According to Proton, the production of the X50 for the Malaysian market before considering exports will remain under consideration. Author says the demand of customers has been pushed wait times for up to six months for the car, then it will be entertaining local orders.
In a written reply of the questions about the SUV’s production plans, it told paultan.org, “Our key focus is to supply cars for domestic market orders first and to fix the existing waiting times faced by our customers.”
The X50 would be exported eventually, according to the automaker, and Pakistan would be one of the markets it would enter. However, the automaker did not specify when that market would be introduced. When it does, it will join the X70 and Saga, both of which are currently available.
Two of the models will be assembled in Pakistan starting in the third quarter of this year, when Al-Haj Automotive, the company’s local partner, starts local production at its new assembly plant in Karachi. CKD production in Pakistan will eventually grow to include the X50 once it is launched there, according to the automaker. Currently, the X70 and Saga are only available as CBU models in the country.