Proton has announced that, starting May 1, 2022, all orders for its vehicles will not be delivered until July 1, 2022. According to the national carmaker, this has been due to production delays due to global semiconductor shortages as well as supply chain disruptions. Brought on by the long-term effects of the epidemic.
For example, Proton vehicles ordered from today will be subject to sales and service tax (SST) because they will only be delivered after the current SST discount expires on June 30, 2022. The company apologizes for the inconvenience And says it is focusing on maximizing car production to deliver as soon as possible.
It added that a new price list would be issued soon after all the factors including SST restoration have been calculated. The SST discount was first announced by the government in June 2020 as part of its short-term economic recovery plan, with 100% discount for locally assembled (CKD) vehicles and 50% for fully-imported (CBU) vehicles.
Originally scheduled to expire on December 31, 2020, the SST exemption period was later extended to June 30, 2021 and then to December 31, 2021 and again to June 30, 2022.