legit source, we were told that this model will be priced around RM 65,000 to RM 75,000. With the current interest rate, you could get it for RM 683 – RM 788. However, there’s no confirmation has been made and we have to wait until next month to get the real information.

By protoncar Posted in PROTON