Subang Jaya, May 30, 2023 – Proton New Energy Technology Sdn. Bhd. (PRO-NET) is proud to announce the strategic appointment of five prestigious dealerships, marking a significant step in smart Malaysia’s mission to deliver unparalleled automotive excellence and groundbreaking mobility solutions. These appointments are poised to accelerate the sales of the highly anticipated smart #1, the company’s innovative electric vehicle (EV), which is set to captivate Malaysians before the end of 2023.
The newly appointed dealerships, known for their well-established reputation and extensive experience catering to luxury automotive brands, are as follows: Smart Mobility Sdn. Bhd. (Smart Mobility), GB Auto Sdn. Bhd. (GB Auto), Eleganz Lifestyle Sdn. Bhd. (Eleganz Lifestyle), Lee Motors (Alor Star) Sdn. Bhd. (Lee Motors), and Sigma Energy EV Sdn. Bhd. (Sigma Energy EV). These partnerships will significantly enhance smart’s brand visibility across the nation, bringing cutting-edge mobility solutions closer to customers.
CEO of PRO-NET, Zhang Qiang, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “smart epitomizes the pinnacle of premium EV mobility solutions with a combination of futuristic design and advanced technology. Therefore, it is paramount that our appointed dealers deliver on our brand promise with unparalleled service, reinforcing the exciting customer journey regarding smart vehicle ownership.”
Driving Forward, Together: Strategic locations bring smart closer to you
In line with the roll-out plan for smart products in Malaysia, the initial wave of dealerships will be strategically located in prime areas and major cities across Peninsular Malaysia. Each dealership has been carefully positioned to ensure accessibility and convenience for customers.
Smart Mobility, situated in the affluent enclave of Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, will cater to a diverse clientele, ranging from expatriates to high-profile corporate individuals. Meanwhile, GB Auto’s strategic positioning along the automotive belt in Ipoh, Perak, alongside other prestigious brands, amplifies accessibility and comfort for customers.
Three additional partners, Eleganz Lifestyle, Lee Motors, and Sigma Energy EV, will bring the smart brand experience to customers in Penang, Kedah, and Melaka. Eleganz Lifestyle, a well-known 4S car dealership, resides in its own architectural marvel within the automotive zone. Lee Motors and Sigma Energy EV occupy prominent stand-alone buildings, further enhancing the presence of the smart brand in their respective regions.
Zhang Qiang added that seven dealers have been appointed this month, including Hap Seng Smart and Edaran Otomobil Nasional (EON), laying the groundwork to reach out to customers prior to the launch of the smart #1. PRO-NET also plans to collaborate with more partners, including those in East Malaysia, where the smart brand is scheduled to arrive next year.
Your one-stop center for EV adoption and convenience
The dealership appointments are part of smart Malaysia’s strategy to introduce its new-premium, intelligent, and all-electric auto brand to the local market. In addition to the dealership network expansion, smart will establish all-new smart brand centers, affectionately known as “smart Space,” serving as one-stop centers for EV adoption and convenience.
These smart one-stop centers will offer comprehensive mobility solutions to smart’s EV adopters. Equipped with full sales and service support, customers can enjoy a peace of mind when purchasing a smart vehicle. The centers will provide a premium brand experience and additional services such as quick charging, quick repair services, and a delivery center.
To empower customers in the digital era, smart will launch an innovative smart app. The app will provide an immersive digital journey, offering convenient access to product information, ordering and payment options, and an integrated EV charging map with easy-to-navigate DC charging facilities. This ensures that smart vehicle owners remain powered for their daily motoring ventures.
“We believe EV is not only about positioning premium products, but most importantly, it is how we can strive to be an inspiring creator and urban companion, providing a new premium service experience to customers and inviting them to co-create a better future together,” added Zhang Qiang. PRO-NET is diligently working to ensure that the EV mobility ecosystem is ready for the launch of the smart #1 at the end of this year, with more exciting developments to be announced in the coming months.
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