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Malaysia’s first Proton 4S Centre in KK opens Aug 24
Published on: Monday, August 19, 2019
By: Larry Ralon

KOTA KINABALU: Malaysia’s first Proton 4S (Sales, Service, Spare Parts and Body & Paint) Centre here, costing about RM16 million, will be officially opened on Aug 24. 

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal is scheduled to officiate at the opening ceremony for the centre, run by Fook Loi Corporation, next to Metro Town along Kolombong Bypass. 

Proton CEO Dr Li Chunrong is also expected to be present. 

Fook Loi Corporation Group Executive Director Thomas KY Chiu (pic), who disclosed this, said this first of its kind centre in Sabah and the country will provide all the necessary services needed by all Proton car owners under one roof. 

He said the centre on a three-acre plot would be equipped with 18 car service bays and two paint booths, and capable of servicing up to about 100 cars per day, or about 3,000 cars a month.  

“This is also our third sales and service centre in Sabah, but the first to offer 4S not only in Sabah but the whole of Malaysia. We have a Proton 3S Centre in Sandakan which started operations in October last year and another in Lahad Datu which began operations last month,” he said, adding Fook Loi Corporation will open another 3S centre in Tawau, its fourth, next month. 

“All these will provide much convenience to all our Proton customers. If they buy a car here, they can go to any of these outlets to do the service. It will be very convenient,” he said. 

When asked why they invested in this, Chiu said Proton has changed positively after its joint venture with China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group. 

“The Proton models are now very exciting and appealing to all, especially youngsters. 

“Many young people like the new Proton cars,” he said, adding Geely has also, since its joint venture with Proton, spent a tremendous effort by asking the Proton dealers to upgrade to 3S or 4S, while at the same time invite new dealers to set up 3S and 4S centres. 

“So we started this flagship centre here where we will have 40 salesmen, 10 administration staff and another 30 staff for car after-sale services,” he said. 

Chiu also said their 3S centre in Sandakan and Lahad Datu have been doing well, with the Sandakan centre selling 102 cars per month and the Lahad Datu centre selling 36 cars in its first month of operation.

For the 4S centre here, they are targeting to sell more than 100 cars per month, he said.

On the sales of Proton cars in Sabah, Chiu said Proton has really moved forward with another four more upgraded models coming up, namely the Iriz, Persona and Exora, as well as the X70.

“The X70 model is selling at about 20-30 units per month,” he said.  



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