Proton Holdings Bhd has received overwhelming response for its 50th Merdeka Offer, which saw over 10,000 Saga units booked in less than a month.

Under the Merdeka promotion, Proton offered its Saga model for RM26,999.

In a statement on March 23, Proton said the strong demand had resulted in a waiting period of almost three months for the 1.3 litre Proton Saga.

Its managing director Datuk Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir said Proton would step up production to meet with the unexpected demand.

“We are ramping our production to meet the market demand and that is our commitment to our valuable customers,” he said.

Syed Zainal added the special offer would not be extended to other models produced by Proton.