Vehicle sales in Malaysia rose by 20.2% year-on-year in July to 53,984 units, from 44,926 units in July 2007, according to data released by the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA). The market continues to be driven by strong sales of new models from the national car companies Proton and Perodua, particularly for the Proton Saga and Persona models for which there are lengthy waiting lists.