Published on March 1st, 2016 | by Subhash Nair0
PROTON Begins Exporting Left Hand Drive Cars to Chile
Proton reenters the Chilean market after last selling the Wira there in 1998. 50 units of the Proton Preve left hand drive (LHD) will be on their way to San Antonio, Chile, to mark the first batch of cars of 1000 units of Proton cars expected to be sold in Chile in 2016.
Protons will be sold by Andes Motor, a subsidiary of the Kaufmann Group, a distributor in Chile who signed on with Proton in July last year.
Besides the Preve, left hand drive versions of the Exora and Saga will also be marketed in large cities throughout Chile including Santiago, Concepcion Vina La Serena, Antofagasta, and Valdivia Temuco Osorno.
The launch sales for the Preve and Exora in Chile are targetted to be in May 2016 followed by the Saga’s in November 2016. The models that will be available for the Chilean market are Preve 1.6 Standard MT, Preve 1.6 Executive MT and Preve 1.6 Premium CVT. Meanwhile for the Exora, it will be 1.6 Standard CVT and Exora 1.6 Premium CVT. In November 2016, the Saga FLX 1.6 Standard MT and Saga FLX 1.6 Premium MT will make its debut entry.