Proton says that it will continue to focus on X50 production for the Malaysian market before it plans exports of the SUV. The automaker said that strong response from consumers has seen wait times climb to around six months for the car, and the priority is to address local orders.
“Our main priority is to deliver cars for domestic market orders first and to address the waiting times currently faced by our customers,” it told paultandotorg in a written response to our questions regarding production plans for the SUV.
The X50 will eventually be exported, the automaker said, and one of the markets it will head on to will be Pakistan, although it didn’t disclose when that market introduction would happen. When it does, it will join the X70 and Saga, which are already on sale there.