Soaring demand for Proton Holdings Bhd cars saw Malaysian new-vehicle sales surge 49.2% to 50,279 units in April, compared with 33,679 in like-2007. The Malaysian Automotive Assn. says April’s result also was 8.3% ahead of March deliveries, crediting the increase to demand for the Proton Saga and Persona. The month’s total included 45,234 passenger cars, up from year-ago’s 30,204, and 4,556 commercial vehicles, up from 3,475. The result drove year-to-date vehicle sales to 181,053 ...

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